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Public Law

A general classification of law concerned with the political and sovereign capacity of a state.

Public law is that area of constitutional, administrative, criminal, and International Law that focuses on the organization of the government, the relations between the state and its citizens, the responsibilities of government officials, and the relations between sister states. It is concerned with political matters, including the powers, rights, capacities, and duties of various levels of government and government officials.

Public law refers to an act that applies to the public at large, as opposed to a private law that concerns private individual rights, duties, and liabilities.

Public law is the citation given to the original form of federal and some state laws. For example, the citation for the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 is Pub. L. 97–34, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 1720 (26 U.S.C.A. § 1 et seq.).

public law

that area of law that deals with the state and the relations of the state with the public.
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As the above sequence illustrates, the canvas upon which Congress works is often an updated, stand-alone version of an earlier public law (e.
Public law, in the sense first defined by the Romans, is the law of res publica, literally the public thing, that is, the public interest or common good, predicated on the differentiation between the State and the government.
Congress should amend IGRA to direct money generated by Indian gaming toward tribal justice development, and amend Public Law 280 to return criminal jurisdiction to tribes.
The hard communitarian, seeing that hidden law has broken down, demands a series of public laws or subsidies to re-establish it.
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These criminal injury compensation boards are another example of an administrative tribunal and are an extension of public law.
The interaction between private security and public law enforcement is certain to change in the next five to ten years.
The passage of Public Law 87-715 increased the scope of responsibilities of the program to include acquisition and adaptation of movies, research and development into new captioning technologies, production and distribution of captioned films, and training of staff (Gannon, 1981, p.
This study reports on a subcomponent of a study used for state planning efforts evolving from the TAARK project wherein the grant application processes of Public Law 100-407 were addressed.
The Public Law encourages donations by individuals and the private sector.
By "other public administration entities" is meant: - municipalities, Districts, Offices and municipal institutions, - the public bodies under public law which are not subject to territorial sovereignty and are subject to public law and foundations under public law and, - natural and legal persons in private law as well as unincorporated associations insofar as they exercise public-law administrative activity.

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