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Sabri Mock Opinion

[Editor's note: In Fall 2003 I took a class called "Advanced Constitutional Law: Supreme Court Seminar."  As part of the course, I was required to assume the identity - and write an opinion from the perspective of - a current Supreme Court justice.  I chose Justice Kennedy, and I wrote an opinion on Sabri.  You can download the mock opinion as a .pdf file, or read the text below.  Please note that my opinion was due to Prof. Kmiec on the same day that Sabri's briefs were due to the Court -- Thus, I wrote this without benefit of briefing.  I did not amend or update the opinion, though, because I wanted the opinion to reflect where I was as a legal writer in Nov. 2004.]

Download S.Ct.Seminar.Sabri.mock.pdf