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  • When you look at the opinion, you have the per curiam, which is the decision of the court.

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  • The panel issued a per curiam, meaning that it was a ruling from the panel as a whole, not an opinion from any of the judges writing for him– or herself.

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  • The panel issued a per curiam, meaning that it was a ruling from the panel as a whole, not an opinion from any of the judges writing for him– or herself.

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  • Small point: firefox auto-spell check prefers curium over curiam, though it is not attempting anything other than a dictionary search.

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  • May 14, 2010, 7: 19 pm neurodoc says: kiwi dave: I tend to blame the decline of Latin as a school subject: many lawyers simply do not know that “curiam” is the accusative single form of the feminine first declension noun curia – ae, and seem to confuse it with the familiar “- um” ending of nominative (or accusative, as they are both the same in this instance) neuter second declension nouns.

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  • (Most Latin dictionaries will simply give you the information “curia, – ae, fem.”, for example, and the user is expected to deduce from this that curiam is the proper form needed after the preposition per.) Throbert McGee (Quote)

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  • I tend to blame the decline of Latin as a school subject: many lawyers simply do not know that “curiam” is the accusative single form of the feminine first declension noun curia – ae, and seem to confuse it with the familiar “- um” ending of nominative (or accusative, as they are both the same in this instance) neuter second declension nouns.

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  • What I never understood is why people add in a parenthetical stating that the decision is a “per curiam” — or, for that matter, a “per curium.”

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  • A tip for lawyers (and others): The standard phrase for certain kinds of unsigned court opinions is “per curiam,” not “per curium” — except perhaps in science fiction stories involving decisionmaking by artificially intelligent radioactive-element-driven quantum computers.

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  • My perception is that per curiam opinions are ones in which there is a weak consensus on the legal reasoning, e.g. Furman v. Georgia.

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