Marks Rule Law and Legal Definition

Marks Rule refers to a legal doctrine giving plurality opinion from group of justices. Marks rule was developed from the U.S. Supreme Court case, Marks v. United States, 430 U.S. 188 (U.S. 1977). Marks rule is applied when the Supreme Court issues a fractured opinion. Marks rule helps in determining the legal standard with which the majority of court would agree. This majority opinion is considered as the court’s holding.