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  • 14:25, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,149). . N George Wythe(Created page with '<div type="article"> <p>George Wythe was an attorney, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and first professor of law in the United States. A mentor to <span>[[Thoma...')
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,041). . N In Re Winship(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In the case <i>In re Winship</i>, 397 U.S. 358, 90 S. Ct. 1068, 25 L. Ed. 2d 368 (1970), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the <span>[[Due Process Clause|D...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,226). . N George Henry Williams(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Henry Williams served as U.S. attorney general from 1871 to 1875. A state and territorial judge, as well as a U.S. senator, Williams was nominated t...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,632). . N Franklin Hall Williams(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Franklin H. Williams was a lawyer, government administrator, and ambassador who played an important role in the modern <span>[[Civil Rights Movement|civil ...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,465). . N Hubert Louis Will(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Hubert Louis Will was appointed U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Illinois on October 27, 1961, by President <span>[[John F. Kennedy|John F....')
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,560). . N George Woodward Wickersham(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As U.S. attorney general from 1909 to 1913, George Woodward Wickersham was an aggressive enforcer of federal <span>antitrust laws</span>...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,182). . N Henry Wheaton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Wheaton served as the reporter of decisions for the U.S. Supreme Court and later became a diplomat and a scholar of <span>[[International Law|interna...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,576). . N George Washington(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Washington was a U.S. military leader, statesperson, and the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. A leader of mythic proportion i...')
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,160). . N George Corley Wallace(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As the governor of Alabama and a presidential aspirant, George Corley Wallace did battle with the <span>civil rights movement</sp...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,150). . N Francisco de Vitoria(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Francisco de Vitoria was a Spanish theologian, teacher, and defender of the rights of the Native Americans who inhabited the newly discovered continents of...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,696). . N Frederick Moore Vinson(Created page with '<div type="article"> <p>As the thirteenth chief justice, Frederick Moore Vinson led the U.S. Supreme Court from 1946 to 1953. Vinson rose to the Court after a long career as a la...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,430). . N George L. Vaughn(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George L. Vaughn was an African American lawyer and civic leader who became a prominent member of the <span>Democratic Party</span>. V...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,151). . N Harry S. Truman(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Harry S. Truman served as the thirty-third president of the United States from 1945 to 1953. Truman, who became president upon the death of President <span...')
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,766). . N Time and manner restrictions(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Limits that government can impose on the occasion, location, and type of individual expression in some circumstances.</i></p> <p>The <span>[[First Amend...')
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,017). . N Henry David Thoreau(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry David Thoreau was a nineteenth-century philosopher and writer who denounced materialistic modes of living and encouraged people to act according to t...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,622). . N George Sutherland(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Sutherland served as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1922 to 1938. A conservative jurist, Sutherland opposed the efforts of Congres...')
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,020). . N Harriet Beecher Stowe(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of one of America's most famous and popular books, helped to strengthen the <span>abolition</span> movement by ...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,501). . N Harlan Fiske Stone(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Harlan Fiske Stone served as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1925 to 1941 and as chief justice from 1941 to 1946. A believer in judicial r...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,090). . N Henry Lewis Stimson(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Lewis Stimson was a lawyer and a distinguished public servant, occupying key posts in the administrations of five presidents between 1911 and 1945. A...') (top)
  • 14:24, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,428). . N Gloria Steinem(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Gloria Steinem is one of the most important feminist writers and organizers of the late twentieth century. Since the 1960s, Steinem has been a political ac...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,876). . N Henry Stanbery(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Stanbery served as attorney general of the United States from 1866 to 1868 under President <span>Andrew Johnson</span>.</p> <p>Sta...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,870). . N Solid and toxic pollutants(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Millions of homes and residential neighborhoods contain hidden killers such as lead, mercury, and cyanide. These harmful substances can cause cancer, neuro...')
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+14,590). . N Franklin Delano Roosevelt(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as the thirty-second president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. During his unprecedented four terms in office, Roos...')
