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case law


In his book, he claims that the justices personal philosophy is far more important than case law in deciding constitutionality.
  the law as established in previous court decisions
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Also called "common law."
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  • In his book, he claims that the justices personal philosophy is far more important than case law in deciding constitutionality.
  • In fact, there was no case law cited in the entire order: Ralph Meyers took the stand before this Court, swore to tell the truth and proceeded to recant most, if not all, of the relevant portions of his testimony at trial.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The case law says I can appoint you to a case if I so choose.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • And at this point no case law has fully clarified whether you own or have the right to control your tissues.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • There is a good deal of case law on the subject.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Cotton said, "Judge, there is a long line of Virginia case law that clearly holds that one who commits a wrong shall be barred from profiting from same."
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Even if the court was unwilling to rule that Walter was innocent and should be released, the withholding of exculpatory evidence was extreme enough that the court would have a hard time avoiding the case law requiring a new trial.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Though the judge in the John Moore case said patients must be told if their tissues have commercial potential, there was no law enacted to enforce that ruling, so it remains only case law.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • ’Alabama case law is clear that a perjury charge can’t be filed in the absence of dear and convincing evidence that a false statement has been made," I went on.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   case law [7] , precedent [2]
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