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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...')
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,960). . N George Herbert Walker Bush(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Herbert Walker Bush capped a full and distinguished political career with his election in 1988 as President of the United States. Bush became the fo...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,784). . N Harold Hitz Burton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Harold Hitz Burton served as a Supreme Court justice during the years the Court outlawed <span>segregation</span>.</p> <p>Burton was born J...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,861). . N Henry Billings Brown(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Billings Brown was an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1890 to 1906.</p> <p>Born to a wealthy family on March 2, 1836, at South Lee, Massa...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,592). . N Henry Peter Brougham(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Peter Brougham, also known as Baron Brougham and Vaux, achieved prominence as a lawyer and statesman.</p> <p>Brougham was born September 18, 1778, in...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,050). . N Herbert Whittaker Briggs(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Herbert Whittaker Briggs was a prominent figure in the field of <span>international law</span> where he made important contributions ...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,637). . N Henry de Bracton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry de Bracton was a medieval jurist and priest whose masterful treatise on <span>common law</span> and procedure provided a framework for...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,447). . N Henry Marie Brackenridge(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Marie Brackenridge was an eminent lawyer, statesman, and author.</p> <p>Brackenridge was born May 11, 1786. His <span>[[Legal Education|Legal Educati...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,269). . N Horace Julian Bond(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In the annals of the <span>civil rights movement</span>, the career of the politician, activist, and educator Julian Bond holds a...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,566). . N Harry Andrew Blackmun(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Harry Andrew Blackmun, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1970 to 1994, stepped into a political maelstrom when he authored the much-lauded, ...')
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,387). . N Horace Binney(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Horace Binney was born January 4, 1780. He graduated from Harvard in 1797 and was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1800.</p> <p>In 1806, Binney became a...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,823). . N Griffin Boyette Bell(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Griffin Boyette Bell served as U.S. attorney general from 1977 to 1979 under President <span>Jimmy Carter</span> and before that from 1961...')
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,706). . N Henry Ward Beecher(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Ward Beecher was one of the most prominent U.S. ministers of the nineteenth century as well as an active participant in various reform movements.</p>...') (top)
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,492). . N Henry Baldwin(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Henry Baldwin was a prominent Pennsylvania attorney and politician who later became an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served for fou...')
  • 14:08, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,135). . N George Frederick Baer(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Frederick Baer was born September 26, 1842, near Lavansville, Pennsylvania. Baer was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, where he received an...') (top)
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,267). . N George Edmund Badger(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Edmund Badger was a lawyer, judge, and politician, and the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court confirmation battle in 1853.</p> <p>The only son of a law...')
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,896). . N Or Assise Assize(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A judicial procedure in early England whereby a certain number of men in a community were called together to hear and decide a dispute; a type of court....') (top)
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,968). . N Gloria Allred(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Gloria Allred, born July 3, 1941, in Philadelphia, is a flamboyant, widely recognized lawyer, feminist, activist, and radio talk show host. Though her crit...')
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,281). . N Franklin Pierce(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Franklin Pierce served as the fourteenth president of the United States from 1853 to 1857. He was the youngest person to be elected president up to that ti...')
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,602). . N George Hunt Pendleton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George Hunt Pendleton was a prominent nineteenth-century lawyer, congressman, senator, and ambassador who played the central role in passing the Civil Serv...') (top)
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,535). . N Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) system was developed pursuant to the federal Social Security Act of 1935 (42 U.S.C.A. &#xA...')
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,984). . N George William Norris(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>George William Norris was born July 11, 1861, in Sandusky County, Ohio. He graduated from Indiana Normal College in 1881 and pursued a career in law and po...') (top)
  • 14:07, 4 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,522). . N Francis William Murphy(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As a champion of civil liberties in the <span>world war ii</span> era, Francis ("Frank") William Murphy had an extraordinary political and...')
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  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+13,891). . N Zoning(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The separation or division of a municipality into districts, the regulation of buildings and structures in such districts in acc...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,285). . N Zero Tolerance(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance and enhance deterrence.</i><...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,509). . N Zero Bracket Amount(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A lump-sum allowance of income that a taxpayer could receive without imposition of any federal</i> <span>income tax</span> <i>because it ...')
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,158). . N John Peter Zenger(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In August of 1735 John Peter Zenger, a printer for the <i>New York Weekly Journal</i>, was prosecuted for seditious libel. Although Zenger may have been te...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,155). . N Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>In <i>Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer</i>, 343 U.S. 579, 72 S. Ct. 863, 96 L. Ed. 1153 (1952), the Supreme Court reviewed the c...')
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,487). . N Owen D. Young(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Owen D. Young was a prominent corporate lawyer and businessperson who played a major part in negotiating German reparations following <span>[[World War I|W...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,827). . N York-Antwerp Rules(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A group of directives relating to uniform bills of lading and governing the settlement of maritime losses among the several interests, including ship an...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,170). . N Yield(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Current return from an investment or expenditure as a percentage of the price of investment or expenditure.</i></p> <p>The term ...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,728). . N Yick Wo v. Hopkins(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>An 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision, <i>Yick Wo v. Hopkins</i>, 118 U.S. 356, 6 S. Ct. 1064, 30 L. Ed. 220 (1886), held that the unequal ...')
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,425). . N Yellow Dog Contract(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An employment agreement whereby a worker promises not to join a</i> <span>labor union</span> <i>or promises to resign from a union if he...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,332). . N Year Books(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Books of legal cases, or reporters, published annually in England from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century.</i></p> <p>The development of English <s...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,783). . N Yalta Agreement(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>British prime minister Winston Churchill, U.S. president <span>Franklin D. Roosevelt</span>, and Soviet premier <span>[[Joseph St...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,190). . N XYZ Affair(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic incident that almost led to war between the United States and France. The scandal inflamed U.S. public opinion and led to t...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,347). . N XYY Chromosomal Abnormality Defense(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A legal theory that holds that a defendant's XYY chromosomal abnormality is a condition that should relieve him or her of legal responsibility for his o...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,339). . N X Rating(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A classification devised by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) in 1968</i> <i>to des...') (top)
  • 20:04, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,819). . N "X" as a Signature(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>"X" as a signature refers to a cross that is printed in lieu of an individual's signature. A signature is required to authenticate wills, deeds, and certai...')
  • 20:03, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,942). . N Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has held that an employer can grant preferential treatment to racial minorities under a private, voluntary <span>[...')
  • 20:03, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,789). . N Walter Wyatt(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Walter Wyatt served as reporter of decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1946 to 1963. Prior to becoming reporter, Wyatt spent almost thirty years worki...') (top)
  • 20:03, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,204). . N Wrongful Pregnancy(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A claim by parents for damages arising from the negligent performance of a sterilization procedure or</i> <span>abortion</span>, <i>and the...') (top)
  • 20:03, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,078). . N Wrongful Life(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A type of</i> <span>medical malpractice</span> <i>claim brought on behalf of a child born with birth defects, alleging that the ...')
  • 20:03, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,245). . N Wrongful Discharge(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An at-will employee's</i> <span>cause of action</span> <i>against his former employer, alleging that his discharge was in violation ...') (top)
  • 20:03, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,559). . N Wrongful Death(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.</i></p> <p>If a person is killed becau...')
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,513). . N Wrongful Birth(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A</i> <span>medical malpractice</span> <i>claim brought by the parents of a child born with birth defects, alleging that neglige...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,267). . N Wrong(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A violation, by one individual, of another individual's legal rights.</i></p> <p>The idea of rights suggests the opposite idea o...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,554). . N Writs of Assistance Case(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The <i>Writs of Assistance</i> case involved a legal dispute during 1761 in which 63 Boston merchants petitioned the Massachusetts Superior Court to challe...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,073). . N Writ(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An order issued by a court requiring that something be done or giving authority to do a specified act.</i></p> <p>The developmen...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,537). . N James Skelly Wright(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>James Skelly Wright served as a federal district judge in Louisiana from 1949 to 1962 and as a federal court of appeals judge in Washington, D.C., from 196...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,178). . N Worthier Title Doctrine(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A</i> <span>common law</span> <i>rule that provides that a conveyance of real property by a grantor to another person for life with a lim...')
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,442). . N World War II(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>World War II began in 1939 as a conflict between Germany and the combined forces of France and Great Britain and eventually included most of the nations of...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,165). . N World War I(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>World War I was an international conflict primarily involving European nations that was fought between 1914 and 1918. The United States did not enter the c...')
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,861). . N World Bank(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, commonly referred to as the World Bank, is an international financial institution whose purposes...')
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+21,972). . N Workers' Compensation(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A system whereby an employer must pay, or provide insurance to pay, the lost wages and medical expenses of an employee who is injured on the job.</i></p...')
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,090). . N Work Product Rule(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A legal doctrine that provides that certain materials prepared by an attorney who is acting on behalf of his or her client during preparation for litiga...')
