CONCURRING DUBITANTE: A JUDGE WITH NO BALLS

I’ve seen Per Curiam, Majority opinions, Concurring opinions, Dissenting opinions but never “Concurring dubitante.”  In the case of R.A.W. v. State, 37 FLW D1735(Fla. 1st DCA 2012) I saw for the first time, “concurring dubitante.” Which made me think of the word, debutante. Wondering if this is the Judge’s first ever concurring opinion? Is the Judge “gonna debutante in the backseat of Scalia’s car?”  Probably not. So I look up the definition of dubitante. Which is a Latin word meaning, “doubtful.” So in Latin “Concurring opinion dubitante” means: A judge who is doubtful of a legal proposition but hesitates to declare it wrong. Or in plain English, “a Judge with no balls.” I mean really. Either concur or dissent. Otherwise, just save the paper.

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