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PHSCC Govt Ch 12

dissenting opinion but done so for different reasons concurring opinion
expresses the views of over half of the justices majority opinion
makes up one-third of the courts decisions unanimous opinion
opinions of the justices who do not agree with the courts final ruling dissenting opinion
an order from the Court to a lower court to send up records for review writ of certiorari
brief unsigned statement of the court’s decision per curiam opinion
briefs from someone outside the case who may have a vested interest in how the case is decided amicus curiae
written statement setting fourth legal arguments brief
model for other cases precedent
ruling on a law or action that has not yet been challenged advisory opinion
coalition of justices bloc
let the decision stand stare decisis
power to declare laws unconstitutional judicial review
refusal to spend money impound
deciding vote swing vote