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,425). . N In Re Quinlan(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>In Re Quinlan</i>, 70 N.J. 10, 355 A.2d 647 (1976), was the first major judicial decision to hold that life-sustaining medical treatments may be discont...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,425). . N Frederick Pollock(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As a legal scholar and historian, Sir Frederick Pollock was a leading figure in the modernization of English legal studies in the nineteenth century. Born ...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,310). . N George Mason(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Mason was an eighteenth-century statesperson who in 1776 wrote the Declaration of Rights for the State of Virginia and who later helped write the U....') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,659). . N Horace Mann(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Attorney, politician, and reformer of U.S. public education Horace Mann transformed the nation's schools. Mann was a gust of wind blowing through the doldr...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,279). . N Frederic William Maitland(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Frederic William Maitland pioneered the study of early English <span>Legal History</span>. A talented and prolific scholar, Maitland imag...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,540). . N Henry James Sumner Maine(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Sir Henry James Sumner Maine was a leading nineteenth-century English jurist. Maine's writings on the social and historical bases of all legal</p> <p></p> ...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,969). . N Horace Harmon Lurton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Horace Harmon Lurton epitomized late-nineteenth-century judicial conservatism. Whether he was on the state or federal bench, restraint characterized Lurton...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,986). . N Henry Cabot Lodge(Created page with '<div type="article"><p></p> <p>Henry Cabot Lodge helped write the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 (15 U.S.C.A. § 1 et seq.). He was an enthusiastic supporter of the <span>[[S...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,719). . N Henry Brockholst Livingston(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Brockholst Livingston came from a powerful New York family. He was educated at Princeton alongside <span>James Madison</span>, had ...') (top)
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,741). . N Henry Alfred Kissinger(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As a scholar, adviser, and U.S. <span>Secretary of state</span>, Henry Alfred Kissinger was an important figure in international aff...')
  • 14:23, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,930). . N Hans Kelsen(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Hans Kelsen was a European legal philosopher and teacher who emigrated to the United States in 1940 after leaving Nazi Germany. Kelsen is most famous for h...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,286). . N Frank Billings Kellogg(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Frank Billings Kellogg was born December 22, 1856, in Potsdam, New York. He moved to Minnesota at age nine, received an education in law, and was admitted ...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,563). . N Howell Edmunds Jackson(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Howell Edmunds Jackson was a U.S. senator, federal judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. Jackson toiled diligen...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,454). . N Hubert Horatio Humphrey(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Hubert Horatio Humphrey served as a U.S. senator from Minnesota and as the thirty-eighth vice president of the United States. From his election to the U.S....') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+125). . N H.R.(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>An abbreviation for the <span>house of representatives</span>.</p> </div>') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,032). . N Housing and Urban Development Department(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the principal federal agency responsible for programs concerned with housing needs, fair housing o...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+526). . N Household(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Individuals who comprise a family unit and who live together under the same roof; individuals who dwell in the same place and co...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+538). . N Housebreaking(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The act of using physical force to gain access to, and entering, a house with an intent to commit a felony inside.</i></p> <p>In...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,111). . N House of Representatives(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The lower chamber, or larger branch, of the U.S. Congress, or a similar body in the legislature of many of the states.</i></p> <p>The U.S. House of Repr...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,696). . N House Arrest(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Confinement to one's home or another specified location instead of incarceration in a jail or prison.</i></p> <p>House arrest has been used since ancien...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+395). . N Hotchpot(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The process of combining and assimilating property belonging to different individuals so that the property can be equally divide...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,499). . N Hot Pursuit(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A doctrine that provides that the police may enter the premises where they suspect a crime has been committed without a warrant when delay would endange...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+393). . N Hostile Witness(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A witness at a trial who is so adverse to the party that called him or her that he or she can be cross-examined as though called to testify by the oppos...') (top)
  • 14:22, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+350). . N Hostile Fire(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>In insurance law, a combustion that cannot be controlled, that escapes from where it was initially set and confined, or one that was not intended to exi...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+417). . N Hostages(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Persons taken by an individual or organized group in order to force a state, government unit, or community to meet certain condi...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+515). . N Hornbook(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A primer; a book explaining the basics, fundamentals, or rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge. The phrase</i> hornboo...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,373). . N Herbert Clark Hoover(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first president of the United States, serving from 1929 to 1932. A wealthy mining engineer, Hoover directed humanitaria...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,783). . N Honorary Trust(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An arrangement whereby property is placed in the hands of another to be used for specific noncharitable purposes where there is no definite ascertainabl...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+725). . N Honor(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>As a verb, to accept a bill of exchange, or to pay a note, check, or accepted bill, at maturity. To pay or to accept and pay, or...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,754). . N Homicide(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The killing of one human being by another human being.</i></p> <p>Although the term <i>homicide</i> is sometimes used synonymous...')
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,283). . N Homestead Act of 1862(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Homestead Act of 1862 was a landmark in the evolution of federal agriculture law. Passed by Congress during the Civil War, it had an idealistic goal: i...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,039). . N Homestead(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The dwelling house and its adjoining land where a family resides. Technically, and pursuant to the modern homestead exemption la...')
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+552). . N Homeowner's Warranty(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An insurance protection program offered by a number of builders of residential dwellings in the United States.</i></p> <p>Homeowner's warranty, commonly...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,126). . N Homeless Person(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual who lacks housing, including one whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility that provides tempora...')
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,080). . N Homeland Security Department(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>There were gaps in the U.S. system for detecting and deterring terrorist acts in the homeland. That became clear September 11, 2001. The Department of Home...')
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+833). . N Home Rule(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The right to local self-government including the powers to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; to license; to...')