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,399). . N Words of Purchase(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Language used in connection with a transfer of real property that identifies the grantees or designees who take the interest being conveyed by deed or w...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+899). . N Words of Limitation(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The words in a deed or will that indicate what type of estate or rights the person being given land receives.</i></p> <p>Words of limitation are used to...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,332). . N Words of Art(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The vocabulary or terminology of a particular art, science, or profession, particularly those expressions that are peculiar to it.</i></p> <p>Though a s...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,441). . N Words and Phrases®(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A multivolume set of law books published by West Group containing thousands of judicial definitions of words and phrases, arrang...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,770). . N William Burnham Woods(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>William Burnham Woods served on the U.S. Supreme Court as an associate justice from 1881 to 1887. Woods's legal career led him into politics in his native ...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,152). . N Woods and Forests(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A comprehensive term for a large collection of trees in their natural setting and the property on which they stand.</i></p> <p>State and federal laws go...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,507). . N Levi Woodbury(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Levi Woodbury served on the U.S. Supreme Court as an associate justice from 1845 to 1851. Woodbury's career encompassed a range of positions in state and f...') (top)
  • 20:02, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+23,324). . N Women's Rights(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The effort to secure equal rights for women and to remove gender discrimination from laws, institutions, and behavioral patterns.</i></p> <p>The women's...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,379). . N Alexander Wolcott(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>President James Madison's appointment of Alexander Wolcott to the U.S. Supreme Court was a tribute to Wolcott's political loyalty, not his legal acumen. No...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,960). . N Witnesses(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Individuals who provide evidence in legal proceedings before a tribunal. Persons who give testimony under oath in court, concern...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,805). . N Without Recourse(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A phrase used by an endorser (a signer other than the original maker) of a negotiable instrument (for example, a check or promissory note) to mean that ...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,292). . N Without Prejudice(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.</i></p> <p>When a lawsuit is dismissed, the court may enter a judgment against the plaintiff with or...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,980). . N Without Day(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A term used to describe a final ending or adjournment of a session of a legislature or a court; the English translation of the Latin phrase</i> sine die...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,653). . N Within the Statute(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Encompassed by, or included under, the provisions and scope of a particular law.</i></p> <p>In the U.S. legal system, a person who is charged with viola...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,383). . N Withholding Tax(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The amount legally deducted from an employee's wages or salary by the employer, who uses it to prepay the charges imposed by the government on the emplo...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,363). . N Witherspoon v. Illinois(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>In the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed many issues surrounding the constitutionality of <span>[[Capital Punishment|capit...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,978). . N Witan(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An Anglo-Saxon term that meant wise men, persons learned in the law; in particular, the king's advisers or members of his counci...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,750). . N John Minor Wisdom(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>John Minor Wisdom, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, was one of the most influential jurists of the <span>[[Civil Rights|civil ri...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,961). . N William Wirt(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>William Wirt served as U.S. attorney general from 1817 to 1829, the longest tenure in U.S. history. Wirt is recognized as one of the most important holders...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,736). . N Wiretapping(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A form of electronic eavesdropping accomplished by seizing or overhearing communications by means of a concealed recording or li...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,289). . N Wind Up(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The last phase in the dissolution of a partnership or corporation, in which accounts are settled and assets are liquidated so that they may be distribut...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,759). . N Thomas Woodrow Wilson(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Educator, political reformer, and the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson significantly affected domestic and international affairs during ...')
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,975). . N James Quinn Wilson(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>James Q. Wilson is a significant American thinker and writer whose views on <span>criminology</span>, economics, politics, and culture have...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,163). . N James Wilson(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Lawyer, author, theorist, and justice, James Wilson helped write the U.S. Constitution and served as one of the first justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. W...') (top)
  • 20:01, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,455). . N Wilmot Proviso(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p>The 1846 Wilmot Proviso was a bold attempt by opponents of slavery to prevent its introduction in the territories purchased from Me...') (top)
  • 20:00, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,160). . N David Wilmot(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>David Wilmot was a lawyer, judge, U.S. senator, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1845 to 1851 the Pennsylvania Democrat served in the ...') (top)
  • 20:00, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,871). . N Samuel Williston(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Samuel Williston was a noted law professor and the primary authority on contract law in the United States during the early twentieth century. A professor o...') (top)
  • 19:59, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,914). . N Williams Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Williams Act of 1968 amended the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C.A. § 78a et seq.) to require mandatory disclosure of information re...') (top)
  • 19:58, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,519). . N Willful(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Intentional; not accidental; voluntary; designed.</i></p> <p>There is no precise definition of the term <i>willful</i> because i...')
  • 19:58, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+22,191). . N Will(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A document in which a person specifies the method to be applied in the management and distribution of his estate after his death...')
