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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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  • ...xecutive branch]]</span> in the area of foreign relations decision making. Statutes and prior judicial decisions limit the flexibility and discretion of a judg ...d on the "rule of law," which, in the United States, derives not only from statutes passed by Congress but also from the tenets of the Constitution. In additio
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  • ...ommonly considered a broader term than breach of the peace and, under some statutes, breach of the peace is an element of disorderly conduct.</p> ...elements of disorderly conduct vary from one jurisdiction to another. Most statutes specify the misconduct that constitutes the offense. Acts such as the use o
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  • ... houses exist at <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> and under criminal statutes. The maintenance of a disorderly house is considered to be an ongoing offen <h2>Statutes</h2>
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  • ...oes, however, maintain control of criminal proceedings in the trial court. Statutes define the duties of the prosecuting attorney with respect to civil litigat <p>Statutes prescribe the compensation of prosecuting attorneys.</p>
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  • ...econcilable Differences|irreconcilable differences]] to existing [[Statute|statutes]]. In such states, a divorce petitioner remains free to [[File|file]] for d ...ssolution]] of marriage reads like a primer on no-fault divorce. Minnesota Statutes Annotated, Section 518.05, defines dissolution as "the termination of the m
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  • ''A qualification imposed in state'' <span>[[Long Arm Statutes|long-arm statutes]]</span> ''governing the'' <span>[[Service Of Process|service of process]]<
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  • ...h of the 50 states offers similar protection through its own constitution, statutes, and <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>. ...still used by state courts when they interpret their own constitutions and statutes.
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  • ...s, dower has been abolished and replaced by the elective share. In others, statutes expressly provide that a spouse choose among the elective share, the dower, ...ntercourse of a married person with a person other than his or her spouse. Statutes in several states preserve dower if a divorce or legal separation is obtain
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  • ...y, or overflowed past their natural boundaries. Also contained in drainage statutes are provisions that regulate the creation and organization of <i>drainage d ...ies as modified by limitations or restrictions set forth by state drainage statutes. Only land that will be benefited through drainage improvements should prop
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes, also called civil liability acts, that impose civil liability upon one who ...everage Control Act [Iowa Code Ann. &#xA7; 123.92 (West)]). Typical modern statutes include limitations on awards, specifications regarding the commercial defe
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  • ...and specifically designate who is permitted to deal in prescription drugs. Statutes govern the procedures that must be observed when drugs are handled, as well
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  • ... law categorizes these substances differently. Commonly, federal and state statutes distinguish drugs from narcotics. Drugs are substances designed for use in To control the use of dangerous drugs, federal law and most state statutes use a classification system outlined by the Uniform Controlled Substances A
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  • ...orth American colonies were using the phrase "due process of law" in their statutes.
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  • ...]</span>. In states that have not incorporated dueling into their homicide statutes, dueling is now a crime punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both. It i
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  • ...sibility; the most important goal of the law is for judicial decisions and statutes to be internally consistent and logically flow the best interpretation of s
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  • '''Civil Rights''' The Civil Rights Office enforces federal statutes that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, ag
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  • ... of state and federal constitutional provisions; local, state, and federal statutes; court opinions; and government regulations that provide the legal framewor ...ol Districts|schools]] and those pertaining to society in general. Federal statutes regarding the education of children with disabilities are an example of the
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  • ...nishments that have been overturned for being unreasonable are two Georgia statutes that prescribed the death penalty for rape and <span>[[Kidnapping|kidnappin ...ing Texas, exempted mentally retarded individuals from their death-penalty statutes. Moreover, very few states that did not proscribe such executions actually
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  • ...e pays for nursing-home care and home health care and is governed by state statutes. ... only so long as Congress maintains the statutes that enable them, and the statutes can be changed to increase or decrease eligibility and coverage.
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  • ...of the ultrahazardous nature of providing electric power, states have many statutes and regulations in place to protect the public from electric shock.</p>
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  • ...o hear lawsuits against state governments seeking to enforce environmental statutes, <span>[[Bankruptcy|bankruptcy]]</span> laws, <span>[[Intellectual Property
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  • ...ually exclusive crimes, larceny and embezzlement do overlap slightly under statutes in some states. The English definition of the offense is followed in the United States. Statutes do not usually list the persons who might be liable but, instead, generally
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  • ...rial in condemnation proceedings, although various state constitutions and statutes provide for assessment by a jury. Absent contrary state provisions, a court
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  • <p>Statutes such as the Federal Employers' Liability Act (10 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 51 et seq.
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  • ...arged in violation of a policy found in a statutory right of the employee, statutes containing penalties, constitutional provisions, and judicial opinions. Cou
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  • Federal and state statutes regulate workplace hazards to avoid or minimize employee injury and disease ...the U.S. Supreme Court that had restricted the reach of antidiscrimination statutes.
