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  • noun Plural form of dissent.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dissent.


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  • I think we should politicize the statistics on who dissents from the bench!

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Dissenting from the Bench” 2010

  • She has read more than 10 percent of her dissents from the bench, according to the study in Justice System Journal, by William D. Blake, a graduate student in the government department at the University of Texas, and Hans J. Hacker, a political scientist at Arkansas State University.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Dissenting from the Bench” 2010

  • It makes me fear for the direction of the country (well, more than I already did) to know that these individuals, who screamed at the top of their lungs for YEARS about dissent being the highest form of patriotism, are now screaming at the top of their lungs that anyone who dissents is a dangerous, gun-toting maniac who is also a racist, bigot or homophobe.

    Man arrested, accused of death threats against U.S. senator 2010

  • Of course, these are virtually always expressed in dissents, so perhaps I just seem him as a lovable loser.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Lithwick’s Lament 2010

  • It appears there has been a slight increase in the reading of dissents from the bench over the past few years.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Dissenting from the Bench” 2010

  • Anyone that dissents from the Dear Leader is a racist.

    Source: Joe Wilson racking up the dollars after 'you lie' comment 2009

  • Grateful for the sensible dissents from the "dissenter" whose screed is just one more rant from those who avoid serious analytical arguments.

    From pharmacy to faucet (Jack Bog's Blog) 2009

  • I think the better question to ask is, why do liberal Justices feel more compelled to read their dissents from the bench than conservative Justices?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Dissenting from the Bench” 2010

  • Jim Henley dissents from the oft-heard libertarian complaint about hipster appropriation of Soviet iconography, which typically comes in the form of the observation that nobody would dream of trying this with Nazi imagery.

    Soviet Chic 2007

  • The disclosure that Bush was informed of the DOE and State dissents is the first evidence that the president himself knew of the sharp debate within the government over the aluminum tubes during the time that he, Cheney, and other members of the Cabinet were citing the tubes as clear evidence of an Iraqi nuclear program.

    Balkinization 2006


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