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discretion (dis·kreˑ·shn),

n in Native American medicine, avoiding the act of bragging or revealing a dream helper's identity. This is one way of circumventing a breach of taboo. See breach of taboo.
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This Article is the first to comprehensively describe and assess the discretion aversion trend and to extract what it has to say not only about agencies, courts, and statutes, but also about agency discretion in general.
This prosecutorial discretion refers to different actions by the DHS to avoid removal, placing an individual in removal proceedings, dismissing an action, deciding to release a detained individual or whether to grant deferred action or parole.
Notwithstanding the predominant (and often accurate) view that on-the-ground enforcers resist innovation, many frontline immigration officers have demonstrated willingness, and an ability, to put their discretion toward creative ends.
Wadhia presents students, academics, researchers, and legal professionals with an examination of the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in matters of immigration law in the United States.
After finding wide variations in the amount of capital that banks hold against a similar set of loans, the Basel Committee of banking supervisors published six examples of capital requirements where national regulators would no longer have discretion over whether to apply them or not.
The committee also said national discretion related to how banks use internal models to quantify equity exposures will expire next year.
Pricing discretion goes by many names in the mortgage industry: overages and underages, premiums and shortages, secondary gain, concessions or exceptions.
Whilst such schemes may utilise eligibility criteria, for example, requisite length of service or performance targets, they nonetheless guarantee payment to the employee (subject to meeting the prescribed criteria) and remove discretion from the employer.
The discussions on the authority split noted in the Sixth and Ninth Circuit both occurred in 2-1 decisions at the federal appellate level--one on April 19, 2012 and one on November 16, 2012--with the dissenting opinion in each case emphasizing that an abuse of discretion standard should be the proper standard of review for an appellate court in all evidentiary rulings.
The defendants appealed raising several issues, which were as follows: 1) Whether the trial court erred as a matter of law or abused its discretion in charging the jury that it could award damages under the Wrongful Death Act for plaintiffs' loss of the society and companionship of Hyseem.
Statistical data at the conclusion of Appendix A indicate that approximately one-fourth of the total number of cases reported contained one or more issues in which trial-court discretion was subjected to scrutiny by appellate courts.