Opinion

In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective.

What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: "United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War" versus "United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War". An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.

Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion. (see below)

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Supreme Court’s decision by six Catholics breaches wall between church and state

Herald and News 05 Jul 2022
The majority opinion in Dobbs v ... The author of the Dobbs opinion, 72-year-old Justice Samuel Alito, has spoken publicly about how “religious liberty” is threatened by court decisions such as Roe and those extending rights to LGBTQ and trans populations ... Naseem Rakha is a former public radio reporter, news show host and commentator....
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Supreme Court decision may impact school funding in Idaho; link to full Idaho Press story...

Idaho Press-Tribune 05 Jul 2022
Among the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent string of far-reaching decisions was a less-discussed opinion that could pave the way for religious schools to receive public funds, write Idaho Press reporters Laura Guido and Haadiya Tariq ... ....
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Jarryd Hayne Fan Sues for Defamation

Sydney Criminal Lawyers 05 Jul 2022
Publication ... Substantial truth, Contextual truth, Absolute privilege, Public documents, Fair reporting of proceedings of public concern, Qualified privilege, Honest opinion, Innocent dissemination, and Triviality ... The new public interest defence. And in 2021, a new defence of ‘responsible communication in the public interest’ was introduced....
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How the US Supreme Court is reshaping America

BBC News 05 Jul 2022
Polling suggests that the court is out of step with public opinion ... There also seems to be diminishing public trust in the Supreme Court itself. Recent polling suggests a sharp decline in public confidence in the court with only a quarter of people saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot of confidence" in the court....
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Mayor Pushed Assault Weapon Ban Years Before July 4 Bloodbath

The Daily Beast 05 Jul 2022
The City Council has determined that assault weapons are traditionally not used for self-defense in the city of Highland Park, and that such weapons pose an undue risk to public safety,” read ... He wrote last month’s majority opinion expanding the right to carry a firearm in public....
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Independence Day mass shooting in Chicago suburb sends shock waves through US

China Daily 05 Jul 2022
  ... The fact that there was a mass shooting in that area is beyond concerning ... Gun violence is a matter of accessibility and abundance of guns and is a public health issue rather than a mental health issue, according to a recent opinion piece by Hank Milius, president and chief executive officer at Meridian Health Services from Indiana ... ....
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Roundup: Independence Day mass shooting in Chicago suburb sends shock waves through U.S.

Xinhua 05 Jul 2022
The fact that there was a mass shooting in that area is beyond concerning ... Gun violence is a matter of accessibility and abundance of guns and is a public health issue rather than a mental health issue, according to a recent opinion piece by Hank Milius, president and chief executive officer at Meridian Health Services from Indiana ... ■. Roundup ... ....
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Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | Nato, Ukraine, Russia: Why India should go its own way

Deccan Chronicle 05 Jul 2022
Although trade talks with the European Union have been resumed after an eight-year break, the G-7’s resounding commitment to “open public debate, independent and pluralistic media…”, “freedom of expression and opinion online and offline and … ......
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: $8.7 million in transit funding is a good investment

Columbia Missourian 04 Jul 2022
Mike Parson for approving historic funding levels for public transit by signing HB3004 into law ... Kimberly Cella is executive director of Citizen for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association. About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....
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What Lapid’s government can and can’t do—and the controversy over who decides

Cleveland Jewish News 04 Jul 2022
He attributed this authority specifically to a 1995 Supreme Court ruling arguing that “the opinions of the attorney general and its legal advisers are binding.” The result, he said, is that ministers rarely appeal legal opinions “because they know the chances they’ll be overturned are slim.”....
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Actress Ella Cruz’s ‘history is tsismis’ comment draws flak from netizens

Manila Standard 04 Jul 2022
As long as we’re here alive at may kanya-kanyang opinion, I respect everyone’s opinion.” ... TV presenter and former volleyball player Gretchen Ho joined the public, saying, “History’s narrative, while subject to the perspective of the author, must be written based on facts, and not opinion,”....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia is actually a union town now

Columbia Missourian 04 Jul 2022
It would create greater chaos and confusion regarding this essential service, as piecemeal and privatized services crept in to take advantage of our public dollars ... It evidences a vindictiveness and shallowness of character that should be kept far from public office ... The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....
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Poll star: Stephen Collins on Jack Jones, pioneer of polling in modern Ireland

The Irish Times 04 Jul 2022
A charming memoir casts light on how polling has become an indispensable tool for measuring changes in Irish public opinion ... the fact is that they are usually a very accurate guide to political trends and have become an indispensable tool for measuring changes in public opinion....

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