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Commodity Classification Request

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of many commercial items that also have a military or...


1. To blame for something. A court finding someone guilty of a crime is sometimes said to condemn that person.

2. To declare that specified private property will be taken for public use. See Eminent domain.

3. To find that something is...


The act of condemning a person or property.

See Condemn.

Condemnation Action

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA lawsuit brought by a public agency to acquire private property for public purposes (schools, highways, parks, hospitals, redevelopment, civic buildings, for example), or even for private development...


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo take private property for public use without reasonable compensation, such as when the government confiscates an automobile used to transport contraband.

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Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe right of a criminal defendant, from the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, to object to the witness and to cross-examine that witness.

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Confrontation Clause

See Right to confront witness.

Congressional Power

Article I of the US Constitution creates and defines the powers of Congress. For more on specific congressional powers, see:







Conjugal Rights

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe intimate rights of marriage, including comfort, companionship, affection, and sexual relations. Some states allow prisoners to have "conjugal visits," including sexual intercourse, with their spouse...

Conscientious Objector

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA person who refuses to serve in the military due to religious or strong philosophical views against war or killing. Refusing to answer a draft call is a federal felony, but when a person's religious...