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Ten Tough Legal Terms #2
"The terms (but nothing else!) are taken from legal briefs filed by the author. Enjoy them here pro bono."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Certiorari: What does the Supreme Court want?
To be informed.
To certify its decision as final.
To hold the lawyer in contempt.
To discharge the jury.
Replevy: What must I do?
Re-enact the crime for the jury.
Repair my floodwall.
Pay my real estate taxes.
Return the goods to their rightful owner.
Damnum absque injuria:
Gee, thanks, your Honor! You gave me ______________ .
a damage award, although I sustained no loss.
a fine for using profanity.
sympathy, but no money.
After careful consideration, the Judges of the Court of Appeals _______________________ .
explained the key to their decision.
weighed the evidence.
split their votes equally.
recalculated the comparative negligence of the parties.
Capias ad respondendum: When can I get out of jail?
When the lawsuit against me is tried.
When I pay the judgment.
When I answer the prosecutor's questions.
Never; I'm in for life.
Quo warranto: What is the Judge asking?
Where is the evidence seized by the police?
What's the legal authority for the government's action?
What are your damages?
Why are you here again; I decided this yesterday!
Livery of seisin:
Thanks for giving me __________________-- .
this lovely mud; I wanted a flower.
your horse; I'll return him tomorrow.
these new clothes; they fit well.
my paycheck; I'll be your loyal servant.
Purpresture: What did the arrogant knave do?
He spread a communicable disease!
He erected a fence on public land!
He demanded payment of a bogus debt!
He impersonated a Judge!
Non obstante veredicto:
Too bad, so sad. The jury said you win, but the Judge says ___________ .
the jury must continue deliberating.
you're going to jail.
you lied on the stand.
Oh no! It's The Rule in Shelley's Case! Shelley, Shakespeare ...
I remember, it has something to do with _______________ ,
copyright law - Shelley owned Shakespeare's Folio.
not inheriting from someone you murdered - Hamlet's Uncle.
property acquired by Will - but not by Shakespeare.
shipwrecks and salvage - The Tempest.
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Compiled May 24 13