Talk:US Supreme Court upholds ban on partial birth abortions
opinions as titles
while these are titles of documents, they don't need to be italicised, as can be seen in other news sources. and just like we don't say "John, in his last Will and Testament left his money to his cat, mittens." –Doldrums(talk) 03:56, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
- Well they should be in quotes or capitalized or something. Underlined, maybe? There has to be a way to denote that they are official sections of every decision the Supreme Court hands down. I mean come on, Justice Thomas didn't "a concurring opinion" he wrote "the concurring opinion". --SVTCobra 01:07, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
- yes, these opinions have a significance that my and your opinions don't have. but putting them in italics and such-like is not the way to indicate that. see formatting in sources and other news reports, for instance. if WP has an article about what these opinions are, we can link to them. (Majority opinion, Dissenting opinion, Concurring opinion exist.)
- as for using 'the' vrs. 'a', i've used 'a' because i was not referring to something i've already talked about (so indefinite article instead of definite) and, while in this case, there was a single concurring opinion, that is not already clear to a reader from the article. if you think the 'a' is so wrong that it deserves a "come on" (i don't see why it does), what would you say to "In his concurring opinion, Justice..."?
- this article is too old to be modified, but maybe there're lessons to be learned for future articles. –Doldrums(talk) 07:10, 27 April 2007 (UTC)