Matthew Haverstick, Managing Partner and member of Kleinbard’s Litigation Department, weighed in on how diverging opinions seen throughout the State Supreme Court serve as a good indicator that the Court is functioning as it should. According to the article, new data revealed that in 2022 the justices wrote 68 concurring or dissenting opinions or statements. Haverstick observed that the lack of unanimity is an asset noting, “the dissents and concurrences are just absolutely invaluable in being able to speak correctly the next time to that court.”

He also added that the disagreements provide valuable insight into what a particular justice cares about, but a closer look at the issues at play would be necessary to see where discrepancies lie.

“There really are some issues that cause some of those justices to cross political ideological even jurisprudential lines and form consistent voting blocs,” he said.

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