Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of prevent.

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Examples

  • The public accomodation doctrine at a philosophical level was intended to protect against previously discriminmated minorities, true, but at a practical level is was intended to protect the public and the business in preventing a crazy quilt (or “salad bowl”) of arbitrary business restrictions, which can have a chilling effect on free speech.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Strange Consequences of Public Accommodations Laws

  • Pro Cynic: The public accomodation doctrine at a philosophical level was intended to protect against previously discriminmated minorities, true, but at a practical level is was intended to protect the public and the business in preventing a crazy quilt (or “salad bowl”) of arbitrary business restrictions, which can have a chilling effect on free speech. [emphasis added]

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Strange Consequences of Public Accommodations Laws

  • Two loud dogs, bright lights on motion detectors, outside cameras that have blinking red LED's but I can't use because they are wireless and on the same frequency as my wireless Infinitum modem, and rumors that I teach English to the PFP and Policia Estatal have all been very effective in preventing break-ins, vandalism and graffiti.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • Policy-wise, any crime-facilitating speech with sufficient distribution should have a safe harbor simply because the value in preventing the crimes described will be greater than the value in carrying them out.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Communications Decency Act of 1996 Meets the Closed Frontier

  • Instead the focus will be on “diplomacy in preventing wars from occurring, containing those conflicts that do occur and discouraging the emergence of parties whose objective it is to contribution to the generation of a crisis.”

    European Union

  • Two loud dogs, bright lights on motion detectors, outside cameras that have blinking red LED's but I can't use because they are wireless and on the same frequency as my wireless Infinitum modem, and rumors that I teach English to the PFP and Policia Estatal have all been very effective in preventing break-ins, vandalism and graffiti.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • Two loud dogs, bright lights on motion detectors, outside cameras that have blinking red LED's but I can't use because they are wireless and on the same frequency as my wireless Infinitum modem, and rumors that I teach English to the PFP and Policia Estatal have all been very effective in preventing break-ins, vandalism and graffiti.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • Two loud dogs, bright lights on motion detectors, outside cameras that have blinking red LED's but I can't use because they are wireless and on the same frequency as my wireless Infinitum modem, and rumors that I teach English to the PFP and Policia Estatal have all been very effective in preventing break-ins, vandalism and graffiti.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • Two loud dogs, bright lights on motion detectors, outside cameras that have blinking red LED's but I can't use because they are wireless and on the same frequency as my wireless Infinitum modem, and rumors that I teach English to the PFP and Policia Estatal have all been very effective in preventing break-ins, vandalism and graffiti.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • IANAL, but my reading of various cases from Iowa to Massachusetts is that states which already discriminate against gays more than average may fare better in preventing gays from marrying.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Wake Me From This Nightmare

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