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Williams Vs. Illinois (1969)

 

Document 1

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 9th, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 2

From: William O. Douglas
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: None
On: June 10th, 1970
Action: Join Majority Opinion
Memos where a justice joins the majority opinion includes please join me; I agree; I am still with you; I acquiesce; I will go along; I dissent but will be silent; graveyard join or dissent. This code includes join of memorandum opinions if it is written by the assigned author, orders if it disposes of case, decrees, per curiam opinions. It also includes statements that the justice joins, but subject to what others might write.

Document 3

From: Potter Stewart
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: June 10th, 1970
Action: Join Majority Opinion
Memos where a justice joins the majority opinion includes please join me; I agree; I am still with you; I acquiesce; I will go along; I dissent but will be silent; graveyard join or dissent. This code includes join of memorandum opinions if it is written by the assigned author, orders if it disposes of case, decrees, per curiam opinions. It also includes statements that the justice joins, but subject to what others might write.

Document 4

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 16th, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 5

From: John M. Harlan
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment
This refers to an opinion draft that concurs in the judgment or result

Document 6

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Join Majority Opinion
Memos where a justice joins the majority opinion includes please join me; I agree; I am still with you; I acquiesce; I will go along; I dissent but will be silent; graveyard join or dissent. This code includes join of memorandum opinions if it is written by the assigned author, orders if it disposes of case, decrees, per curiam opinions. It also includes statements that the justice joins, but subject to what others might write.

Document 7

From: Byron R. White
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Join Majority Opinion
Memos where a justice joins the majority opinion includes please join me; I agree; I am still with you; I acquiesce; I will go along; I dissent but will be silent; graveyard join or dissent. This code includes join of memorandum opinions if it is written by the assigned author, orders if it disposes of case, decrees, per curiam opinions. It also includes statements that the justice joins, but subject to what others might write.

Document 8

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion Author's Response
May be response to a suggestion, reservation, or a separate opinion; may also say that author will respond to another opinion; may state majority opinion author's change to opinion that was not prompted by another justice; may indicate that the opinion is different from the conference discussion; may be a circulation of a portion of the opinion (a footnote, multiple pages without circulating the whole opinion); may be a suggestion from the majority opinion author regarding several options for changing majority opinion; may be a suggestion from the author for a change that could be made to opinion

Document 9

From: John M. Harlan
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 23rd, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment
This refers to an opinion draft that concurs in the judgment or result