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Maxwell V. Bishop (1969)

 

Document 1

From: John M. Harlan
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: April 20th, 1970
Action: Memo about Supplemental or Amicus Briefs
Justice may express views on need for additional briefs (e.g., no need for supplemental briefs); justices may discuss proposed questions for supplemental briefs; justices may discuss oral arguments, reargument, or parties' briefs (e.g., date, length, exact questions that should be presented at orals or in briefs); justices may discuss asking litigants for additional information

Document 2

From: Thurgood Marshall
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: April 21st, 1970
Action: Memo about Supplemental or Amicus Briefs
Justice may express views on need for additional briefs (e.g., no need for supplemental briefs); justices may discuss proposed questions for supplemental briefs; justices may discuss oral arguments, reargument, or parties' briefs (e.g., date, length, exact questions that should be presented at orals or in briefs); justices may discuss asking litigants for additional information

Document 3

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 7th, 1970
Action: Proposes Disposition of Held Cases
Memo lists cases held for an opinion and gives cert votes or votes on the merits for the held cases; justice may state that held cases should be discussed at conference

Document 4

From: Potter Stewart
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 11th, 1970
Action: Per Curiam Opinion
This refers to a draft per curiam opinion

Document 5

From: John M. Harlan
To: Potter Stewart
Copied: Conference
On: May 11th, 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: Byron R. White
To: Potter Stewart
Copied: Conference
On: May 11th, 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 O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 11th, 1970
Action: Proposes Disposition of Held Cases
Memo lists cases held for an opinion and gives cert votes or votes on the merits for the held cases; justice may state that held cases should be discussed at conference

Document 8

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Potter Stewart
Copied: Conference
On: May 12th, 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 9

From: Hugo. L. Black
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 14th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 10

From: Potter Stewart
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 19th, 1970
Action: Per Curiam Opinion
This refers to a draft per curiam opinion

Document 11

From: Potter Stewart
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 26th, 1970
Action: Proposes Disposition of Held Cases
Memo lists cases held for an opinion and gives cert votes or votes on the merits for the held cases; justice may state that held cases should be discussed at conference

Document 12

From: Potter Stewart
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 28th, 1970
Action: Per Curiam Opinion
This refers to a draft per curiam opinion