Google's massive book-scanning project legal
SAN FRANCISCO — It's legal under copyright law for Google to scan millions of books and make snippets of them searchable online, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling is part of a decade-lon...
1 Injured In Pool Deck Fire At Cosmopolitan Hotel In Las Vegas
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the pool area at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported around 12:15 p.m. at the Bamboo Pool...
Kuala Lumpur tribunal: Bush and Blair guilty - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
A war crimes tribunal in Malaysia offers a devastating critique of international criminal law institutions today.
Adequate and independent state ground
The adequate and independent state ground doctrine is a doctrine of United States law governing the power of the U.S. Supreme Court to review judgments entered by state courts.
It is part of the b...
Judicial review
Judicial review is the doctrine under which legislative and executive actions are subject to review by the judiciary. A court with judicial review power may invalidate laws and decisions that are inco...
Defense (legal)
In civil proceedings and criminal prosecutions under the common law, a defendant may raise a defense (or defence) in an attempt to avoid criminal or civil liability. Besides contesting the accuracy of...
Legal tests
Legal tests are various kinds of commonly applied methods of evaluation used to resolve matters of jurisprudence. In the context of a trial, a hearing, discovery, or other kinds of legal proceedings, ...
Law of obligations
The law of obligations is one branch of private law under the civil law legal system. It is the body of rules that organizes and regulates the rights and duties arising between individuals. The specif...
Sovereign immunity
Sovereign immunity, or crown immunity, is a legal doctrine by which the sovereign or state cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suit or criminal prosecution. This principle is commonl...
Standing (law)
In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's particip...
Implied repeal
The doctrine of implied repeal is a concept in constitutional theory which states that where an Act of Parliament or an Act of Congress (or of some other legislator in a common law system) conflicts w...
Maxwellisation
Maxwellisation is a procedure in British governance where individuals due to be criticised in an official report are sent details of the criticism in advance and permitted to respond prior to publicat...
Google's massive book-scanning project legal
SAN FRANCISCO — It's legal under copyright law for Google to scan millions of books and make snippets of them searchable online, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling is part of a decade-lon...
1 Injured In Pool Deck Fire At Cosmopolitan Hotel In Las Vegas
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the pool area at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported around 12:15 p.m. at the Bamboo Pool...
Rylands v Fletcher
Rylands v Fletcher [1868] UKHL 1 was a decision by the House of Lords which established a new area of English tort law. Rylands employed contractors to build a reservoir, playing no active role in its...
Rylands v Fletcher - Wikipedia
Abstraction principle (law)
The abstraction principle or Abstraktionsprinzip is a legal term in German law relating to the law of obligations (Schuldrecht) and property law (Eigentumsrecht). Although no express reference to it i...
Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (/hɒbz/; 5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. ...
Thomas Hobbes - Wikipedia
Police power
Police power may refer to:
Doctrine of cash equivalence
The Doctrine of Cash Equivalence states that the U.S. Federal income tax law treats certain non-cash payment transactions like cash payment transactions for federal income tax purposes. The doctrine i...
Doctrine of indivisibility
The doctrine of indivisibility (or indivisibility doctrine) was a legal doctrine in United States copyright law, which held that a copyright was a single, indivisible right that its owner could only a...
Agent of record
An agent of record (AOR) is an individual or a legal entity with a duly properly executed in line with the prevailing legal norms and regulations contractual agreement with an insurance policy owner. ...
Habitability
Habitability is the conformance of a residence or abode to the implied warranty of habitability. A residence that complies is said to be "habitable". It is an implied warranty or contract, meaning it ...
Laches (equity)
Laches (/ˈlætʃɨz/, LA-chəz, like "latches"; /ˈleɪtʃɨz/, LAY-chəz; Law French: "remissness", "slackness", from Old French laschesse) is an "unreasonable delay pursuing a right or claim... in a way tha...
Nolle prosequi
Nolle prosequi (/ˌnɒli ˈprɒsəkwaɪ/; [ˈnolːe ˈproːsekwiː]) is legal term of art and a Latin legal phrase meaning "be unwilling to pursue", a phrase amounting to "do not prosecute". It is a phrase used ...