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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English law, a writ, now obsolete, directed to the sheriff, empowering him to hold plea of debt in his county court: so called from the significant word in the opening clause of the writ, in Latin, “we command you that you justice A. B.,” etc

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  • The decision is clear, its mainly a matter of the personal courage and intellectual honesty of the justicies.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on the Chances Courts Would Strike Down the Individual Mandate

  • The Republican party isn't finished: it is within one seat of a majority in the US Senate; most of the justicies in the Supreme Court were appointed by Republicans, they have huge power at state level and they have a couple of credible candidates for the Presidency next time.

    Scooter Libby & the Death of the Republican Party

  • Given that the justicies agreed that redrawing a district between censuses was okay, and that a majority found one district violated the law, there's every incentive for the losing group in a redistricting battle to take it to court.

    Archive 2006-06-25

  • Luis Roberto Barroso, a law professor at Rio de Janeiro State University, argued in a friend-of-the-court appearance before the justicies that allowing same-sex civil unions would mean "overcoming historical discrimination."

    The Seattle Times

  • Having said that, I agree that the State of the Union address has become political theater - and really isn't a place for the Supreme Court justicies to attend en masse.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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