Procedural law
Procedural law or adjective law comprises the rules by which a court hears and determines what happens in civil lawsuit, criminal or administrative proceedings. The rules are designed to ensure a fai...
Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Spokesman, Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges related to child pornography and sexual conduct involving minors. Fo...
Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial
A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder in the killings of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.Routh, 27, ...
Psychologist testifies ‘American Sniper’ killer is not insane
The man who killed “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and his pal was in a state of pot-induced psychosis when he shot them but knew what he was doing was wrong, a forensic psychologist testified Friday. Dr...
Appellate review
In law, an appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision. They normally consist of an appellant, who requests the appeal, and an appellee who is subject to it (these terms...
Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights is a provision of the European Convention which protects the right to a fair trial. In criminal law cases and cases to determine civil rights it pr...
Civil procedure
Civil procedure is the body of law that sets out the rules and standards that courts follow when adjudicating civil lawsuits (as opposed to procedures in criminal law matters). These rules govern how ...
Criminal procedure
Criminal procedure is the adjudication process of the criminal law. While criminal procedure differs dramatically by jurisdiction, the process generally begins with a formal criminal charge and result...
Discovery (law)
Discovery, in the law of the United States and other countries, is the pre-trial procedure in a lawsuit in which each party, through the law of civil procedure, can obtain evidence from the opposing p...
Evidence (law)
The law of evidence encompasses the rules and legal principles that govern the proof of facts in a legal proceeding. These rules determine what evidence must or must not be considered by the trier of...
Jury
A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment. Modern juries tend ...
Jury - Wikipedia
Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and m...
Defense (legal)
In civil proceedings and criminal prosecutions under the common law, a defendant may raise a defense (or defence) in an attempt to avoid criminal or civil liability. Besides contesting the accuracy of...
Venue (law)
Venue (law) is the location where a case is heard.
The perceived abuse of English criminal venue law was one of the enumerated grievances in the United States Declaration of Independence, which ac...
Writ
In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs and subpoena...
Writ - Wikipedia
Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Spokesman, Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges related to child pornography and sexual conduct involving minors. Fo...
Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial
A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder in the killings of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.Routh, 27, ...
New trial
A new trial or retrial is a recurrence of a court case. Depending on the rules of the jurisdiction, a new trial may occur if:In some types of cases (for example, if the original trial court was not a...
Request for production
A request for production is a legal request for documents, electronically stored information, or other tangible items. In civil procedure, during the discovery phase of litigation, a party to a lawsu...
Appellate jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction is the power of a court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts. Most appellate jurisdiction is legislatively created, and may consist of appeals by...
In-chambers opinion
An in-chambers opinion is an opinion by a single justice or judge of a multi-member appellate court, rendered on an issue that the court's rules or procedures allow a single member of the court to dec...
Fact bargaining
Fact bargaining is a type of plea bargaining that occurs when prosecutors and defendants bargain over what version of events should be stipulated to by the parties and presented to the court as what h...
Trespass on the case
The Writs of Trespass and Trespass on the Case are the two catchall torts from English Common Law, the former involving trespass against person, the latter involving trespass against anything else whi...
Ministerial act
A ministerial act is a government action "performed according to legal authority, established procedures or instructions from a superior, without exercising any individual judgment." It can be any ac...
Taylor v. Louisiana
Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 U.S. 522 (1975), is a significant Supreme Court of the United States case, which held women could not be excluded from a venire, or jury pool, on the basis of having to regist...