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  • ... noted that although 21 states and 40 municipalities have official English statutes, most of those provisions are substantially less encompassing and less pros
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  • <p>Engrossment is also used to describe a step in the enactment of statutes. During the legislative process, a bill may be debated, read, altered, or a
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  • ...e disappeared without any knowledge that the absent spouse was alive. Such statutes transformed the probability of the death of the absent spouse into a legal <p>Such statutes do not, however, endow the remarriage with legal status if the absent spous
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  • ... certain period of time. Personal service agreements are often governed by statutes and are often the subject of litigation because they restrict the rights of
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  • ...permanent evidence of the rendition by the court of a judgment. Under some statutes and court rules, judgment is entered when it is filed with the appropriate
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  • ''An amalgam of state and federal statutes, regulations, and common-law principles covering'' <span>[[Air Pollution|ai ...d pollution control statutes, many did not. The states that did enact such statutes varied in the level of protection provided and in the quality of enforcemen
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  • ...on]]</span>. As Reconstruction collapsed, southern states gradually passed statutes formally segregating the races in every facet of society. Public schools, r ...on subject to strict scrutiny, courts do provide meaningful review of such statutes. The Supreme Court is sensitive to penalizing children for their extramarit
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  • ...from the Crown. Common-law courts believed in the strict interpretation of statutes and precedential cases. Whereas the common law provided results based on ye ...o fashion remedies in cases that were not covered by settled common law or statutes. The Framers of the U.S. Constitution recognized the providence of equity b
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  • ...ve federal judges the right to ignore state rules that were not enacted as statutes by their state legislatures. He held that it was more important for all fed ...hey must follow the law of the state that is involved. That includes state statutes and controlling decisions made by the highest court of that state.
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  • ...within a statute, or the law may depart from them in various ways. Federal statutes also make it a crime to escape from federal custody.</p>
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  • ...uired by law. Additionally, where public lands were provided for settlers, statutes frequently made provisions for escheat when one individual took possession <p>Unclaimed or abandoned property escheats to the state under some statutes. However, the state cannot merely declare property abandoned and appropriat
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  • ...e would take as a ''special occupant'' rather than by descent. Some modern statutes have made the property interest between the death of the grantee and the me
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  • ...an>[[Statutes Of Limitations|statutes of limitations]]</span>, except that statutes of limitations set specific time limits for legal actions, whereas under <s
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  • ...s made to particular pages or sections of cases, articles, regulations, or statutes to indicate that the desired information is continued on the pages or in th
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  • <p>Many state statutes have been passed that follow the Ethics in Government Act in regard to disc
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  • ....Ed.2d 834 (1997), physicians challenged the constitutionality of New York statutes making it a crime to aid a person in committing suicide or attempting to co ... with separate penalties. Few courts have interpreted the assisted-suicide statutes, because prosecutions for assisted suicide are rare. In cases of assisted s
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  • ... does not require extra prison time or exact an excessive fine. Also, such statutes are enacted for the protection of the public, which is an exception to ex p
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  • ...lusionary rule is a court-made rule. This means that it was created not in statutes passed by legislative bodies but rather by the U.S. Supreme Court. The excl
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  • ...cutions unless they have committed <span>[[Fraud|fraud]]</span>. Under the statutes in some jurisdictions, imprisonment for debt has been abolished entirely. Statutes providing for the issuance of body executions to enforce judgments handed d
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  • ...iance. Federal courts consider such orders to be the equivalent of federal statutes. In addition, regulations that are enacted to carry out these executive ord ...ity vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, it is ordered as follows …"
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  • ...that they observe. The absence of a protective function privilege in those statutes suggested that Congress did not intend to create one. She rejected the argu
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  • ...brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, or cousins. Special laws, called statutes of <span>[[Descent And Distribution|descent and distribution]]</span>, dete <p>In some jurisdictions, statutes require the executor or administrator of an estate to file a bond to protec
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  • ...ger. This can be proved by showing that the operator failed to comply with statutes or regulations. The plaintiff must also show that the explosion was the pro ...plaintiff precludes any recovery. In most states," comparative negligence" statutes
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  • ... occurred after the enactment of the legislation. Provisions of expository statutes may be litigated due to the potential for a retroactive effect. For example
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  • ...blackmail, which is extortion by a private person. In addition, under some statutes a corporation may be liable for extortion. Virtually all extortion statutes require that a threat must be made to the person or property of the victim.
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  • Extradition comes into play when a person charged with a crime under state statutes flees the state. An individual charged with a federal crime may be moved fr
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  • ...information that it generates. In addition, states have enacted comparable statutes covering consumer's rights.</p>
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  • ..."Wages and Hours Law," the Fair Labor Standards Act was one of a number of statutes making up the <span>[[New Deal|New Deal]]</span> program of the presidentia
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  • ''State statutes enacted in the first half of the twentieth century permitting manufacturers
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  • ...s were based on the model statute suggested by <i>Printer's Ink.</i> These statutes are still in effect; however, they are rarely used because it requires prov ... states have different statutes regarding false advertising. Most of these statutes require the courts to interpret state laws using federal guidelines provide
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  • ...d economic well-being of the individual being impersonated. Further, these statutes deter criminals by discouraging the impersonator's pursuit of benefits. ...b member or agent; or a member or agent of the Red Cross. Many states have statutes prohibiting the impersonation of police officers, firefighters, married peo
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  • ''Statutes, court decisions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions tha ...fication of custody decrees. When in conflict, these rules supersede state statutes, including the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA), which all st
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  • ...xiliary services. The bureau also oversees compliance by broadcasters with statutes and FCC policies.
