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The principle or rule of law that is the basis of a courts opinion
To send a case back to a lower court for further action
At common law, a lawsuit for recovery of goods improperly taken by another
An issue that has been definitively settled by judicial decision.
The party that is required to answer a petition
A doctrine prohibiting the ct in from exercising jurisdiction over the case until an actual controversy is presented.
The act os a judge in ordering that a jury or witness be kept apart from outside contacts during trial
Latin for in series
Latin for by itself, or simply
sine qua non
An indispensable thing