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A quick definition of per curiam:

Per curiam: This is a Latin term that means "by the court." It is used when a court makes a decision without identifying which judge wrote the opinion. Per curiam decisions are usually short and deal with issues that are not very controversial. They are not always unanimous and can have additional opinions. The Supreme Court issues per curiam decisions in only a small percentage of cases.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Per curiam is a Latin term that means "by the court." It refers to a court opinion that is issued in the name of the court rather than specific judges.

A per curiam decision is a court opinion that does not identify any specific judge who may have written the opinion. Instead, it is issued in the name of the court as a whole. These opinions tend to be short and deal with issues that the court views as relatively non-controversial.

For example, in Wood v. Bartholomew, the Supreme Court issued a per curiam decision that affirmed a lower court's ruling that a prisoner's habeas corpus petition was untimely. In Kimberlin v. Quinlin, the Supreme Court issued a per curiam decision that affirmed a lower court's ruling that a prisoner's civil rights claim was barred by the statute of limitations.

Per curiam decisions are not always unanimous and non-controversial. For example, in Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court issued a majority per curiam opinion that was controversial and contained additional opinions.

Overall, per curiam decisions are relatively rare. On average, the Supreme Court issued per curiam decisions in only 7% of cases between 1946 and 2012. In the 2016 term, the Supreme Court issued 9 per curiam decisions out of a total of 70 cases.

While some legal scholars advocate against the concept of per curiam opinions, they remain an important part of the court's decision-making process.

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17:28
if they told me this like 2 weeks ago, i would have not gotten an apt in la yet
17:30
i ideally want a fed govt position in dc, but i dont think i can physcially afford to cancel all my plans to attend :(
that really sucks
Coolperson49494
18:08
10k for the life you want vs a school that prob wont get you there is prob worth
Coolperson49494
18:08
id do it although LA biglaw seems more appealing overall tbh
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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