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11 Congress, arrogated to itself the authority to mistreat and torture prisoners.
Barbara Salisbury arrogated to herself the right to decide when they should die and attempted by her actions to shorten what remained of their lives.
John Edwards has been particularly outspoken, stressing the vast powers that Ashcroft and Bush have arrogated to themselves, including the power to hold U.
It expands upon the emergency authority that many cities and states already have arrogated themselves for times of crisis, making explicit what powers public health officials will have.
The United States has arrogated to itself the right to attack pre-emptively any state or group perceived as a threat.
Following closely the progress of de Pisan's texts through a succession of English printers, translators, and editors (including, most notably, Caxton, Pynson, Thynne, and Pepwell), Summit argues convincingly that the position of cultural arbitress which de Pisan claimed for the woman writer was arrogated by these intermediaries to an emerging aristocratic community of male courtiers.
Second, in issuing the proposed regulations, the Board of Public Works has arrogated to itself the effective authority to make tax law for the State of Maryland.
It was the way he arrogated to himself the national patriotic values--the American virtue of current discourse and Newsweek cover--that made North some kind of hero.
25) Since "al-Mahdi claimed to be the protector of Islam against heresy and arrogated the right to define acceptable doctrine,"(26) the persecution of the Zanadiqa was inevitable.
Since then, we have arrogated more and more responsibility to ourselves and created a world in which much more is open to discussion.
The most disturbing outcome of aid inflows was that the management of both multilateral and bilateral aid fell into the hands of bureaucrats who arrogated to themselves most of the power which genuinely belonged to the political leadership.
The ruling was driven by "purely political considerations", she added in the House of Advisors (Upper House), noting that the European Court, which has arrogated the right to give its opinion on "a purely political issue" that falls within the competence of the UN, ignores the developments of the national cause as well as tremendous efforts made by Morocco to reach a final solution to this artificial conflict.