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Analysis

Reading The Tea Leaves In Gorsuch's First Dissent

Law360, New York (June 23, 2017, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A newly appointed high court justice’s first majority opinion typically handles an uncontroversial case — but the first dissent is different.

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) Even though the justice is writing the dissent most likely because it’s been assigned by the senior justice in...
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