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Old 09-08-2019, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Hamlet View Post
Wow. Thanks Bone. Here I've been a lawyer for over 20 years, and I had no idea that a dissent is a dissent.
Well that's why I was seeking clarification - because your response seemed so inconsistent with your usual legal acumen. No sarcasm at all, even though we disagree on some issues, I always find your posts valuable and interesting to read.

But when the idea of going against precedent was raised, you cited Steven's dissent. And I know you are aware that the dissent is not controlling, so I didn't understand why you would cite the dissent in support of the claim that precedent was being contradicted.

This is why I asked in post #261 why you thought it was relevant because I assumed I must be missing something.