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Nacirema Operating Co. V. Johnson (1969)

 

Document 1

From: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 1st, 1969
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 2

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Byron R. White
Copied: None
On: December 1st, 1969
Action: Dissent at Foot
This refers to a letter where a justice asks that a dissent (or a dissent in part) be noted at the foot of an opinion; it also includes at foot opinions that indicates the justice wants the Court to hear arguments and decide rather than dismiss or decide summarily

Document 3

From: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 2nd, 1969
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 4

From: John M. Harlan
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: December 2nd, 1969
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 5

From: Potter Stewart
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: December 2nd, 1969
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 6

From: William O. Douglas
To: Hugo. L. Black
Copied: None
On: December 2nd, 1969
Action: Dissent Opinion Assignment
The memo may ask another justice to write a dissent; a justice may indicate that the dissent will not be assigned right now; memo responding to a dissent assignment (but not accepting assignment, which would be Code 204)

Document 7

From: Thurgood Marshall
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: December 3rd, 1969
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: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 4th, 1969
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 9

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 4th, 1969
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 10

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: December 4th, 1969
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.