lawfulness lawfulness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of conforming to law

Usage(s):

  1. Will's senseless death, of course, underscores the critical need for a return to lawfulness and order in Oaxaca.
  2. American business is built on a rock of lawfulness and trust between companies and those who hold a stake in them.
  3. The trouble is, there is no lawfulness here.

News

  • U.S. justices to hear EPA appeal over air pollution rule

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the lawfulness of an Obama administration effort to regulate air pollution that crosses state lines. At the request of the administration, the American Lung Association and environmental groups, the justices will review an appeals court ruling that invalidated the Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "In this case, the [lawyer's] failure seriously prejudiced a client who thereby lost what was likely his single opportunity for federal habeas [corpus] review of the lawfulness of his imprisonment and of his death sentence," Justice Stephen...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Stephen Breyer Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. Manuel, who did not attend the hearing, said in an affidavit that Crawford-Browne's allegations "exceeded the bounds of lawfulness".
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Trevor Manuel Source: Independent Online

  3. "The appropriate members of Congress have repeatedly been briefed on its substance, lawfulness, and effectiveness in protecting American lives by helping foil terrorist attacks," Perino said.
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Reuters

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