On Dissenting Opinions And Weblogs

Ernie has a great post explaining why dissenting court opinions — and dissenting weblogs — are valuable:

“[T]he dissent doesn’t have to tell the whole boring story of the case like the majority opinion does, but it does have to work harder to convince you, which is why it is usually more focused on the key points in dispute….

I’d rather read an opinionated weblog post by a smart, informed amateur than a well-written story by a professional journalist who writes to meet a deadline.”

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