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Colorable

False; counterfeit; something that is false but has the appearance of truth.

colorable

(Plausible), adjective ad captandum, alleged, apparent, apparently right, ben trovato, conceivable, conjecturable, convincing, credible, feasible, in posse, ostensible, persuasive, presumable, presumptive, reasonable, seeming, seemingly fair, seemingly sound, seemingly valid, sensible, supposable, surmisable, tenable, thinkable, verisimilis, warrantable
Associated concepts: colorable authority, colorable cause, colorable claim, colorable invocation of jurisdiction, collrable title

colorable

(Specious), adjective appearing, artful, crafty, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory, false, feigned, fraudulent, sham, trumped up, untrue
See also: ostensible, plausible, specious
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might colorably have argued that it had a good-faith belief that all the
One could view Kaplan's comment as support for review of colorably capital cases that resulted in noncapital sentences, as it would seem the best way to take account of the "many who escaped the death penalty." But a review of this nature would require an examination of prosecutorial decisions, and apparently, Brennan was not willing to go this far.
That exhausts the kinds of evidence Simon presents that seem even colorably relevant to his key contention that lawyers frequently indulge in knowing injustice.
At first blush, the challenges appear plausible: These programs are forced labor of sorts, an oxymoronic coerced volunteerism, the imposition of a particular philosophic vision of civic duty and community life on the whole student populace, and the cry that this just can't be constitutional is at least colorably serious.
But, having shot two people in the head, he could not colorably claim accident.
Therefore, because everything is connected to something else, one could colorably argue that Congress can regulate anything.
The settlement came after Terraillon was enjoined from "reproducing, copying or colorably imitating" the look of certain Health o meter scales in the United States, said both parties.
A sample letter, provided by Samsung's court filing, said that companies should "comply with the order by ceasing immediately to engage in any of the specified acts (e.g., importing, offering to sell, or selling within the United States) in connection with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and any product that is no more than colorably different from it."
the "Galaxy Nexus smartphone and any product that is no more than colorably different from the specified product and infringes U.S.
Apple claimed that the S3 breaches two of its patents and said the handset is 'not more than colorably different from the Galaxy Nexus', which has been the target of past disputes.
Justice Rehnquist left the door open for a challenge to state tax laws that were patently discriminatory: "We need not decide in this case whether the comity spoken of would also bar a claim under [section] 1983 which requires no scrutiny whatever of state tax assessment practices, such as a facial attack on tax laws colorably claimed to be discriminatory as to race." Id.
the defendants colorably must have shown that: (1) they were faced with a choice of evils ...; (2) they acted to prevent imminent harm; ...