statutes

Agriculture - State statutes

Alabama- Title 2 Alaska- Title 3 Arizona- Title 3 Arkansas- Title 2 California Colorado- Title 35 (searchable index) Connecticut- Title 22 Delaware- Title 3 Florida- Title 35 Georgia- Title 2 (searchable index) Hawaii- Title 11 or HRS Volume 3, section...

Alcoholic beverages - State statutes

Alabama- Title 28 Alaska- Title 4 Arizona- Title 4 Arkansas- Title 3 California (see Division 10) Colorado- Article 12, Title 47 (searchable index) Connecticut- Title 30 Delaware- Title 4 District of Columbia- Title 25 Florida- Title 34 Georgia- Title 3...

Alternative dispute resolution - State statutes

Alabama- Title 6, Chapter 6 Alaska Arizona- Title 12, Article 2 Arkansas- Title 16, Subtitle1- 7 California (see Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 4.5, Article 5) Colorado- Title 13, Article 22, Part 2 Connecticut- Title 52, Chapter 909 Delaware-...

Approach

Definition

To move towards the bench in order to have a conversation with the judge and opposing counsel off the record and/or out of the jury's earshot. An attorney or juror (during voir dire) must request to approach the bench, i.e. "Your honor, may I...

Bill of attainder

When a legislative act declares a particular person guilty of a crime (usually treason), such bills are prohibited under Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution.

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryMore commonly known as the McCain-Feingold Act, this act sought to end the influence in federal elections of so-called soft money, which is money raised outside the limits and prohibitions of federal...

blue law

A colloquial term for state statute or ordinance that forbids or regulates entertainment and commercial activities (ex. sale of liquor) on Sundays or religious holidays. Blue laws can also be referred to as Sunday closing laws,...

bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)

Overview

42 U.S. Code § 2000e-2 allows for an employer to discriminate against employees and potential employees "on the basis of his religion, sex, or national origin in those certain instances where religion, sex, or national origin is a bona fide...

Business and Professions Code - by state

Alabama- Title 34 Alaska- Title 8 Arizona- Title 32 Arkansas- Title 17 California Colorado- Title 12 (searchable index) Connecticut- Title 4c Delaware- see Title 24 District of Columbia (see Division V, Local Business Affairs) Florida- Title XXXII...

Civil

In reference to law, “civil” is used primarily as a descriptive term to denote conflicts between private individuals. Where in a civil case two or more individuals or private entities (such as corporations) dispute their rights relative to...

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