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  • n. Plural form of precedent.


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  • Corporations; (_c_) in regard to the words, "in accordance with settled principles and precedents," which appeared in Sub-clause (No. 8) (Legislature to make no law "Whereby any person may be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law [174] _in accordance with settled principles and precedents_," etc.).

    The Framework of Home Rule

  • ■ 'Thefe then are what I call precedents without autho - 1 rity, but upholding error: for diftinguifhing, as muil: be done, between right and power.

    Thoughts on the Letter of Edmund Burke, esq., to the sheriffs of Bristol, on the affairs of America

  • The same goals and choice of means fit the mandate snugly within precedents broadly defining Congress ‟ authority to tax and spend. (via Ezra Klein) * Why so many colleges (including Duke!) are teaching The Wire.

    Links for Wednesday « Gerry Canavan

  • The nice thing about precedents is that there are so many to choose from!

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bad News for Federalism? Some Preliminary Reflections on Comstock

  • The converse is also interesting .. could the “Medical Advisory Board” be unconstitutional because it flies in the face of years of privacy precedents from the SCOTUS such as those built on Roe v Wade?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Stupak Solution?

  • That he succeeded in protecting many liberal precedents from the 1950s and '60s while winning the day in new areas, such as women's rights, only burnished his legend on the left.

    Justice Brennan's Legacy Explored in New Book

  • Sure, repealing Obamacare and reversing the statist tide will be a grueling challenge, but pessimism (on the Right) or optimism (on the Left) based on European precedents is ill-placed.

    Stromata Blog:

  • If you think interpreting precedents is tough now, just wait until the first year class gets through with them.

    Is That Legal?: UNC Law: To Infinity And Beyond!

  • He and his allies have pointed out that looking abroad for precedents is not new for the Court: in cases from the 1950s through the 1980s (and also during the 1890s) majorities took account of foreign practices in deciding whether a punishment was permissible.

    What Would Zimbabwe Do?

  • If the Christian Coalition and its many backers had their way, Roe vs. Wade, etc. would be overturned (VERY unlikely considering its long term precedents), and America would become a church state.

    American Coastopia!


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