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A quick definition of judicial dictum:

A judicial dictum is a statement made by a judge that is not necessary to the decision of a case. It is an opinion or belief that is considered authoritative because of the person making it, but it is not a binding rule. Sometimes, judges may discuss points or questions that are not directly related to the case at hand, and these statements are called obiter dicta. While dicta are not essential to the decision, they can still be useful to lawyers and the legal profession.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: A statement made by a judge in a court case that is not necessary to the decision but is considered authoritative because of the judge's position.

For example, if a judge is deciding a case about a car accident, but also makes a statement about the importance of wearing seat belts, that statement would be a judicial dictum. It is not necessary to the decision about the car accident, but because it was said by a judge, it may be considered authoritative.

It is important to note that a judicial dictum is not the same as the decision in a court case. The decision is the ruling made by the judge that determines the outcome of the case. A judicial dictum is an additional statement made by the judge that is not necessary to the decision.

Lawyers may sometimes speak of a dictum in a negative way, but it is important to remember that dicta can still be correct and useful to the legal profession.

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trees1234567
21:30
right now enjoy your summer and focus on your GPA and extracurriculars in college! congrats on finishing HS
my parents are worried if I do a gap year after HS I will never go back to college lmao
trees1234567
21:30
well gap years are fun and fine
@trees1234567: well no the question is should I do americorp then go to college
im leaning yes
trees1234567
21:31
certainly will give you some great insights before starting college
OvertReconditeSpider
21:31
Why not
yeah i can travel the country for free and help ppl
idk why more people don't do it
trees1234567
21:32
cause a lot of people prob wanna start school lol
OvertReconditeSpider
21:32
Just get high sat and go to college for free after :)
trees1234567
21:32
and thats a fine opinion too
i got a 33 act but my gpa is dogwater lol
trees1234567
21:32
gotta focus on that gpa in college tho
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OvertReconditeSpider
21:32
It’s possible
trees1234567
21:32
good luck!
adhd is actually a curse, i don't wish it on anyone
OvertReconditeSpider
21:32
I didnt have a great hs gpa but got a 3.9mid in college
trees1234567
21:33
make sure you apply for acommodations!
OvertReconditeSpider
21:33
I think my unweighted hs gpa was like 3.5/3.6 lol
@trees1234567: yup alr have them in hs so im planning on it
babybunny
21:33
smoking white runts with blac chyna at ucberkeley turn the gas burner on and leave the house party
OvertReconditeSpider
21:34
@trees1234567: so my resume was right all along. Did i sell by asking my school their thoughts?
Mountaineer99
21:34
That sounds like a Dracula flow line
hopefully the gas burner has an auto shutoff
I see they updated the rankings
babybunny
23:17
searching twitter to see how many times someone has said “i wouldnt fw me either”
babybunny
23:17
it’s a lot
now that was funny
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