THE LEGAL PROCESS

writ of mandate (mandamus)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: mandamus

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

writ of prohibition

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn appellate court's written order to prohibit a lower court from acting because it does not have jurisdiction to do so.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

Year and a day

Definition

A period of time running from any date until the same date in the following year, e.g. from January 1 to January 1 of the following year. At common law, the statute of limitations for filing certain claims and prosecuting certain crimes. The...

Year and day

Definition

See year and a day.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Rogers v. Tennessee, 532 U.S. 451 (2001).

See also

Year and a day rule

Yield

Definition

1) To give something up or surrender control, especially when required by law.

2) To bring forth a result, as when a search yields criminal evidence or an investment yields a profit.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Schneckloth v...

Zealous witness

Definition

A witness whose testimony is clearly biased in favor of the party for whom he or she is testifying.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Mayes v. Gibson, 2010 F.3d 1284, 1291 (10th Cir. 2000).

See also

Witness

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