law-abiding law-abiding

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs

Usage(s):

  1. There are a couple of ways law-abiding citizens can abandon children in Nebraska.
  2. Still, the police may have little choice in their efforts to weed out a growing number of terror suspects who have emerged from within law-abiding British Muslim communities.
  3. State legislator Jerry Ellis says law-abiding hunters should be allowed to stow firearms in their cars at work.

News

  1. ACLU: With license plate scanners, ‘you are being tracked’

    After an American Civil Liberties Union report found police increasingly can track law-abiding drivers’ whereabouts with few restrictions, the group’s Massachusetts branch renewed its calls for lawmakers to impose limits and said the state already may collect such information.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Wellesley Townsman

  2. License Plate Scanners Will Follow Us Forever

    License plate scanners are the latest puzzle piece when it comes to a massive dragnet of surveillance upon law-abiding American citizens protected by the Fourth Amendment as the role of Big Brother in our day to day lives becomes ever more apparent. The American Civil Liberties Union addressed license plate scanners this week, calling them... Read more » License Plate Scanners Will Follow Us ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Changing The Conversation On Immigration Reform: Two Social Entrepreneurs' Roles In Today's Debate

    For years, Americans varying from former President George W. Bush to actress Eva Longoria have denounced the United States immigration system as broken. ?Broken? seems like an appropriate term.  A patchwork of misaligned incentives, out-of-touch regulations, and partisan politics that seem to satisfy no one have led to a situation that punishes law-abiding people just looking for a chance at ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement that the two high court rulings mean that "we can work to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists while at the same time respecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I consider this the opening salvo in a step-by-step process of providing relief for law-abiding Americans everywhere that have been deprived of freedom," Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, said in a statement.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Wayne LaPierre Source: New York Times

  3. "In the United States of America, no law-abiding person, be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant or a visitor or tourist from Mexico, should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like," Obama said when Mexican...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: NewsMax.com

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