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Black Letter Law

A term used to describe basic principles of law that are accepted by a majority of judges in most states.

The term probably derives from the practice of publishers of encyclopedias and legal treatises to highlight principles of law by printing them in boldface type.

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Nevertheless, the resolution of the Official Gazette's Facebook post makes me wonder if upholding the broader legal arguments in the Marcos burial case that go beyond black-letter law would be like keeping the One Ring instead of casting it into Mount Doom, believing that a court could be trusted with all of Sauron's power.
This absence is perhaps not surprising given the relative weakness of the presidency at the turn of the twentieth century and the paucity of black-letter law delineating the executive office.
It is black-letter law that government money cannot directly fund religious activities.
England) and Malena (a protection associate with UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in Italy) blend legal, sociological, and policy-oriented research in order to investigate the combined effects of black-letter law and practical realities on inequalities experienced by non-EU migrants and asylum-seekers in the EU.
Malcolm Turnbull, on behalf of the opposition, insists on the greater certainty of black-letter law in the interests of investors.
While many of the authors have a legal background, their experiences in various aspects of legal practice, academia and politics, bring a diversity of perspectives to the papers which transcend the black-letter law and enrich the contributions.
Such a path can only be well navigated by one who is in full command both of the background philosophical issues and of the relevant black-letter law.
With businesses operating in often competing and overlapping normative frameworks, preservation of corporate legitimacy, and the ever essential "social license to operate" necessitates consideration of more than black-letter law.
In particular, the uncertain status of laws of marriage and inheritance as Das Heilige Romische Reich ended and the Napoleonic Code, or some form of codification, loomed on the horizon, almost certainly played a role in Goethe's conception of the novel--given that his own relationship with Christiane Vulpius and the subsequent status of their son August hovered in the twilit "state of exception" possible under the old regime where the prince's word could create such states, but bound to run up against difficulties under the rule of black-letter law.
Holmes said the medical tribunal should take "a balanced view rather than trying to make a black-letter law on what is or isn't flirting".
As a law student, you learn black-letter law - it's all about exciting cases and theories and how to interpret the law and apply your knowledge.
The books are accompanied by Magic Memory Outline software that is designed to help students in synthesizing and summarizing the black-letter law and use acronyms and tips to assist in memorizing legal elements.