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Walz V. Tax Commission Of City Of New York (1969)

 

Document 1

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: February 13th, 1970
Action: Unlabeled Opinion
This refers to an opinion draft that is not labeled as a dissent, concurrence, or memorandum

Document 2

From: Byron R. White
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: February 17th, 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: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: March 5th, 1970
Action: Concurring Opinion
This refers to a concurring opinion draft

Document 4

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: March 9th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 5

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: March 16th, 1970
Action: Concurring Opinion
This refers to a concurring opinion draft

Document 6

From: Hugo. L. Black
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: March 20th, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment at Foot
This refers to a letter where a justice asks that a concurrence in judgment or the result be noted at the foot of an opinion, including a concur in judgment or result in part at foot

Document 7

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: March 24th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 8

From: John M. Harlan
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 9th, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment
This refers to an opinion draft that concurs in the judgment or result

Document 9

From: John M. Harlan
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 16th, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment
This refers to an opinion draft that concurs in the judgment or result

Document 10

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 16th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 11

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 21st, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 12

From: Potter Stewart
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: April 21st, 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 13

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 21st, 1970
Action: Cover Memo to Majority Opinion or Per Curiam Opinion
This includes a cover memo to memorandum opinion if written by the assigned author; cover memo to changes to majority opinion
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 14

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 22nd, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 15

From: Byron R. White
To: Warren E. Burger
Copied: Conference
On: April 22nd, 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 16

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 23rd, 1970
Action: Concurring Opinion
This refers to a concurring opinion draft

Document 17

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 24th, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 18

From: John M. Harlan
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 25th, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment
This refers to an opinion draft that concurs in the judgment or result

Document 19

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 28th, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 20

From: John M. Harlan
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 29th, 1970
Action: Concur in Judgment
This refers to an opinion draft that concurs in the judgment or result

Document 21

From: William O. Douglas
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 1st, 1970
Action: Dissenting Opinion
This refers to a dissenting opinion draft, including dissents from denial of certiorari if in opinion form

Document 22

From: Warren E. Burger
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 2nd, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft