legal argument

legal argument

noun affirmation, allegation, asseveration, attestation, belief, cause of action, claim, counter argument, course of reasoning, declaration, defending of a cause by argument, defense, defensive measures, doctrine, insistence on a right or claim, issue, justification, philosophy, pleading, position, positive declaaation or statement, statement, statement offered in proof
See also: answer, case, controversy, lawsuit, plea
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They were giving their judgment, which they reserved at the completion of legal argument on April 25, at the Court of Appeal in London.
Greenock Sheriff Margaret Gimblett last week ordered the acquittal of three anti-Trident protesters after legal argument about international law.
Part of the legal argument in a case like the one brought against the Jenny Jones show, Leonard says, is that the resultant action should have been "foreseeable.
Furthermore, the judge ruled that CIGA could no longer use its legal argument that a so-called "alternate employer endorsement" is the only way to limit the general employer policy.
A COURT was to hear legal argument today ahead of pop star George Michael's trial over allegations that he was "unfit to drive" through drugs following an incident in which he was found passed out in his car.
She called the initial hearings today and tomorrow to hear legal argument.
After more than two years of legal argument, a judge at Luton County Court ruled yesterday that Mr Crane had libelled quizmaster Mr Barclay, 45, by posting defamatory comments on his quiz team's web site.
The case at Mold Crown Court was adjourned for legal argument and is due to start today before Judge John Rogers QC.
As Hearts begin their legal argument over his refusal to accept disciplinary action for his forthright opinion on refereeing standards, it seems as if half the SPL has cried foul over some of the men in black's less inspired decisions.
Both men had originally pleaded not guilty to the charges but after two weeks of legal argument they changed their pleas.
However, it is unlikely to succeed as a legal argument because the European Convention is not about absolute human rights but balancing individual rights with collective interests and the rights of others.
There's no direct precedent for the legal question at hand, and the courts could well rule against the legal argument Pellman has put forward.

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