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Computer spellcheckers are notoriously stupid beyond all belief. Almost all instances of this type of question are readily answered simply by consulting a decent dictionary. Per the OED, distrainment is: The action or fact of distraining; distraint. Which probably doesn’t help much. The noun distrain is obsolete, and means per the OED either: ...


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In a legal system that prizes the principle of stare decisis—the upholding of prior judicial opinions if doing so is possible without offending fundamental notions of justice—the crucial words "cold finality" refer to the authoritative force that such judgments acquire when they are issued and upheld on appeal. Supposing that the limits of appeal in Oliver ...


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The functional meanings of disputant and disputer are extremely similar. According to Merriam-Webster's Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary (2003), a disputant is "one that is engaged in a dispute," whereas a disputer (listed but undefined in that dictionary) is presumably "one that disputes." Although neither definition is limited to participants in legal ...


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Because it lacks the legitimacy and accountability that come with election and the power that derives from the sword and the purse, the Supreme Court’s authority rests on public acceptance of its status as a nonpartisan arbiter of the law. The Supreme Court justices are not elected, so they lack the legitimacy and accountability that come with ...


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As Josh61 indicates in his comments beneath the OP's question, Congress (the legislative branch) is empowered under the U.S. Constitution to pass laws to raise revenue for the federal government. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution reads in part: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts ...


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Here is a clear description of what the term 'embodiment' in legal terms and in your context mean: (further means 'additional') Embodiment: by definition is a manner in which an invention can be made, used, practiced or expressed. Embodiment in Patent Applications The phrase embodiment will be in your patent application, as part of the ...


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Here, "over" = "of". Source: I have law degrees.


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In being an empirical response to an empirical claim, this explanation engages Realism on its own terms, and so little can be said here other than that if Realism is empirically correct for much of law, then the fact that Realism may now be substantially disregarded is surprising and disturbing. Could be rewritten as: This explanation -- because it ...



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