memorandum opinion

Definition of "memorandum opinion"
  1. An unelaborated court decision that announces case outcomes without in-depth discussion; usually not published and cannot be quoted as a legal principle
How to use "memorandum opinion" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a memorandum opinion, swiftly concluding the case without detailed discourse.
  2. The memorandum opinion was used to announce the verdict, but it did not provide an extensive analysis of the law.
  3. Due to the lack of detailed analysis, attorneys often find it difficult to refer to the memorandum opinion as it cannot be cited as precedent.

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