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  • <p>Dead man's statutes are designed to protect the estate of a deceased person from fraudulent cla <p>Such statutes are derived from common-law principles that disqualified witnesses from tes
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>A body of statutes that have been revised, collected, arranged in order, and reenacted as a wh
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  • <p>The Statutes at Large are divided into two parts: the first is composed of public acts a <p>The <i>Statutes at Large</i> are considered the official publication of the law for citatio
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  • ...il the 1970s and 1980s to begin narrowing and ultimately striking down the statutes in wholesale numbers.</p> ...ch laws or court precedents of comparable effect. The rationale behind the statutes was that a driver's liability should be limited: mere carelessness was seen
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  • ...ed a crime. In the United States, state legislatures did not pass abortion statutes until the nineteenth century. After 1880, abortion was criminalized by stat ... a physician provider of abortion services, asked the Court to declare the statutes invalid.
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  • ... was designated as the Internal Security Act of 1950. Congress passed such statutes in response to the post-World War II <span>[[Cold War|Cold War]]</span> dur
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  • ...ive from their testimonies before the committees. Based upon tradition and statutes, the Court concluded that each house of Congress has auxiliary powers that
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  • <p>The federal government, through statutes and regulations, has enacted an increasing number of criteria for the state
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  • ...tify law enforcement authorities whenever they move to a new location. The statutes establish a notification process to provide information about sex offenders ...te legislatures have continued to reinforce and broaden the scope of these statutes.
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  • <p>Today most crimes, including common-law crimes, are defined by statutes that usually contain a word or phrase indicating the mens rea requirement. ... and had no thought of committing a crime. All that is required under such statutes is that the act itself is voluntary, since involuntary acts are not crimina
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  • State statutes establish procedures to accomplish corporate mergers. Generally, the board Some statutes permit the directors to abandon the plan at any point up to the filing of t
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  • ... businesses that affect interstate commerce. Most states also have similar statutes governing minimum wages.</i></p> ...s in excess of $2,500 to provide services to the federal government. These statutes all require contracting entities to pay workers the prevailing wage in the
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  • ...s. A term formerly applied to marriage between persons of different races. Statutes prohibiting marriage between persons of different races have been held to b
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  • ...s so deranged that she did not know what she was doing. Under many current statutes, a person is legally insane if she is so deranged that she lacks substantia
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes and court rules drafted by the American Law Institute (ALI), the</i> <span> ...n has worked with other scholarly organizations to draft model and uniform statutes that may be adopted by the various state legislatures.</p>
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  • ...n of codifying their criminal code was a foreign one&#x2014;their criminal statutes were often poorly organized and did not define their crimes. The MPC arrang ... by the MPC and some of them using the exact language of the MPC for their statutes. Even if they did not adopt the language, some states used the MPC's model
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  • ...Declaratory Judgment|declaratory judgment]]</span> finding Alabama's state statutes and Montgomery city ordinances unenforceable and unconstitutional under the
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  • ...f the moot court process is to teach students to overcome legal authority (statutes, regulations, and cases) that cuts against their position.</p>
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  • ... demand for debt relief during emergencies. The constitutionality of these statutes is determined using a two-pronged analysis. First, the courts consider the
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  • ...w "shall be the rule of decision in all courts of this state" (The Revised Statutes of the State of Utah, &#xA7; 2488). The common law continues to carry the f
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  • Nowadays, nearly all states have enacted statutes incorporating the equity of redemption, and many also have enacted periods
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes designed to prevent lands from being perpetually possessed or controlled by ... restrict the power of a testator to make gifts to charities. These modern statutes, also called mortmain acts, protect only the immediate family of a decedent
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  • ...ds, for the request. A written motion may contain citations to case law or statutes that support the motion. A motion almost always contains a recitation of th
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  • ...e given the power to govern through either the state constitution or state statutes, or through the legislative grant of a charter. ...led home rule powers to municipalities in the state constitution and state statutes. Home rule is a flexible grant of power from the state to the voters of a m
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  • ...definition of murder has evolved over several centuries. Under most modern statutes in the United States, murder comes in four varieties: (1) intentional murde ...egislatures have debated the idea of striking assisted suicide from murder statutes. Some have considered proposals making doctors liable for murder if they pe
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  • <p>Securities laws, both state and federal, govern mutual funds. Some statutes regulate the organization of investment companies and the sale of securitie
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  • ...ch an individual can change his or her name is usually prescribed by state statutes and involves filing a certificate in, or making an application to, a court.
