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com·mon law

(kom'ŏn law)
A system of law based on custom, tradition, and court decisions rather than on written legislation.

case law

Opinions or decisions made by the courts.
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It also briefly summarizes the infirmities of the "indirect" market definition based approach and the current confusion in the caselaw on direct proof of market power.
7 (2002), but rather that the text of the Constitution represents and forms a focal point for interpretive traditions and understandings now instantiated in the caselaw as well.
Such an amendment could draw upon caselaw in further delineating the concept of "environmental impact" and in presenting tangible examples of preferred courses of action given particular environmental impacts.
The Supreme Court's meandering caselaw is inconsistent with a jurisdictional reading of the AIA in three ways.
235) The caselaw, however, is unclear as to whether the termination of an individual's parental rights should act as an absolute bar to standing for the petition of visitation rights under DRL section 72.
After canvassing the caselaw, the Eighth Circuit concluded that the AIA "is not as inclusive as it appears"; the statute "is not an absolute bar in every case to injunctive relief.
The Committee does not intend to codify the Second Circuit's caselaw interpreting this pleading standard, although courts may find this body of law instructive.
In this idealized account, the canonical narrative is constituted by select caselaw that is said to construct constitutional transformation.
The VersusLaw caselaw collection includes appellate level decisions from all 50 states (most date back to 1930), U.
182) In Davis, Alabama police relied on Eleventh Circuit caselaw based on accepted Supreme Court doctrine affording them a per se right to search the interior of a car incident to the lawful arrest of the driver, (183) a position disavowed by the Court after the search of Davis's car.
138) Finding that an exculpatory polygraph result does not fit into any of these categories, but instead is contrary to existing caselaw that prohibits relitigating findings during sentencing, (139) the CAAF found the military judge appropriately excluded those references from the accused's unsworn statement.
The Quicklaw service provides Canada's largest single source of full-text Canadian court, board, and tribunal decisions, and the largest collection of Canadian caselaw summaries.