AI & Law: Dissenting Court Opinions Required For Robust Legal-Focused Generative AI

Lance Eliot
6 min readOct 9, 2023
Big oversight is failing to feed dissenting court opinions into legal-focused generative AI

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • U.S. Supreme Court decisions catch our attention, both by lawyers and the public at large
  • For split decisions, the focus usually goes toward the majority opinion of the case
  • Nonetheless, the dissenting opinions are vitally worthwhile too
  • AI legal reasoning systems using generative AI are at times only being tuned to the majority opinions
  • A best practice ensures that AI machine learning training encompasses the dissenting arguments too


Watchers of the U.S. Supreme Court are apt to devour any newly released legal ruling by the renowned body.

The ramifications of any such majestic proclamations by SCOTUS are bound to have resounding impacts on the legal world and the public at large. Media reports about Supreme Court decisions are usually preoccupied…



Lance Eliot

Dr. Lance B. Eliot is a renowned global expert on AI, successful startup founder, global CIO/CTO, , was a top exec at a major Venture Capital (VC) firm.