constitutional law

Comity

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The legal principle that political entities (such as states, nations, or courts from different jurisdictions) will mutually recognize each other’s legislative, executive, and judicial acts. The underlying notion is that different jurisdictions will reciprocate each other’s judgments out of deference, mutuality, and respect.

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Abrogate

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To formally annul or repeal a law through an act of the legislature, constitutional authority, or custom.  In contract and insurance law, it is to rescind or terminate a contract.  In constitutional law, the abrogation doctrine refers to the power of Congress to revoke a state's sovereign immunity and authorize suits against that state.

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