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The repugnancy test was developed by the colonizing British as part of their "civilizing mission" and introduced first into Africa in the form of the Gold Coast Supreme Court Ordinance which gave the court power to enforce customs not "repugnant to natural justice, equity or good conscience, nor incompatible either directly or indirectly or by necessary implication with any enactment of the colonial legislature" (Ottley 1995:99).
(52) The race disparities driving childhood poverty only amplifies the moral repugnancy of this American reality.
Prior to then, Africa, which had its own legal system, had it systematically denounced through Britain's introduction of what it called the repugnancy test which claims that African customary law was only allowed if it was not repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience; the standard of England!
[constitutional] repugnancy, may substitute their own pleasure to
"The persistent and unilateral action taken by the White House to slap 'sanctions' against the DPRK patently proves that it is still not away from inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK."
stated that 'the critical notions of repugnancy and incompatibility are insusceptible of further definition in terms which necessarily dictate future outcomes'.
(161) The Pakistan Constitution includes a repugnancy clause which makes Sharia law the supreme law of the nation.
been acting on the existence of this power, nearly thirty years, it would seem almost too late to call it in question, unless its repugnancy with the constitution were plain and manifest." (323) The Bank, as one of the pivotal anchors of the 1787 constitutional disposition, had earned its legality.
And waiting for five years in repugnancy to the law of Allah is shirk fil itaat (polytheism in obedience) and gumraahi (going astray/apostasy).
As he walked away, my friend explained to me, "I'm sorry, but I don't feel like being around White people," through a look of combined exhaustion and repugnancy. The irritation that I felt from my uncomfortable three-hour-long flight evaporated with sudden immediacy at the revelation that both sides, Black and White, feel much the same about the other.
Once there are two bodies which require grant of recognition, repugnancy will set in since they can come to conflicting views," writes BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale in the report.
In the realm of competing policies, legislative choice should be "unfettered." A duly enacted law ought not be questioned by the courts unless "it is so obviously repugnant to the constitution that when pointed out by the judges, all men of sense and reflection in the community may perceive the repugnancy."
It established specific standards for the level of conflict--"plain repugnancy" in the Court's words--between antitrust law and the regulatory statute that must exist before courts can imply immunity from antitrust.
To avoid offensive outcomes under the traditional regime, however, they relied on "repugnancy clauses," which allowed a British Magistrate's court to overrule customary laws or the local authorities' judgments if they were "repugnant to justice and morality." (59)
Thus, for example, she seems to argue that, because Locke says that we have knowledge only when we have "perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of any of our ideas," he must be a rationalist about knowledge and should, in order to be consistent, hold that knowledge is only to be had of universal necessary truths.
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