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POLITICAL. Pertaining to policy, or the administration of the government. Political rights are those which may be exercised in the formation or administration of the government they are distinguished from civil, rights, which are the rights which a man enjoys, as regards other individuals, and not in relation to the government. A political corporation is one which has principally for its object the administration of the government, or to which the powers of government, or a part of such powers, have been delegated. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 182, 197, 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The "Hispanics" (the locally but not politically correct term) had reason to know the neighboring forests well, for they could look back on almost 400 years of life with the land.
An example of this opinion on "politically correct language" comes from Robert Walker of The Gazette (Montreal), July 22, 1991, in his review of the Canadian government's guide, "A Way with Words."
(They say it's politically motivated, for us it's just a job.)
The latest to cry foul over supposedly politically motivated charges are people accused of having profited illegally from the acquisition of an allegedly insolvent bank by a government agency, the Local Water Utilities Administration or LWUA.
If the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) takes the politically challenging route, the government will have to sacrifice'sacred cows' like the textile and steel sectors.
Binay said that Bernardo's killing is politically motivated as it happened a few days after the Court of Appeals cleared him of administrative charges in relation to the alleged anomalies in the design and construction of a city hall parking building.
One of the ways of combating politically motivated prosecutions would be to make sure that the jury is free not to follow a law, especially a law that was chosen to be applied against an accused for obviously politically motivated reasons.
'I encourage her to inhibit from politically charged cases in order to uphold the integrity of the decision that the Supreme Court may make during her short tenure,' he added.
It further says the Public Service Charter principle of neutrality requires that public officers should remain politically neutral, and be seen to be politically neutral, as well as serve members of the public without any political influence and rendering them equal treatment.
The politically correct can pull down their statues and highlight their wrongs but most of the wrongs are in the past and most of the rights remain.
Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 any role that is deemed to involve 'speaking on behalf of the authority on a regular basis to journalists or broadcasters' should be politically restricted.
However, much of these funds is syphoned off by politically influential locals.

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