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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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Aside from the court's reference to how Mariia's family died at the "hands of the fascists," as in other summaries of court decisions, this ruling is unusually free of standard Soviet cliches and socialist rhetoric.
The appellate court decision Friday marks another twist in the fight over Proposition R, which would allow City Council members to run for a third four-year term.
However, despite the recent court decision, confusion and conflict remain.
Gardner sampled 1,208 state supreme court decisions from 1990 and found that in only 21 percent of the cases did the court even attempt to address state constitutional issues.
Hoffmann: "It is anticipated that the Supreme Court decision will come down to whether or not states can criminalize this process.
Because the invocation of Miranda rights, particularly the right to counsel, has such an onerous impact on law enforcement's ability to conduct interrogations, recent court decisions have begun to impose some limitations on a custodial suspect's ability to invoke that right.
The Supreme Court decision means that all the federal rules have changed on incinerator ash.
The court decision states that in NIH's consideration of the proposed University of California experiment, the agency "completely failed to consider the possible environmental impact from dispersion of genetically altered bacteria, however small the number and however subject to procedures limiting survival.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, today filed an amicus brief with a federal appeals court supporting the federal government's request to overturn a lower court decision that declared a key terrorism surveillance program of the National Security Agency (NSA) unconstitutional.
Criticizing a federal court decision they fear could exacerbate the homeless problem downtown, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Councilwoman Jan Perry vowed Monday that police will continue to arrest crime suspects on Skid Row.
An appellate court decision may mean millions in tax exemptions for some businesses that have expansion plans.
The Ninth Circuit affirmed the Tax Court decision, with a few minor exceptions.