enabling act


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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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Further exploration of the relevant state's enabling act is
The procedural reform movement that produced the Enabling Act and the Federal Rules sought to create uniformity in place of this disorder and an adjudicatory system that would facilitate rather than frustrate substantive legal policies.
state trust lands, including the evolution of enabling act requirements.
In 1934, Congress passed the Rules Enabling Act (REA), (32) authorizing the Supreme Court to prescribe "general rules of practice and procedure and rules of evidence for cases in the United States district courts .
Several lower courts, following the "narrowest grounds" rule for applying a divided Supreme Court opinion, have treated Justice Stevens' concurrence as the controlling opinion in Shady Grove, (64) and are using something analogous to a clear statement rule in disputes involving the Rules Enabling Act by giving weight to state rules that are clearly expressed as substantive by a legislature in the text of a substantive law, while discounting state policies that could be considered substantive but are located in the state's procedure code.
Having concluded that direct conflict was unavoidable, the Court's second inquiry was whether Rule 23 is consistent with the Rules Enabling Act.
There is another kind of enabling act that anticipates the reaction "I don't understand," which may be called a "clarification," and it anticipates a reaction to the proposition that is being expressed.
We worked hard, using the enabling act to collect the signatures and now it was going to be found invalid.
Prior to the Rules Enabling Act, the Supreme Court promulgated the Criminal Appeals Rules under specific congressional delegation to draft rules relating to criminal procedure, including "the times for and manner of taking appeals.
Hillary Clinton has drawn her share of flak for submitting to what should properly be named the Iran War Enabling Act, but she had plenty of company.
F]or separation-of-powers purposes one may view the Rules Enabling Act as a codification of the constitutional limits.
Aebischer moves from the elusive gravedigger's daughter to other, less fleeting instances of "loss" in the Shakespearean canon through which she describes the expulsion of female bodies from theatrical space as an enabling act in the phallogocentric tradition of tragedy.