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pre juh di shuhl

  • s  (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant
  • a  tending to favor preconceived ideas
    the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population

  • The Chinese, who in the mid-19th century had come to America by the tens of thousands and helped build the transcontinental railway, were on the receiving end of much prejudicial .
  • A grisly crime, angry citizens, pressured policesuch are the ingredients that spur , "trial by newspaper," the prejudicial reporting that often all but guarantees a despised.
  • But it's not necessarily prejudicial.
News & Articles

  • Letter: My Meaning Was Misinterpreted
    Margaret Richardson, in her May 28 letter (“How Fortunate to Be ‘Suitable,’”) appears to have taken my use of the word “unsuitable” as having a racist or otherwise prejudicial meaning. In fairness to her, I might have been better advised to use the word “ineligible” to make my point.
    June 12, 2013 - Valley News
  • Second 'eyewitness' comes forward to testify at Fall River murder trial
    A last-minute witness will testify that she saw a man matching Juan Velazquez’s description shoot and kill Ervin Millsap outside her East Main Street home in October 2009. Defense attorney John J. Connors objected to the witness being allowed to testify, saying her testimony was “too much of a surprise” and prejudicial against his client, but Judge Thomas F. McGuire said the prosecution had not ...
    June 11, 2013 - Fall River Herald News
  • Dads as capable as moms
    Re the May 29 story Moms now top earners in 40% of homes: The absurd notion that women are better equipped than men to raise children is the basis for prejudicial court and societal patterns that reinforce the “single mom" phenomenon. The courts, by their rulings, provide reason for single mothers claiming victim status to assign blame to absentee fathers while custodial rights are assigned to ...
    June 6, 2013 - Miami Herald

  • Gary Bettman in ESPN
    Bettman called Bell's conduct "a violation of our covenant with our fans, and to the game, and is prejudicial to the welfare of the league."
  • Malcolm Speed in International Herald Tribune
    Over the course of the last two weeks there has been a stream of unnecessary and inappropriate public comment from the PCB, much of which could be seen as prejudicial to the pending Code of Conduct hearing,Speed said. "The acute...
  • Ronald Collins in Washington Post
    Inevitably there's going to be a US attorney who objects on secrecy grounds, a defense counsel who objects on prejudicial grounds or invasion of privacy. There's going to be a victim who objects,Collins said. "Those determinations will be...

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