Q. What is the Justice Role Finder tool in the CQ Supreme Court Collection database? What information will I obtain from the Justice Role Finder?
You can find cases that a justice participated in and the roles the justice took in those cases. An individual justice's "role" in a case can be any of the following: Voted With Majority (voted with the majority or plurality), Dissented (voted against the majority of plurality), Concurred (agreed with the Court's opinion as well as its disposition), Concurring in Judgment (agreed with the Court's disposition but not its opinion), Judgment of the Court (agreed with the judgement of the Court), Dissent from Denial of Certiorari (disagreed with a denial or dismissal of certiorari or with summary affirmation of an appeal), Jurisdictional Dissent (disagreed with the Court's assertion of jurisdiction without addressing merits or hearing oral argument), Seratim Opinion (each judge reads his or her own opinion rather than a single judge writing on behalf of the court), Did Not Participate.
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