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  • ...uthority of federal courts is limited to that given to them by the federal statutes that created them. Federal courts exist independently of the system of cour
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  • ...1. It is an independent agency that regulates shipping under the following statutes: the Shipping Act of 1984 (46U.S.C.A. app. at 1701&#x2013;1720); the Shippi ... docking facilities in harbors), and other persons subject to the shipping statutes. The FMC also monitors activities under all effective or approved agreement
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  • ..."article"><p><i>An issue directly involving the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, or treaties between the United States and a foreign country.</i></p>
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  • ...ent from any liability for, among other things, enforcing unconstitutional statutes, losing letters in the post office, actions of the military in time of war,
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  • ...ient. Emission is not a necessary element of the offense under most modern statutes.</p>
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  • ...rime, characterized under [[Federal|federal]] law and many state [[Statute|statutes]] as any [[Offense|offense]] punishable by [[Death and Dying|death]] or [[I Presently many state statutes list various classes of felonies with penalties commensurate with the gravi
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  • ..., and robbery are typical felonies that invoke the rule. Under a number of statutes, the felony must be a proximate cause of the death. In other words, the kil
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  • ...pporters of the amendment believed it would overcome weaknesses in federal statutes and judicial interpretations of the Constitution with regard to the protect
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  • ...tled to construct a fence along the boundaries of his or her property, but statutes may regulate the building and maintenance of fences. The laws of some state ...Generally recovery is limited to half the expense of the fence. Some fence statutes provide that the amount recoverable from a defaulting property owner is mad
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  • Other critics argued that most child abuse statutes do not specifically mention drug use by pregnant women as an offense, there
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  • ...ned the legal rights of illegitimate children who, in the language of some statutes, are referred to as nonmarital children.</p>
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  • ''State statutes that require owners of motor vehicles to produce proof of financial account
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  • ...lty of <span>[[Larceny|larceny]]</span> if he or she keeps the goods. Such statutes are enacted in order to aid the finding of lost property.</p> ...inarily has the right to possess it over everyone but the true owner. Some statutes provide that if the true owner neglects to appear and claim the property wi
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  • <p>Federal and state criminal statutes authorize fines for certain offenses. Depending on the crime, a fine may be ...r (&#xA7; 438.313). Statutes fix the maximum fine for a given offense, and statutes can be changed, so fine amounts can change.</p>
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  • ...oth under the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> and a number of state statutes. Some of these crimes are regarded as <span>[[Arson|arson]]</span>, but ord ...g to fires ordinarily define the acts required for conviction. Under these statutes, <i>willfully</i> is defined as meaning with an evil or malicious intent or
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  • ...e point&#x2014;they often received assurance, either in the treaties or in statutes, that they could continue to hunt, fish, and gather food on their reservati
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  • ...n agreement in regard to the nature of an item to be utilized with realty. Statutes confer this right in some jurisdictions, and these agreements are enforceab
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  • ...ars, ''Halter'' was cited as precedent in cases upholding flag desecration statutes, and these laws stood solidly intact through most of the twentieth century.
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  • ... state and federal courts relied on <i>Lochner</i> to invalidate scores of statutes that attempted to regulate employment relations, business affairs, and vari
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  • ..., even the rightful owner is held liable for damages, which as provided by statutes are often multiple in nature, if he or she employs excessive force in ousti ...n a few days after <span>[[Service Of Process|service of process]]</span>. Statutes frequently provide, however, that the decision in forcible entry or unlawfu
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  • ... the state or federal government. Congress and state legislatures maintain statutes that allow law enforcement to seize property on suspicion of certain crimin ... conviction of certain crimes. For example, Volume 15 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, section 5821, authorizes the forfeiture of prohibited drugs; mat
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  • ...en an inauthentic writing is intentionally offered as genuine. Some modern statutes include this crime with forgery.</p>
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  • ...tes in a number of states declare that fornication is an offense, but such statutes are rarely enforced. On the theory that fornication is a victimless crime, ...tercourse is married to another person, he (or she) is guilty of adultery. Statutes in some states declare that if the woman is married, the sexual act constit
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  • ...he parties and the subject matter of the case, a matter governed mostly by statutes and court rules. For example, rules of procedure provide that disputes invo ...rts. Many federal and state procedural rules, as well as federal and state statutes, discourage this practice by limiting a plaintiff's choice of forum to loca
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  • ...edu/faculty/gertz/felixfrankfurter.html Some Reflections on the Reading of Statutes]
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  • ... writing on the function and parameters of administrative law (the body of statutes, regulatory rules and regulations, and court decisions implemented by admin <p>Laws in 1908. Freund created model statutes to bolster the <span>[[Civil Rights|civil rights]]</span> of married women,
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  • ...t. In <i>Frontiero</i>, a female Air Force officer successfully challenged statutes (10 U.S.C.A. &#xA7;&#xA7; 1072, 1076; 37 U.S.C.A. &#xA7;&#xA7; 401, 403) th
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  • ..., Hand was limited to applying precedents of the Supreme Court and federal statutes in appeals before his court. He felt responsible to the precedents, and onc
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  • ...<i>Totemoff v. Alaska</i>, 905 P.2d 954 [Alaska 1995]). Congress maintains statutes that regulate hunting on federal land. States may further regulate the fede <p>State hunting statutes also specify standards for firearm power. In South Dakota, for example, no
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  • The constitution of California and various penal statutes provided for the prosecution of a person charged with an offense by informa
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  • ...nse for a spouse to fail to meet a support obligation. Criminal nonsupport statutes are created to prevent men and women from becoming public charges and are m ...erty states, if a husband or wife dies intestate (without leaving a will), statutes provide for the surviving spouse to acquire a specified portion of the dece
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  • ...eby the status of a child is changed from illegitimate to legitimate. Some statutes provide that a child becomes legitimated upon an open <span>[[Acknowledgmen
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  • ...s who may engage in terrorist activities on its soil. The goals of the new statutes were to accelerate immigration processes related to citizenship and benefit ...ation is far-reaching in additional ways: frequently, the BCIS applies the statutes retroactively, so that aliens may be deported for conduct that was not a gr
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  • ...S.C.A. § 1291 [1946]), and most states and local governments have similar statutes. Courts and legislatures in many states have greatly restricted, and in som State and federal statutes may grant witnesses immunity from prosecution for the use of their testimon
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  • The crime of false impersonation is defined by federal statutes and by state statutes that differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some states, pretending t ...prestige of individuals, especially those who hold federal office. Federal statutes also prohibit other types of impersonation, including pretending to be a U.
