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Byrne V. Karalexis (1969)

 

Document 1

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 4th, 1969
Action: Cover Memo to Application for Order
This indicates a memo that informs the Court that an application (e.g., stay, injunction) will be circulated soon; memo about an order

Document 2

From: William O. Douglas
To: William J. Brennan, Jr.
Copied: None
On: December 4th, 1969
Action: Vote on a Motion (e.g., to vacate stay order, to deny an injunction)
Would deny stay; retain stay; suggest they not act on a motion or order; should vacate order; comment on when they should vote on the motion

Document 3

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 8th, 1969
Action: Cover Memo to Application for Order
This indicates a memo that informs the Court that an application (e.g., stay, injunction) will be circulated soon; memo about an order

Document 4

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 9th, 1969
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 5

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 9th, 1969
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 6

From: Hugo. L. Black
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 10th, 1969
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 7

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 10th, 1969
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 8

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 11th, 1969
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 9

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: December 12th, 1969
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 10

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 12th, 1970
Action: Cover Memo to Application for Order
This indicates a memo that informs the Court that an application (e.g., stay, injunction) will be circulated soon; memo about an order

Document 11

From: William O. Douglas
To: Hugo. L. Black
Copied: None
On: June 8th, 1970
Action: Not Participating
These memos inform the Court whether a justice is "out" for a case; the memo may ask the opinion author to note the justice took no part in consideration of a case; memos may inform the Court that a justice is participating (e.g., not out; not recuse); memos may concern whether a justice should recuse himself or herself (e.g., may recuse self; have not decided whether to participate; do not think I should recuse); memos written by other justices about a colleague's recusal

Document 12

From: Hugo. L. Black
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 10th, 1970
Action: Per Curiam Opinion
This refers to a draft per curiam opinion

Document 13

From: John M. Harlan
To: Hugo. L. Black
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 14

From: Potter Stewart
To: Hugo. L. Black
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 15

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 15th, 1970
Action: Unlabeled Opinion
This refers to an opinion draft that is not labeled as a dissent, concurrence, or memorandum

Document 16

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Unlabeled Opinion
This refers to an opinion draft that is not labeled as a dissent, concurrence, or memorandum

Document 17

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Hugo. L. Black
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 18

From: Thurgood Marshall
To: William J. Brennan, Jr.
Copied: Conference
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Join Concurrence
Memos where a justice states that they join a concurring opinion, including joining a concurrence in part, joining a concurrence in judgment or result, or joining a concurrence at foot. The identity of the concurring opinion author who receives the join is located in the JOINED variable.

Document 19

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: None
On: July 10th, 1970
Action: Attached Material Relevant to a Case
This may include memos about maps or pictures that will be incorporated in opinion; cover memo to circulation of some relevant non-case material for an opinion (e.g., newspaper article, related lower court opinion); memos may mention extra-court material that might be relevant (e.g., congressional hearings, a statute, other opinions that are somehow (perhaps tangentially) related to case at hand); circulation of clerk’s memo about case