Public Interest

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Public Interest

Anything affecting the rights, health, or finances of the public at large.

Public interest is a common concern among citizens in the management and affairs of local, state, and national government. It does not mean mere curiosity but is a broad term that refers to the body politic and the public weal. A public utility is regulated in the public interest because private individuals rely on such a company for vital services.

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Not one of the swarm of reporters who thronged the Philadelphia Centennial had regarded the telephone as a matter of any public interest.
On the afternoon of a certain fine Sunday when the waves of four months had roiled over the trial for treason, and carried it, as to the public interest and memory, far out to sea, Mr.
He succeeded so admirably in this matter of public interest that the merchants gruffly acknowledged his merits on 'Change; the nurse whispered his praises as she gave the potion in the sick-chamber; the lover blessed him at the hour of appointed interview; and the town in general thanked Owen for the punctuality of dinner time.
Whether it is the lack of public interest, or whether it is we are so honest we don't want to deceive one another, I don't know.
No public interests, no ambitious projects, or active pursuits, - or ties of friendship even (if he had had any friends), could compensate to him for the absence of domestic comforts and endearments.
Your feelings are all quite right, dear, and interesting, and I love you for them; but, then, dear, we mustn't suffer our feelings to run away with our judgment; you must consider it's a matter of private feeling,--there are great public interests involved,--there is such a state of public agitation rising, that we must put aside our private feelings.
As the law now stands, whistleblowers are protected against dismissal and detriment on the basis of making a qualifying 'protected disclosure', namely conveying information which, in the reasonable belief of the worker, is made in the public interest and tends to show one of the prescribed areas of malpractice.
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PUBLIC Interest Immunity is a principle of English common law under which the courts can grant an order allowing one litigant to refrain from disclosing evidence to others where disclosure would be damaging to the public interest.
Public interest lawyering; a contemporary perspective.
Flipping' capital gains and personal expenses 'errors' have to be followed up with utmost vigour "in the public interest.

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