color of law

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Synonyms for color of law

a mere semblance of legal right

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Rothstein wrote The Color of Law for an audience of five: Chief Justice John Roberts and his conservative colleagues on the Supreme Court.
The Color of Law updates the history of residential racial segregation, relates it to contemporary outbursts of racial enmity, particularly the alienation between blacks and police that is so evident in many poor African American neighborhoods, and humanizes the consequences of racial division in housing.
While not groundbreaking for experts familiar with this history, The Color of Law is a story particularly well told and should help educate a younger generation of Americans.
As for the TVPA, it provides a cause of action against an individual who, under actual or apparent authority, or color of law, subjects an individual to torture or extrajudicial killing.
27) In addition, the court found the plaintiffs satisfied the state action requirement for other crimes by showing that the Bosnian-Serb leader acted under color of law because he acted in concert with the state officials of the former Yugoslavia.
But once you get given this permission to remain here under color of law, with some kind of legal status, the illegality clock stops.
5) Because the God-given right of self-defense is inviolate, anyone who, under color of law, denies or attempts to deny your civil right to bear arms, pays a stiff fine and goes to prison.
Nonetheless, adverse possession laws could set off a tremor that would rock the global economy, and there is no harm in requiring people not to steal, even under color of law.
1983 under color of law, Fourth Amendment standards and police misconduct, procedural due process and property interests, absolute immunity for judges and prosecutors, qualified immunity, local government liability, parental liberty interest, and freedom of religion in prison.
This erroneous analogy to [section] 1983 is material because international law governing state action appears to be substantially narrower than the color of law jurisprudence under [section] 1983.
The Color of Law spares no detail in its intimate portrayal of a real-life hero of the courtroom, and is a worthy addition to college and public library biography shelves.
5) Courts do not use the term "state actor" to denote states, however, but rather persons acting "under color of law.
The issue of Halayeb came to surface last October when the Sudanese electoral commission took a surprise decision and announced that the residents of Halayeb will be allowed to register as voters in the elections saying that they are Sudanese citizens with constitutional rights under the color of law.
The Second Amendment exists to ensure that the government does not trample the rights of the people under color of law.
Where Obama is able to continue Bush policies under color of law, he has already made it clear that he will do so.