Two Excursions Into Current U.S. Supreme Court Opinion-Writing

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In the last weeks in June, 2015, as the present term of the U.S. Supreme Court drew to a close, many controversial and important decisions were handed down by the Court. The substance of the decisions has been written about extensively. Two of the decisions in particular, though, caught my eye as a teacher of legal techniques, not for the importance of the subject of the particular decision, but for what they may illustrate in a teachable fashion about at least some opinion writing.

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Paul Rothstein, Two Excursions Into Current U.S. Supreme Court Opinion-Writing, CASETEXT (July 3, 2015) []