Daily Briefing: March 11

Multiple Choice Questions.

Supreme Court Opinions and Authors

Oct. Term 2017



1. Which of the following reflects the data in the above bar graph?

A. The justices author/write a similar number of majority opinions per term.

B. Justice Kennedy wrote more overall opinions than the other justices.

C. Justice Kagan authored the fewest number of concurring opinions.

D. Chief Justice Roberts wrote more opinions than any associate justice.

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2. Which of the following can you conclude from the data in the chart?

A. The justices who author more opinions care more about the law.

B. The older or more-senior justices are excused from writing as many opinions.

C. Conservative members wrote majority opinions more often.

D. Justice Thomas wanted to explain his legal reasoning more than the other justices.