CIVICS

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Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA statute or ordinance that forbids or regulates an activity, such as the sale of liquor on Sundays.

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed segregation in public education by finding that separate public schools for blacks and whites were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional. The...

Bush v. Gore (2000)

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court held that Florida's scheme for recounting presidential election ballots was unconstitutional. The case effectively handed the 2000 presidential...

business license

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA permit issued by a local or state governmental agency for a business to operate. Also called a tax registration certificate.

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C Corporation

Definition

Any corporation that does not qualify and elect to be an S corporation under the Internal Revenue Code. Unlike S corporations, C corporations must always pay income taxes directly to the federal government.

See 26 U.S.C. § 11 and 26 U...

Cabinet

The most senior appointed officers of the executive branch. Its officers are nominated by the President and then presented to the United States Senate for confirmation. A simple majority will vote to confirm or reject the nominee. Upon approval, they...

Cafeteria Plan

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA benefit program in which employees choose from a menu of options, such as health coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, and so on.

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Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of removal is an immigration benefit whereby permanent residents and nonpermanent residents may apply to an immigration judge to adjust their status from that of deportable alien to one lawfully admitted for permanent residence, provided...

Cannibalism

Overview

Cannibalism is the consumption of another human's body matter, whether consensual or not. In the United States, there are no laws against cannibalism per se, but most, if not all, states have enacted laws that indirectly make it impossible to...

Cap

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySlang for maximum, as the most interest that can be charged on an adjustable rate promissory note.

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