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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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'Acting on the following motions for reconsideration of the decision dated May 3, 2019, the Court resolved, by the same vote and with Associate Justice Henri Jean Paul Inting joining the majority, to deny with finality the said motions for reconsideration as the basic issues raised therein have been passed upon by this Court and no substantial arguments were presented to warrant the reversal of the questioned decision,' the Court ruled.
'Acting on the following motions for reconsideration of the decision dated May 3, 2019, the Court resolved, by the same vote and with Associate Justice Henri Jean Paul Inting joining the majority , to deny with finality the said motions for reconsideration as the basic issues raised therein have been passed upon by this Court and no substantial arguments were presented to warrant the reversal of the questioned decision,' the Court ruled.
Edgar Erice (Caloocan) earlier said at least 10 LP House members will be joining the majority bloc led by administration allies in the lower chamber of Congress.
Convinced that they can deliver "the goods to constituents" by joining the majority coalition, more Liberal Party congressmen want to abandon their role as an oppositionist and bend "like the bamboo" than retain independence as minority members which is what the party leadership wants.
She said that union has been campaigning for a ban on sky lanterns for several years now and was delighted last year when Dumfries and Galloway Council banned the release of sky lanterns at all major events they host or sponsor - joining the majority of local authorities across Scotland.
The move is linked to Tillayev's Respublika Ata-Jurt faction's joining the majority coalition.
In addition to joining the majority opinion, Wilkinson filed a separate concurrence in which he explained his thinking.
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 ...
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.