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If the Chief Justice is in the majority, the opinion is his to assign. If the Chief Justice is in the minority, the power to assign falls to the senior associate justice in the majority. The assignment decision is frequently influenced by political and strategic factors. 22 Each justice has a unique way of writing an opinion. Some rely heavily on their clerks, entrusting first drafts to them and only lightly editing thereafter. Others insist upon writing themselves and limit their clerks to research or editorial assistance.
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Filled with jargon, complicated arguments, and references to obscure legal materials, judicial opinions are somewhat puzzling. Most, however, follow a standard format. Learning to recognize the various parts of an opinion will make the processes of reading and understanding cases easier. Every case includes: • A Title. The title usually includes the names of the parties to a case. Hence, Bowers v. S. 186 (1986), tells us that Bowers and Hardwick are the primary parties in the case. The first party—here it is Bowers—is the party that lost in the lower court.