  • 19:57, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,821). . N Roy Ottoway Wilkins(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Roy Wilkins was a prominent U.S. <span>Civil rights</span> leader who served as the executive secretary of the National Association for th...') (top)
  • 19:57, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,657). . N Oscar Wilde(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Oscar Wilde was a nineteenth-century Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and outraged English society with his unconventiona...') (top)
  • 19:57, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,714). . N Wildcat Strike(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An employee work stoppage that is not authorized by the</i> <span>labor union</span> <i>to which the employees belong.</i></p> <p>When e...') (top)
  • 19:57, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,262). . N John Henry Wigmore(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>John Henry Wigmore ranks as one of the most important legal scholars in U.S. history. A law professor and later dean of Northwestern University Law School ...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,644). . N Wickersham Commission(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Wickersham Commission is the popular name for the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, which was appointed by President <span>[[Herbe...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,580). . N Charles Evans Whittaker(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Charles Evans Whittaker served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1957 to 1962. The Missouri-born Whittaker practiced law for thirty ye...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+19,181). . N Whitewater(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Whitewater is the name given to the scandal involving President <span>Bill Clinton</span>, First Lady <span>[[Hillary Rodham Clinton|Hilla...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,153). . N Marjorie Millace Whiteman(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Marjorie Millace Whiteman was a scholar and expert in <span>international law</span> who served in the U.S. <span>[[State Department|...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+281). . N Whiteacre(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A fictitious designation used by legal writers to describe a parcel of land.</i></p> <p>Whiteacre is frequently used with Blacka...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,984). . N White Supremacy Groups(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Organizations that believe the Caucasian race is superior to all other races and therefore seek either to separate the races in the United States or to ...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,263). . N White Primary(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A legal device once employed by some Southern states to prevent African Americans from exercising their right to vote in a meaningful way.</i></p> <p>In...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,854). . N Edward Douglass White(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In his three decades as a lawmaker and justice, Edward Douglass White left a powerful and sometimes controversial mark on American law. White's career span...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,061). . N White-collar crime(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Financial, economic, or corporate crime, usually involving</i> <span>fraud</span> <i>and theft, that is often carried out by sophisticated mea...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,567). . N Byron Raymond White(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Byron Raymond White sat on the U.S. Supreme Court as an associate justice from 1962 to 1993. White had an eclectic career. He was a college and pro footbal...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,152). . N Whistleblowing(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The disclosure by a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, to the public or to those in autho...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,652). . N Whiskey Rebellion(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In 1794 thousands of farmers in western Pennsylvania took up arms in opposition to the enforcement of a federal law calling for the imposition of an excise...')
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,494). . N Whig Party(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Whig Party</i> was a name applied to political parties in England, Scotland, and America. Whig is a short form of the word <i>whiggamore</i>, a Scottish...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+357). . N Wherefore(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>For which reason.</i></p> <p>The term <i>wherefore</i> is frequently used in an averment (a positive statement of fact set out i...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+313). . N Whereby(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>By or through which; by the help of which; in accordance with which.</i></p> <p>For example, in the promissory note clause "wher...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,983). . N Whereas(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>On the contrary, although, when in fact. An introductory statement of a formal document.</i></p> <p>The term <i>whereas</i> is u...') (top)
  • 19:56, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,726). . N Wheaton v. Peters(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>The 1834 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, <i>Wheaton v. Peters</i>, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 591, 8 L. Ed. 1055, delineated the differences be...')
  • 19:55, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,399). . N Wharves(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Structures erected on the margin of</i> <span>navigable waters</span> <i>where vessels can stop to load and...') (top)
  • 19:55, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,041). . N Whaling(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The hunting of whales for food, oil, or both.</i></p> <p>The hunting of whales by Eskimos and Native Americans began around 100 ...') (top)
  • 19:55, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,219). . N Westminster Hall(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Westminster Hall was the home of English superior courts until they were moved to the Strand in the early 1880s. Construction of the hall began in 1097; th...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,728). . N Second Statute of Westminster(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p>In 1285 King Edward I summoned the great lords and councillors of England to a parliament in Westminster to consider changes in how...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,260). . N First Statute of Westminster(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p>The First Statute of Westminster was enacted by a parliament meeting at Westminster, England, during the reign of King Edward I to ...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,887). . N Westlaw®(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>WESTLAW® is an interactive <span>computerassisted legal research</span> service that is provided to subscribers by...')
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,408). . N West Saxon Lage(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The laws of the West Saxons, who lived in the southern and western counties of England, from Kent to Devonshire, during the Anglo-Saxon period.</i></p> ...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,402). . N West Legal Directory(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The West Legal Directory™ (WLD) is a searchable on-line directory of law firms, judges, and attorneys in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin ...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,182). . N West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>The Supreme Court's decision in <i>West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish</i>, 300 U.S. 379, 57 S. Ct. 578, 81 L. Ed. 703 (1937), marked the end...')
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,425). . N Carter Walker Wesley(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Carter Walker Wesley was a prominent African American attorney and newspaper publisher who fought a long legal battle with the state of Texas and the Texas...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,545). . N Welsh v. United States(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>A 1970 U.S. Supreme Court decision, <i>Welsh v. United States</i>, 398 U.S. 333, 90 S. Ct. 1792, 26 L. Ed. 2d 308, held that a person cou...')
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,488). . N Ida Bell Wells-Barnett(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was a prominent and often controversial African–American reformer who spoke out against racial oppression in the United State...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+25,514). . N Welfare(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Government benefits distributed to impoverished persons to enable them to maintain a minimum standard of well-being.</i></p> <p>...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,202). . N Joseph Nye Welch(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Joseph Nye Welch represented the U.S. Army in the Army-McCarthy hearings held in the U.S. Senate in April through June 1954.</p> <p>Welch was born in Primg...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,934). . N Joseph Francis Weis Jr.(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In March 1989, senior federal appeals court judge Joseph Francis Weis Jr. was handed the awesome task of chairing a congressional committee to examine issu...')
