consent decree


Definition of consent decree

: a judicial decree that sanctions a voluntary agreement between parties in dispute

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In the consent decree of Bruce A. Hake, et al. v. Carroll County, the county is ordered to pay $125,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys, the American Humanist Association, within 60 days. Jon Kelvey,, "Judge signs Carroll County prayer settlement, bringing lawsuit to a close," 10 Sep. 2019 Critics of the consent decree said its enforcement mechanism is weakened because Live Nation is allowed to prioritize tours for venues that use Ticketmaster, just as AEG tries to do with its tours. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Sens. Blumenthal and Klobuchar Call on Justice Dept. to Investigate Ticketing Industry: Exclusive," 27 Aug. 2019 Withdrawing from the consent decree has been a personal objective for Stephen Miller, the architect of Mr. Trump’s immigration policy. Michael D. Shear, New York Times, "Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule," 21 Aug. 2019 Beutner said the situation had changed because advocates accepted that the district has made remarkable progress and that the specific goals of the consent decree exceed what is being asked of other school systems. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, "13% of L.A. students have a significant disability. Is this a better deal for them?," 21 Aug. 2019 The police department also has promised increased transparency as part of its efforts to change and regain the public’s trust under the consent decree. Kevin Rector, Washington Post, "76 Baltimore Police misconduct cases have been allowed to expire since 2016," 25 July 2019 The major thrust of the FTC’s consent decree is to oversee how Facebook sells your data to third-party advertisers. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "What Facebook's new government-enforced privacy restrictions mean for you," 24 July 2019 According to the consent decree Binford is helping to monitor, they should not be warehoused at all. Eugene Robinson, The Mercury News, "Robinson: Humanitarian crisis at the border is of Trump’s making," 25 June 2019 The 2012 consent decree could have allowed them to put Mark Zuckerberg on the hook. Matt Laslo, WIRED, "Josh Hawley Says Tech Enables 'Some of the Worst of America'," 16 Aug. 2019

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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