Trespass

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Overview

Adverse possession is a doctrine under which a person in possession of land owned by someone else may acquire valid title to it, so long as certain common law requirements are met, and the adverse possessor is in possession for a sufficient...

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Early in the morning on March 16, 2008, Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) officers responded to a complaint of illegal activity occurring in a vacant house. See Wesby v. District of Columbia, 765 F.3d 13 at 3–4 (D.C. Cir. 2014). When the officers...

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Definition

Latin for "at first sight."

Overview

Prima facie may be used as an adjective meaning "sufficient to establish a fact or raise a presumption unless disproved or rebutted." An example of this would be to use the term "prima facie...

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Definition

Trespass is defined by the act of knowingly entering another person’s property without permission.

Overview

For the definition of trespass, the "knowingly entering" requirement refers to the actor's knowledge of the literal act of...

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Facts

Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has two state highways that run through the base, Highway 1 and Highway 246. See Brief for Respondent at 3. The military base is considered closed, meaning that entering the base is only possible through...