constitutional law

comity

Comity refers to courts of one state or jurisdiction respecting the laws and judicial decisions of other jurisdictions – whether state, federal or international – not as a matter of obligation but out of deference and mutual respect.

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Commander in Chief powers

Overview:

Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Commander in Chief clause, states that "[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called...

Commerce Clause

The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, among states, and with the Indian tribes.”

Congress has often...

commerce power

Commerce power refers to Congress’s power to regulate the channels and instrumentalities of interstate commerce.

Channels refers to the highways, waterways, and air traffic of the country. Instrumentalities refers to cars, trucks,...

commercial speech

Commercial speech refers to any speech which promotes at least some type of commerce. As established in Central Hudson v. Public Svn. Comm’n, commercial speech is less protected under the First Amendment than other forms of speech.

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condemn

Condemn in the legal sense refers to when a government exercises its eminent domain powers to seize private property for public use. Both local/state governments and the Federal Government have the authority to condemn property.

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condemnation

Condemnation in the legal sense refers to when a government exercises its eminent domain powers to seize private property for public use. Both local/state governments and the Federal Government have the authority to condemn property.

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confirmation hearing

There are two major definitions for a confirmation hearing in a legal context:

In bankruptcy law, a hearing generally occurs related to either Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy. Here, a confirmation hearing is a court...

confiscate

Confiscation is when the government permanently takes a person’s property without compensation. The government can choose to confiscate a person’s possessions for a variety of reasons including criminal justifications such as the item being...

conflict of laws

Conflict of laws refers to a difference between the laws of two or more jurisdictions with some connection to a case, such that the outcome depends on which jurisdiction's law will be used to resolve each issue in dispute. The conflicting...

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