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justice of the peace (J.P.)
n. a judge who handles minor legal matters such as misdemeanors, small claims actions, and traffic matters in "justice courts." Dating back to early English Common Law, "JPs" were very common up to the 1950s, but they now exist primarily in rural "justice districts" from which it is unreasonable for the public to travel to the county seat for trials of minor matters. In Nevada Justices of the Peace are lucrative jobs since they perform many of the marriages of elopers from other states, as Nevada has no waiting period from license to wedding. A justice of the peace is usually an attorney, but some states still allow laypersons to qualify by taking a test.
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products enable interoperability in situations where federal and local agencies or military organizations cannot communicate due to the incompatibility or inoperability of existing communications systems.
This initiative reinforces the long-standing commitment both Raytheon JPS
Communications and Nextel have to supplying the most advanced communications technology to federal, state and local government agencies as well as energy, utility and manufacturing companies.
For more information on Raytheon JPS
Communications, please contact JPS
Sales and Marketing at 5800 Departure Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616; by calling (919) 790-1011, or by fax at (919) 790-1456, or visit us on the web at www.
completed its fiscal year on October 28, 2000, and is expected to release its results the week of December 4th.
PPPI) and JPS
have entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which PPPI and JPS