from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of affirming; asseveration; assertion.
- noun Confirmation; ratification.
- noun In law: The confirmation by an appellate court of the adjudication of a lower court or officer. Confirmation of a voidable act.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Confirmation; ratification; confirmation of a voidable act.
- noun A strong declaration; affirmation.
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- noun uncountable The act of
- noun countable, law A decision
upholdingthe decision of a lower court or agency
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I can actually agree with affirmative action when the affirmance is justified – right after the segregation ended.
The Volokh Conspiracy » Affirmative Action and Racial Profiling Revisited 2010
Because the Justices split 4-4, there was no opinion and the affirmance is not a precedent.
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Game, set, affirmance Rebecca Tushnet 2009
Mark Batten, a Boston lawyer who has represented management in class actions, said, "The court's questions suggest that an outright affirmance of the lower court is unlikely, but it is difficult to assess how broad the court's opinion will be."
Supreme Court hears argument in Wal-Mart sex bias claim 2011
If appeal from an order of affirmance of the intermediate appellate court, it must be adverse or at least partially adverse to the appellant.
Live Blogging at NY Court of Appeals Criminal Justice CLE-Pt. II 2008
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► In the still-pending case of Samantar v. Yousuf, Kagan, along with State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, signed an amicus brief on behalf of victims of torture in Somalia, who are seeking affirmance of a lower-court ruling that denied a former Somali official immunity from their suit under the Alien Tort Statute, a 1789 law permitting human rights suits in U.S. courts.
Diane Marie Amann: Reading Tea Leaves on Kagan and International law 2010
Phelps case is so troubling beyond the fact that it is not content neutral and permits a verdict based on pure disagreement with speech–neither the tort judgment noe the VA/ME standard sets a reasonable time, place, manner of conduct and an affirmance by the Ct here will call those laws serious doubt.
The Volokh Conspiracy » Maine and Virginia AGs’ Statements on Not Supporting the 48 State AGs’ Brief in Snyder v. Phelps 2010
"I had been predicting the summary affirmance for some time -- this was just a very weak case for overturning the ban," Hasen wrote on his Election Law Blog.
Court won't hear soft-money challenge by Robert Barnes 2010
My prediction - Supreme Court refuses to hear a petition for cert from the Minnesota Supreme Court's affirmance of the election panel decision.
Lead Coleman Lawyer: Franken Will Have Bigger Lead After Trial, Then Come Appeals 2010
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