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Writ of Mandamus

    Writ of Mandamus
What is a Writ of Mandamus?     A writ of mandamus is a court order issued by a court from a superior jurisdiction which compels an individual to execute
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Res Judicata

Res judicata is a term that literally means a matter judged in Latin. Res judicata is the idea or principle that generally speaking, an issue may not be litigated after
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Arbitrary

Arbitrary DecisionsThe word arbitrary is derived from the Latin work arbitrarius, meaning the source of arbiter, who is the person who must judge a particular matter. In legal terms, an
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Alibi

An alibi is a form of defense used in legal proceedings and trials that shows that a defendant was not in a location where the alleged offense occurred. The alibi
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Prosecutors

The Role of a ProsecutorA prosecutor acts as the government's attorney in any criminal case. The prosecutor’s role is to represent the people, which can include the United States Attorney,
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Intervention

Intervention in a Legal ContextIn a legal context, intervention is a procedure used to allow a nonparty to join an ongoing litigation as an intervenor. This party can join in
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De Novo

A Trial De NovoIn general, de novo is a Latin phrase that means something along the lines of anew, beginning again, afresh, or from the beginning. In a legal context
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Moratorium

Legal Use of a MoratoriumA moratorium is an authorized period of suspension or delay of an activity in a legal context. Sometimes, a moratorium can be agreed on by the
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Fiduciary

How a Fiduciary Relationship WorksA fiduciary is a legal relationship where an individual, association, corporation, or another party has the
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Amnesty

The Legal Application of AmnestyAmnesty law is a law is retroactively placed in order to exempt a specific group of
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Oyez

Oyez: The Supreme Court ArchiveThe Oyez Project is an unofficial multimedia archive dedicated to the Supreme Court of the United
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Decision

Judicial Decision Making and Case LawIn a legal context, a decision is an outcome of a case or proceeding before
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Caveat

Caveat is the Latin term that simply means to “beware of” something. It serves to be a warning or a
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Esquire

The Use of the Title Esquire in the United StatesIn the United States, esquire, more commonly seen as the suffix
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Barrister

What is a Barrister?In England and Wales (and countries based on the British system), legal counsel is made up of
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Notary Public

What Can a Notary Public Do for You?A Notary Public is a public official who has the legal authority to
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Defendant

What is a Defendant?A defendant is any individual or legal party that is required to answer the complaint of a
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Power of Attorney

Understanding and Creating a Power of AttorneyA “power of attorney” is a written legal document that allows an adult individual
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Discovery

The Discovery Process Explained:“Discovery” is a legal process designed to facilitate the gathering of information before a civil trial is
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Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor: Being a Careful CustomerCaveat emptor, which is Latin for “let the buyer beware” is the idea that a buyer should be responsible for reasonably examining an item before
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