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  • ...cluding the position on choice of elected officials, summaries of selected statutes and regulations, and recent legislative activity.</p>
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  • Many states have enacted statutes to address narcotics trade and usage within their borders. The vast majorit
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  • ...in federal constitutional and statutory law but in state constitutions and statutes as well. The original "militia," which eventually became known as the Army
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  • ...have passed right-to-carry laws and 24 other states have liberalized their statutes. ... firearms. It has lobbied for state <span>[[Preemption|preemption]]</span> statutes, which declare that only the state government may pass firearms laws. Throu
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  • ...specifically to the Indian tribes. Although Court precedent suggested that statutes regarding Indian tribes should be construed liberally in favor of the India
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  • ...sidered Judeo-Christian standards when evaluating the constitutionality of statutes prohibiting bigamy and <span>[[Incest|incest]]</span>. For example, ''Bento
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  • <p>"Annotated Federal Statutes of Limitation: Title 33&#x2014;Navigation and Navigable Waters." 1995. <i>S
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  • === Statutes === Federal and state statutes, municipal ordinances, and administrative regulations govern all kinds of c
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  • ...s a threat by the major parties, and many state legislatures began to pass statutes that prohibited it. Between 1896 and 1907 fusion was banned in 18 states. I
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  • State statutes now set the qualifications and duties of a person who acts as a next friend
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  • [[Category:Statutes]]
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  • ...00s, most states use this model law as a basis for their own notary public statutes. These laws vary from state to state, and the amount of power that a state ...his ruling many states have kept the U.S. citizenship requirement in their statutes.</p>
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  • ...i> <span>[[Rules Of Law|rules of law]]</span> <i>or applicable sections of statutes.</i></p>
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  • ...ith looking closely at documents that have been recorded, notice recording statutes state that an unrecorded conveyance of property is invalid against the titl ...civil action must be provided with notice of the nature of the suit. State statutes prescribe the method of providing this type of notice. Courts are usually s
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  • ... has conscientious objections against swearing to God. Provisions in state statutes or constitutions ordinarily allow affirmations to be made as alternatives t
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  • ...ction of justice in the federal courts is governed by a series of criminal statutes (18 U.S.C.A. §§ 1501–1517), which aim to protect the integrity of feder Federal obstruction of justice statutes have been used to prosecute government officials who have sought to prevent
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  • ...Benefits Act of 1972, 30 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 901 et seq. Worker's compensation statutes typically require that the worker contract the disease during the course of
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  • ...ations Office develops national policy guidelines to clarify and implement statutes and regulations and establishes programs to implement new policies and laws
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  • ... governments to enact ordinances is derived from the state constitution or statutes or through the legislative grant of a municipal charter. The charter in lar
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  • <p>Organ donation was also aided by brain-death statutes. These made it possible to declare as dead those who have lost whole-brain <p>The combination of encouraged voluntarism and brain-death statutes did not produced adequate numbers of organs. For example, a 1984 study esti
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  • ... is the centerpiece of the Organized Crime Control Act. RICO is a group of statutes that define and set punishments for organized crime. The act's provisions a
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  • ...te (the parents are not married to each other). As of 2003, as a result of statutes, adoptive parents have the same rights and responsibilities as natural pare Statutes governing the parent-child relation-ship are primarily state laws. These la
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  • ...he early supervised release of a prison inmate. It is usually regulated by statutes, and these provisions vary from state to state. Parole boards created by st ...ous offenses, most states limit the discretion of the parole board. Parole statutes in these states generally identify a specified period of imprisonment that
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  • ...they have equal rights in the use and enjoyment of the property. Partition statutes allow those who own property in common to sever their interests and take th
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  • State partnership statutes set the procedure to be used to wind up partnership business. In addition,
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  • ...ercise of the <span>[[Police Power|police power]]</span> of a state. These statutes are subject to a <span>[[Strict Construction|strict construction]]</span> s
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  • Patent law in the United States is based upon statutes located in Title 35 of the U.S. Code, including the Patent Act of 1952. The
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  • Some state statutes specifically provide that minors may give consent in certain highly charged ...ic hospital, but basing admission on ability to pay is severely limited by statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions. For example, most hospitals obtained
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  • <p>Many states have enacted legislation similar to the federal statutes regulating the use of pen registers and trap and trace devices. At the stat ...ue that Caller ID is a violation of state and federal trap or trace device statutes.</p>
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  • <p>ERISA is a complex collection of federal statutes that take precedence over most state pension laws. The act encourages the c ...proprietor. Employees of businesses not covered by ERISA may look to state statutes governing pensions that contain regulations and requirements similar to tho
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  • ...cepts. He used it to emphasize the difficulty in defining and interpreting statutes, contracts, <span>[[Trademarks|trademarks]]</span>, or ideas.</p>
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  • Two federal statutes govern the crime of perjury in federal proceedings. Title 18 U.S.C.A. § 16 Commentators believe that the existence of these two federal statutes actually frustrates the goals of Congress to encourage truthful statements.
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  • ...advantage of ''International Shoe'' by enacting "long-arm statutes." These statutes allow the state to reach out and obtain jurisdiction over anyone who is not ...is located. Federal courts may use state <span>[[Long-Arm Statute|Long-arm statutes]]</span> to reach defendants beyond the territory of their normal authority
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  • ...at the old treasure trove law has not been combined into the lost property statutes. In some instances, the early common law of England has been held to apply
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  • ...<span>[[Corporal Punishment|corporal punishment]]</span>. Under modern-day statutes, it is usually a fine, imprisonment, or both.</p>
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  • <p>Statutes and regulations carefully regulate who may use the title "doctor." Use of t <p>State statutes delineate requirements for a license to practice medicine. To obtain a lice
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  • ...ed by their workers during the course of employment. Workers' compensation statutes changed the legal landscape for employers and employees. States created adm
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  • ...e recommendations to the court. Plea bargaining is expressly authorized in statutes and in court rules. Many jurisdictions maintain statutes that require victim notification of plea bargaining. In Indiana, for exampl
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  • ...with a new system called <span>[[Code Pleading|code pleading]]</span>. The statutes enacting code pleading abolished the old forms of action and set out a proc
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  • ...suit, continues to have a legal existence after the party's death. Revival statutes vary from state to state, but today most lawsuits do not abate.
