consent decree

noun

Definition of consent decree 

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

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Neither the consent decree nor the court ruling forces the government to separate families. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border," 19 June 2018 But after decades of pollution controls and infrastructure improvements, and 10 years after a federal consent decree, the City of Indianapolis is hoping to shape a brighter future for the White River. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "We 'turned our back' on the White River. Now, Indianapolis wants to make it a destination.," 10 July 2018 Separately, Facebook remains under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices and whether the social network violated the agency’s consent decree, which Facebook signed in 2011. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Federal investigators want to know if Facebook lied about Cambridge Analytica," 2 July 2018 Neither the consent decree nor the court ruling forces the government to separate families. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border," 19 June 2018 Baltimore is struggling to tackle its high rates of violent crime, her office still has a strained relationship with city police, and a federal consent decree mandating sweeping police reforms is gradually ramping up. Bloomberg.com, "Top Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby Wins Democratic Primary," 27 June 2018 Neither the consent decree nor the court ruling forces the government to separate families. Salvador Rizzo, Anchorage Daily News, "The facts about Trump's policy of separating families at the border," 20 June 2018 The admission comes as part of a consent decree agreed upon by the district, Christy Cole and her daughter, Kaylee. Nick Valencia, CNN, "Louisiana school agrees to stop broadcasting public prayer for good," 14 May 2018 The department is also still under a consent decree after a review by the Justice Department found widespread discriminatory and unconstitutional policing in the department. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Baltimore's new police commissioner charged with tax offenses," 10 May 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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