The Sharpest Dissents Of The Supreme Court Term

Law360 (June 28, 2019, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The dozens of dissents the U.S. Supreme Court issued this term outpaced those in the prior term, and their tone is growing harsher as justices vie for control of a court that is still reeling from the retirement of swing Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Justices penned 57 dissents on opinions this term, up from 48 in the previous term. The most active justice in this area was Republican-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, with 10 dissents, but Democratic appointees weren’t far behind, with Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor penning nine each.

“We’re seeing vigorous and hot dissents on both sides of the bench,”...

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