color of law

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Synonyms for color of law

a mere semblance of legal right

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official or committed the act under color of law, the Guidelines provide
2005) ("Grafting [section] 1983 color of law analysis onto international law claims would be an end-run around the accepted principle that most violations of international law can be committed only by states.
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.
It does not matter if the person doing the intimidation is acting under color of law or not.
Furthermore, even private citizens are viable defendants in a [section] 242 prosecution if they act in concert with government officials acting under color of law.
Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, at 18 USC section 2511(c), provides, "It shall not be unlawful under this chapter for a person acting under color of law to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication, where such person is a party to the communication or one of the parties to the communication has given prior consent to such interception.
law only when committed by state officials or under color of law, the
In determining whether an entity or person is shielded from liability by this federal color of law statute, the U.
Donziger also says that contracts between oil firms and the Ecuadorian military are letting companies spy on Ecuadorian citizens under the color of law.
Shiite Muslim militia members have infiltrated Iraq's police force and are carrying out sectarian killings under the color of law," the Los Angeles Times reported on November 29.
They range from a 1921 Supreme Court case dealing with search and seizure to a 2003 Kansas case in which a suspected shoplifter claimed that private security guards unreasonably detained her while acting under the color of law.
It's just outrageous and inconsistent with any principle that the people you want in the power of responsibility to act under the color of law not to be the best and finest.