A non-profit, unincorporated association consiting of commissioners appointed by each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The purpose of this organization is to discuss and debate which areas of the law require uniformity among the states and territories. The NCCUSL drafts Uniform Acts accordingly.
A Latin term meaning nature [wild] animals. Any animals that are not designated domesticated animals by law.
See real property.
Also called a warrant of removal. Pursuant to Rule 40 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, this is a writ which directs the removal of a prisoner from the district in which he is incarcerated to the district that issued the warrant (called a demanding district). If, based on a hearing, it appears from the report of a magistrate or from evidence heard before a judge that sufficient cause has been shown to order the defendant's removal, the judge shall issue a such a warrant to the district where the prosecution is pending.
An order of the court. The court orders the seizure or attachment of a defendant's property (or that of a judgment debtor) that is in the possession or control of a third party. The person or corporation in possession of the property of the defendant or judgment debtor is called a garnishee.
Congress established the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 1974 with bipartisan congressional sponsorship as a private, non-profit corporation in order to ensure equal access to justice for all Americans by providing civil legal assistance to low-income individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford it. The LSC is funded through the congressional appropriations process.
The Supreme Court will hear a case from a state court only if the judgment of the state court turned on federal grounds. It will refuse jurisdiction if it finds grounds for a judgment based on adequate and independent state grounds to support the state decision.
See also adequate and independent state grounds.