Dissenting Opinions Topic: Using any legal search site you wish, such as LexisNexis, locate…

Dissenting Opinions

Topic: Using any legal search site you wish, such as LexisNexis, locate the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).

Read the majority and dissenting opinions.

Dissenting Opinions

Dissenting opinions present a different view of the state of the law than the majority, but both the majority and dissent are based upon essentially the same law. This tension can be a valuable indicator of the progressive change in the law. Review the dissents in Roe v. Wade. Justice Rehnquist both joined in the dissent of Justice White, and wrote a separate dissent.

In your Discussion Board post, respond to the following:Discuss your theory as to why Justices Rehnquist and White dissented, as well as why Justice Rehnquist also wrote a separate dissent. Think about why they felt it necessary to dissent. What reasons did Justices White and Rehnquist state for disagreeing with the majority?Discuss your thoughts about whether Justices White and Rehnquist successfully supported their dissenting views.

Discuss with your classmates and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

 

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