Definitions

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  • adjective Without a standard.

Etymologies

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standard +‎ -less

Examples

  • There used to be something called "non-delegation doctrine," which stated that there were Congress was not permitted to give the Executive unlimited, "standardless" authority -- so, for example, it would not do for Congress to pass enabling legislation that said "the EPA shall make whatever regulations it wants."

    Howard Schweber: Paulson's Plan -- Annotated

  • It's all well and good to suggest that reaching behind the text is "standardless," but sticking to the text is often no less arbitrary.

    "I'm sure that there are some conservatives out there who break out in hives when they hear a judge talking about activism."

  • So this RIGHT is only to be permitted to those who are “suitable” and who is “suitable” is left to the discretion of the local officials because that term is undefined and standardless and the courts cannot control how the local officials exercise their judgment as to who is suitable to exercise their rights?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Second Circuit Due Process Victory for Connecticut Carry Permit Holders

  • In fact, from anecdotal and empirical reports, there appears to exist on many college campuses a judicial disciplinary system that critics claim is dysfunctional and unfair: judicial proceedings administered in secret, panel members with irreconcilable conflicts of interest, procedural and evidentiary rules that are standardless, and punishment that most often is a slap on the wrist.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Campus "Justice" Shows a Culture of Complacency

  • So this RIGHT is only to be permitted to those who are “suitable” and who is “suitable” is left to the discretion of the local officials because that term is undefined and standardless and the courts cannot control how the local officials exercise their judgment as to who is suitable to exercise their rights?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Second Circuit Due Process Victory for Connecticut Carry Permit Holders

  • In fact, from anecdotal and empirical reports, there appears to exist on many college campuses a judicial disciplinary system that critics claim is dysfunctional and unfair: judicial proceedings administered in secret, panel members with irreconcilable conflicts of interest, procedural and evidentiary rules that are standardless, and punishment that most often is a slap on the wrist.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Campus "Justice" Shows a Culture of Complacency

  • In fact, from anecdotal and empirical reports, there appears to exist on many college campuses a judicial disciplinary system that critics claim is dysfunctional and unfair: judicial proceedings administered in secret, panel members with irreconcilable conflicts of interest, procedural and evidentiary rules that are standardless, and punishment that most often is a slap on the wrist.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Campus "Justice" Shows a Culture of Complacency

  • In fact, from anecdotal and empirical reports, there appears to exist on many college campuses a judicial disciplinary system that critics claim is dysfunctional and unfair: judicial proceedings administered in secret, panel members with irreconcilable conflicts of interest, procedural and evidentiary rules that are standardless, and punishment that most often is a slap on the wrist.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Campus "Justice" Shows a Culture of Complacency

  • But that didn't sit well with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who asked, "If Wal-Mart's process is truly 'standardless and recordless,' then why is there commonality?"

    The Wal-Mart Watershed

  • In fact, from anecdotal and empirical reports, there appears to exist on many college campuses a judicial disciplinary system that critics claim is dysfunctional and unfair: judicial proceedings administered in secret, panel members with irreconcilable conflicts of interest, procedural and evidentiary rules that are standardless, and punishment that most often is a slap on the wrist.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Campus "Justice" Shows a Culture of Complacency

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