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  • ...ote a series of law treatises and reports, including <i>Digest of New York Statutes and Reports</i> (1860). The series led to <i>Abbott's New York Digest</i>, <p>From 1870 to 1872 he served as a commissioner to amend the statutes of the United States. Abbott died February 17, 1890, in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • ...e ballot because they must register to vote in person. The absentee voting statutes of Massachusetts contained no provision for voter registration of Massachus ...en the means to vote in state elections. The Massachusetts absentee voting statutes were unconstitutional to the extent that they prevented incarcerated, eligi
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  • ...gal action over which it has jurisdiction pursuant to the Constitution and statutes where the state judiciary is capable of rendering a definitive ruling in th ...r such a regulation was created by Texas law. Vernon's Texas Revised Civil Statutes Annotated, article 6445, provided in part that the commission was empowered
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  • ...A PENAL § 195. Other states simply omit this class of homicide from their statutes defining prosecutable offenses.
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  • ...fs of their manors, whom they appointed to collect fines and rents. Later, statutes extended the right so that lawsuits could be brought against persons who we
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  • ...ofessionals alike. Discrimination has often taken place. State and federal statutes, including the Rehabilitation Act, guarantee access to health care for AIDS ... state to state. California, for example, has broad protections; under its statutes, no one can be compelled to provide information that would identify anyone
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  • ...ommenced by delivery of the formal legal papers to the appropriate person. Statutes that regulate proper procedure for this must be strictly observed. A typica
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  • ...ct or omission that comprises the physical components of a crime. Criminal statutes generally require proof of both'' actus reus ''and'' [[Mens Rea|mens rea]]
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  • ...cs is not a crime in itself, but that does not excuse violation of related statutes. It may be an offense to be under the influence of an illegal drug in a pub
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  • ...imple nor automatic. Judges have considerable latitude in interpreting the statutes or case law upon which they base their decisions.
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  • ''Whatever actions are necessary to carry out the intent of statutes; those acts required by legislative policy as it is expressed in laws enact
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  • ...procedures used by administrative agencies. Individual states have similar statutes to guide their own courts.
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  • ...l expertise and judgment, as opposed to strict adherence to regulations or statutes, in making a decision or performing official acts or duties.''
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  • ...ows for the creation of public regulatory agencies and contains all of the statutes, judicial decisions, and regulations that govern them. It is created by adm ...t does not correspond to the president's term of office. There also may be statutes protecting the commissioners from arbitrary removal during their terms of o
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  • ... of the proposed rule before the agency. Some agencies are required by the statutes that created them to follow more stringent standards, whereby all of the ag [[Category:Statutes]] [[Category:Administrative_Law_and_Procedures]]
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  • ... evolved in concert with the maritime laws of other countries. The federal statutes that address maritime issues are often customized U.S. versions of the conv
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  • Statutes, rules, and regulations governing admission to practice law have been enact ... than a property right. Attorneys must also comply with the court rules or statutes governing the registration system, which is used to maintain a current list
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  • ...edures in the United States are regulated by [[Statute|statute]]. Adoption statutes prescribe the conditions, manner, means, and consequences of adoption. In a Since the status of an adopted person is regulated by state statutes that authorize the adoption, state law determines whether an individual is
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  • Statutes attempt to discourage adultery by making such behavior punishable as a crim ... are guilty of a crime if either of them is married to someone else. Other statutes provide that the act is criminal only if the woman is married.
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  • ...able for accidents that might occur while he or she is piloting the craft. Statutes that govern the liability of a flight club member should be consulted.