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+677). . N Holograph(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A will or deed written entirely by the testator or grantor with his or her own hand and not witnessed.</i></p> <p>State laws var...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+745). . N Holiday(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A day of recreation; a consecrated day; a day set apart for the suspension of business.</i></p> <p>A <i>legal holiday</i> is a d...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+631). . N Holding Company(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A corporation that limits its business to the ownership of stock in and the supervision of management of other corporations.</i></p> <p>A holding compan...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+657). . N Holding(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A comprehensive term applied to the property, whether real, personal, or both, owned by an individual or a business. The legal p...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+556). . N Holder in Due Course(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual who takes a</i> <span>commercial paper</span> <i>for value, in</i> <span>good faith</span>, <i>with th...') (top)
  • 14:21, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+599). . N Holder(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An individual who has lawfully received possession of a</i> <span>commercial paper</span>, <i>such as a che...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+448). . N Hold Over(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>To continue in possession of an office and exercise the functions associated therewith following the expiration of the term thereof. To retain possessio...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+792). . N Hold Harmless Agreement(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An agreement or contract in which one party agrees to hold the other free from the responsibility for any liability or damage that might arise out of th...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,570). . N Hirohito(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Hirohito was the emperor of Japan from 1926 to 1989. His reign encompassed a period of Japanese</p> <p></p> <p>militarism that resulted in Japan's particip...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,230). . N Hijacking(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The seizure of a commercial vehicle—airplane, ship, or truck—by force or threat of force.</i></p> <p><i>Hijacking<...')
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,895). . N Highway(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A main road or thoroughfare, such as a street, boulevard, or parkway, available to the public for use for travel or transportati...')
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,213). . N High Crimes and Misdemeanors(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The offenses for which presidents, vice presidents, and all civil officers, including federal judges, can be removed from office through a process calle...')
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+641). . N Hierarchy(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A group of people who form an ascending chain of power or authority.</i></p> <p>Officers in a government, for example, form an e...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,767). . N Heritage Foundation(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute, popularly known as a "think tank," whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative ...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+766). . N Hereditament(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Anything that can be passed by an individual to heirs.</i></p> <p>There are two types of hereditaments: corporeal and incorporea...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+269). . N Hereafter(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>In the future.</i></p> <p>The term <i>hereafter</i> is always used to indicate a future time—to the exclusion of both the...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,435). . N Henry II of England(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>King Henry II was born March 5, 1133, in Le Mans, France. He reigned from 1154 to 1189 and founded the Plantagenet dynasty of English rulers. Henry's many ...')
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+296). . N Henceforth(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>From this time forward.</i></p> <p>The term <i>henceforth</i>, when used in a legal document, statute, or other legal instrument...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+247). . N Held(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>In relation to the opinion of a court, decided.</i></p> <p>The holding in a particular case is the ultimate decision of a court ...') (top)
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,092). . N Heir(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An individual who receives an interest in, or ownership of, land, tenements, or hereditaments from an ancestor who has died inte...')
  • 14:20, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,746). . N Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel had a profound effect on modern thought. Hegel wrote his earliest work in 1807 and his groundbreaking <i>Philosop...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,773). . N Heat of Passion(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A phrase used in</i> <span>criminal law</span> <i>to describe an intensely emotional state of mind induced by a type of provocation tha...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,509). . N Heart Balm Acts(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Statutes that abrogate or restrict lawsuits brought by individuals who seek pecuniary damages to salve their broken hearts.</i></p> <p>Heart balm action...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+13,806). . N Hearsay(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A statement made out of court that is offered in court as evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted.</i></p> <p>It is t...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,469). . N Hearing Examiner(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An employee of an</i> <span>administrative agency</span> <i>who is charged with conducting adjudicative proceedings on matters...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,090). . N Hearing(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A legal proceeding where an issue of law or fact is tried and evidence is presented to help determine the issue.</i></p> <p>Hear...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,234). . N Health Insurance(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Health insurance originated in the Blue Cross system that was developed between hospitals and schoolteachers in Dallas in 1929. Blue Cross covered a pre-se...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+28,462). . N Health care law(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Health care law involves many facets of U.S. law, including <span>torts</span>, contracts, antitrust, and insurance. In 1990, the United States s...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,513). . N Health and Human Services Department(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the cabinet-level department of the <span>executive branch</span> of the federal ...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,192). . N Headnote(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A brief summary of a legal rule or a significant fact in a case that, among other headnotes that apply to the case, precedes the...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,294). . N Head of Household(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual in one family setting who provides actual support and maintenance to one or more individuals who are related to him or her through</i> <sp...')
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+412). . N H.B.(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An abbreviation for a</i> house bill, <i>a proposed law brought before the House of Representatives, as opposed to the Senate.</...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,871). . N Haymarket Riot(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In the Haymarket Riot of May 4, 1886, the police clashed violently with militant anarchists and labor movement protesters in Chicago. Seven policemen and s...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,170). . N George E. C. Hayes(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George E. C. Hayes was an attorney and <span>civil rights</span> activist, and a member of the team of lawyers who argued the landmark <sp...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,762). . N Hawkers and Peddlers(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A</i> hawker <i>is an individual who sells wares by carrying them through the streets. The person's ordinary methods of attracting attention include add...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+209). . N Have and Hold(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The opening words, or habendum clause, found in a deed to real property, which describes the ownership rights of the individual to whom such property is...') (top)
  • 14:19, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+18,987). . N Hate Crime(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A crime motivated by racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or other prejudice.</i></p> <p>Hate crimes are based, at least in part, on the defen...')
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,949). . N Hatch Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Enacted in 1939, the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C.A. 7324) curbs the political activities of employees in federal, state, and local governments. The law's goal is to...')
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,611). . N Harmless Error(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The legal doctrine of harmless error is found in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, extensive case law, and state statutes. It comes into use when a ...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,988). . N George Harding(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Harding is known as the greatest U.S. patent attorney of the late nineteenth century.</p> <p>Harding was born in Philadelphia on October 26, 1827. H...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+783). . N Harbor(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>As a noun, a haven, or a space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land and surroundings as to afford a safe anchorage fo...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,602). . N Hammer v. Dagenhart(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>At the beginning of the twentieth century, U.S. reformers sought to end the practice of child labor. Young children were sent into factor...')
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,318). . N Hague Tribunal(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Hague Tribunal was an <span>arbitration</span> court established for the purpose of facilitating immediate recourse for the settlement ...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+454). . N Habitual(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Regular or customary; usual.</i></p> <p>A <i>habitual</i> drunkard, for example, is an individual who regularly becomes intoxica...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+762). . N Habitability(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Fitness for occupancy. The requirement that rented premises, such as a house or apartment, be reasonably fit to occupy.</i></p> ...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+716). . N Habendum Clause(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The portion of a deed to real property that begins with the phrase</i> To have and to hold <i>and that provides a description of the ownership rights of...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+633). . N Habeas Corpus Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Habeas Corpus Act was an English statute enacted in 1679 during the reign of King Charles II. It was subsequently amended and supple-mented by enactmen...')
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+16,594). . N Habeas Corpus(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, You have the body.<i>] A writ (court order) that commands an individual or a government official who has restrained another to produce the p...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,214). . N Gun Control(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Government regulation of the manufacture, sale, and possession of firearms.</i></p> <p>The <span>Second Amendment</span> to the U.S...')
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+932). . N Guilty(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Blameworthy; culpable; having committed a</i> <span>tort</span> <i>or crime; devoid of innocence.</i></p> <p>An individ...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,379). . N Guest Statutes(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Widely adopted in the 1920s and 1930s, guest statutes were state laws that strictly limited liability in car accidents. These laws curtailed the legal righ...') (top)
  • 14:18, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,813). . N Guardian and Ward(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The legal relationship that exists between a person (the guardian) appointed by a court to take care of and manage the property of a person (the ward) w...')
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,096). . N Guardian Ad Litem(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A guardian appointed by the court to represent the interests of</i> <span>infants</span>, <i>the unborn, or incompetent persons in legal act...')
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+325). . N Guardian(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A person lawfully invested with the power, and charged with the obligation, of taking care of and managing the property and righ...')
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+511). . N Guaranty Clause(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A provision contained in a written document, such as a contract, deed, or mortgage, whereby one individual undertakes to pay the obligation of another i...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+768). . N Guaranty(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>As a verb, to agree to be responsible for the payment of another's debt or the performance of another's duty, liability, or obli...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+286). . N Guarantee(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>One to whom a guaranty is made. This word is also used, as a noun, to denote the contract of guaranty or the obligation of a gua...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,857). . N Group Legal Services(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Legal services provided under a plan to members, who may be employees of the same company, members of the same organization, or individual consumers.</i...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+743). . N Grounds(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The basis or foundation; reasons sufficient in law to justify relief.</i></p> <p>Grounds are more than simply reasons for wantin...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,582). . N Ground Rent(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Perpetual consideration paid for the use and occupation of real property to the individual who has transferred such property, and subsequently to his or...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,145). . N Gross Negligence(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An indifference to, and a blatant violation of, a legal duty with respect to the rights of others.</i></p> <p>Gross negligence is a conscious and volunt...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+519). . N Gross Income(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The financial gains received by an individual or a business during a fiscal year.</i></p> <p>For <span>income tax</span> purposes, gross ...')
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+843). . N Gross Estate(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>All the real and</i> <span>personal property</span> <i>owned by a decedent at the time of his or her death.</i></p> <p>The calcula...')
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+603). . N Gross(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing</i> in gross <i>exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. B...') (top)
  • 14:17, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,178). . N Griswold v. Connecticut(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p><i>Griswold v. Connecticut</i>, 381 U.S. 479, 85 S. Ct. 1678, 14 L. Ed. 2d 510 (1965), was a landmark Supreme Court decision that recogni...')
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+358). . N Grievance Procedure(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A term used in</i> <span>labor law</span> <i>to describe an orderly, established way of dealing with problems between employers and employ...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,082). . N Gregg v. Georgia(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>Modern U.S. death penalty <span>jurisprudence</span> begins with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in <i>Gregg v. Georg...')
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,204). . N Greenmail(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A corporation's attempt to stop a takeover bid by paying a price above market value for stock held by the aggressor.</i></p> <p>...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,890). . N Green Party(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Green Party blossomed as an outgrowth of the environmental and conservation movement of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1970, Charles Reich published <i>The Gr...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+435). . N Green Card(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The popular name for the Alien Registration Receipt Card issued to all immigrants entering the United States on a non-temporary visa who have registered...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,001). . N Great Society(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In May 1964, President <span>Lyndon B. Johnson</span> gave a speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in which he outlined h...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,145). . N Gray Panthers(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Founded in 1970, the Gray Panthers is a national organization dedicated to social justice for old and young people alike. However, the Gray Panthers is bes...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,915). . N Horace Gray(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Horace Gray gained prominence as a Massachusetts jurist and a U.S. Supreme Court justice. In his fifty-three-year career as a lawyer and judge, Gray earned...')
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+397). . N Gravamen(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The basis or essence of a grievance; the issue upon which a particular controversy turns.</i></p> <p>The gravamen of a criminal ...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,968). . N Gratuity(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Money, also known as a tip, given to one who provides services and added to the cost of the service provided, generally as a rew...')
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+692). . N Gratuitous Licensee(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual who is permitted, although not invited, to enter another individual's property and who provides no consideration in exchange for such perm...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+375). . N Gratuitous(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Bestowed or granted without consideration or exchange for something of value.</i></p> <p>The term <i>gratuitous</i> is applied t...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+540). . N Grantor-Grantee Index(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A master reference book, ordinarily kept in the office of official records of a particular county, which lists all recorded deeds as evidence of ownersh...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+209). . N Grantor(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An individual who conveys or transfers ownership of property.</i></p> <p>In real property law, an individual who sells land is k...')
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+187). . N Granting Clause(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The portion of an instrument of conveyance, such as a deed, containing the words that transfer a present interest from the grantor to the grantee.</i></...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+221). . N Grantee(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An individual to whom a transfer or conveyance of property is made.</i></p> <p>In a case involving the sale of land, the buyer i...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,088). . N Grant(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>To confer, give, or bestow. A gift of legal rights or privileges, or a recognition of asserted rights, as in treaty.</i></p> <p>...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,815). . N Granger Movement(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Granger Movement was begun in the late 1860s by farmers who called for government regulation of railroads and other industries whose prices and practic...') (top)
  • 14:16, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,733). . N Grandfather Clause(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A portion of a statute that provides that the law is not applicable in certain circumstances due to preexisting facts.</i></p> <p>Grandfather clauses, w...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+396). . N Grand Larceny(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A category of larceny—the offense of illegally taking the property of another—in which the value of the property taken is greater than tha...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,457). . N Grand Jury(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A panel of citizens that is convened by a court to decide whether it is appropriate for the government to indict (proceed with a prosecution against) so...')
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+874). . N Graft(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A colloquial term referring to the unlawful acquisition of public money through questionable and improper transactions with publ...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+129). . N Graduated Tax(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Tax structured so that the rate increases as the amount of income of taxpayer increases.</i></p> </div>')
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+586). . N Grace Period(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>In insurance law, a period beyond the due date of a premium (usually thirty or thirty-one days) during which the insurance is continued in force and dur...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+825). . N Grab Law(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>State statutory provisions and common-law principles that govern the aggressive use of legal and equitable remedies, such as attachment and</i> <span>[[...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,962). . N Government Printing Office(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Since the mid-nineteenth century, one government establishment has existed to fill the printing, binding, and distribution needs of the federal government....')
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,387). . N Government National Mortgage Association(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), also known as Ginnie Mae, is a corporation wholly owned by the federal government. Created by the Hous...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+142). . N Government Instrumentality Doctrine(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A rule that provides that any organization run by a branch of the government is immune from taxation.</i></p> </div>') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+244). . N Goods(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Items; chattels; things; any</i> <span>personal property</span>.</p> <p><i>Goods</i> is a term of flexible...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,968). . N Good Will(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The favorable reputation and clientele of an established and well-run business.</i></p> <p>The value of good will is ordinarily determined as the amount...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+423). . N Good Time(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The amount of time deducted from time to be served in prison on a given sentence, at some point after the prisoner's admission to prison, contingent upo...') (top)
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,808). . N Good Samaritan Doctrine(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A principle of</i> <span>tort law</span> <i>that provides that a person who sees another individual in imminent and serious danger or peril...')
  • 14:15, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,897). . N Good Faith(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Honesty; a sincere intention to deal fairly with others.</i></p> <p><i>Good faith</i> is an abstract and comprehensive term that encompasses a sincere b...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+873). . N Good Cause(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Legally adequate or substantial grounds or reason to take a certain action.</i></p> <p>The term <i>good cause</i> is a relative one and is dependent upo...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+667). . N Good Behavior(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Orderly and lawful action; conduct that is deemed proper for a peaceful and law-abiding individual.</i></p> <p>The definition of good behavior depends u...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,596). . N Golden Parachute(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An agreement that provides key executives with generous severance pay and other benefits in the event that their employment is terminated as a result of...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+343). . N Going Public(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Altering the organization of a corporation from ownership and control by a small group of people, as in a close corporation, to ownership by the general...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,988). . N Going Concern Value(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The value inherent in an active, established company as opposed to a firm that is not yet established.</i></p> <p><i>The value of the assets of a busine...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+251). . N Gloss(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, which is ordinarily placed on the same ...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,817). . N Gleaning(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Harvesting for free distribution to the needy, or for donation to a nonprofit organization for ultimate distribution to the need...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,420). . N Glass-Steagall Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Glass-Steagall Act, also known as the Banking Act of 1933 (48 Stat. 162), was passed by</p> <p></p> <p>Congress in 1933 and prohibits commercial banks ...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,342). . N Gitlow v. New York(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p><i>Gitlow v. New York</i>, 268 U.S. 652, 45 S. Ct. 625, 69 L. Ed. 1138, is a 1925 decision by the Supreme Court that upheld the constitut...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,640). . N Henry Dilworth Gilpin(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Dilworth Gilpin served as attorney general of the United States from 1840 to 1841 under President <span>Martin Van Buren</span>....') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,410). . N Gifts to Minors Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Gifts to Minors Act has been enacted in every state (with only minor variations) that facilitates the management of money given to <span>[[Infants|infa...') (top)
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,601). . N Gift(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A voluntary transfer of property or of a property interest from one individual to another, made gratuitously to the recipient. T...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,316). . N Gideon v. Wainwright(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p><i>Gideon v. Wainwright</i>, 372 U.S. 335, 83 S. Ct. 792, 9 L. Ed. 2d 799, is a 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established an indi...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,277). . N Gibbons v. Ogden(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p><i>Gibbons v. Ogden</i>, 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 1, 6 L. Ed. 23, was a landmark decision of the Supreme Court that defined the scope of power ...')
  • 14:14, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,868). . N GI Bill(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The GI Bill created a comprehensive package of benefits, including financial assistance for higher education, for veterans of U.S. military service. The be...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+14,403). . N Gerrymander(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The process of dividing a particular state or territory into election districts in such a manner as to accomplish an unlawful pu...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+924). . N Gentlemen's Agreement(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Although agreements between individuals often create legally binding commitments, instances may arise in which mutual promises yield no legally enforceable...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,182). . N Genocide(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The crime of destroying or conspiring to destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group.</i></p> <p>Genocide can be comm...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,802). . N Genetic Screening(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The scientific procedure of examining genetic makeup to determine if an individual possesses genetic traits that indicate a tendency toward acquiring or...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,120). . N Genetic Engineering(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The human manipulation of the genetic material of a cell.</i></p> <p>Genetic engineering involves isolating individual DNA fragments, coupling them with...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,410). . N Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The standard accounting rules, regulations, and procedures used by companies in maintaining their financial records.</i></p> <p>Generally accepted accou...')
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,725). . N General Welfare(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The concern of the government for the health, peace, morality, and safety of its citizens.</i></p> <p>Providing for the welfare of the general public is...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+98). . N General Warranty Deed(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Another name for a <span>warranty deed</span>.</p> </div>') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+187). . N General Verdict(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A decision by a jury that determines which side in a particular controversy wins, and in some cases, the amount of money in damages to be awarded.</i></...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+563). . N General Term(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A sitting of the court en banc, with the participation of the entire membership of the court rather than the regular quorum. A phrase used in some juris...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,063). . N General Services Administration(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. &#xA7...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+470). . N General Legacy(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A monetary gift, payable out of the collective assets of the estate of a testator—one who makes a will—and not from a designated source.</...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+416). . N General Jurisdiction(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The legal authority of a court to entertain whatever type of case comes up within the geographical area over which its power extends.</i></p> <p>General...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+644). . N General Intent(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>In</i> <span>criminal law</span> <i>and</i> <span>tort law</span>, <i>a mental plan to do that which is forbidden by the l...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+430). . N General Execution(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A court order commanding a public official, such as a sheriff, to take the</i> <span>personal property</span> <i>of a defendant to...') (top)
  • 14:13, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+269). . N General Creditor(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual to whom money is due from a debtor, but whose debt is not secured by property of the debtor. One to whom property has not been pledged to ...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+601). . N General Appearance(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The act by which a defendant completely consents to the jurisdiction of the court by appearing before it either in person or through an authorized repre...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,501). . N General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) originated with a meeting of 22 nations meeting in 1947 in Geneva, Switzerland. By 2000, there were 142 m...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+14,815). . N General Accounting Office(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The General Accounting Office (GAO), created by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C.A. 41), was vested with all powers and duties of the six audi...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+31,937). . N Gay and Lesbian Rights(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The goal of full legal and social equality for gay men and lesbians sought by the gay movement in the United States and other Western countries.</i></p>...')
