A warranty implied by law that property is fit for the ordinary purpose for which it is used.
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The act of selecting a jury from a list of potential jurors.
To select a jury and assign the jury to decide a court case.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was the Department of Justice agency which, prior to 2003, handled legal and illegal immigration and naturalization. The INS was abolished in 2003 and its functions placed under three agencies – the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
1. In general, any point in dispute between different parties.
2. In the law of trusts and estates, the lineal descendants of an individual. Examples include children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
A Latin term meaning "in the manner of a pauper." Allowing a poor person to bring suit without liability for the costs of the suit.
A Latin term literally meaning "in chambers" but carrying the meaning "in private". This refers to portions of a case that are held in private before a judge. The press and the public are not allowed to take part.
The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government from forcing witnesses to give self-incriminating testimony in criminal cases. Courts may evade this prohibition and force reluctant witnesses to testify by granting them immunity from prosecution. Once witnesses cannot be prosecuted for their testimony, courts may punish them if they refuse to testify.
From Latin, "against a thing." Concerning the status of a particular piece of property.