The local laws that divide cities into specific areas and are given restrictions for use, such as areas zoned for commercial buildings, single family homes, manufacturing plants and more. Zoning ordinances cover what can be built, the use and purpose, the size of structures and more.
A witness who shows far more than expected enthusiasm when providing testimony. This may be the case when a witness may have a bias in favor of or against a party.
A minor (under age 18) who is accused of a crime and is processed through Juvenile Court instead of being tried as an adult.
It is a rule that the young of domestic or tame animals belong to the owner of the dam or mother
The name of an English statute and so called because it was enacted at York. It contains many wise provisions and explanations of former statutes. There were other statutes made at York in the reign of Edw. III., but they do not bear this name.
contracts. These words, when used in a lease, constitute a covenant on the part of the lessee to pay the rent;
In the United States this word does not appear to have any very exact meaning. It is usually put as an addition to the names of parties in declarations and indictments. In England it signifies a free man who has land of the value of forty shillings a year.
Employment contracts where the employer prohibits the employee from joining a labor union. These contracts are unenforceable and illegal.
The list of members of a legislative body voting in the affirmative and negative of a proposition is so called. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, directs that “the yeas and nays of the members of either house, on any question, shall, at the desire of one-fifth of those present, [...]
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