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LAW, PROSPECTIVE. One which provides for, and regulates the future acts of men, and does not interfere in any way with what has past.

PROSPECTIVE. That which is applicable to the future; it is used in opposition to retrospective. To be just, a law ought always to be prospective. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 116.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Other two prospective energy reserves reported by Rystad are the Shell-operated Peroba well off Brazil with pre-drill prospective resource estimates of 5.3 billion barrels of oil or equivalent and the Total-operated Etzil well off Mexico with pre-drill prospective resource estimates of 2.7 billion barrels of oil or equivalent.
According to a private media outlet, Rystad Energy, in its report on the prospective new discoveries of energy resources, said that the Kekra well in Pakistani waters has pre-drill prospective resource estimates of 1.5 billion barrels of oil or equivalent.
The judge undertook to determine whether, given her opinion about the criminal justice system, the prospective juror could nevertheless be an impartial juror in the trial of an African-American man.
Cllr Christopher Massey, cabinet member for resources, said: "This is a brilliant opportunity for prospective councillors to find out more about the difference they can make as a councillor, and the advice and information available to them."
Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse, who argued that the prosecution failed to provide a "race-neutral reason" for excusing the prospective juror.
'All affected prospective Corps Members are advised to remain at home until further notice from the NYSC Management.
* To find out religion wise distribution of prospective teachers among influence of social media on information resources.
Teaching practice is challenging for prospective teachers (Grossman, Hammerness, and McDonald, 2009), however, greater attention on this aspect of teacher education is evident in recent literature (Grossman and McDonald, 2008; Reid, 2011).
The research led by a team of the University of Chichester included members from Radboud University Nijmegen, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Lisbon, looked at prospective memory performance before the introduction of an enhancement technique and compared it with performance after the enhancement technique.
The Medicare system introduced prospective payment in 1984, and many studies have explored the consequences of its adoption.
Regarded as the premier event in the franchise industry, the IFE will be attended by tens of thousands of qualified prospective franchise owners from the United States and more than 122 countries.