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hold five

hold five  v. phr.— «As the justices write and circulate their drafts, colleagues might have second thoughts about how they voted right after oral arguments. The author of the opinion for the court tries not to lose the majority (five of...

invisible primary

invisible primary  n.— «Requiring candidates to launch what is effectively a national campaign ensures that only those who have honed their messages in advance will be able to succeed. No longer will candidates have a chance to experiment...

squawk box

squawk box  v. phr.— «A former Merrill Lynch & Co. broker on trial for selling access to his firm’s “squawk box’ denied allowing clients to eavesdrop on internal orders at the firm, though he said he believed they were entitled...

son stroke

son stroke  n.— «However, it appears to have ignored the wider problem of what is called Son Stroke or Uncle Judge, where judges have close relatives practising in the same court.» —“Judicial nepotism rampant in India” by...

rum court

rum court  n.— «Michael Ratner from the Centre for Constitutional Rights said: “The outcome has been predetermined when you go into one of these special, what I have to call, a kangaroo hearing, CSRT (Combatant Status Review...

pinstripe patronage

pinstripe patronage  n.— «These legalized kickback practices were gradually whittled away by court decisions. The real money thereafter came not from lunch-bucket jobs but from what has come to be called “pinstripe patronage.”» —“Time...

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