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,559). . N Jack Bertrand Weinstein(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>For more than a quarter of a century, Jack Bertrand Weinstein has championed the fight for an independent judiciary. As a federal district judge—and...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,071). . N Weights and Measures(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A comprehensive legal term for uniform standards ascribed to the quantity, capacity, volume, or dimensions of anything.</i></p> <p>The regulation of wei...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,621). . N Weight of Evidence(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Measure of credible proof on one side of a dispute as compared with the credible proof on the other, particularly the</i> <span>probative<...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,987). . N Sarah Ragle Weddington(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Sarah Ragle Weddington is a Texas lawyer, teacher, author, and public speaker who is best known as the lawyer who took the case on <span>[[Abortion|abortio...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,148). . N Webster v. Reproductive Health Services(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>In <i>Webster v. Reproductive Health Services</i>, 492 U.S. 490, 109 S. Ct. 3040, 106 L. Ed. 2d 410 (1989), the United States Supreme Cou...')
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,489). . N Daniel Webster(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Daniel Webster was a nineteenth-century lawyer, representative, senator, <span>secretary of state</span>, and one of the great orato...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,373). . N Max Weber(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Max Weber was a German sociologist and political economist who is best known for his theory of the development of Western capitalism that is based on the "...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,914). . N Weapons(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A comprehensive term for all instruments of offensive or defensive combat, including items used in injuring a person.</i></p> <p...')
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,266). . N James Moore Wayne(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As an associate justice, James Moore Wayne served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1835 to 1867. Wayne rose to prominence in his native Georgia in the early ...') (top)
  • 19:54, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,564). . N Alyce Faye Wattleton(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>From 1978 to 1992, Alyce Faye Wattleton held the stage as an articulate defender of reproductive rights for U.S. women. As president of the Planned Parenth...')
  • 19:53, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,098). . N Watergate(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Watergate is the name given to the scandals involving President <span>Richard M. Nixon</span>, members of his administration, and oper...')
  • 19:53, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,598). . N Water Rights(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A group of rights designed to protect the use and enjoyment of water that travels in streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds, gathers on the surface of the ea...') (top)
  • 19:53, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,806). . N Water Pollution(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Without healthy water for drinking, cooking, fishing, and farming, the human race would perish. Clean water is also necessary for recreational interests su...') (top)
  • 19:53, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,194). . N Waste(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Harmful or destructive use of real property by one in rightful possession of the property.</i></p> <p>Waste is an unreasonable o...') (top)
  • 19:53, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,215). . N Washington v. Glucksberg(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p>In <i>Washington v. Glucksberg</i>, 521 U.S. 702, 117 S. Ct. 2258, 138 L. Ed. 2d 772 (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to review t...')
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,193). . N Bushrod Washington(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Bushrod Washington served on the U.S. Supreme Court as an associate justice from 1798 to 1829. A strong Federalist and able jurist, Washington was tolerant...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,746). . N Booker Taliaferro Washington(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Booker Taliaferro Washington was born into <span>slavery</span>, but grew up to become one of the nation's most prominent leaders and educators...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+860). . N Wash Sale(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The buying and selling of the same or a similar asset within a short period of time.</i></p> <p><i>A fictitious type of arrangement whereby a</i> <span>...')
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,695). . N Earl Warren(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Earl Warren served as the fourteenth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969. A former prosecutor, state attorney general, and governor o...')
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,085). . N Warren Court(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>From 1953 to 1969, <span>Earl Warren</span> presided as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Under Warren's leadership, the Court activ...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,544). . N Warren Commission(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The assassination of President <span>John F. Kennedy</span> in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, was a shocking event that immediate...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,103). . N Charles Warren(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Charles Warren, a prominent lawyer and legal historian, is best known for his three-volume study, <i>The Supreme Court in U.S. History</i>, which won the P...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,542). . N Warranty Deed(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>An instrument that transfers real property from one person to another and in which the grantor promises that title is good and clear of any claims.</i><...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+10,578). . N Warranty(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An assurance, promise, or guaranty by one party that a particular statement of fact is true and may be relied upon by the other ...')
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+714). . N Warrant of Attorney(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A written authorization that allows an attorney named in it to appear in court and admit the liability of the person giving the warrant in an action to ...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,400). . N Warrant(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A written order issued by a judicial officer or other authorized person commanding a law enforce ment officer to perform some ac...')
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+522). . N Warehouseman(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An individual who is regularly engaged in the business of receiving and storing goods of others in exchange for compensation or ...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+1,318). . N Warehouse Receipt(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A written document given by a warehouseman for items received for storage in his or her warehouse, which serves as evidence of title to the stored goods...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,419). . N Nathaniel Ward(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Nathaniel Ward was a Puritan minister, attorney, and writer who compiled a code of statutes for colonial Massachusetts entitled <i>The Body of Liberties</i...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+258). . N Ward(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A person, especially an infant or incompetent, placed by the court in the care of a guardian.</i></p> </div> <div type="other">...') (top)
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+11,220). . N War on Terrorism(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Terrorist acts and the threat of <span>terrorism</span> have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many ye...')
