abstention


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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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139) In affirming Burford abstention, the Supreme Court put particular emphasis on the priority federalism concerns play in the doctrine:
While the cabinet's abstention decision won praise from politicians from the anti-Syrian March 14 coalition, it was criticized by Hizbullah and its allies.
On Wednesday 14 ministers supported a no vote, with an equal number supporting an abstention.
There are arguments for and against positive abstention.
South Africa was clear favourite to stage the World Cup, and Dempsey's abstention made Germany the surprise winner by just one vote.
This turmoil escalates when the interlocutory remand or abstention order originates in bankruptcy court.
The Form's statement stressed that this abstention is contrary to the Nigerian foreign policy.
Abstention in the 2009 Euro elections was the largest ever recorded, when 40 per cent of the electorate decided not to show up.
Cyprus, Finland, Liechtenstein, and Malta joined Canada in switching from a vote in favour of the resolution to an abstention on the missile defence paragraph.
The vegan diet usually calls up images of austerity and abstention.
Each local bishop has the authority to allow Catholics in his diocese to forgo the traditional abstention of meat on Fridays or other rules of Lent, said Bill Ryan, spokesman for the U.
The Court found that abstention is proper when 1) the state action is an ongoing state proceeding 2) that implicates important state interests, and 3) the plaintiff has an adequate opportunity to raise his or her constitutional claim in the state proceeding.