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Category: J

JURY SPECIAL

the name used to describe a jury that is specially picked due to the importance of the matter before court.

JUST COMPENSATION

the term used when a payment is given for taking over private property and using it for public use.

JUDICIAL AUTHORITY

the term given to the power given to a judge that allows him to hear a case and to decide in favour of one party.

JOURNALIST

These are called “shield laws” and are enacted to give journalists and media people the permission to decline to revel confidential information sources.

JURY HUNG

The term that is used to describe the jury that cannot reach a verdict due to the insoluble differences of opinions of jurors.

JOINDER IN DEMURRER

the term that is applied to the acceptance of the plaintiff of a defendants presentation of an issue of law.

JUST VALUE

a term mused in tax practices that is the fair value of property for tax purposes.

JURY LIST

he name given to the list of all of the possible jurors .

JURY WHEEL

the name of the apparatus or the receptacle where all the names of potential jurors are placed and from names are picked blindly.

JURISDICTION CLAUSE

a term used in equity cases that are part of a complaint that gives power to courts to hear a dispute.

JURY DUTY

the name given to the time a person serves on a jury.

JUDGMENT DOCKET

the record kept by the clerk of court that lists all of the decisions of the court.

JOINT ENTERPRISE

the term used that describes an enterprise that is engaged in by 2 or more people with common interests and goals. See joint adventure; partnership.

JUDICIAL COGNIZANCE

the term given to the information that a judge must act on regardless of the fact that it is not proved in evidence.

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