Supreme Court Orders and Opinions
The term "opinions," as used here, refers to several types of writing by the Justices, including majority and minority opinions. However, all the Court's actions and remedies are prescribed in a written majority order and opinion and are documented below.
The Court may also dispose of cases in per Curiam opinions, which do not identify the author. These opinions frequently resolve cases summarily, often without oral argument.
All orders are binding on members of the Student Government or those seeking office therein. The written opinion provides insight into the Court's justification. It establishes a decision-making framework based on stare decisis or precedent, which guides the Court in making decisions on similar cases in the future.
Each set of cases is categorized by the presiding Chief Justice during the issuance of the order and opinion.