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  • ''Employment programs required by federal statutes and regulations designed to remedy discriminatory practices in hiring minor
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  • ...fight is not an element of the crime under the common-law definition, some statutes provide that an affray can occur only when two or more persons agree to fig
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  • ...to allow more people to run for elective office, court challenges to these statutes have largely failed. In 1971, the <span>[[Supreme_Court_of_the_United_State
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  • ...causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon. In all jurisdictions statutes punish such aggravated assaults as assault with intent to murder (or rob or
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  • Because the Trading with the Enemy Act and similar statutes apply specifically to other nations in times of war, their provisions do no [[Category:Statutes]]
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  • ...coholic beverages for injuries caused by an intoxicated patron. Under such statutes, a person injured by a drunk patron sues the establishment where the patron ...ulgence in alcohol, and public pressure led to the passage of new dramshop statutes. By 1993, 36 states had imposed some form of liability on purveyors of alco
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  • ...iating a civil action in federal court. 2 U.S.C.A. § 1401 (1997). Similar statutes apply to such conflicts as labor disputes and claims by individuals with di State legislatures have similarly provided for ADR in many of their statutes. Judges in Florida, for example, possess authority to submit most types of
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  • <p>In <span>[[Constitutional Law|Constitutional Law]]</span>, statutes that contain ambiguous language are <span>[[Void For Vagueness|void for vag
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  • ...vance the fair administration of justice through encouraging uniformity of statutes and judicial decisions whenever practicable. In recent years, the ABA has b
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  • [[Category:Statutes]]
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  • ...tory animals waiting to be used in biomedical experiments violated federal statutes providing for the humane treatment of such animals. In ''Animal Legal Defen ...lfare Act governs the general treatment of research animals, other federal statutes govern the testing procedures that may be used on animals in the course of
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  • ...tations usually follow the text of the statute they interpret in annotated statutes.</p>
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  • Currently, most states have annulment statutes. In states that do not, courts declare that no marriage exists if the laws
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  • Under statutes governing <span>[[Bankruptcy|bankruptcy]]</span>, a transfer of property ma
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  • ...s the basis for U.S. antitrust law, and many states have modeled their own statutes upon it. As weaknesses in the Sherman Act became evident, Congress added am ...th Windows 95 violated federal antitrust laws and state unfair-competition statutes. The following month, a three-judge panel for the U.S Court of Appeals for
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  • ...escribed by statute or by the governing rules of the appellate court. Such statutes begin to run only after a final decision has been made. The timely filing o ...t ordinarily be reviewed. In state cases involving issues based on federal statutes or the Constitution, however, an appeal may be brought in the federal court
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  • Many state statutes permit appearances to be made by two-way, closed-circuit television. For in Yeazell, Stephen C. 1998. ''Federal Rules of Civil Procedures: With Selected Statutes and Cases.'' Gaithersburg, Md.: Aspen.
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  • ...s do not permit the minor to void it. There must be strict compliance with statutes that govern a minor's actions concerning an apprenticeship.</p> ..., in most instances. Courts may terminate such contracts when they violate statutes. The master's cruelty, immorality, interference with the apprentice's relig
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  • .../span>, and consumer rights. In 2003, all 50 states had modern arbitration statutes. ...henomenon. States such as Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey have enacted statutes that force disputes over automobile insurance claims into this forum. In ad
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  • ...tate to protect the welfare of its citizens. As a general rule, regulatory statutes are valid, provided they are not unreasonable.</p> ...med at protecting citizens from unqualified practitioners. In many states, statutes call for the revocation of a license for such conduct as <span>[[Fraud|frau
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  • ...o jurisdiction. The law governing arraignment procedures is spelled out by statutes and court rules at both the state and federal levels.
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  • <p>Virtually all states have enacted statutes delineating requirements for jury service. In most states, convicted felons
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  • ...an intent to defraud or prejudice the property insurer. In addition, under statutes that punish the burning of a dwelling house without expressly requiring it ...ure with an intent to defraud an insurer thereof, third-degree arson. Many statutes vary the degree of the crime according to the criminal intent of the accuse
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  • Many governments have enacted statutes and regulations prohibiting the destruction and alteration of historic land
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  • ...impeachment against state officials is governed by state constitutions and statutes.
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  • ...Penalties are more severe when the assault is aggravated. Many states have statutes dividing criminal assault into various degrees. As in aggravated assault, t
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  • ...of the right to collect wages from the wage earner to his or her creditor. Statutes regulate the extent to which an assignment may be made.</p>
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  • ...e]]</span>. This type of assignment is void, or legally ineffective, under statutes that prohibit such arrangements. An assignment by which the assignor-debtor ...y common law, or a statutory assignment, which is controlled by applicable statutes.
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  • ...ncapability to resist certain pressures. Since the basic objective of such statutes would be frustrated if the plaintiff were allowed to assume the risk, it is
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  • ...ry, operation of a facility without one may be enjoined and, under certain statutes, a contract made by an unlicensed person is void, which would bar recovery <p>Under some statutes, before an institutional care facility can be built, a certificate of need,
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  • ...rnor and other administrative officers of the state government. Many state statutes also establish the state attorney general as the official legal advisor or
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  • <p>In the absence of statutes, any person can act as an auctioneer, but a license, which usually restrict
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  • ... In legal research and citation, entities cited as sources of law, such as statutes, judicial decisions, and legal textbooks. Parties support their positions i <p>Primary authorities are citations to statutes, court decisions, and government regulations that, if having the force of l
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  • ...o sue bars and restaurants that served liquor to the driver. "Social host" statutes make hosts of parties who serve alcohol and other drugs liable for any dama ... capability to cover damages that he or she may cause in the future. These statutes do not necessarily require vehicle liability insurance.
