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obiter dicta

(oh-bitter dick-tah) n. remarks of a judge which are not necessary to reaching a decision, but are made as comments, illustrations or thoughts. Generally, obiter dicta is simply "dicta." (See: dicta, dictum)

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In fact, dealing with obiter dicta entails carrying out a normal "activity of interpretation of norms of law" which cannot lead to liability.
It draws upon the traditional distinction between ratio decidendi and obiter dicta and applies the underlying presuppositions of that distinction to the question of ratio determination.
However, in obiter dicta, the Court saw no reason why email exchanges should not comply with the Act to create enforceable agreements.
Tilley et al., however, make free and ample use of documents that do not express or reflect any such agreement between states, such as UN General Assembly resolutions, which, according to the UN Charter (a valid treaty whose terms must be respected by its parties), are only "recommendations"; treaties that have never come into force; obiter dicta by judges; comments by academics; statements and reports of UN functionaries; and declarations by the (South) African National Congress and South African Communist Party.
Going by the obiter dicta of the two judges, it was clear that Gen.
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One problem with Newman, for those who do not carefully read him, is that his obiter dicta are so eminently quotable.
I assume that this statement, even if it is true, is no more than obiter dicta.
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