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Legislate

To enact laws or pass resolutions by the lawmaking process, in contrast to law that is derived from principles espoused by courts in decisions.

legislate

see LEGISLATION.
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Government legislating prevailing wage disturbs the efficiency of the labor market place and as economist Adam Smith noted "governments are wasteful, inefficient and grantors of monopoly privileges to the detriment of the society as a whole."
"What is the motive of legislating a new act is beyond comprehension" remarked the Chief Justice, adding that legislating at this speed was definitely not a prudent tradition to evolve.
"Legislating those laws brings big benefits to the country," Lawmaker al-Hasani told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
"It seems tome that if youare legislating in an area which is going to curtail civil liberties to a significant extent, it is better to proceed by way of the evidence and the evidence of experience."
"It seems to me that if you are legislating in an area which is going to curtail civil liberties to a significant extent, it is better to proceed by way of the evidence and the evidence of experience."
Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, Legislating the French Family: Feminism, Theater and Republican Politics, 1870-1920 (New Brunswick, 2003).
He will leave legislating to the legislators, while striving to uphold the law as he finds it in judicial precedents, statute laws and the Constitution as originally understood.
"We believe that our elected officials should focus less energy on legislating religion itself, and should spend more effort on legislating good policies based on the fundamental moral values shared by all our citizens," the group stated in its letter.
Here, we come back to the inherent difficulties in legislating for 'good design' and therefore to reliance on the process dimensions of the subject.
Section 2 addresses the notion that Christians should be concerned with legislating justice in lieu of legislating morality.
Jeb Bush for expressing the opinion that judges "don't need to be legislating, even if our legislature is imperfect, even if the governor is a crazy son of a gun.