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  • ...261 [K.B. 1594]), which involved the interpretation of complex inheritance statutes. He also began writing about science and philosophy and started work on his
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  • ...onviction exist for most offenses, but state constitutional provisions and statutes must be consulted to determine the offenses to which bail applies. The Bail ...rance by counsel ordinarily does not prevent a breach, although under some statutes, where the offense is a misdemeanor, such an appearance might be sufficient
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  • ...many areas of Connecticut law. He was instrumental in amending the general statutes of Connecticut as well as the system of taxation.</p>
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  • ...utes; instead, laws based largely on England's earlier punitive bankruptcy statutes governed U.S. colonies. After the signing of the Declaration of Independenc
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  • ...als are maintained in the form of stockholders' derivative suits. Criminal statutes determine the liability of officers and directors for illegal acts against
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  • ...e state statutes. The broader common-law crime has been limited by certain statutes. An attorney who is overly officious in instigating or encouraging prosecut
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  • ... battery in various ways—such as assault with intent to kill. Under such statutes, assault means both battery and assault. It is punishable as a felony in al
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  • ...ssociation may occur either by a specific legislative act or under general statutes that expressly authorize such incorporation. Some states codify laws pertai The authority and powers of beneficial associations are subject to the statutes under which the associations are formed and organized. An incorporated asso
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  • <p>Today, it is prohibited by statutes in most states as a form of <span>[[Sodomy|sodomy]]</span>. The penalty for
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  • ... that a judge must evaluate when making a decision in a case. For example, statutes from the same state where a case is being brought, or higher court decision
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>A body of laws, statutes, and rules enacted by southern states immediately after the Civil War to re
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  • <p>Blasphemy statutes are rarely, if ever, enforced today.</p>
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  • ...nowledge of patent law he was asked by lawmakers to help write key federal statutes governing patent infringement.</p>
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  • ''A popular name for state statutes providing for the regulation and supervision of'' <span>[[Securities|securi
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  • ...s. The purpose of a classified board, which is expressly permitted by most statutes, is to make takeover attempts more difficult by staggering the terms of the ...or cause is reviewable by a court. Many jurisdictions have put into effect statutes that concern the removal of directors with or without cause.
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  • ...egents gain their authority from either state constitutional provisions or statutes. States that create a board of regents through constitutional means grant t
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  • ... employer, the legality of which is determined by applicable provisions of statutes governing labor-management relations.</i></p>
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  • ...e agreement. The infancy of the promisee, however, is not a valid defense. Statutes provide the ages of infancy.
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  • Statutes commonly require that conduct constituting a breach of the peace must be cl
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  • <p>When used in criminal statutes as an element of <span>[[Burglary|burglary]]</span> or housebreaking, to fo
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  • ...110 S. Ct. 2404, 110 L. Ed. 2d 287 [1990]), he wrote opinions invalidating statutes that banned flag desecration, on the grounds that they violated the First A
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  • ...e Court further clarified the law by setting standards for federal bribery statutes in ''United States v. Sun Diamond Growers'', 526 U.S. 398, 119 S.Ct. 1402, The Court also noted differences in various federal bribery statutes, which included broad prohibitions. In the present case, the language of th
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  • ...nt agency or private company charged with their operation and maintenance. Statutes frequently require warning signs on guardrails and bridge approaches to cau ...e's department of transportation. Many states have modified their immunity statutes to permit claims premised on gross negligence; others draw a distinction be
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  • ...r, which is the complaint, with the court. <span>[[Statutes Of Limitations|Statutes of limitations]]</span> set forth time boundaries within which an action mu
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  • ... 1953. Marshall, in making his statement before the Court, argued that the statutes in question in this case were equivalent to the <span>[[Black Codes|Black C
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  • ...e." It is an offense under both <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> and statutes. Although prosecution for buggery is rare, the punishment upon conviction c
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  • ...lding regulations in these states. It is not uncommon for a state to draft statutes that govern buildings on a general level, while the local units of the stat
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  • ...on-law elements of the offense have been modified in most jurisdictions by statutes that tend to make the crime less restrictive. ...on that retains this requirement for all degrees of burglary. Under modern statutes, the offense can occur in any enclosed structure, regardless of whether it
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  • ...ly. "We had to blaze a trail" in that case, he said, because there were no statutes governing such matters. Campbell said the only guidelines available were in
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  • ...ent-proof or financially unable to pay damages awarded against him or her. Statutes, too, may provide this equitable remedy as concurrent relief, in addition t
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  • ...on are generally decided by the judge and not by the jury. In interpreting statutes, a judge tries to ascertain the intent of the legislature in enacting the l ...urts to interpret constitutions, treaties, wills, and contracts as well as statutes. Nevertheless, <i>expressio unius est exclusio alterius</i> does have its l
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  • ...s had not shown that it would impose cumulative punishment under these two statutes. Therefore, the gun count in the carjacking statute violated the Double Jeo
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  • ...he state legislature. Carter believed that any scheme to reduce the law to statutes was fundamentally unsound and simply could not be carried out. Even if it c
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  • <p>As opposed to statutes&#x2014;legislative acts that proscribe certain conduct by demanding or proh
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  • ...ents also learn how judges have the discretion to create law by construing statutes or constitutions.</p>
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  • Some statutes provide that every <span>[[Justice Of The Peace|justice of the peace]]</spa
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  • Some statutes provide that a cemetery may give land shares, which are certificates entitl ...or other place of business without the owner's consent. Similarly, certain statutes provide that, prior to the establishment of a cemetery, consent must be obt
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  • ...not have statutory authority but is used to help the industry conform with statutes designed to protect children. Recognizing a 1968 Supreme Court decision tha
