Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

Three Latin Legal Terms:

1)Actus Reus= "Guilty act." (The offense that the defendant is accused of).
2)Res Judicata= "A thing adjudged." (Once a case has been finally decided upon by a court, the same parties cannot attempt to raise the issue by or during further proceedings).
3)Sine Die= "Without a day." (A hearing that has been adjourned sine die, is one that stands open indefinitely without a future hearing date having been set).

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