Statutory law
Statutory law or statute law is written law (as opposed to oral or customary law) set down by a legislature (as opposed to regulatory law promulgated by the executive or common law of the judiciary) ...
Obama Vetoes Saudi 9/11 Bill
The White House vetoed legislation on Friday that would allow Saudi Arabia to be sued for any alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks — setting up what is almost certain to be the first veto...
Clean-Energy Debate Pitted Ambition Against Legal Worries
Four weeks before the official rollout, the news for President Obama’s signature regulation on climate change suddenly went from bad to abysmal. Already, the Senate’s top Republican was urging a natio...
Codification (law)
In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.
Ancient Sumer's Co...
Code (law)
A code is a type of legislation that purports to exhaustively cover a complete system of laws or a particular area of law as it existed at the time the code was enacted, by a process of codification. ...
European Union legislative procedure
The European Union adopts legislation through a variety of legislative procedures. The procedure used for a given legislative proposal depends on the policy area in question. Most legislation needs to...
Lists of legislation
This list consists of lists of legislation.
Statutory instrumentsStatutory rulesStatutory rules and orders
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Treaties
A treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations. A treaty may also be known as an (international) ...
Uniform Act
In the United States, a Uniform Act is a proposed state law drafted by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) and approved by its sponsor, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCC...
Statute
A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a state, city or country. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy. Statutes are laws made...
Seaford Court Estates Ltd v Asher
Seaford Court Estates Ltd v Asher [1949] 2 KB 481 is a case English law concerning interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
Obama Vetoes Saudi 9/11 Bill
The White House vetoed legislation on Friday that would allow Saudi Arabia to be sued for any alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks — setting up what is almost certain to be the first veto...
Golden rule (law)
In law, the Golden rule, or British rule, is a form of statutory construction traditionally applied by English courts. The other two are the “plain meaning rule” (also known as the “literal rule”) and...
Act of the National Assembly for Wales
In Wales, an Act of the National Assembly for Wales (Welsh: Deddf Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) (informally, an Act of the Assembly) is primary legislation that can be made by the National Assembl...
Act of the National Assembly for Wales - Wikipedia
Ouster clause
An ouster clause or privative clause is, in countries with common law legal systems, a clause or provision included in a piece of legislation by a legislative body to exclude judicial review of acts a...
Ouster clause - Wikipedia
Fair debt collection
Fair debt collection broadly refers to regulation of the United States debt collection industry at both the federal and state level. At the Federal level, it is primarily governed by the Fair Debt Col...
List of UK driving licence endorsements
UK driving licences may be endorsed by order of the courts if the driver has been convicted of an offence concerned with driving or operating a vehicle. An endorsement may also be accompanied by a num...
Chronological Table of the Statutes
The Chronological Table of the Statutes is a chronological list of the public Acts passed by the Parliament of England (1235–1706), the Parliament of Great Britain (1707–1800), and the Par...
Chronological Table of the Statutes - Wikipedia
Reception statute
A reception statute is a statutory law adopted as a former British colony becomes independent, by which the new nation adopts (i.e. receives) pre-independence English law, to the extent not explicitly...
Knife legislation
Knife legislation is defined as the body of statutory law or case law promulgated or enacted by a government or other governing jurisdiction that prohibits, criminalizes, or restricts the otherwise le...
Guillotine clause
Guillotine clause refers to a contractual stipulation that an adoption of a contract package depends on the adoption of all of the individual treaties or contracts therein. If only one of the treaties...
Last antecedent rule
The last antecedent rule is a doctrine of interpretation of a statute, by which "Referential and qualifying phrases, where no contrary intention appears, refer solely to the last antecedent." The rul...
Nuclear law
Nuclear law is the law related to the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.Nuclear energy poses special risks to the health and safety of persons and to the environment, risks that must be ...
Collective title
A collective title is an expression by which two or more pieces of legislation may, under the law of the United Kingdom, be cited together.
Section 2(2) of the Short Titles Act 1896 reads:This pro...
Set-off (law)
In law, a set-off is a statutory defense to the whole or to a portion of a plaintiff's claim. A setoff is the common law right of a creditor to balance mutual debts with a debtor. In bookkeeping ter...