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  • ...re had been over two hundred years of history "during which federal census statutes have uniformly prohibited using statistical sampling for congressional appo
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  • ...e ordinarily supported by gifts from donors and most states have set forth statutes controlling the manner in which funds are solicited for charities. In addit
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  • ...ed only to criminal statutes that make prior conduct a crime, not to civil statutes. Chase also set a precedent by arguing that any law "contrary to the ''grea
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  • ...arch methods. State legislatures responded to such disclosures by enacting statutes proscribing the recording of jury deliberations.</p>
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  • ...ld, state statutes generally require a finding of actual harm. Still other statutes specify procedures for investigating child abuse, determining whether a rep
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  • ...s found this preference to be unconstitutional, and gender-neutral custody statutes had replaced maternal-preference standards in 45 states by 1990. A catalyst
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  • ...cted by a number of factors, including differences in legal guidelines and statutes in the states; opportunities to re-offend; characteristics of the offender;
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  • ...udges]] consider the [[Fact|facts]] of a [[Case|case]] and other [[Statute|statutes]]. They can depart from the guidelines for considerations such as how prope ...l importance. Although most states have <span>[[Long Arm Statutes|long-arm statutes]]</span> enabling them to retain [[Jurisdiction|jurisdiction]] over obligor
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  • ...p><i>A volume or set of volumes that is a record of the status of cases or statutes.</i></p> ...emoranda of law. Its purpose is to provide a judicial history of cases and statutes as well as to make a note of new cases. A citator indicates whether or not
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  • <p>Cases, statutes, constitutions, treatises, and other similar authorities are cited to suppo
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  • ...on from the president or a governor can restore such rights, however. Some statutes even authorize the courts to restore rights of citizenship upon proof of th
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  • <p>Civil death is provided for by statute in some states. Most civil death statutes apply only to offenders who have been sentenced to a life term.</p>
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  • ...n of substantive laws. Procedural guidance can be found in court rules, in statutes, and in judicial decisions.
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  • ...collar crime; recodification of <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> statutes; increased pursuit of antitrust cases; and improvement of the Immigration a
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  • ... of annual pocket parts that include all relevant new cases and changes in statutes that affect the title. Volumes undergo complete revision periodically when
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  • ...roups advocating criminal activity (Criminal Sydicalism Act of California, Statutes 1919, c. 188, p. 281). A unanimous Supreme Court sustained Whitney's convic
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  • <p>An incorporated club is generally governed by state statute. Many statutes provide for the incorporation of clubs, and the statutory requirements must ...ns are lawful and that the organizations do not become harmful to society. Statutes may authorize the revocation of a club's charter if the club conducts unlaw
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  • ...ll laws in force, including the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> and statutes as judicially interpreted, that have been compiled by code commissions and
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  • ... titles, some of which are the same as the titles used to organize federal statutes in the U.S. Code. Each title is divided into chapters, parts, and sections.
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  • ...ication'' denotes the creation of codes, which are compilations of written statutes, rules, and regulations that inform the public of acceptable and unacceptab ... question in that area. Thus, when a state codifies its criminal laws, the statutes contained within the new code supersede the laws that had been in place pri
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  • ...rced, the U. S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of these sodomy statutes as applied to same-sex couples in ''Bowers v. Hardwick'', 478 U.S. 186, 106
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  • ...sh translation and commentary by Coke. The second volume (1642) deals with statutes of Parliament, the third (1664) with <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</s
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  • ...se enjoy under laws such as the <span>[[Civil Rights|civil rights]]</span> statutes (''Alexander v. Gardner-Denver Co.'', 415 U.S. 36, 94 S. Ct. 1011, 39 L. Ed ...lway Labor Act, the predecessor to the NLRA. Plus many states have adopted statutes similar to the NLRA that protect the rights of state and local government w
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  • ...ommerce Clause]]</span> of the Constitution. The most common such laws are statutes that prohibit discrimination. Finally, the Constitution governs public, but ...rtant statutes governing the behavior of private universities are the same statutes regulating public accommodations, employment, and federally funded activiti
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  • <p>Virtually all jurisdictions have adopted no-fault divorce statutes or laws that allow a couple to obtain a divorce without traditional fault g
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  • ...able discrimination in favor of in-state students. The court held that the statutes that classified students who apply for admission to the state university in ... and bills of lading is a crime against interstate commerce. Under federal statutes, the knowing use of a common carrier for the transportation of obscene matt
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  • ...ugh Article 4 of the UCC governs bank deposits, federal law in the form of statutes and regulations prescribe requirements for <span>[[Banks And Banking|banks
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  • ...ilities, and drug or alcohol addiction. In addition, most state commitment statutes set forth specific criteria or standards that link these conditions to just ...Ct. 247, 5 L. Ed. 2d 231 [1960]). As a result, most states, through either statutes or case law, recognize a patient's right to be treated in the least restric
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  • ...d enforced by the judgments and decrees of the courts. The general body of statutes and case law that governed England and the American colonies prior to the A
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  • ...iples of law derived from court decisions, as opposed to the provisions of statutes. Actions'' ex contractu, ''arising out of a breach of contract, and actions
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  • <p>Compounding a felony is encompassed in statutes that make compounding offenses a crime.</p>
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  • <p>Under the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> and most modern statutes a compounding offense consists of three basic elements: (1) knowledge of th
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  • ...allows lawyers and judges to bypass the traditional law library and locate statutes, court cases, and other legal references in minutes using a personal comput ...damental tools of the legal profession—court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, administrative law cases, and other lawrelated materi
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  • ... define and combat criminal computer activities. At least 20 states passed statutes with similar definitions of computer crimes. Some of those states might hav Nugent, Hugh. 1991. ''State Computer Crime Statutes.'' Justice Department. National Institute of Justice.
