(in appellate courts) an opinion filed by a judge that agrees with the majority or plurality opinion on the case but that bases this conclusion on different reasons or on a different view of the case.
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How to use concurring opinion in a sentence
Alito penned a long concurring opinion and said he did not understand the opinion to apply to students at public colleges and universities.Supreme Court sides with high school cheerleader in free-speech dispute over profane Snapchat rant | Robert Barnes | June 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Kavanaugh said in a concurring opinion that Kagan and Roberts were not really far apart.Supreme Court tightens, slightly, rules for police entering a home without a warrant | Robert Barnes | June 23, 2021 | Washington Post
As in, the concurring opinion of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who took a sharp turn from the measured approach in criticizing NCAA arguments offered in the principal opinion penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch.Why the NCAA Should Be Terrified of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s Concurrence | Sean Gregory | June 21, 2021 | Time
They didn’t do this to save Obamacare – indeed, Justice Thomas wrote a concurring opinion maligning the law and the Court’s previous examinations of it.Conservative Justices Dismiss GOP Tricks and Save Obamacare | Jay Michaelson | June 17, 2021 | The Daily Beast
In a concurring opinion, Justice Goodwin Liu made a few clarifications.The American parole system is an endless trap — and a moral outrage | Jennifer Miller | May 24, 2021 | Washington Post
In his concurring opinion, Clarence Thomas called for the invalidation of any limits on campaign donations.The Supreme Court Rules Campaign Limits Are for Losers | Ben Jacobs | April 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kennedy was given the concurring opinion, which said the Court should have gone much further.