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plus factor

plus factor  n.— «he University of Michigan’s policy of giving favored minorities 20 extra points on a 150-point admissions index to achieve undergraduate “diversity” was unconstitutional, but its law school’s use of race as a...

grow teeth

grow teeth  v. phr.— «If the law grows teeth, either by the power of taxation or by outlawing home taping, it could curtail the sale and import of cassette recorders and parts for their repair, thus bringing this rapidly growing field to a...

chug law

chug law  n.— «Some of Utah’s booze laws have a reverse effect from what was probably intended. These are commonly known as “chug” laws. For example, the fact that you can’t have more than one drink in front of you means that when the...

libel tourism

libel tourism  n.— «British law requires the loser in a court case to pay the winner’s court costs. This is the real attraction for shady millionaires: the chance to bankrupt their opponents into silence. Because of this, Britain has...

move over law

move over law  n.— «Florida has what’s called a Move Over law. Here’s how the driver’s handbook explains it: “When driving on interstate highways or other highways with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency...

dipmom

dipmom  n.— «Jones agrees, saying she is heartbroken about a new law enforcement acronym: “dipmoms,” which stands for “dad in prison, mom on meth.”» —“Guv hooked on Montana’s anti-meth ads” by Matt...

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