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A civil or, far less commonly, criminal action that has had an impact on a particular area of medicine, resulting in subsequent changes in public policy and court decisions

landmark case

Law & medicine A civil or, far less commonly, criminal action that has had an impact on a particular area of medicine.
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It represents a landmark decision and will be, according to town hall bosses, the first such bar ban in the UK.
Handed down in 1947, Everson is a landmark decision that some experts regard as the most important church-state case ever deliberated by the high court.
Spanish Socialist MEP Enrique Baron has hailed the landmark decision which raises the hope that "violence can be eradicated in Spain and that democracy and the rule of law will prevail without paying a political price to the terrorists".
Ian Hunter, emeritus professor of law at the University of Western Ontario, has observed that the ostensible guarantee of freedom of religion in section 2 of the Charter "has been interpreted by the Supreme Court since the landmark decision in Big M Drug Mart [1985] to mean freedom from religion.
Karen Watts, 29, and Martin Reijns, 27, will be married at the mansion house in Edinburgh Zoo tomorrow after a landmark decision by the Registrar General.
The landmark decision opened doors for women to be hired in law enforcement jobs that had traditionally been reserved for men"--not to mention setting in motion policies that led directly to the Atlanta murder spree.
While the importance is undeniable, many organizations and news outlets mischaracterize the Hamdi ruling as a landmark decision in defense of the Bill of Rights.
Feinstein, a commentator for National Public Radio and the author of several sports commentaries and anthologies, brings the sociological and political effects of this landmark decision to the forefront for analysis and debate.
This view was supported by a recent (March 2004) landmark decision by Federal Drug Administration Administrative Law Judge Daniel J.
BIBR asked Tavis Smiley to interview Jones about her perspective on this landmark decision since its 50th anniversary is being celebrated the month she wraps up her own critical LDF work.
government, and in a landmark decision achieved the first inverse condemnation.
In a landmark decision, Charlotte's Office Boutique, Inc.