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black letter:

see typetype,
for printing, was invented in China (c.1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been used in ancient times in Babylon and elsewhere.
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As she continues, the use of blackletter evokes a sense both of "tradition," because it is "historical," as well as conveying a religious sensibility; for Mexican American cholos and/or vatos (lowriders, street culture, street gang members), the use of blackletter goes back to the 1940s and '50s with the rise of Mexican American street culture in cities such as Los Angeles, and is even now evoked by Mexican Americans as "elegant" (Paoli n.
The treatise calls the rule the "surplusage canon" and provides these blackletter terms: "If possible, every word and every provision is to be given effect.
6) Figures 2-4 contain the font imitating blackletter used in the original documents.
None of the opinions, however, clearly ties either of these theories to the blackletter law of personal jurisdiction.
As every first-year law student learns, it is blackletter law that the "case or controversy" requirement of Article III limits the jurisdiction of federal courts exclusively to parties who can show some injury in-fact.
3d DCA 1980), which later courts misinterpreted as blackletter law.
Law and Regulatory Practice, A Blackletter Statement of Federal Administrative Law, 54 ADMIN.
Andrew Murphy informs us that, in his discussion of the shift from blackletter to the more prestigious Roman type in play-text printing, "[Peter] Blayney presents some striking figures indicating the rapid decline in the use ofblackletter in play-text printing, noting that between 1583 and 1592, 'nine out of twenty plays (45 percent) were printed in blackletter, but in 1593-1602 the proportion dropped to ten out of seventy-six (13 percent),' and thereafter the overwhelming majority of plays were printed in roman.
In 1890, the masthead was firmly established in a Blackletter, or Old English style typeface, as they are sometimes known.
reasoning from formal blackletter doctrine and conceptual thinking, in
The LTFRB was legally correct, but only demonstrated how going strictly by blackletter law can be the worst possible myopia.
In earlier drafts of this Section, these objectives were included in the blackletter, rather than in the Reporters' Notes.