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capricious

adv., adj. unpredictable and subject to whim, often used to refer to judges and judicial decisions which do not follow the law, logic or proper trial procedure. A semi-polite way of saying a judge is inconsistent or erratic.

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But even assuming there was no procedural defect, the high court's first division said the CTA 'did not act capriciously or whimsically in absolving [respondent Arroyo] of the charges.'
"You cannot operate a democratic, free society subject to the rule of law when peers or MPs decide quite capriciously to take the law into their own hands," he told BBC Radio 4's World at One.
The most important proposal would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being capriciously fired by a president who has mused, openly and often, that he'd like to do just that.
"The petitioner is aggrieved by the shocking manner in which the Central Government has unilaterally and capriciously segregated and rejected the name of Hon'ble Justice K.M.
The Supreme Court ruled that the city acted arbitrarily and capriciously to amend the ordinance in favor of Costco.
The applicants says that the redirection instructing the IG to vary the salary of over 4,000 university degree holders within the NPS was issued capriciously, without consultation, without participation of affected officers nor the public.
"The action by the State has been taken abruptly and capriciously without prior warning and information as to the reasons for withdrawal," said Mr Musyoka.In the case documents he claimed has owned his firearm since 1998.The firearm licensing Board last month revoked the firearm certificates of several Nasa politicians.
These 12 cartoons, one for each month of the year and continuing on the Page 20, are the 12 he has supplied from among his favourites that I - unaccountably, capriciously - have consigned to the reject pile.
In their ruling they said it was "manifestly arbitrary" to allow a man to "break down (a) marriage whimsically and capriciously".
The suit alleges, among other things, that DEQ "acted arbitrarily and capriciously in finding that water quality protection requirements would be met" under that process.
Figment for Woman unveils the magnetism and magnificence of the poetic embroidered garden of Christopher's mind's eye, opening capriciously with peppery and bittersweet accents of Sichuan pepper and saffron embellished with the green tones of gardenia.
"Specifically, the panel held that the NMFS did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in concluding that the effects of global climate change on sea ice would endanger the Beringia distinct population segment in the foreseeable future," the court (http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2016/10/24/14-35806.pdf) said .