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  • ... stillbirth has been held to entitle an accused to an acquittal under some statutes. Under others it is essential to prove the live birth of the child. And in
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  • ...f parties in a lawsuit are determined by a judge's application of relevant statutes or legal principles to the facts of the case that have been found to be tru
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  • ...d personal interests has led Congress and many state legislatures to enact statutes defining conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest and specifying the
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  • ...act with the intent to carry out the act. Federal statutes, and many state statutes, now require not only agreement and intent but also the commission of an <s <p>Federal conspiracy statutes were first passed in 1909. Under 18 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 371, it is a crime to c
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  • ...herefore has higher authority than all other laws in the nation, including statutes and laws passed by Congress and state legislatures. Unlike those other laws
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  • ...Congress has passed a number of <span>[[Civil Rights|civil rights]]</span> statutes that protect African Americans and other racial groups from discrimination
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  • ...termine the real meaning of some terms has been eliminated by enactment of statutes that give specific meanings&#x2014;such as specifying that "calendar day" m
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  • ...to have committed the crime for the purpose of acquiring the property. The statutes apply if the murderer commits suicide immediately after killing the propert
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  • ...terest (a fee for the use over time of borrowed money). In the past, usury statutes restricting the legal interest rate have ordinarily been applied only to le ...hrough revolving charge account customers, state legislatures have enacted statutes to increase the legal rate of interest that may be charged on such accounts
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  • ...onsumer Credit Protection Act is federal law, states have also passed many statutes regulating consumer credit. For example, the <span>[[Uniform Consumer Credi
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  • ...atutes governing sales and credit practices involving consumer goods. Such statutes prohibit and regulate deceptive or'' <span>[[Unconscionable|unconscionable] ...ning with large corporations and industries. Several types of agencies and statutes, both state and federal, now work to protect consumers.
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  • ...conduct impairs the fair and efficient administration of justice. Contempt statutes generally require that the actions present a <span>[[Clear And Present Dang
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  • ...il cases and are frequently used in personal injury cases. Court rules and statutes often regulate these fees in relation to the type of action and amount of r
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  • ...azell, Stephen C. 1998. <i>Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: With Selected Statutes and Cases.</i> Gaithersburg, Md.: Aspen.</p>
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  • Statutes prescribe and restrict the terms of a contract where the general public is ...y, in order to offer protection against unwanted solicitations, some state statutes have modified the common-law rule by providing that where unsolicited merch
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  • Statutes—some of which are patterned after the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeas ...es prohibit contribution from one against whom there is no judgment. Other statutes permit contribution in this instance, subject to satisfactory proof of liab
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  • .... Two years later, the state legislature chose Cooley to compile the state statutes. He performed this task so ably that in 1858 he was appointed the official
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  • ...cient writ of <i>coram nobis.</i> It is no longer a common-law remedy, but statutes provide for the vacation of a conviction and usually order a new trial if t
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  • ...oners dealt primarily with pleas concerning the crown. In the early 2000s, statutes establish the terms and procedure of the coroner's office, which has been r <p>Statutes mandate that whenever there exists reasonable ground to believe that a deat
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  • Many states have drafted their statutes governing corporations based upon the Model Business Corporation Act. This ...llow the mechanics that are set forth in the state's statutes. Corporation statutes vary from state to state, but most require basically the same essentials in
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  • ...inations should be performed with discretion and not routinely. Some state statutes regulate the times when an autopsy may be performed, which may require the ...me those people who are charged with the duty of having a decedent buried. Statutes of this kind have been enacted for various policy reasons, such as the gene
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  • ...inder and the consequent corruption of the blood were abolished by English statutes and are virtually unknown in the United States.</p>
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  • ...law provides for the revision of the boundaries of counties. Certain state statutes proscribe the creation of a new county line too close to an already existin
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  • <p>Judicial courts are created by the government through the enactment of statutes or by constitutional provisions for the purpose of enforcing the law for th
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  • ...e decisions it will review. If a case presents questions involving federal statutes or the Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court might accept the case for revie
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  • ...rmining what the applicable law is, the court first looks for any relevant statutes. If no statute governs the action, the court relies on past decisions in si
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  • ...its as an independent person. These restrictions were abolished by various statutes.</p>
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  • ...n of money pursuant to a mortgage, are exempt from the provisions of usury statutes.</p>
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  • ... the provisions of these bills. Congress enacted a series of crime control statutes, especially during the late twentieth century, that has introduced a myriad ... total of 17 statutes. Throughout the nineteenth century, federal criminal statutes were fairly narrow, generally protecting only federal interests and interes
