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LEAGUE, measure. A league is a measure of length, which consists of three geographical miles. The jurisdiction of the United States extends into the sea a marine league. See Acts of Congress of June 5, 1794; 1 Story's L. U. S. 352; and April 20, 1818, 3 Story's L. U. S. 1694; 1 Wait's State Papers, 195. Vide Cannon Shot.

LEAGUE, crim. law, contracts. In criminal law, a league is a conspiracy to do an unlawful act. The term is but little used.
     2. In contracts it is applied to agreements between states. Leagues between states are of several kinds. 1st. Leagues offensive and defensive, by which two or more nations agree not only to defend each other, but to carry on war against their common enemies. 2d. Defensive, but not offensive, obliging each to defend the other against any foreign invasion. 3d. Leagues of simple amity, by which one contracts not to invade, injure, or offend the other; this usually includes the liberty of mutual commerce and trade, and the safe guard of merchants and traders in each others dominion. Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 4. Vide Confederacy; Conspiracy; Peace; Truce; War.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Hardison, District Aid Administrator and state coordinator for Little League in Virginia, has organized a "Little League Challenger Tournament and Fun Weekend." The event hosts teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, a weekend of Challenger games, a carnival, picnic, music and other entertainment This year marks the fifth year of the event.
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Before the Mayor left he stopped to pose with little league players and later posted them on his Facebook page.
Mack has enough players to field only one Little League team for youths ages 11-12, one Triple-A team for youths 9-10, one Double-A team for youths 7-8 and one Tee Ball team for youths 5-6.
A judge ruled that girls could play, and Little League then allowed girls to play in all the leagues across the country.
The editor of the Charleston News and Courier, Thomas Waring, blasted the Supreme Court's decision, saying the "rights of white people are being trampled." Waring responded much the same way when the Cannon Street all-stars attempted to integrate the city's Little League baseball tournament.
? Some of the children who will benefit from the new scheme and, right, Mark Haig, LFC Foundation''s Head of Operations, with Joe Mulhearn and Jordan Wright from Little League Sports at the launch in Anfield
Eventually, authorities were called to retrieve the bat where it was sent to the League City Little League offices.
The team played one more game after they were eliminated from the tournament, playing against the Kearney Little League team from Kearney, Neb.
After the UAE national anthem, the Little League season was officially opened when US Consul General Justin Siberell threw the ceremonial first pitch to his son, Sam.
The three-year sponsorship includes a New York Life advertisement in Little League Magazine; presence on LittleLeague.org; and on-site presence at Little League Baseball regional tournaments and the World Series in Williamsport, Pa., which airs on ESPN and ABC.