multi-jurisdictional law

occupy the field

Congress occupies the field when it preempts state authority in an area of law through federal law so pervasive as to make reasonable the inference that Congress intended to supersede state law by leaving no room for it. Congress...

Rogatory letters

See letter of request.

[Last updated in April of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryIn the United Kingdom, an attorney who may provide all legal services except representing a client in court. Only a specially trained attorney, called a barrister, makes court appearances. The United...

South African Truth Commission

The dismantling of South African apartheid culminated in a multi-racial democratic election in 1994. ANC leader Nelson Mandela became president, and an interim constitution was drafted and enacted.[1] After the 1994 elections, an integrated South...