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  • 1 arbitrary — ar·bi·trary / är bə ˌtrer ē/ adj 1: depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by standards, rules, or law the manner of punishment is arbitrary 2 a: not restrained or limited in the exercise of power an arbitrary government …

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  • 2 arbitrary — /ˈabətrəri / (say ahbuhtruhree), /ˈabətri / (say ahbuhtree) adjective 1. subject to individual will or judgement; discretionary. 2. not attributable to any rule or law; accidental: *the only significance her smile could have had was that of an… …

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  • 3 arbitrary — a. 1. Irresponsible, despotic, autocratic, unlimited, unrestrained, uncontrolled, absolute, tyrannical, tyrannous, imperious, dictatorial, overbearing, peremptory, domineering, bound by no law. 2. Capricious, wilful, whimsical, fanciful,… …

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  • 4 Amin, Idi — ▪ 2004 Idi Amin Dada Oumee        Ugandan military officer and president (b. 1924/25, near Koboko, Uganda British Protectorate d. Aug. 16, 2003, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia), took control of Uganda in a military coup in 1971 and for eight years ruled… …

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  • 5 despotism — n. 1. Autocracy, absolutism, dictatorship, absolute power. 2. Tyranny, arbitrary or capricious rule, oppression. 3. Overpowering control, overweening influence …

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  • 6 Standard of review — In law, the standard of review is the amount of deference given by one court (or some other appellate tribunal) in reviewing a decision of a lower court or tribunal. A low standard of review means that the decision under review will be varied or… …

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  • 7 List of significant administrative law cases — Legality of Statutory Schemes = * Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Schor (1986) Delegation of judicial power to an agency. * Whitman v. American Trucking Associations, Inc. (2001) delegation of legislative like authority must be governed… …

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  • 8 Gregg v. Georgia — SCOTUSCase Litigants=Gregg v. Georgia ArgueDateA=March 30 ArgueDateB=31 ArgueYear=1976 DecideDate=July 2 DecideYear=1976 FullName=Troy Leon Gregg v. State of Georgia; Charles William Proffitt v. State of Florida; Jerry Lane Jurek v. State of… …

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  • 9 Rulemaking — In administrative law, rulemaking refers to the process that executive and independent agencies use to create, or promulgate , regulations. In general, legislatures first set broad policy mandates by passing laws, then agencies create more… …

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  • 10 Precautionary principle — The precautionary principle is a moral and political principle which states that if an action or policy might cause severe or irreversible harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of a scientific consensus that harm would not… …

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  • 11 Brandon Hein — Brandon Wade Hein (born February 17, 1977) was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for his involvement in the 1995 stabbing murder of 16 year old Jimmy Farris, the son of an LAPD police officer. Hein and two other youths… …

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  • 12 Corporate Average Fuel Economy — CAFE redirects here. For other uses, see Cafe (disambiguation). The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) are regulations in the United States, first enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1975,[1] and intended to improve the average fuel economy of… …

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  • 13 United States administrative law — encompasses a number of statutes and cases which define the extent of the powers and responsibilities held by administrative agencies of the United States Government. The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the U.S. federal… …

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  • 14 Public Citizen Litigation Group — is the litigating arm of the non profit consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen. The Litigation Group’s attorneys specialize in cases involving health and safety regulation, consumer rights, separation of powers, access to the courts, class …

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  • 15 United States federal probation and supervised release — The life cycle of federal supervision for a defendant. United States federal probation and supervised release are imposed at sentencing. The difference between probation and supervised release is that the former is imposed as a substitute for… …

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  • 16 Administrative law — Administrative law …

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  • 17 dietary law — Judaism. law dealing with foods permitted to be eaten, food preparation and combinations, and the utensils and dishes coming into contact with food. Cf. kashruth. [1925 30] * * * ▪ religion Introduction       any of the prescriptions as to what… …

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  • 18 Commodus — This article is about the real life emperor. For the film character, see Commodus (Gladiator). Commodus 18th Emperor of the Roman Empire Commodus as Hercules …

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  • 19 Tongass National Forest — IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area) …

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  • 20 District of Columbia v. Heller — Supreme Court of the United States Argued March 18, 2008 Decided June …

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