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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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Circuit, which had its own caselaw on the issue of defining an inferior officer, the Tenth Circuit relied entirely upon Freytag for its determination.
The principles are remarkably stable, perhaps because the threshold to trigger the doctrine is high and caselaw is thereby limited.
Descriptively, our approach fits some but not all of the caselaw; it neither justifies all extant decisions, nor condemns them all.
Detention and corrections caselaw catalog, 22nd edition.
caselaw and the legislative history underlying [section] 1346: the
Launched in November 2009, Google has added the ability to search caselaw and law reviews to its popular Google Scholar search engine.
For credit executives who have the opportunity to take a seat on a Creditors' Committee, this is one area that has been the source for much concern and has yielded substantial and substantive caselaw on this issue.
Some self-professed Burkeans go even further and argue not just for tradition and practice as the well-spring of constitutional law but for Supreme Court doctrine and caselaw as the only valid source of constitutional law, even when that caselaw flies in the face of tradition as it does today with respect to abortion and gay rights.
(124) "We agree with the military judge that, in noting the totality of these circumstances and applying her common sense, the magistrate had a substantial basis to conclude that probable cause existed." (125) As to the omissions, the court drew from MRE 311(g)(2) and its caselaw to determine that "the defense must demonstrate that the omissions were both intentional or reckless, and that their hypothetical inclusion would have prevented a finding of probable cause." (126) The CAAF went on to draw from U.S.
The court noted that ample federal caselaw existed at the time of the challenged conduct to give fair warning to officials that it was unconstitutional to hold a detainee in solitary confinement 500 days, for punishment, with virtually no procedural protection in the form of periodic reviews.
The Pension Integrated Library consists of publications that address a range of research and practice needs, CCH said, including statutes, regulations, caselaw, analysis and ongoing developments.