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join the majority

euphemism To die. A: "I heard there was a death in your family." B: "Oh yeah, some distant relative joined the majority."
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In addition to joining the majority opinion, Wilkinson filed a separate concurrence in which he explained his thinking.
He added: 'They've been convinced that the best way to get reelected is by joining the majority party.
The 5-4 split was along party lines, with the five justices appointed by Republican presidents joining the majority and the four appointed by Democratic presidents dissenting.
The Senate bill passed 61 to 39, with two Republican Senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine, joining the majority Democrats to pass the measure.
The opening rounds of the county's singles championship has produced more than its usual quota of surprise results with several former champions joining the majority on the sidelines.
And I think joining the majority of the Security Council in doing this would reinforce that image," Gordon said, Reuters reported.
With this decision, France is joining the majority of the EU countries that already allow One Stop Security for passengers arriving from another EU airport.
With this decision, France is joining the majority of the EU countries that already allow One-Stop Security for passengers arriving from another EU airport.
While joining the majority opinion, Justice Powell also penned a short separate concurrence to "emphasize .
As for the first pillar, the document said it belongs to the majority which has the right to lead the community politically while the second pillar is for the minority, which has the option of either joining the majority or forming an opposition.
Most settled in the streets off Scotland Road, joining the majority Irish population.
Eugene's tax increase was approved on a 5-3 vote, with council newcomer Andrea Ortiz joining the majority after winning acceptance of a three-year sunset provision.
If you risk legal trouble every time you disagree with a social worker or probation officer on the feasibility of a particular placement, there's nothing to stop you from joining the majority of companies that don't actively fish in this particular pool.
The Senate approved it 59-40, with 12 Democrats joining the majority.
Before joining the Majority Leader's staff, Davis served as an economist with the minority staff of the Joint Economic Committee in Congress.