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HARD CASES MAKE BAD LAW [1 record]

Record 1 2002-09-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Special-Language Phraseology
  • Decisions (Practice and Procedural Law)
OBS

hard case: A lawsuit involving equities that tempt a judge to stretch or even disregard a principle of law at issue - hence the expression "Hard cases make bad law".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phraséologie des langues de spécialité
  • Décisions (Droit judiciaire)
OBS

pénible : Qui cause de la peine, de la douleur ou de l'ennui; qui est moralement difficile

Spanish

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