against the law

idiom

: not legal
Stealing is against the law.

Examples of against the law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where to begin? Catch-and-release is already against the law. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 1 Feb. 2024 And in advance of 420 — a kind of Stoner’s New Year celebrated on April 20 — plenty of people have been shopping for legal ganja goods, even where the drug is still vilified and against the law. James A. Fussell, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Uvalde families and state officials have spoken out against the law enforcement response during the massacre, the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Alexander Mallin, ABC News, 16 Jan. 2024 Feeding wildlife is against the law and punishable with a $300 fine, according to Hart. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 3 Jan. 2024 In November, Clarkson’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock was ordered to pay more than $2.6 million for allegedly making business deals on her behalf against the law, according to a California labor commissioner. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 3 Jan. 2024 President Biden, one of Israel’s staunchest allies, in March also came out against the law in a rare public disagreement. Ruby Mellen, Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2024 Jimmy wasn’t jailed because his faith was against the law. William McGurn, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2023 Recommended Arguments against the law The newest plaintiff is John O’Connor, a 90-year-old Columbia, Missouri, resident with poor vision who needs help walking. Summer Ballentine, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Against the law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/against%20the%20law. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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