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...
Parliamentary privilege
Parliamentary privilege (also absolute privilege) is a legal immunity enjoyed by members of certain legislatures, in which legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for ac...
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Age of majority
The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as it is conceptualized (and recognized or declared) in law. It is the chronological moment when minors cease to legally be considered children and as...
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...
Reservation (law)
A reservation in international law is a caveat to a state's acceptance of a treaty. A reservation is defined by the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) as: In effect, a reservation al...
Reservation (law) - Wikipedia
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
Child pornography
Child pornography is pornography that exploits children for sexual stimulation. It may be produced with the direct involvement or sexual assault of a child (also known as child sexual abuse images) or...
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...
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...
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...
Legislative scrutiny
Legislative Scrutiny is a system for assessing the effectiveness of statutes. Legislative scrutiny will be different according to the moment when it is carried on. There are different ways of scruti...
Statutory Instrument
In many countries, a statutory instrument is a form of delegated or secondary legislation.
Statutory instruments are the principal form in which delegated or secondary legislation is made in Great...
Housekeeping provision
In Canada, statutes are one of the primary sources of law. A statute ends with housekeeping provisions, which are sections covering the details of the statute, such as the date of coming into force an...
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...