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Volokh argues that the public's right to access documents in civil cases is guaranteed by the First Amendment and common law.
Officer Andrade made contact with the common law father-in-law, who issued a criminal trespass warning to the suspect.
There, [Kennedy] described 1000 years of evolution of rule of law and of the Anglo-American common law system.
Even after independence, early Americans continued to draw upon English common law and initially kept colonial institutions of justice intact.
Deeper because America has borrowed so much from Britain, from common law, to joint-stock companies, to a version of the English language.
Donovan Davis, 25, has been charged with three counts of common law robbery.
Each of the thousands of common law rules that exist today once did not exist.
The common law recognized no right of amusement seeking.3 After emancipation, statehouses controlled by Radical Republicans banned distinctions of race and color in public conveyances and resorts.
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First Known Use of common law
COMMON-LAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of common-law for English Language Learners
—used to describe a relationship between a man and a woman that is considered to be a marriage because the man and woman have lived together for a long period of time
Definition of common law for English Language Learners
: the laws that developed from English court decisions and customs and that form the basis of laws in the U.S.
legal Definition of common law
- the common law of torts
- in suits at common law…the right of trial by jury shall be preserved
- —U.S. Constitution amend. VII
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