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emergency powers

Emergency powers broadly refers to the authority given to individuals in the executive to act outside the traditional bounds of their authority in order to react to a danger that normal channels for approval could not address. The most...

emerging growth company (EGC)

Emerging growth company (EGC) is a category of issuer for which the disclosure and gun-jumping regulations are relaxed.

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 created the category emerging growth companies...

empirical legal studies

Empirical legal studies, sometimes abbreviated as ELS, refers to scholarly research undertaken by law professors using empirical social science research methods, but ELS research focuses more on purely legal issues. The two leading journals...

enjoin

Enjoin is the verb form of the term injunction, which means prohibit someone from doing something by issuing an injunction, in other words, a court enjoins something when it issues an injunction against it.

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enumerated powers

Enumerated powers are the powers granted to the Federal government, and specifically Congress, which are mostly listed in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Namely the power “to lay and collect taxes”, duties, impost and excises,...

equal protection

Overview

Equal Protection refers to the idea that a governmental body may not deny people equal protection of its governing laws. The governing body state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and...

Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would require the Federal and state governments to ensure equal rights amongst sexes. The Amendment has been proposed more than once, but Congress passed the...

equitable

Equitable means fair or impartial. In legal context it can relate to “equity” as opposed to “law”. The distinction between equity and law originates from England where courts were divided into two kinds, courts of equity and courts...

equitable relief

The remedy resulting from a claim of estoppel. Equitable relief is distinguished from remedies for legal actions in that, instead of seeking merely monetary damages, the plaintiff is seeking that the court compels the defendant to perform a certain...

equity

In law, the term "equity" refers to a particular set of remedies and associated procedures involved with civil law. These equitable doctrines and procedures are distinguished from "legal" ones. While legal remedies typically involve monetary...

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