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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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The question at hand, he added, is not whether court decisions would be published -- "they will always be made public" -- but rather whether the names of the litigants are to be removed/redacted from the documents.
Second, if the text always trumps a Supreme Court decision with which it conflicts, and does so regardless of which one was written first, then it follows that the doctrine of stare decisis-understood in the strong sense of adhering to a decision one is otherwise fully persuaded is contrary to the text--is entirely illegitimate in the area of constitutional law.
This resentment boiled over when voters denied Governor Jim Florio a second term in office after he pushed for a tax increase incident to the court decisions.
In Supreme Court decisions subsequent to Miranda, the Court recognized legitimate uses for statements taken in technical violation of the Miranda requirements but voluntarily made.
Gore is actually the worst Supreme Court decision in our history because we want that title to belong for all time to the infamous Dred Scott decision (1857), which found that African-Americans could not be "citizens" within the meaning of the diversity jurisdiction clause of the Constitution.
Given the Court decision in the Missouri case, McCain-Feingold should pass constitutional muster, despite what Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, says.
Subsection 3.09 of the revenue procedure declares that accounting methods deemed impermissible by revenue ruling or a court ruling (i.e., a Category B method) may be converted to a Category A method - i.e., an accounting method that violates a statute, a regulation, or is contrary to a Supreme Court decision - when two years elapse following designation of the method as a "Designated B." The designation process converts what heretofore had been an arguably proper method of accounting into an improper method.
TABLE 2 SCENARIOS USED DETERMINE IMPLICIT WEIGHT Supporting Authority Contrary Authority Tax Court decision Regulation Appeals Court decision(*) Tax Court decision(*) Committee report Revenue ruling(*) District Court decision(*) Claims Court decision(*) (*) Scenarios included at one and two cases, e.g., a supporting Tax Court decision versus one contrary revenue ruling, and a supporting Tax Court decision versus two contrary revenue rulings.
'We don't care about the Supreme Court decision. What we are waiting for is Baba's word on the way forward,' said Mr George Wafula, referring to Nasa leader Raila Odinga.
It is important to know how the local court decision is executed and how a defendant can stop the process of appeal, which applies both to civil and criminal litigation in Turkey.
ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2010 (Frontier Star): Parliamentary committee on Constitutional Reforms (PCCR) has called important meeting on Nov 1st to discuss over the Supreme Court decision on 18 amendments here in Islamabad.