question of law


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Synonyms for question of law

a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide

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Article 189 also provides ' Any decision of the Supreme Court shall, to the extent it decides a question of law or is based upon or enunciates a principle of law, be binding on all other courts in Pakistan'.
That doesn't happen when the issue is a question of law, Hargis argues, and, as noted above, some circuits characterize likelihood of confusion as a question of law.
C)onsidering the important question of law involved which needs to be reflected in the light of social, legal, medical and constitutional perspective, it becomes extremely important to have a clear enunciation of law.
Accordingly, the Court held that the amount of any basis adjustment to the taxpayer's stock was an unreviewable question of fact, rather than a question of law that the court of appeals could examine.
The bench said: " In view of the inconsistent opinions rendered in Shanbaug case and also considering the important question of law involved which needs to be reflected in the light of social, legal, medical and constitutional perspective, it becomes extremely important to have a clear enunciation of law.
A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik, however, said that in cases involving a substantial question of law, the CIC shall endeavour to refer the matter to any of the CIC who have got some knowledge of the law.
In the period 1999-2005 the Appeal Panel adopted the view that, normally, an appellant needed to identify a question of law involving an error before consideration would be given to extending the appeal to the merits.
A SELECTION of readers' views on the question of law and order gave overwhelming support to the further use of violence and not its prevention.
Dr Babar said that the question of law was involved in the case and it was only the domain of court to interpret it.
Beyond a SCAC, a defendant or the Crown can appeal to the Court of Appeal of the province on a question of law alone, with leave of the Court of Appeal.
of Cambridge, UK) investigates how universal membership came to be entrenched in the UN, both as question of policy and as a question of law.
If a question of law then arises, an appeal to the House of Lords is technically possible.
90) Thus, "constitutional claims" and "questions of law" are reviewable even if the underlying matter from which the constitutional claim or question of law arises is not.
The judge refused the request, with the support of Chief Justice Bora Laskin, who pointed out the appeal was on a question of law, not the morality of abortion itself (National Post, Feb.
As a simple question of law, the Scopes case was open and shut, so the trial largely reversed the ways the legal system is supposed to work.