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VirtualCongress May 15th, 2017 10:41pm

johonmilla (D-NC) proposes VC Supreme Court Voting Explanation Act

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
05/16/17 2:01 am

Everything seems to result in a temporary Ban these days. 😑

jadeburt Ann Arbor, Michigan
05/15/17 7:58 pm

As a Supreme Court justice, I always try to write at least a paragraph about my reasoning. If I were to change anything, I would have us all privately message the Chief Justice before we publicly announce our decision. He would then look at which conclusion most of the justices arrived at and then select one justice from among those in the majority to write a really good "majority opinion". He would reach out to any dissenting justices and offer them the chance to write a dissent. This guarantees that a well-written opinion is produced and we'll often get dissenting opinions that people will write because they care rather than because a bill required them to write it.

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/15/17 8:16 pm

This is a good idea. We could implement this

jadeburt Ann Arbor, Michigan
05/15/17 8:38 pm

I also think people should be free to write concurring opinions if they choose.

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/15/17 5:29 pm

Nay. I do this anyways, and the judges who do this explain the reasoning well enough for both sides

Jkllink VC President
05/15/17 4:55 pm

Nay, this is really unnecessary and most Justices put a paragraph why.

johonmilla Monroe, nc
05/15/17 5:00 pm

Some don't though. In the comment I'd literally says (im paraphrasing), "yes, no, or abstain will suffice". It is practice in the real Court to write an explanation after voting.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
05/16/17 2:04 am

The "yes, no, abstaining will suffice" part was never used for anyones official ruling.

It was used in one thread in order to keep track of the rulings in one place in addition to each additional ruling.

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/16/17 7:27 am

That's just the thread for rulings... look at Supreme Court cases there's often a couple paragraphs detailing decisions

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
05/15/17 3:41 pm

I. Voting in Supreme Court must be followed by a minimum of a paragraph consisting of five sentences.
a. This paragraph will give an explanation for their decision
II. Failure to fulfill the explanation will result in a temporary ban from the Supreme Court. This ban will last three court cases.