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- v. Present participle of dissent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. disagreeing, especially with a majority.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of dissent; belonging to or connected with a body of dissenters: as, a dissenting minister or congregation; a dissenting chapel. See dissenter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disagreeing, especially with a majority
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Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson gave it vivid expression many years ago when he said, in dissenting from a free-speech decision he thought doctrinaire, that the Bill of Rights should not be made into a suicide pact.
However, I disagree that he is an evil choice, that somehow Notre Dame is dissenting from the Catholic Church by selecting him.
What began as an individual cri de coeur became an international movement working to protect anyone imprisoned for the expression of dissenting opinion.
Anybody who still insists on dissenting is criminally insane and is deatlt with accordingly.
For links to the lower court opinion striking down the program, and to the opinions concurring in and dissenting from the denial of en banc rehearing of that decision, see here.
Those dissenting from the unsigned, per curiam opinion were the Chief Justice, and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and Sotomayor.
Apparently, neither do some critics of a congressional resolution dissenting from the so-called "surge."
Staying on the ISG, whether concurring with or dissenting from the final report, would have forced Rudy to go on the record with an actual opinion on what should be done about Iraq.
More recently, in McCreary County v. ACLU, dissenting from a decision barring one ceremonial display of the Ten Commandments, he frankly acknowledged that ceremonial theism would entail “contradicting the beliefs of some people that there are many gods, or that God or the gods pay no attention to human affairs.”
It will be interesting to see how he votes on the congressional partial birth abortion ban after dissenting from the opinion finding the Nebraska statute to be "unconstitutional."