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  • ...y, and can be used as evidence against the driver. Pursuant to these state statutes, known as implied consent laws, anyone who drives on public roads or highwa ...Due Process|due process]]</span> grounds, although courts have struck down statutes that permit the revocation of a license without a hearing. Arguments that i
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  • ...s a defense to a criminal attempt has largely been rejected by modern U.S. statutes and courts. The Model Penal Code&#x2014;which many states have adopted sinc
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  • ...cle"><p><i>[</i>Latin, Upon the same subject.<i>] A designation applied to statutes or general laws that were enacted at different times but pertain to the sam <p>Statutes <i>in pari materia</i> must be interpreted in light of each other since the
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  • ... is a statutory crime, often classified as a felony. The purpose of incest statutes is to prevent sexual intercourse between individuals related within the deg The proscribed degrees of incest vary among the different statutes. Some include <span>[[Parent And Child|parent and child]]</span>, brother a
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  • <p>Under <span>[[Workers' Compensation|workers' compensation]]</span> statutes, a risk is deemed incidental to employment when it is related to whatever a
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  • <p>Most states maintain statutes that require an incontestability clause in life and health insurance contra ...er incontestability option mandated in section 17:B-26-5 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated could be construed to allow coverage for disabilities that an ins
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  • ... the incorporated document comply with the description. Some, but not all, statutes require that the incorporating document refer to the incorporated document
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  • ... definition distinguishes an employee from an independent contractor. Some statutes contain their own definitions. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that when a
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  • ...nor or child, to be a person less than 21 years old. Currently, most state statutes define the age of majority to be 18. Although a person must attain the age ...and cannot later disaffirm or negate the contract. In addition, some state statutes provide
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  • ...Rights]] [[Category:Election_Law]] [[Category:First_Amendment]] [[Category:Statutes]] [[Category:Direct_Democracy]] [[Category:Representative_Democracy]]
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  • ...he liability of innkeepers for the property of their guests. Generally the statutes modify the common law by limiting the innkeeper's liability to a specified
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  • ...d not be punished for criminal acts. Most states regulate the defense with statutes, but a few states allow the courts to craft the rules for its proper use. G
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  • ...orm of a contract in an insurance policy, it is subject to requirements in statutes, <span>[[Administrative Agency|administrative agency]]</span> regulations, ...of statutes, administrative agency regulations, and court decisions. State statutes often control premium rates, prevent unfair practices by insurers, and guar
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  • ...lectual <span>[[Property Law|property law]]</span> is contained in federal statutes. Copyrights are protected by the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.A. &#xA7;&#xA7; 10
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  • ...ish that the defendant intended to steal or destroy property. By 1900 many statutes eliminated the "intent-to-defraud" requirement for property crimes. Passing
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  • ...ultimate termination of litigation. State appellate courts are governed by statutes and court rules of appellate procedure regarding the review of interlocutor
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  • ...gislature meant when it enacted the statute. It is now common practice for statutes to contain "interpretation clauses," which include definitions of key words
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  • ...t asks is whether the agreement between the states interferes with federal statutes or initiatives. For example, consider the federal legislation that outlaws ...artments; and grant reciprocity for driver's licenses. Congress has passed statutes that require prior congressional approval for many such compacts.</p>
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  • There are two types of involuntary manslaughter statutes: criminally negligent manslaughter and unlawful act manslaughter. Criminall
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  • ...ries by "oral" findings that were not authorized by intelligence oversight statutes. (2) The <span>[[Central Intelligence Agency|Central Intelligence Agency]]<
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  • <p>statutes of North Carolina, a process that resulted in the publication of <i>Iredell
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  • ... serious to render a lawsuit invalid. For example, a number of states have statutes that require the appointment of a guardian to represent the interests of a
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  • ...eir loss to the North and the end of <span>[[Slavery|slavery]]</span>, the statutes separated the races in all walks of life. The resulting legislative barrier
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  • The statutes that govern permissive joinder generally provide that plaintiffs may unite ...on into one lawsuit, the court must look to the applicable court rules and statutes to determine if such a joining is permissible.
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  • ...726, 33 L. Ed. 2d 346 (1972), in which the Court struck down death penalty statutes in 39 states after finding that the death penalty violated the <span>[[Crue
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  • Judges must follow ethical rules. In all jurisdictions statutes specify that a judge may hold office only during a time of good behavior. I
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  • ...nd must set forth the specific reasons entitling the party to relief. Many statutes and rules require that the moving party must have previously sought a direc ... a jury deadlocked, some courts will hear a motion for JNOV. However, some statutes do not permit a court to hear a motion for JNOV under such circumstances.</
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>English statutes that govern and revise the organization of the judiciary.</i></p> <p>Parliament enacted a series of statutes in 1873 during the reign of Queen Victoria that changed and restructured th
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  • ... final decision on administrative matters that are not covered by existing statutes, rules, and regulations is made by the judicial council of the appropriate
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  • <p>Some states codify the judicial immunity doctrine in statutes. Most legislatures, including Congress, let court decisions govern the issu
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  • ...red to, accept as conclusive any fact judicially noticed." All states have statutes that are virtually identical to rule 201.</p> ...[[International Law|international law]]</span>. Legislatures also maintain statutes that give courts the power to recognize certain facts in specific situation
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  • ...eview, state courts determine whether or not state executive acts or state statutes are valid. They base such rulings on the principle that a state law that vi ...Warren|Earl Warren]]</span>, from 1953 to 1969, the Court declared federal statutes unconstitutional in whole or in part in 25 cases, most of the decisions inv
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  • ... parking violations. Cases that involve state constitutional issues, state statutes, and <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> are dealt with by major trial c
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  • ...s from state courts in cases involving federal treaties or statutes, state statutes that were repugnant to the federal Constitution or to federal laws or treat ...seems quaint. In the more than two centuries since the passage of the act, statutes passed by Congress and decisions issued by the Supreme Court concerning the
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  • ...te ideas and sell products has led to disputes over whether state long-arm statutes can be used to acquire personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant ...ted to such jurisdiction by driving on the state's roads. Many states have statutes that create such <span>[[Implied Consent|implied consent]]</span> to person
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  • ...ous sources of legal authority, including state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations, and case law.
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  • ...whether particular individuals possess the qualifications set forth by the statutes. The list, however, must be selected without discrimination from all those
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  • <p>Appearing in statutes, contracts, and court decisions, the term <i>just cause</i> refers to a sta
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  • ...</span> and civil cases. The increasing number of criminal, slave, and tax statutes that were passed during the 1800s also broadened the enforcement powers of ...ctions are within the scope of his or her jurisdiction. For example, a few statutes do not allow justices of the peace to be involved in the operation of anoth
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  • ...on is usually made by the juvenile court. However, most jurisdictions have statutes that automatically exclude from juvenile court juveniles charged with viole
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  • ...ording to jurisdiction. Citator coverage now also covers state and federal statutes.</p>
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  • ...7 (15 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 78dd-1 et seq.). Most states have commercial bribery statutes prohibiting various forms of kickbacks.</p>
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  • ...aries from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Most state and federal kidnapping statutes define the term ''kidnapping'' vaguely, and courts fill in the details. ...on may be rebutted with evidence to the contrary. Other federal kidnapping statutes prohibit kidnapping in U.S. territories, kidnapping on the high seas and in
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  • ...strative Agency|administrative agency]]</span> that enforces federal labor statutes, and by federal courts when they interpret labor legislation and NLRB decis ...reempted by federal statute, and conduct actually protected by the federal statutes is immune from state regulation. For example, <span>[[Vandalism|vandalism]]
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  • ...loyees to sign this type of contract, the U.S. Supreme Court declared such statutes unconstitutional as an infringement of freedom of contract (''Coppage v. Ka
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  • ...es is the equitable equivalent of statutes of limitations. However, unlike statutes of limitations, laches leaves it up to the court to determine, based on the
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  • ...h, morals, safety, welfare, comfort, or convenience of the general public. Statutes in many states precisely define what constitutes a public nuisance. Common .... State governments followed the lead of the federal government and passed statutes that create water and air pollution control agencies. Some states require E
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  • ...inions, or case law. However, most landlord and tenant laws are set out in statutes in an attempt to make information about rights and duties accessible and un ...ental properties to make sure they meet maintenance standards set forth in statutes and agency regulations. The agencies report to a state agency such as the d
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  • ...o governmental concerns. Legislatures may include anti-lapse provisions in statutes to ensure that certain spending programs remain funded from year to year. L ...de a small measure of protection against lapse. For example, Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, title 24-A, section 2739 (West 1995), states that no insurance c
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  • ...n through [[Case Law|case law]], and the British Parliament began to enact statutes that more clearly defined it. ...nt if the prosecutor does not choose the correct charge. Under broad theft statutes, prosecutors need only be concerned with the intent to steal and the value
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  • <p>Law in the United States is a mosaic of statutes, treaties, case law, <span>[[Administrative Agency|administrative agency]]< ...itution. In a sense the federal Constitution is a collection of inviolable statutes. It can be altered only by amendment. Amendments pass after they are approv
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  • ...y legal commentators and state supreme courts, which had overturned sodomy statutes based on state constitution due process clauses. When the Supreme Court agr
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  • Leases are governed by statutes and by <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, or precedential cases. Most
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  • ...e <span>[[Overbreadth Doctrine|overbreadth doctrine]]</span> requires that statutes regulating activities that are not constitutionally protected must not be w <p>The vagueness doctrine requires that statutes adequately describe the behavior being regulated. A vague statute may have
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  • ...cept for malicious prosecution. Third-party claims also arise from various statutes, such as <span>[[Securities|securities]]</span> regulations, and motions fo
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  • ..., Shepard's citator was expanded to include citations to the Constitution, statutes, and court rules. ...d, uncollated statutes called "slip laws." At the end of each session, the statutes are gathered into the ''U.S. Code.''
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes passed by lawmakers, as opposed to court-made laws.</i></p>
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  • ...or the publication of the legislative session laws as well as the codified statutes and administrative regulations.</p> ...form and function of a legislative council is mandated by individual state statutes.</p>
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  • ...rts in the way that primary authority is. Federal and state constitutions, statutes, case law (judicial decisions), and agency regulations form the body of pri ...ies and state government libraries. West Group issues a compilation of the statutes passed in each session of Congress and their legislative history. This comp
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  • ...on law, the parties arbitrate the matter in an attempt to resolve it. Some statutes provide for a state-run <span>[[Arbitration|arbitration]]</span> process. O
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  • ...<p><i>In tax law a written interpretation of certain provisions of federal statutes by the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service ...es and may be considered when evaluating the consistency of application of statutes, such letter rulings have no precedential effect."</p>
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  • ...distribute the property according to the relevant descent and distribution statutes.</p>
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  • ... debauchery and moral turpitude. It is a specific offense in certain state statutes and is included in general provisions in others.</p>
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  • ...line legal information service that provides the full text of opinions and statutes in electronic format. Subscribers use their personal computers to search th <p>The Lexis service contains major archives of federal and state case law, statutes of all 50 states, state and federal regulations, and public records from ma
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  • ...ns included free copies of the <i>Congressional Record</i> and of all U.S. statutes, which Spofford parlayed into document exchanges with all foreign nations t
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  • ...n real estate. The filing requirements and <span>[[Statutes Of Limitations|statutes of limitations]]</span> for these liens vary according to the law of each s <p>The published statutes of a state usually have a section on the topic of liens under which is list
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes restricting the right to bring suit on certain civil causes of action or cr
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  • State LLC statutes specifically provide that members of an LLC are not personally liable for t ...that fails to follow the legal formalities required to manage the LLC. LLC statutes in Colorado, Illinois, and Minnesota specifically apply the corporate veil-
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  • ...s, at least twenty-one states and the District of Columbia had adopted LLP statutes.
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  • ..., with respect to the sources from which it is derived, such as customs or statutes, and analyzed the rules for the application and interpretation of each. Cou
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  • ...aws migrated to the American colonies, and comprehensive federal copyright statutes now regulate the right to own and sell literary property in the United Stat
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  • ...ing wills stand as a clear expression of the patient's wishes. Living-will statutes require that the person be legally competent to execute the will and that t <p>To overcome these problems, many states have enacted statutes that permit a competent adult to designate a surrogate decision maker (also
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  • ...[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> and procedure, which was a mixture of statutes and many <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> decisions. It was his belie
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  • <p>Although a number of lobbying statutes have been enacted that regulate special situations&#x2014;such as lobbying
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  • ...or all, notwithstanding they might not have voted for all if amendments or statutes had been submitted separately.</i></p>
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  • <p>The statutes in certain jurisdictions provide for the marking of logs for the purpose of
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  • ... the state. The Illinois statute became a template for many state long-arm statutes. ...form Act also became a model for other states in developing their long-arm statutes.
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  • <p>Loopholes come into being through the passage of statutes, the enactment of regulations, the drafting of contracts or the decisions o
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  • ... threat to security. For example, after the Civil War, some states enacted statutes that excluded from certain professions those who had been disloyal to the U ...ge teachers who were thought to be disloyal to the government. Most of the statutes required employees to pledge their support of the state and federal constit
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  • ...courts, not statutes from the legislature. Most legislatures maintain some statutes that give certain persons <span>[[Immunity|immunity]]</span> from malicious
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  • ...an> at trial, cannot generally be found negligent. Some states have passed statutes that establish the standard of the profession as the test of whether partic ...cept for malicious prosecution. Third-party claims also arise from various statutes, such as <span>[[Securities|securities]]</span> regulations, and motions fo
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  • ...er since. The remedy of mandamus is made available through court opinions, statutes, and court rules on both the federal and state levels. On the federal level
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  • <p><i>Mandatory statutes</i> are those that require, as opposed to permit, a particular course of ac
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  • ... the form of prior decisions by a higher court of the same state on point, statutes, or other sources of law that must be considered by a judge in the determin
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  • ...ended to stop the interstate trafficking of women. Though federal criminal statutes were rare in 1910, and seen as an attack on state <span>[[Police Powers|pol
