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advisory Opinions

advisory Opinions  

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‘The [International] Court [of Justice] may give an advisory opinion on any legal question at the request of whatever body may be authorized by or in accordance with the Charter ...
appellate jurisdiction

appellate jurisdiction  

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The power of a judge to hear appeals from a previous court decision. See feature The Appeals System.
Article III

Article III  

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The story of Article III, the judiciary article of the Constitution, is in many ways the story of American constitutionalism itself. The tale has a beginning but no end, and it is fraught with ...
Baker v. Carr

Baker v. Carr  

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(USA, 1962)The first of a series of Supreme Court decisions which undermined the custom of manipulating legislative apportionments at state and federal levels for political or racial purposes. ...
Commonwealth–state relations

Commonwealth–state relations  

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Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic skeleton of ...
Constitutional Interpretation

Constitutional Interpretation  

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Constitutional interpretation is both the process by which the American Constitution is construed and the study of that process. The latter is principally an academic activity while the former art ...
constitutional law

constitutional law  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.Constitutional law is a public law ...
Cormack v Cope

Cormack v Cope  

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(1974)was a last-minute attempt to prevent the joint sitting of both Houses of the Commonwealth Parliament which followed the double-dissolution election of 1974. Double dissolutions and joint ...
Davis v. Bandemer

Davis v. Bandemer  

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478 U.S. 109 (1986), argued 7 Oct. 1985, decided 30 June 1986: for justiciability by vote of 6 to 3, White for the Court, O’Connor, Burger, and Rehnquist in dissent; against merits by vote of 7 to 2, ...
Dismissal of 1975

Dismissal of 1975  

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The events of 11 November 1975, when Governor‐General John Kerr brought the Whitlam era to an end by dismissing Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, left many unresolved questions. Two of them ...
Edward Aloysius McTiernan

Edward Aloysius McTiernan  

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(born 16 February 1892; died 9 January 1990; Justice 1930–76),the longest serving Justice (46 years), was the second of three children of Irish immigrants Patrick McTiernan and Isabella Diamond. ...
elections

elections  

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N.1 The process of choosing by vote a member of a representative body, such as the House of Commons or a local authority. For the House of Commons, a general election involving all UK constituencies ...
Fullilove v. Klutznick

Fullilove v. Klutznick  

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448 U.S. 448 (1980), argued 27 Nov. 1979, decided 2 July 1980 by vote of 6 to 3; Burger for the Court, Marshall, Brennan, and Blackmun concurring, Stewart, Rehnquist, and Stevens in dissent. In the ...
Gomillion v. Lightfoot

Gomillion v. Lightfoot  

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364 U.S. 339 (1960), argued 18–19 Oct. 1960, decided 14 Nov. 1960 by vote of 9 to 0; Frankfurter for the Court, Douglas and Whittaker concurring. Black voters charged that an Alabama law, changing ...
Hayburn's Case

Hayburn's Case  

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2 Dall. (2 U.S.) 409 (1792). Hayburn's Case was an early and ambiguous precedent that raised issues of judicial review and justiciability. In 1792, Congress enacted legislation that required the ...
Hindmarsh Island Bridge Case

Hindmarsh Island Bridge Case  

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(1998).Hindmarsh Island (Kumarangk) is in the Murray River delta in SA. During the 1980s, there was commercial development on the island, and in 1989, construction of a bridge from ...
intervention in Parliamentary process

intervention in Parliamentary process  

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The jurisdiction of the High Court to grant relief that interferes with the parliamentary process is doubtful. Even if the jurisdiction exists, relief is discretionary and the Court will grant ...
jurisdiction

jurisdiction  

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N.1 The power of a court to hear and decide a case or make a certain order. (For the limits of jurisdiction of individual courts, see entries for those courts.)2 The territorial limits within which ...
Justiciability

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William M. Wiecek

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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Law
Length:
246 words

Article III, section 2 of the Constitution defines the categories of federal jurisdiction in terms of cases and controversies

justiciability

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
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This term ‘has acquired popularity with politicians as well as with lawyers. It is, however, used ambiguously to designate the

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