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,112). . N Gas(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Various legal issues arise concerning the use and distribution of gas.</p> <h2>Supply</h2> <p>A <span>municipal corporation</span...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,587). . N Garnishment(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A legal procedure by which a creditor can collect what a debtor owes by reaching the debtor's property when it is in the hands o...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+547). . N Garnishee(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An individual who holds money or property that belongs to a debtor subject to an attachment proceeding by a creditor.</i></p> <p...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+64). . N Gaol(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The old English word for jail.</p> </div>')
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+16,201). . N Gangs(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The rise in gang violence since the 1980s caused lawmakers to seek a variety of methods to curb the formation and activities of these gangs. According to s...')
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,451). . N Gaming(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The act or practice of gambling; an agreement between two or more individuals to play collectively at a game of chance for a sta...')
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,492). . N Game(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Wild birds and beasts. The word includes all game birds and game animals.</i></p> <p>The state, in its sovereign power, owns gam...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,129). . N Gag Rule(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A rule, regulation, or law that prohibits debate or discussion of a particular issue.</i></p> <p>Between 1836 and 1844, the U.S. House of Representative...') (top)
  • 14:12, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,017). . N Gag Order(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A court order to gag or bind an unruly defendant or remove her or him from the courtroom in order to prevent further interruptions in a trial. In a tria...')
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+423). . N Futures(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Contracts that promise to purchase or sell standard commodities at a forthcoming date and at a fixed price.</i></p> <p>This type...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+800). . N Future Interest(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A claim on property, real or personal, that will begin at some point in the future. A future interest allows the grantor to retain the right to use that...')
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+170). . N Future Earnings(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Earnings that, if it had not been for an injury, could have been made in the future, but which were lost as result of the injury.</i></p> </div>') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,039). . N Future Acquired Property(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Property that is received or obtained by a borrower subsequent to the date that he or she executes a loan agreement which offers property currently owne...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,335). . N Furman v. Georgia(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>In <i>Furman v. Georgia</i>, 408 U.S. 238, 92 S. Ct. 2726, 33 L. Ed. 2d 346 (1972), the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three death senten...')
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+310). . N Fungible(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A description applied to items of which each unit is identical to every other unit, such as in the case of grain, oil, or flour....') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+223). . N Fundamental Law(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The constitution of a state or nation; the basic law and principles contained in federal and state constitutions that direct and regulate the manner in ...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+368). . N Fund(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A comprehensive term for any money that is set aside for a particular purpose or that is accessible for the satisfaction of debt...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,302). . N Full Faith and Credit Clause(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Full Faith and Credit Clause—Article IV, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution—provides that the various states must recognize legislative ...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,940). . N Fugitive Slave Act of 1850(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 mandated that states to which escaped slaves fled were obligated to return them to their masters upon their discovery and su...')
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+399). . N Fugitive from Justice(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual who, after having committed a criminal offense, leaves the jurisdiction of the court where such crime has taken place or hides within such...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,221). . N Frustration(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>In the law of contracts, the destruction of the value of the performance that has been bargained for by the promisor as a result...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+14,958). . N Fruit of the Poisonous Tree(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The principle that prohibits the use of secondary evidence in trial that was culled directly from primary evidence derived from an illegal</i> <span>[[S...') (top)
  • 14:11, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,595). . N Frontiero v. Richardson(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>The fight to end gender discrimination in the U.S. began in the nineteenth century with the women's suffrage movement and the enactment o...')
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,159). . N Frolic(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Activities performed by an employee during working hours that are not considered to be in the course of his or her employment, s...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+556). . N Frivolous(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Of minimal importance; legally worthless.</i></p> <p>A <i>frivolous suit</i> is one without any legal merit. In some cases, such...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+550). . N Frisk(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A term used in</i> <span>criminal law</span> <i>to refer to the superficial running of the hands over the body ...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,751). . N Fries's Rebellion(Created page with '<div type="article"><p></p> <p>John Fries was an auctioneer from rural Pennsylvania who led a small group of tax protesters in what came to be known as Fries's Rebellion. He was ...')
