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Per curiam

“Per curiam” is a Latin phrase that means “by the court.” It is used to indicate that a decision or opinion is made collectively by the court as a whole, rather than being written by a single judge or justice. Per curiam opinions are usually brief and do not contain the name of the individual judge or justice who wrote it. These opinions are commonly employed for procedural matters or cases where the court’s decision is unanimous and does not necessitate a detailed explanation.

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