Legal terms you really love

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CredoUtIntellegam
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby CredoUtIntellegam » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:58 pm

under color of law
justiciable
dispositive
conclusory

rynabrius
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:25 pm

Sales puff / mere puffing / puffery. Reminds me of Tim Conway's game of life--puffers, yaknow?

A second bite at the apple. (I finally figured out that the frame of reference this idiom invokes is the apple-bobbing contest. In any other context, it would be insane and wasteful to take only one bite out of an apple.)

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby jp0094 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:44 pm

Defendant should be assured that it is not embarking on a three-week-long trip via covered wagons when it travels to Galveston. Rather, Defendant will be pleased to discover that the highway is paved and lighted all the way to Galveston, and thanks to the efforts of this Court's predecessor, Judge Roy Bean, the trip should be free of rustlers, hooligans, or vicious varmints of unsavory kind. Moreover, the speed limit was recently increased to seventy miles per hour on most of the road leading to Galveston, so Defendant should be able to hurtle to justice at lightning speed.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Action Jackson » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 pm

SBL wrote:"Touch and concern"

+1

RickyMack
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby RickyMack » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:03 pm

revolution724 wrote:
jdubb990 wrote:The fact that there was a prominent judge named "Learned Hand" is pretty awesome.


Judge Friendly is pretty great, too.


I wonder if he knows Guy Smiley

MisterChase
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:19 am

Just learned this one: Death Knell Doctrine

That's some pretty heavy metal shit right there.

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Chupavida
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Chupavida » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:59 am

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rynabrius
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:24 am

Chupavida wrote:Dissenting opinion in Edwards v. Sims (property, dealt with a cave).
Men fought their way through the eternal darkness, into the mysterious and abysmal depths of the bowels of a groaning world to discover the theretofore unseen splendors of unknown natural scenic wonders. They were conquerors of fear, although now and then one of them [...] paid with his life, for his hardihood in adventuring into the regions where Charon with his boat had never before seen any but the spirits of the departed. They let themselves down by flimsy ropes into pits that seemed bottomless; they clung to scanty handholds as they skirted the brinks of precipices while the flickering flare of their flaming flambeaux disclosed no bottom to the yawning gulf beneath them; [...] they found chambers, star-studded and filled with scintillating light reflected by a phantasmagoria revealing fancied phantoms, and tapestry woven by the toiling gods in the dominion of Erebus. [...] They created an underground kingdom where Gulliver's people may have lived or where Ayesha may have found the revolving column of fire in which to bathe meant eternal youth.


Terrible legal writing, or perhaps the result of abuse by his poet stepfather, but entertaining nonetheless.

Also, I love me some estop!


Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos.

Also let me add Lord Coke to the awesome names category.

MisterChase
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:17 am

"facial plausibility"
-Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Riles246
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Riles246 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:52 am

But for

As in, what's a but for? I think we all know where this is going.

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fixer
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby fixer » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:52 pm

Extratextual

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mhd08
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby mhd08 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:00 pm

Res ipsa loquitur.

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eupelia
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby eupelia » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:21 pm

a little off-topic but kind of similar...

Miles v City of Augusta...about Buckie the talking cat...the judge's footnotes are HILARIOUS. 551 F. Supp. 349

Sould be disclosed that I have seen and heard a demonstration of Blackie's abilities. The point in time of the Court's viewee footnote 1 and 2, best court footnotes EVER. The final note is hilarious too, one of the arguments brought up was that Blackie's right to free speech was being impinged upon, so the note said that another person cannot raise that claim for him and Blackie can speak for himself. HAHAHAHAA

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby xiening » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:27 am

"plausible".
Bell Atlantic Corp V Twombly. (Although this is the term my professor hate the most :lol: )

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clintonius
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby clintonius » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:24 pm

in terrorem

So apt for my contracts class.

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Merr
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Merr » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:45 pm

mhd08 wrote:Res ipsa loquitur.


...because sometimes it's just negligence.

Then my favorite one...enfeoffment.
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vamedic03
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby vamedic03 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:49 pm

Dépeçage

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cahesu
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby cahesu » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:31 pm

"A drunken man is as much entitled to a safe street, as a sober one, and much more in need of it."

Robinson v. Pioche, 5 Cal. 460 (1855).

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby TTH » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:11 pm

"Let me love on you and pet you, and I will fix your clock."

MisterChase
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:39 am

"Great balls of fire"

Lucy v. Zehmer

MisterChase
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:31 pm

Wow, talk about a predecessor to an Internet meme... this is from a 1963 case, Commonwealth v. Carroll:

"...he was averaging about nine thousand a year..."

IT'S ABOUT NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAND!

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prezidentv8
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:51 pm

"Res Ipsa Loquiter" which translates to:

"Oh, for shit's sake, COME ON!"

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babaghanouj
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby babaghanouj » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:09 pm

"attractive nuisance" is the best by far

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soaponarope
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby soaponarope » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:07 am

My new favorite legal term is... "nolo contendere"

I heard this hilarious writer say: "Technically, I am not a lawyer, but I did watch numerous episodes of Perry Mason, and on one occasion, when I got a traffic ticket, I represented myself in court successfully pleading nolo contendere (that's Latin, meaning "Can I pay by check?")

lolololol.

I also like the doctrine of Res Ipsa! It speaks for itself bitch... now pay!

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:29 am

Carbolic Smoke Balls.




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