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+492). . N Friendly Suit(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A lawsuit brought by an executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased person in the name of a creditor as if that creditor had initiated the act...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,280). . N Henry Jacob Friendly(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Jacob Friendly served for 27 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where he won a wide reputation for his scholarly, well-crafte...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+534). . N Friendly Fire(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Fire burning in a place where it was intended to burn, although damages may result. In a military conflict, the discharge of weapons against one's own t...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+588). . N Friend of the Court(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A person who has a strong interest in a matter that is the subject of a lawsuit in which he or she is not a party.</i></p> <p>A friend of the court may ...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+701). . N Freight Forwarder(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An individual who, as a regular business, assembles and combines small shipments into one lot and takes the responsibility for the transportation of suc...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+705). . N Freight(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The price or compensation paid for the transportation of goods by a carrier.</i> Freight <i>is also applied to the goods transpo...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+761). . N Freehold(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A life estate, an interest in land the duration of which is restricted to the life or lives of a particular person or persons ho...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,568). . N Freedom of the Press(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The right, guaranteed by the</i> <span>First Amendment</span> <i>to the U.S. Constitution, to gather, publish, and distribute inform...')
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+26,170). . N Freedom of Speech(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The right, guaranteed by the</i> <span>First Amendment</span> <i>to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwa...')
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,756). . N Freedom of Information Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5U.S.C.A. § 552 et seq.) provides for the disclosure of information held by administrative agencies to the publ...')
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+13,230). . N Freedom of Association and Assembly(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The right to associate with others for the purpose of engaging in constitutionally protected activities.</i></p> <p>The right to associate is not an ind...') (top)
  • 14:10, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,077). . N Free Soil Party(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Free Soil Party evolved in the 1840s in response to the growing split between pro- and anti-slavery movements in the United States. National politics w...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,025). . N Free Agency(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A legal status that allows a professional athlete to negotiate an employment contract with the team of his or her choosing instead of being confined to ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,974). . N Fraudulent Conveyance(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A transfer of property that is made to swindle, hinder, or delay a creditor, or to put such property beyond his or her reach.</i></p> <p>For example, a ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+288). . N Fraudulent(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The description of a willful act commenced with the</i> <span>specific intent</span> <i>to deceive or cheat,...')
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,553). . N Fraud(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by conc...')
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,338). . N Gerald Rudolph Ford(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Without winning a single vote in a presidential election, Gerald Rudolph Ford became chief executive of the United States on August 9, 1974. Ford's ascent ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,743). . N Geraldine Anne Ferraro(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As the first woman candidate for vice president of the United States in a major party, Geraldine Anne Ferraro expanded opportunities for women in national ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,396). . N George Washington Ellis(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Washington Ellis was born May 4, 1875, in Weston, Missouri. He earned a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Kansas in 1893, attended Howa...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,627). . N Gabriel Duvall(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Gabriel Duvall was born December 6, 1752. He was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1778. Duvall served in the militia before beginning his government career ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,550). . N Frederick Douglass(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>A very influential African American leader of the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass used his exceptional skills as an orator, writer, journalist, and ...')
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,014). . N Harry Micajah Daugherty(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Harry Micajah Daugherty served as the 51st attorney general of the United States, under Presidents <span>Warren G. Harding</span> and...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,768). . N George Mifflin Dallas(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Mifflin Dallas was born July 10, 1792, to statesman <span>alexander james dallas</span>. He graduated from Princeton Univ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,277). . N Homer Stille Cummings(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Homer Stille Cummings was the 55th attorney general of the United States, serving from 1933 to 1939 in the administration of President <span>[[Franklin D. ...')
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,183). . N George Franklin Comstock(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Franklin Comstock was born August 24, 1811, in Williamstown, New York. He graduated from Union College in 1834, was admitted to the New York bar in ...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,598). . N Hillary Rodham Clinton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Attorney, professor, First Lady, and now senator Hillary Rodham Clinton created a new and dramatic role in national politics. With a distinguished career t...')
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,633). . N Henry Delamar Clayton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry DeLamar Clayton achieved prominence as a jurist and as the originator of the <span>Clayton Antitrust Act</span> (15 U.S.C.A...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,140). . N Henry Clay(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Fiery southern lawmaker, Speaker of the House, and <span>secretary of state</span> Henry Clay played a pivotal role in preserving th...') (top)
  • 14:09, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,217). . N Celia, a slave(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Celia, a slave, was probably born in Missouri in 1836. No documentation of her birth date, birthplace, or parentage exists. Her recorded history begins in ...')
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,723). . N George Harrold Carswell(Created page with '<div type="article"> <p>Through an unexpected appointment, G. Harrold Carswell secured nomination on January 19, 1970, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The appointment by Pres...')
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+13,170). . N George Walker Bush(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The administration of George Walker Bush, the forty-third president of the United States, has been a study in contrasts. On the one hand, he has shown a fi...')

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