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Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

Originally enacted in 1968, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act is a federal framework that sets how anatomical gifts can be made. Every state has enacted the provisions of the act in some form. The act allows a decedent or surviving relatives to...

uniform law

Uniform laws are laws written by lawyers from a variety of backgrounds with the hopes that states will adopt them. They are created by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in order to address legal issues that need a lot of expertise or need to...

Uniform Principal and Interest Act

The Uniform Principal and Interest Act, also known as the Uniform Principal and Income Act, is a uniform statute, adopted by most states, that in its most recent version allows some trustees to make adjustments that were not formerly allowed...

United States Attorney

United States Attorneys are the main attorneys representing the federal government in district and appellate courts. There are 93 United States attorneys that cover 94 districts. United States Attorneys serve as prosecution in criminal cases...

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the main government agency that processes immigration applications in the United States. USCIS is one of many agencies involved in immigration governance and falls under the...

United States Marshals Service (USMS)

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a Department of Justice federal law enforcement agency charged with ensuring the effective operation of the federal judiciary. The President appoints a U.S. Marshal for each federal district....


The term “unreasonable” refers to any action or result that exceeds a reasonable expectation, or refers to anything beyond what would be considered “common sense.” In criminal cases, the prosecutor should explain the evidence so clearly that...

USERRA (The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act)

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects active and reserve military members from discrimination by their employers for their military particpation and requires employers to rehire some employees who...



An abbreviation for versus, meaning against. Used in case names, e.g. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010).

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Adverse party


Latin for "it is vacated." A rule or order that sets aside a judgment or annuls a proceeding.

See, e.g. Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, 130 S.Ct. 2743 (2010).

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