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A judicial or administrative interpretation of a provision of a statute, order, regulation, or ordinance. The judicial determination of matters before the court such as the admissibility of evidence or the granting of a motion, which is an application for an order.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. court decision on a case or any legal question.

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Another installment sales planning opportunity was illustrated in Letter Ruling 200603017.
(2) immediate review of the ruling may materially advance the ultimate termination of the proceeding;
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* The ruling applies only to non-statutory options.
Although the court ruling prevents the EPA from enforcing either the PM standard or the ozone revised standard, the agency has proposed to reinstate the original one-hour 0.12 ppm ozone standard and is considering designating areas as attainment or nonattainment based on the new eight-hour 0.08 ppm standard, according to Bachmann.
While the majority of the Court, in striking down the RFRA, was technically correct, this ruling will nonetheless cause problems.
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Requests that are not withdrawn will be processed in accordance with applicable procedures governing tentatively adverse rulings. The practical result is that a taxpayer can receive automatic consent under the authority of the final regulations to change to an accounting method applying a one-year rule or deducting package design costs (for example) for its first taxable year ending on or after December 31, 2003.
To ensure compliance with his ruling, DeMent ordered the appointment of a monitor to go into the schools and check for violations.
Although Correll elevates longstanding rulings that have Congressional approval to some type of legal status on par with statutes, the average revenue ruling does not fall into that category.
Finally, section 355 also imposes other requirements for tax-free treatment in a spin-off in addition to those that are subject to the new ruling policy, such as the five-year active business requirement.