Definitions

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  • adj. Too broad

Etymologies

over- +‎ broad (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The majority held that the statute was "overbroad" - that depictions of hunting or legitimate slaughtering methods might easily fall within its purview - and accordingly unconstitutional.

    Articles on National Review Online

  • It's the vagueness-what the lawyerly types call "overbroad" - that bothers me, and I have no doubt that it was written that way as a catch-all, with the overbreadth only a problem if someone challenges the clause legally.

    Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

  • You think they're sitting around the coffee shops this week dissecting the finer points of the estimable judges 'ruling, discussing the possible ramifications of the court's definition of "overbroad"?

    Pet Talk: High court's decision is a depiction of animal cruelty

  • On Oct. 6, 2008, Bradbury wrote a memo saying that Yoo's suggestions to ignore free speech were "overbroad" and "not sufficiently grounded."

    The Progress Report: Lifting Bush's Shroud

  • In fact, he's taken the opposite action by expanding on Bush policies he termed "overbroad" and failing to discern genuine security concerns from false ones.

    Obama's State Secrets Position: Selling Out Or Clever Ploy?

  • Zuma and Thint argued that the warrants allowing the searches, granted by Transvaal Judge President Bernard Ngoepe, were invalid because they were "overbroad" and vague, and did not list exactly what should be seized.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ekstrand was about to tell the players that they could appeal the order as "overbroad," too sweeping in its scope, when the players got up and started heading for their cars to drive downtown to the police station.

    Doubts About Duke

  • In 2002, the US Supreme Court struck down the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996, saying that key provisions were "overbroad" and "infringed on established protections of material with artistic value that does not violate community standards."

    But is it Pr0n?

  • This just has to be overbroad, which is why he drops footnote 3 — saying there’s a different standard for searches that penetrate beneath the skin, searches that would include, for him, cavity searches.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Crime Severity and Constitutional Line-Drawing:

  • The American Civil Liberties Union has condemned the provisions as "overbroad" and out of step with the US Constitution's guarantees against intrusive government searches.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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