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  • At <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, as well as under current statutes, the offense can be either voluntary or <span>[[Involuntary Manslaughter|in Although all jurisdictions punish involuntary manslaughter, the statutes vary somewhat. In some states, the criminal negligence type of manslaughter
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  • ...owers federal courts to decide legal issues raised by state constitutions, statutes, and common-law decisions that touch upon a federal constitutional provisio ... it is commonly accepted today that the power to nullify state and federal statutes falls within the purview of the judicial branch of government, the Constitu
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  • ... states that prohibited racially mixed marriages. These anti-miscegenation statutes were held to be unconstitutional in the 1967 case of ''Loving v. Virginia'' ...In the 1800s, the legal age was as low as 12 years old for females. Modern statutes ordinarily provide that females may marry at age 16 and males at age 18. So
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>A body of primarily federal statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions that govern radio; broadcast, cable, a
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  • ...ime off for religious observances, and the safety of the work environment. Statutes ordinarily restrict employment of children, and federal <span>[[Civil Right ... ordinarily regulated by agreement; however, it is affected by a number of statutes. Employers are required to pay at least a certain prescribed <span>[[Minimu
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  • ..."article"><p><i>That which is determined or ascertained through the use of statutes, rules, court decisions, and interpretations of legal principles.</i></p> ...sed jury instructions, and posttrial motions. Their decisions are based on statutes, <span>[[Rules Of Evidence|RULES OF EVIDENCE]]</span> and procedure, and th
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  • ;R.S.: Revised Statutes ;Stat.: United States Statutes at Large
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  • ... form and effect of a transfer of real property within its borders. Modern statutes have eliminated much traditional concern over the proper conveyancing of re
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  • ...against the person who had mishandled the chemical. As time went on, state statutes prescribed the circumstances under which someone was legally liable for inj <p>Specialized statutes currently regulate poisons. Pesticides must be registered with the federal
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  • <p>Through both criminal and civil statutes, federal law specifically targets police misconduct. Federal law is applica
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  • ...to the people." State legislatures exercise their police power by enacting statutes, and they also delegate much of their police power to counties, cities, tow
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes and court rulings that govern candidates running for public office.</i></p>
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  • ...ous marriage occurred has jurisdiction over prosecution of the crime. Some statutes, however, provide that the accused may be convicted in the state where the Under certain statutes it is not considered polygamous for an individual to remarry after a certai
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Reference charts that aid in locating statutes, if the names by which they are commonly referred to are known.</i></p>
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  • ...rer Theodore ("Ted") Bundy. Many states have modern <i>posse comitatus</i> statutes; one typical example is the Kentucky statute enacted in 1962 that gives any
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  • Both federal and state statutes make possession of many dangerous or undesirable items criminal. For exampl
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  • ...ceived prior to the death of the father who has died intestate. Under some statutes, it is necessary that the child be born within a ten-month period subsequen
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  • <p><i>In connection with</i> <span>[[Trespass|trespass]]</span> <i>statutes, the act of placing or affixing signs on private property in a manner to gi
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  • ...e revealed a more conservative cast of mind in his distrust of legislative statutes, arguing that the slow development of judge-made law was preferable to the
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  • ...[[Common Law|common law]]</span> does not condemn a preference. Some state statutes prescribe that certain transfers are void&#x2014;of no legal force or bindi
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  • ...ns who intend to marry. All states recognize premarital agreements through statutes or court decisions. In the absence of a premarital agreement, statutes and the courts may control the property, financial, and child-rearing issue
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  • ...order a PSI, whereas in felony cases a PSI is mandatory. State and federal statutes (18 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 3553(b) [1984]) set PSI requirements and are supplement
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  • ...hat a person suspected of a crime be presumed innocent also is mandated in statutes and court opinions. The two principles go together, but they can be separat
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  • ...ionally been omitted from the will. States have enacted "pretermitted heir statutes" that protect these heirs. ...sume that the omission of the child or descendant was unintentional. These statutes authorize the child or descendant to take the same share of the estate that
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  • <p>Statutes may specify that certain evidence is prima facie evidence of a certain fact
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  • <p>Primary authority mainly consists of statutes, decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and all judicial decisions handed dow
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>Statutes enacted in a number of states making it a misdemeanor to use representation
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  • ...urt. Although prisoners continue to bring lawsuits in federal court, these statutes have made it more difficult for prisoners to make successful claims.
