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Justice Neil Gorsuch's first dissent came just 74 days after joining the bench — about half the average of 168 days it took his fellow justices. It is also the least amount of time any of the current justices has taken before writing a dissent. (AP)

Reading The Tea Leaves In Gorsuch's First Dissent

Now that he’s penned his first dissent, will Justice Neil Gorsuch follow in the footsteps of avid dissent writers like Justice Clarence Thomas, or will he be more reluctant to call out the majority? Here, we look at the first dissent by each sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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Justice Sotomayor On The Power Of Dissent

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her views on writing dissents and the change she hopes they inspire in the law, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the 111th justice.

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