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Vartelas v. Holder

132 S. Ct. 1479 (2012)

In 1996, Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) that held that legal permanent residents who had been convicted of a crime and had travelled abroad were eligible to face permanent...

Vehicular homicide

Definition

A crime in which the defendant's unlawful or negligent operation of a motor vehicle results in the death of another person. Also called automobile homicide and vehicular manslaughter. Such laws vary by jurisdiction, but vehicular homicide...

Vendee

Definition

A buyer, especially of real property.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Warner v. Kaplan, 892 N.Y.S.2d 311 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009).

See also

Vendor (contrast)

Contract

Vendor

Definition

A seller, especially of real property. Also called venditor.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 130 S.Ct. 2201 (2010).

See also

Vendee (contrast)

Contract

Venire

Definition

A panel of prospective jurors. A jury is eventually chosen from the venire.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Skilling v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

Jury trial

Venire...

Venire facias

Definition

A writ from a judge directing a sheriff to assemble prospective jurors. Sometimes abbreviated as venire.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Powers v. United States, 223 U.S. 303 (1912).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

Jury...

Venire facias de novo

Definition

A writ from a judge summoning a new jury panel because of a problem with the original jury's verdict or return. A venire facias de novo results in a new trial. Sometimes abbreviated as venire de novo.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g....

Veniremen

Definition

Persons who form a venire; prospective jurors.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Skilling v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010) (Sotomayor, J., dissenting in part).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

Jury trial

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Venue

Definition

In general, a place or location in which something takes place. The proper place to hold a civil or criminal trial, usually because important related events have taken place there.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Cortez Byrd Chips, Inc. v...

Veracity

Definition

Truthfulness or accuracy of a person or statement.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S.Ct. 2527, 2537 n.6 (2009).

See also

Impeach

Perjury (contrast)

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