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Mcmann V. Ross (1969)

 

Document 1

From: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: March 30th, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 2

From: Hugo. L. Black
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: April 1st, 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 3

From: John M. Harlan
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: April 6th, 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.
Action: May Write "Separate Opinion"
A memo where a justice states that he or she may (or will probably) write a "separate opinion"

Document 4

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 7th, 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 O. Douglas
To: William J. Brennan, Jr.
Copied: None
On: April 7th, 1970
Action: Join Dissent
Memos where a justice states that they join a dissenting opinion, including joining the dissent in part, joining a dissent from denial of cert, or joining a dissent at foot. The identity of the dissenting opinion author who receives the join is located in the JOINED variable.

Document 6

From: Thurgood Marshall
To: William J. Brennan, Jr.
Copied: Conference
On: April 7th, 1970
Action: Join Dissent
Memos where a justice states that they join a dissenting opinion, including joining the dissent in part, joining a dissent from denial of cert, or joining a dissent at foot. The identity of the dissenting opinion author who receives the join is located in the JOINED variable.

Document 7

From: Potter Stewart
To: Byron R. White
Copied: Conference
On: April 8th, 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 8

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

Document 9

From: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 10th, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 10

From: William J. Brennan, Jr.
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: April 15th, 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: Byron R. White
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 12

From: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 2nd, 1970
Action: Majority Opinion
This refers to a majority opinion draft

Document 13

From: Byron R. White
To: Conference
Copied: None
On: May 19th, 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