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Dyson V. Stein (1969)

 

Document 1

From: William O. Douglas
To: Hugo. L. Black
Copied: None
On: June 5th, 1970
Action: Announcements of Opinion
This includes memos about the timing of a decision announcement (e.g., can we hold this case for a week; opinion should be handed down tomorrow; opinion not ready for case to come down; take as much time as you need); memos about the pace of opinion writing (e.g., a justice’s delay in a case or apologizing for a delay or holding up another justice); memo requesting that a justice make an announcement regarding an opinion

Document 2

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 3

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 10th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 4

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 10th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 5

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 6

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 7

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 15th, 1970
Action: Concurring Opinion
This refers to a concurring opinion draft

Document 8

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: June 18th, 1970
Action: Concurring Opinion
This refers to a concurring opinion draft

Document 9

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 10

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.