Table of cases
A list of cases, arranged alphabetically by case names,
with citations and references to the body of the publication where the cases
are found or treated.
Table of statutes
A list of statutes with references to the body of the
publication where the statutes are treated or construed.
An act that continues in force for a limited period of
Term of court
Signifies the space of time prescribed by law during
which a court holds session. The court's session may actually extend beyond the
term. The october term of the supreme court of the united states is now the
only term during which the court sits, and lasts from october to june or july.
A civil wrong that does not involve a contractual
relationship. The elements of a tort are a duty owed, a breach of that duty,
and the resultant harm to the one to whom the duty was owed.
Transcript of record
The printed record as made up in each case of the proceedings and pleadings
necessary for the appellate court to review the history of the case.
An exposition, which may be critical, evaluative,
interpretative, or informative, on case law or legislation. Usually it is more
exhaustive than an encyclopedia article, but less detailed and critical than a
law review article.
An agreement between two or more sovereign nations.
An unlawful interference with one's person, property, or
rights. At common law, trespass was a form of action brought to recover damages
for any injury to one's person or property or relationship with another.