Overreaching


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Overreaching

Exploiting a situation through Fraud or Unconscionable conduct.

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Employed by enforcement authorities without concern for its potential for abuse and overreaching, forfeiture can be seen as providing police with excessive powers that infringe upon concepts of fundamental fairness and due process of law.
Drawing on his analysis of more than 1,200 court cases and decades of data, Arum finds that overreaching by the courts has crippled the moral authority of educators.
Many of my friends have turned that corner into their 40s, and they all talk about shedding the burdens that used to weigh down their lives--other people's expectations, futile relationships, overreaching ambition, pointless fears and insecurities.
Overreaching vs incomprehension is a game we can't afford to play anymore.
Some of the problem seems to flow from a canned, overreaching scheme in which modem mass culture is imagined to introduce the dual poison of personal alienation and binary reasoning into traditional holistic communities.
They reminded Congress that it can "impeach and remove federal judges" who abuse the Constitution; stated that the greatest threat to individual liberties "is overreaching government controls established under the guise of preventing terrorism"; and firmly opposed international entanglements such as "the Kyoto Agreement and the Biodiversity Treaty.
We" sin by actively and willfully overreaching our powers.
Developing good technique and avoiding overreaching and over-training are your most important training goals.
While some critics accuse the study of overreaching, a criticism from another direction accuses the study of undercounting an entire recycling industry segment.
Like the sculpture itself, seen from the side, the arch of the steel brow overreaching the models (and eventually the buildings themselves) appears like a protective carapace over the complexity of interior trusswork, Seen straight on, the arch separates into a winged V formation that conveys both the tension and levity of frozen flight.
Aching and bittersweet but never overreaching, these are songs that, having not gotten their due when first written, will now hopefully earn their spot in any Sondheim aficionado's well-listened-to collection.