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  • n  the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
  • n  the collection of rules imposed by authority
  • n  legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
  • n  a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
  • n  a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
    the laws of thermodynamics
  • n  the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
  • n  the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system
  • n  the force of policemen and officers

  • The Supreme Court has reaffirmed an individual's right to gun ownership, but don't expect gun control laws to go away.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Speaking of replacing Souter, the president told reporters at the time: "I will seek someone who understands that justice isn't about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook; it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of...
  • Anthony Kennedy in The Associated Press
    ...previous two times, the administration and the Republican-controlled Congress changed the law to block detainees from court.Writing for the five-four majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said: "THE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION ARE DESIGNED TO...
  • Sammy Sosa in New York Daily News
    What Sosa said: "I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything. I've not broken the laws of the United States or the laws of the Dominican Republic."

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