Constitutional Law Vs Majority Analysis

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The Constitution established the framework for the most fundamental laws of this nation. The "constitutional law" of the land includes the Constitution's descriptions of the relationships between the three branches of the national government, the relationships between the national and state governments, the powers the Constitution grants to the national government and, most importantly, the limitations it places on governmental action. The three branches of the government—Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary—are all established and guided by constitutional law. The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states that “no state shall . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the…show more content…
Sometimes, the majority may agree on the result in a particular case but no single rationale or opinion garners the majority vote. The opinion that receives the largest number of votes among those supporting the result favored by the majority of Justices is labeled as the plurality opinion. Any other opinion supporting that result, is identified as an opinion concurring in the judgment. However, this case is rare in practice. The very large percentage of the Supreme Court’s opinions is majority opinions which, as we have discussed, become the guide for the entire legal system of the state when they are released. When the Chief Justice is in the majority at the conference discussion following oral arguments, it falls to him to assign the majority opinion. On those occasions when the Chief is in the conference minority, the senior Associate Justice in the majority receives the responsibility of assigning the opinion. At the conclusion of every oral argument session, the Chief Justice distributes an assignment sheet to each chamber. This assignment sheet lists the assignments made to the Justices, as well as the identity of the assignor if it is not the Chief

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