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  • ...ommon-law principles that offer protection of privacy interests, a host of statutes and regulations have been passed to define privacy in a variety of contexts
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  • ... dissemination of personal information. As with most comprehensive federal statutes, the act provides general and specific exemptions as well as an administrat
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  • ...road should be established, and to suggest any needed modifications. Where statutes provide for the appointment of viewers, who subsequently find the road nece <p>Some statutes require the commissioners or viewers to conduct a hearing on the proposed r
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  • ...ic matter, such as price records kept by businesses under price regulation statutes.</p>
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  • ...s decision. The clause has little significance today in invalidating state statutes that present a constitutional question. When state laws infringe the fundam
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  • Legislatures may maintain statutes relating to probable cause. Many such statutes declare that a certain thing constitutes probable cause to believe that a p
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  • ...y the personal representative or the decedent's attorney, must produce it. Statutes impose penalties for concealing or destroying a will or for failing to prod ...however, have statutes making a trial by jury available in a will contest. Statutes usually impose time limits on the institution of will contests.</p>
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  • ...nts. The judicial authority to order a sentence of probation is granted in statutes on the federal and state levels. Generally, probation allows a convicted de Probation statutes generally identify the crimes available for a sentence of probation, or, co
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  • ...e actions in federal courts. Procedural law is made up of state or federal statutes, rules promulgated by individual courts, and standards established by <span
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  • ...</span>. Modern law has incorporated many of these concepts and rules into statutes, which define the types and rights of ownership in real and personal proper ... form and effect of a transfer of real property within its borders. Modern statutes have eliminated much traditional concern over the proper conveyancing of re
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  • ...criminal complaints against persons or groups, but under state and federal statutes, only a duly authorized attorney may prosecute a criminal case. Federal and ... prosecute other private parties until the eighteenth century, but English statutes creating the office of public prosecutor existed as far back as the mid-six
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  • ...lated. Some state statutes punish the act of prostitution, and other state statutes criminalize the acts of soliciting prostitution, arranging for prostitution The first prostitution statutes were enacted during the so-called Progressive political movement of the lat
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  • ...tutes are viewed as adequate consideration to make a bid irrevocable. Some statutes, however, permit a bidder to withdraw a bid at any time prior to its accept
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  • ...s for its product or service. Rates are generally established according to statutes and regulations. The utility usually files a proposed rate schedule with th
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  • ...tion or functions from public knowledge. For example, some states maintain statutes that prohibit the publication of the full name of a juvenile accused of a c
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  • ...ment for crimes is listed in federal, state, and local laws. In most cases statutes name a variety of punishments appropriate for the crime, and courts have di ...juana used to warrant a long prison term in most jurisdictions, but modern statutes limit the punishment for this crime to monetary fines and <span>[[Probation
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  • ...ety, Andrew F., and Jennifer F. Reinganum. 2003. "Found Money? Split-Award Statutes and Settlement of Punitive Damages Cases." ''American Law and Economics Rev
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  • ...quantum meruit is contained in court decisions and, to a lesser extent, in statutes. It can be a confusing doctrine: many courts mix quantum meruit with the si
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  • ...ly absorbed by <span>[[Long Arm Statutes|long-arm statutes]]</span>. These statutes help plaintiffs gain in personam jurisdiction, so quasi in rem jurisdiction
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  • ...s authority to make rules and regulations that affect legal rights through statutes. This authority is an exception to the general principle that laws affectin
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  • ...cause it involves the application or interpretation of legal principles or statutes.''
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  • ...tizen to sue to redress injuries to the public. For example, environmental statutes often authorize citizens' suits as a means for members of the public to red ...he information. Because of this restriction and the repeal of many qui tam statutes, the qui tam action was almost extinct until 1986.</p>
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  • ...n possession of the property to bring a quiet title action, but many state statutes do not require actual possession by the plaintiff. In other states possessi
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  • <p>Statutes describing quo warranto usually indicate where it is appropriate. Ordinaril
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  • ... importance in modern civil rights litigation. The most important of these statutes, 42 U.S.C.A. <span>[[Section 1983|Section 1983]]</span> provides that any p <p>The federal government ceased to enforce these and other Reconstruction statutes in the Southern states after federal military occupation ended in 1876. Afr
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  • ...fronts for criminal activity. Over the years, Congress had enacted several statutes authorizing increased punishment for typical organized-crime activities suc ...'s fight against organized crime. Many states also have enacted RICO-style statutes designed to apprehend organized crime that somehow escapes the provisions o
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  • ...inary number of issues presented by railroads. The subject matter of these statutes and administrative regulations ranges from safety regulations to local spee
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  • Rape or sexual assault statutes carefully define the type of contact that constitutes rape. In Hawaii, for ...al Abuse|sexual abuse]]</span>. Like sexual assault statutes, sexual abuse statutes are divided into degrees based on the nature of the contact. Sexual abuse c
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  • <p>Ravishment is the same as rape, a criminal offense defined by most statutes as unlawful sexual intercourse with a female by a male with force and witho
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  • <p>According to the statutes of different states, receivers have been appointed in actions for <span>[[D
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  • ...on of it. Physical possession, however, is not always required. Under some statutes, it is sufficient if the accused has exercised control over the property. F ...It has been held that a mere suspicion does not constitute knowledge. Some statutes provide that a person has knowledge if he knows, or has reason to know, tha
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  • <p><i>Reciprocal laws</i> are statutes of one state that give rights and privileges to the citizens of another sta
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  • ..., during the Reconstruction period, it was used as the basis of additional statutes that imposed federal control over the Southern states. In 1867, the Radical
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  • ...in use in the United States: "notice," "race," and "race-notice" recording statutes, the least common of which are the race recording acts. Under a race record Unlike the race recording statute, the notice and race-notice recording statutes prevent B from prevailing if B is first to record but does so with notice o
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  • ...ant asked the court to dismiss the case because under Pennsylvania law the statutes of limitations required the victim to sue within two years after her eighte
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  • ... such areas. Redlining violates <span>[[Civil Rights|civil rights]]</span> statutes.</p>
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  • ...rcising the referendum right are set forth in the state's constitution and statutes. The referendum process is essentially the same in every state. First, ther
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  • ...gistered so that they may participate in elections. In some jurisdictions, statutes establish systems by which land titles can be registered so that the owners
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  • <p>Under Torrens statutes, an individual who registers title to land is required to first file an app ... between 1895 and 1917, but only eleven states now have title registration statutes in effect. Moreover, in those eleven states, the use of the Torrens title s
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  • ... and <span>[[Personal Property|personal property]]</span> deeds, and state statutes relating to the control of property generally.</p> ...minated. As of 2003, the individual states, through their constitutions or statutes, have restrictions similar to that of the U.S. Constitution on imposing a r
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  • <p>An effective reorganization plan is published in the statutes at large, in the same volume as the public laws, and in the <span>[[Federal
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