  • 19:52, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+12,259). . N War of Independence(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The War of Independence, also known as the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War, was fought from 1775 to 1783 between Great Britain and the 13 Bri...')
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,051). . N War of 1812(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain was a conflict fought over the right of neutral countries to participate in foreign trade witho...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,863). . N War Crimes(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Acts that violate the international laws, treaties, customs, and practices governing military conflict between belligerent states or parties.</i></p> <p...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,748). . N War(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Open and declared conflict between the armed forces of two or more states or nations.</i></p> <p>Article I, Section 8, Clause 11...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+419). . N Wapentake(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A local division of a shire or county in old</i> <span>English Law</span><i>; the term used north of the Trent R...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+699). . N Wanton(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Grossly careless or negligent; reckless; malicious.</i></p> <p>The term <i>wanton</i> implies a reckless disregard for the conse...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+442). . N Want of Consideration(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A comprehensive term for all transactions or situations where no inducement to a contract was intended to pass between the parties thereto and, therefor...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+269). . N Want(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The absence or deficiency of what is needed or desired.</i></p> <p><i>Want of jurisdiction</i>, for example, is a lack of author...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,916). . N Walnut Street Prison(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Walnut Street Prison was a pioneering effort in prison reform. Originally built as a conventional jail just before the American Revolution, it was expa...') (top)
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,580). . N Wallace v. Jaffree(Created page with 'Category:Case <div type="article"><p><i>Wallace v. Jaffree</i> enjoys the dubious distinction of being listed as one of the ten worst non-Supreme Court decisions in Bernard S...')
  • 19:51, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,262). . N John William Wallace(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>John William Wallace served as reporter of decisions for the U.S. Supreme Court from 1863 to 1875. Wallace is noted for being the last reporter to privatel...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,475). . N Patricia Mcgowan Wald(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In July 1999, <span>United Nations</span> Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Judge Patricia M. Wald to serve on the International Cr...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+159). . N Waiving Time(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The process whereby an individual permits a court to take longer than usual in trying him or her on a criminal charge.</i></p> </div>') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,982). . N Waiver(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The voluntary surrender of a known right; conduct supporting an inference that a particular right has been relinquished.</i></p>...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+355). . N Waive(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>To intentionally or voluntarily relinquish a known right or engage in conduct warranting an inference that a right has been surr...')
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,479). . N Morrison Remick Waite(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Morrison Remick Waite served as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1874 to 1888. Waite's rise to national prominence came unexpectedly. Although ...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,019). . N Wait-And-See Doctrine(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A rule that permits consideration of events occurring subsequent to the inception of an instrument that pertains to the vesting of a future interest. If...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,290). . N Robert Ferdinand Wagner(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Robert Ferdinand Wagner served as a U.S. senator from New York from 1927 to 1949. Wagner was a strong believer in the social <span>welfare</spa...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,181). . N Wagner Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Wagner Act, also known as the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (29 U.S.C.A. § 151 et seq.), is the most important piece of labor legislation e...')
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,062). . N Wager of Law(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A procedure for defending oneself that could be used in a trial before one of the ancient courts of England.</i></p> <p>A defendant who elected to "make...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,001). . N Wager of Battel(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A type of trial by combat between accuser and accused that was introduced into England by William the Conqueror (King William I) and his Norman follower...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,545). . N Wage Earner's Plan(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A form of</i> <span>bankruptcy</span> <i>under a former federal law whereby an individual retained her property and paid off a debt over ...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,773). . N Wage Assignment(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The voluntary transfer in advance of a debtor's pay, generally in connection with a particular debt or judgment.</i></p> <p>A debtor may negotiate with ...')
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+337). . N Wadset(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>In Scotland, the ancient term for a mortgage. A right by which lands or other property are pledged by their owner to a creditor ...') (top)
  • 19:50, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+841). . N Vouching-In(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A procedural device used in common law by which a defendant notifies another, not presently a party to a lawsuit, that if a plaintiff is successful, the...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+382). . N Voucher(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A receipt or release which provides evidence of payment or other discharge of a debt, often for purposes of reimbursement, or at...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+237). . N Vouchee(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Under a procedure in common law, a person from whom a defendant will seek indemnity if a plaintiff is successful in his or her a...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+804). . N Voting Trust(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A type of agreement by which two or more individuals who own corporate stock that carries</i> <span>Voting Rights</span> <i>transfer t...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,565). . N Voting Rights Act of 1965(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C.A. § 1973 et seq.) prohibits the states and their political subdivisions from imposing voting qualifications o...')
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+20,436). . N Voting(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The right to vote is a fundamental element of the U.S. system of representative democracy. In this form of government, policy decisions are made by represe...')
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,051). . N Voluntary Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A crime that is the product of conscious choice and independent will.</i></p> <p>No crime can be committed by bad thoughts alone. One basic premise of U...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,238). . N Andrew John Volstead(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Andrew John Volstead was a midwestern lawyer and ten-term U.S. representative from Minnesota who gained national prominence as the originator of the Volste...')
