An opinion is described as a particular understanding that one has towards another person, a situation or simply a particular matter (Darner, 2008). Most often than not, an opinion is specifically formulated by a person based on his knowledge and the experiences that develop his personal perception about an issue that he might be involved in. Relatively, such elements mandate a profound consideration on how thoughts have specifically been considered to create a distinct representation on how and why one believes on something. On the other hand, a majority of opinions is understood as the collection of opinions; a centralized distinction on how one particular group specifically understands a situation (Darner, 2008)
In legal cases, the utilization of separate opinions in the process of coming to a conclusion on a trial is very important. The reason for this is that the separate opinions tend to give light to the different elements that make up a certain case. This understanding also create a distinct line that makes it easier for the deciding committee to understand some aspects of the case that may have not be that clear to them during the actual hearing process. These thoughts about the case should be considered separately. There is of course the collection of the overall opinion of the ‘jury’. These individuals, coming from all different walks of life, have different views about the situation. Each individual is expected to have a personal understanding of the matter the jury is presented with.
Relatively, such considerations show a definite force that would largely affect the entire course of the case. The presentation of the majority of opinions compared or measured in a common scale is often noted weaker than that of the separate opinions seen and weighed differently in court. The separate opinions of each member of the jury is given more worth as it entails to enlighten the whole court on the different ways the situation is understood based on particularly different perspectives of the case (Darner, 2008). This is one specific matter that makes up a large part on how a trial turns out to be.
Damer, T. Edward (2008). Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-free Arguments. Cengage Learning. pp. 14–15.