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Dissenting voices

Sonja West, an assistant professor in the School of Law, was quoted in a New York Times article about decoding Supreme Court decisions.

“A dissent tends to be a clear signal that this is one justice who is not on board with whatever scheme his or her brethren are concocting,” West said. “Things become murky” where concurrences are involved, she went on, as “closer inspection is needed to fully understand the justice’s position.”