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+493). . N Volstead Act(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Volstead Act is the popular name for the National Prohibition Act (41 Stat. 305), a comprehensive statute that was enacted to enforce the <span>[[Eighteent...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+576). . N Volenti Non Fit Injuria(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>[Latin, To the consenting, no injury is done.] <i>In the law of</i> <span>negligence</span>, <i>the precept that denotes that a person who k...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,656). . N Voir Dire(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>[Old French, To speak the truth.] <i>The preliminary examination of prospective jurors to determine</i> <i>their qualifications and suitability to serve on...')
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,071). . N Voidable(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>That which is not absolutely void, but may be avoided.</i></p> <p>In contracts, <i>voidable</i> is a term typically used with re...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,233). . N Void for Vagueness Doctrine(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A doctrine derived from the</i> <span>Due Process Clauses</span> <i>of the</i> <span>Fifth</span> <i>and</i> <span>[[F...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,786). . N Void(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>That which is null and completely without legal force or binding effect.</i></p> <p>The term <i>void</i> has a precise meaning t...')
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+260). . N Viz.(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, A contraction of the term <i>videlicet</i>, to wit, namely, or that is to say.<i>] A term used to highlight or make ...') (top)
  • 19:49, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+392). . N Viva Voce(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, With the living voice; by word of mouth.<i>] Verbally; orally.</i></p> <p>When applied to the examination of witnesses, the term <i>viva voc...') (top)
  • 19:48, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+281). . N Vitiate(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>To impair or make void; to destroy or annul, either completely or partially, the force and effect of an act or instrument.</i></...') (top)
  • 19:48, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,642). . N Visitation Rights(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>In a</i> <span>divorce</span> <i>or custody action, permission granted by the court to a noncustodial parent to visit his or her child or ch...')
  • 19:48, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+341). . N Visible Means of Support(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A term employed in</i> <span>vagrancy</span> <i>statutes to test whether an individual has any apparent ability to provide for himself or h...') (top)
  • 19:48, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,596). . N Visa(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>An official endorsement on a passport or other document required to secure an alien's admission to a country.</i></p> <p>Under U...')
  • 19:48, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+173). . N VIS(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, Force or violence.<i>] A term employed in many legal phrases and maxims, such as</i> vis injuriosa, <i>"wrongful force."</i></p> </div>') (top)
  • 19:48, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,824). . N United States v. Virginia(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>In <i>United States v. Virginia</i>, 518 U.S. 515, 116 S. Ct. 2264, 135 L. Ed. 2d 735 (1996), the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on sex-base...') (top)
  • 19:47, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,356). . N Virginia Declaration of Rights(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Statement of rights adopted by the colony of Virginia in 1776, which served as the model for the U.S. Constitution's</i> <span>[...') (top)
  • 19:47, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,050). . N Virginia Conventions(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Virginia Conventions were a series of five meetings that were held after the Boston Tea Party in which representatives from the colonies gathered to de...') (top)
  • 19:47, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,690). . N Virginia and Kentucky Resolves(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Resolutions passed by the Virginia and Kentucky legislatures in 1798 and 1799 protesting the federal</i> <span>[[Alien And Sedit...')
  • 19:47, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,302). . N Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Of all of the crime bills passed at the federal level in the history of the United States, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 was ar...')
  • 19:47, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,262). . N Violence Against Women Act of 1994(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>A sweeping response to the perception of increased violence against women in America, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 was a broad-based law t...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+176). . N Vill(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>In old</i> <span>English Law</span>, <i>a division of a hundred or wapentake; a town or a city.</i></p> </div>') (top)
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+6,545). . N Vigilantism(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Taking the law into one's own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one's own understanding of right and wrong; ac...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+15,218). . N Vietnam War(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Vietnam War was a 20-year conflict in Southeast Asia (1955–1975) between the government of South Vietnam and the Communist government of North V...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,907). . N Vidal v. Girard's Executors(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Vidal v. Girard's Executors</i> was an 1844 decision by the Supreme Court, 43 U.S. (2 How.) 127, 11 L.Ed. 205, that held that the city of Philadelphia, ...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,122). . N Victims' Rights(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Generally, the rights of the victims of a criminal act, whether at trial or after conviction of the perpetrator.</i></p> <p>Victims' rights as a concept...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,667). . N Victims of Crime Act of 1984(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) was an attempt by the federal government to help the victims of criminal actions through means other than punishmen...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,155). . N Victims of Crime(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Until the 1970s victims of crimes were often forgotten by the criminal justice system. As a result, victims sometimes came to believe that they had fewer r...') (top)
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+797). . N Victimless Crimes(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Crime where there is no apparent victim and no apparent pain or injury. This class of crime usually involves only consenting adults in activities such a...') (top)
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,300). . N Victim Assistance Program(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Government program that provides information and aid to persons who have suffered direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commi...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+8,451). . N Vice President(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The vice president of the United States occupies a high position in government, yet is given little responsibility under the U.S. Constitution. A person el...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+188). . N Vice Crimes(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A generic legal term for offenses involving immorality, including prostitution, lewdness, lasciviousness, and</i> <span>obscenity</span>.<...') (top)
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+505). . N Vice(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A fault, flaw, defect, or imperfection. Immoral conduct, practice, or habit.</i></p> <p>In <span>civil law</span>,...') (top)
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,412). . N Vicarious Liability(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The</i> <span>tort</span> <i>doctrine that imposes responsibility upon one person for the failure of another, with whom the person has a specia...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,846). . N Vexatious Litigation(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A legal action or proceeding initiated maliciously and without</i> <span>probable cause</span> <i>by an individual who is not acting ...') (top)
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+7,162). . N Veto(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The refusal of an executive officer to assent to a bill that has been created and approved by the legislature, thereby depriving...')
