What is a court opinion?

Can a court opinion be cited? Is a court opinion official?


A court opinion, as it pertains to the Supreme Court, consists of the main opinion or the court’s official decision in the case. If justices disagree with the main opinion, there will be dissenting opinions. It can be cited as it is the court’s official ruling. Nexis Uni provides court opinions for all U.S. legal cases.

  • Last Updated Jan 05, 2021
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