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§ 8-1-3. Written opinions.

The supreme court shall render written opinions in all cases decided by it wherein points of law, pleading, or practice have arisen which are novel or of sufficient importance to warrant written opinions. A supreme court administrative assistant shall prepare and file with the clerk of the court the original paper copy and an electronic copy of each opinion or rescript; the clerk shall then distribute copies for the use of the reporter, and one for each of the parties involved in the cause in which the opinion or rescript is given not less than two (2) hours prior to the posting of the opinion on the supreme court website. Thereafter, the clerk shall post a copy of the opinion on the supreme court website.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 272, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 322, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 495, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 8-1-3; P.L. 1977, ch. 79, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 144, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 273, § 1.)