  • 19:46, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+9,692). . N Veterans' Rights(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>Legal rights and benefits extended to those who served on active duty in and have been honorably discharged from one of the U.S.</i> <span>[[Armed Servi...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,328). . N Veterans of Foreign Wars(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a U.S. organization comprised of men who have served overseas in the military during <span>[[World War I|World War I]...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+13,889). . N Veterans Affairs Department(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates programs to benefit veterans and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for dis...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,734). . N Vest(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>To give an immediate, fixed right of present or future enjoyment.</i></p> <p>The term <i>vest</i> is significant in the law, bec...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,124). . N Vertical Merger(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>A merger between two business firms that have a buyer-seller relationship.</i></p> <p>Business mergers can take two forms: horizontal and vertical. In a...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+412). . N Versus(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, Against.<i>] A designation used in the caption of a lawsuit to indicate the opposite positions taken by the parties....') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,831). . N Verify(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>To make certain, to substantiate, or to confirm by formal oath, affirmation, or</i> <span>affidavit</span>.</p> <p...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,953). . N Verdict(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The formal decision or finding made by a jury concerning the questions submitted to it during a trial. The jury reports the verd...')
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+341). . N Verba(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, Words.<i>] A term used in many legal maxims, including</i> verba sunt indices animi, <i>which means "words are the i...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,144). . N Venue(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A place, such as the territory from which residents are selected to serve as jurors.</i></p> <p><i>A proper place, such as the c...')
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+135). . N Venireman(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>A member of a jury which has been summoned by a writ of venire facias.</i></p> </div>') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+307). . N Venire Facias(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, Cause to come.<i>] A judicial order or writ addressed to the sheriff of a county where a legal action is to take place, commanding the sheri...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,348). . N Vendor and Purchaser(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>The legal relationship between the buyer and the seller of land during the interim period between the execution of the contract and the date of its cons...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+258). . N Vendor(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Seller; an individual who transfers property for sale; merchant; retail dealer; supplier.</i></p> <p>The term <i>vendor</i> is f...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+232). . N Vendee(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Buyer or purchaser; an individual to whom anything is transferred by a sale.</i></p> <p>The term <i>vendee</i> is ordinarily use...') (top)
  • 19:45, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+342). . N Vel Non(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>[</i>Latin, Or not.<i>] A term used by the courts in reference to the existence or nonexistence of an issue for determination; for example: "We come to ...') (top)
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,883). . N Variance(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The discrepancy between what a party to a lawsuit alleges will be proved in pleadings and what the party actually proves at tria...') (top)
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,929). . N Arthur T. Vanderbilt(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Arthur T. Vanderbilt was chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and a nationally renowned champion of judicial reform in the 1950s. Though he never ...')
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+3,765). . N Vandalism(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The intentional and malicious destruction of or damage to the property of another.</i></p> <p>The intentional destruction of pro...')
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+5,798). . N Willis Van Devanter(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>As an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1910 to 1937, Willis Van Devanter was considered the leading conservative justice of the era. Van De...')
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+4,563). . N Martin Van Buren(Created page with '<div type="article"><p>Prominent political leader, U.S. senator, <span>secretary of state</span>, vice president, and eighth president of the United States...')
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,690). . N Value(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The estimated or appraised worth of any object or property, calculated in money.</i></p> <p>The word <i>value</i> has many meani...') (top)
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+299). . N Valuation(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>The process of determining the value or worth of an asset. There are several methods professionals use to perform a valuation, o...') (top)
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+2,274). . N Valuable Consideration(Created page with '<div type="article"><p><i>In the formation of a valid and binding contract, something of worth or value that is either a detriment incurred by the person making the promise or a ...') (top)
  • 19:44, 2 December 2009 (diff | hist) . . (+326). . N Valid(Created page with 'Category:Legal Term <div type="article"><p><i>Binding; possessing legal force or strength; legally sufficient.</i></p> <p>A valid contract, for example, is one that has been ...') (top)

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