judge-made law


judge-made law
See judicial legislation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • judge-made law — n. Case law created by judges who interpret statutes in what some consider to be an extreme or ideologically motivated way. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. judge made… …   Law dictionary

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  • judge-made law — A phrase used to indicate judicial decisions which construe away the meaning of statutes, or find meanings in them the legislature never intended. It is perhaps more commonly used as meaning, simply, the law established by judicial precedent and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • judge-made law — A phrase used to indicate judicial decisions which construe away the meaning of statutes, or find meanings in them the legislature never intended. It is perhaps more commonly used as meaning, simply, the law established by judicial precedent and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • judge–made — adj: created by judges or judicial decision used esp. of law established by due judicial interpretation of statutes Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Judge-made — a. Created by judges or judicial decision; applied esp. to law applied or established by the judicial interpretation of statutes so as extend or restrict their scope, as to meet new cases, to provide new or better remedies, etc., and often used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • judge-made — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : created by judges or judicial decision used especially of law applied or established by the judicial interpretation of statutes so as to extend or restrict their scope * * * /juj mayd /, adj. established by a court, as by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • judge-made — /juj mayd /, adj. established by a court, as by an application or interpretation of a law that is allegedly contrary to the intentions of the enacting body or by a decision that does not rest on legislation. * * * …   Universalium

  • law — / lȯ/ n [Old English lagu, of Scandinavian origin] 1: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority: as a: a command or provision enacted by a legislature see also statute 1 b:… …   Law dictionary

  • Law of the United States — The law of the United States was originally largely derived from the common law system of English law, which was in force at the time of the Revolutionary War. [Lawrence M. Friedman, A History of American Law , 3rd ed. (New York: Touchstone,… …   Wikipedia


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