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  • ...p. Juveniles and minors generally receive special treatment under criminal statutes.</p> ...ntury, states began to identify and prohibit all prostitution, in criminal statutes, where it was defined as engaging in sex for hire. Prostitution is now ille
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  • ...r|police power]]</span> of the state or pursuant to constitutional federal statutes.</p>
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  • ''A body of rules and statutes that defines conduct prohibited by the government because it threatens and ...ent, knowledge of criminality and criminal intent need not be proved. Such statutes are called <span>[[Strict Liability|strict liability]]</span> laws. Example
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  • ... <span>[[Drugs And Narcotics|drugs and narcotics]]</span> or alcohol. Most statutes define such conduct as criminally negligent <span>[[Homicide|homicide]]</sp
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  • ...shaping their own criminal procedures. Although their procedural rules and statutes are similar in many respects, federal and state legislatures are responsibl ...tutional by federal and state courts. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that statutes providing a mandatory death sentence for certain degrees or categories of m
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  • ... lethal injection, as constitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that statutes providing a mandatory death sentence for certain degrees or categories of m
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  • .../span>, encompasses mental and physical battering and abuse, as defined by statutes in a majority of jurisdictions.</p>
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  • Local ordinances and state statutes may make it unlawful for minors below a certain age to be on public streets
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  • ...tory elective share in the wife's estate. A few jurisdictions have enacted statutes that embody the basic principles of common-law curtesy but with some modifi ... married person with a person other than one's spouse. Several states have statutes preserving curtesy if a divorce or legal separation was obtained because of
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  • ...ave sought to prevent this occurrence through the enactment of a series of statutes. In 1967, the <span>[[Commissioners On Uniform Laws|commissioners on unifor ...ain crimes. Several legal commentators criticized the application of these statutes due to their limitation of the habeas corpus rights that traditionally are
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  • ...toms; the protection of U.S. business and labor through the enforcement of statutes, regulations, and countervailing duty; the enforcement of <span>[[Copyright
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  • ...ngerous instrumentality include explosives and electrically charged wires. Statutes and case law must be consulted to determine what items are regarded as dang
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  • ...n wage determinations issued under the act and its related prevailing wage statutes. The board has discretion in selecting the controversies that it will revie
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  • <p>Dead man's statutes are designed to protect the estate of a deceased person from fraudulent cla <p>Such statutes are derived from common-law principles that disqualified witnesses from tes
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  • ...1, U.L.A. [1980]), from which most states have developed their brain death statutes, "An individual who has sustained either (1) irreversible cessation of circ ...the same circumstances as the patient would choose. Individual states have statutes governing the requirements for living wills and advance directives.
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  • ... certainty to distinguish that individual from the rest of the world. Some statutes mandate that the deed list the grantee's residence by town, city, county, a ...n the deed in order for it to take effect as a conveyance. Generally state statutes require that the deed be signed in the presence of witnesses, attesting to
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  • ...me-sex couples they were eligible for marriage licenses under the marriage statutes. Vermont laws reflected the common understanding that marriage consists of
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  • ...retation of and demand for rigid adherence to the specific language of the statutes concerning the execution and revocation of wills and the theory of the <spa
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  • ...or she dies intestate, which means without a lawfully executed will. These statutes provide for an orderly administration by identifying successors to a decede ...erit or succeed to the property of a person intestate on his or her death. Statutes generally confer rights of inheritance only on blood relatives, adopted chi
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  • ...is a <span>[[Divorce|divorce]]</span> ground in a majority of states. Most statutes mandate that the abandonment continue for a certain period of time before a ...ions amounts to an interruption of the period required for desertion. Some statutes provide that an occasional act of sexual intercourse terminates the period
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  • ...n policies of insurance, in leases, and in maritime law, and under various statutes, this term is often applied to an act that renders the subject useless for
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  • ...span>[[Sodomy|sodomy]]</span> law. Lawrence successfully argued that since statutes prohibiting sodomy had either fallen into obscurity or been overturned in m
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  • ...en determining a sentence, whereas mandatory minimum and enhanced-sentence statutes leave little or no discretion to judges in setting the terms of a sentence. Determinate sentencing statutes have existed at various times throughout the history of the United States.
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  • <p>Today the action of detinue has been almost entirely superseded by statutes that streamline <span>[[Civil Procedure|Civil Procedure]]</span>, but the p
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  • ...he context of <span>[[Workers' Compensation|workers' compensation]]</span> statutes, disability consists of an actual incapacity to perform tasks within the co
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  • ...ppropriate procedures for disaster declarations and emergency orders. Such statutes also empower relief agencies to utilize state and local resources, commande
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