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legal precedent

noun authoritative decision, auuhoritative principle of law, case law, controlling law, established doctrine, legal doctrine, model, ruling, standard
See also: jurisprudence
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would like to avoid setting a legal precedent that may have the effect of limiting the public exercise of free speech, with the unforeseen consequences this may have on our media, public commentators and citizens," News24 quoted the spokesperson, as saying.
Instead, the ruling should "embolden other schools to took a tittle differently at protecting their rights," since there is now a legal precedent, he says.
JJG: The vast majority of the law is based on legal precedent.
They recommended that the Air Force abide by legal precedent, which supports the constitutional right to "faith-specific" prayer for military chaplains (LifeSiteNews.
Fitzgerald's use of anti-corporate rhetoric and new legal precedent shows that can include risk taking by media companies.
If Roa wins her lawsuit, a favorable ruling could set an important legal precedent.
The argument, according to Mukasey, flies in the face of existing legal precedent, other text in the policy, the context, and logic.
Gripped by their Islamic fervor, they are often taken aback when reminded of this important legal precedent that shaped interfaith relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and of its Quranic basis in injunctions like "there shall be no compulsion in religion," and "tell the infidels, 'to you your religion, to me mine.
Legal precedent makes it likely that Judge Clarence Newcomer, who oversaw both trials, will reduce the total to about $8.
I, Dred Scott; a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott.
While the opinion does not have the power of law, observers say it could be used as a legal precedent for civil lawsuits.
The ruling is a legal precedent for all EU and EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein).