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absolute

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Adj.Complete; unconditional; not relative or qualified. A rule absolute is an order that can be enforced at once, in contradistinction to a rule nisi, which commands the opposite party to appear on a ...
acts and omissions

acts and omissions  

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The moral distinction between acts and omissions amounts to the claim that there is a morally significant difference between a particular action and a corresponding failure to act, even though ...
administrative law

administrative law  

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The branch of public law governing the exercise of powers and duties by public authorities. It is particularly concerned with the control of public power by judicial review and by non-judicial ...
admiralty and Maritime Law

admiralty and Maritime Law  

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Article 3, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution says, “The judicial Power shall extend … to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction.” Admiralty or maritime law pertains to ships ...
agency

agency  

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N.1 The relationship between an agent and his principal.2 The business carried on by an agent.
Allen v Flood

Allen v Flood  

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(1898)In the late Victorian period there was disagreement within the judiciary about what role tort law should play in cases where economic harm was deliberately inflicted by one person ...
alternative dispute resolution

alternative dispute resolution  

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(ADR)Various methods of resolving civil disputes otherwise than through the normal trial process. Under Part 1 of the Civil Procedure Rules the court will encourage the parties to use an alternative ...
Arthur Linton Corbin

Arthur Linton Corbin  

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(1874–1966), one of the most revered law professors of the twentieth century. Corbin was born in Cripple Creek, Colorado. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Kansas, he entered ...
Authoritative legal materials

Authoritative legal materials  

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May refer to the materials Justices must employ in judicial reasoning, or to those they may legitimately employ. The former sense refers primarily to legislation made by a parliament or ...
Bell v Lever Brothers Ltd

Bell v Lever Brothers Ltd  

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(1932)This decision is the leading English authority on the effect of mistake on the formation of a contract. Bell and Snelling, who were senior officers in a Lever Brothers' ...
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo  

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(1870–1938)Benjamin Cardozo was an American jurist, the most widely known and influential state court judge of his era. Although he briefly served at the end of his career on ...
Bronson v. Kinzie

Bronson v. Kinzie  

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42 U.S. 311 (1843), submitted without oral argument, decided 23 Feb. 1843 by vote of 6 to 1; Taney for the Court, McLean in dissent, Story and McKinley not participating. Bronson exemplified the ...
business Organizations

business Organizations  

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A business organization is the legal structure under which a business entity organizes itself and conducts its legal affairs. Historically, business firms consisted of three types: the sole ...
Central London Property Trust Ltd v High Trees House Ltd

Central London Property Trust Ltd v High Trees House Ltd  

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(1947)In the High Trees case Denning J (as he then was) creatively interpreted a series of earlier cases to establish a new principle of law, which has become known ...
Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes  

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948)US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was ...
Cherokee Cases

Cherokee Cases  

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(1831 and 1832).The U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Worcester v. Georgia (1832), often referred to as the Cherokee Cases, considered the status of ...
children's Rights

children's Rights  

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Children's rights have been a preoccupation of policymakers and academic commentators in western jurisdictions for at least a century. However, the twentieth‐century fascination with children's ...
civil law

civil law  

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1 The law of any particular state, now usually called municipal law.2 Roman law.3 A legal system based on Roman law, as distinct from the English system of common law.4 Private law, as opposed to ...
codification

codification  

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A historical social process whereby the conventions of a particular code (e.g. for a genre) become widely established (Guiraud). See also emergent code.
Cohen v. Cowles Media Co.

Cohen v. Cowles Media Co.  

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501 U.S. 663 (1991), argued 27 Mar. 1991, decided 24 June 1991 by vote of 5 to 4; White for the Court, Blackmun and Souter in dissent. During the 1982 Minnesota gubernatorial race, Dan Cohen, a ...

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