Obitur dictum

July 19, 2008

Obitur dictum

Filed under: Uncategorized — constitutionalism @ 2:01 pm

Obitur dictum is Latin for “said in passing”. It is most commonly used to refer to the commentary often attached to court opinions that have no legal effect but which may explain or expand on the issues in the case and perhaps provide some guidance in future cases.

This forum is a companion to another, also titled Obitur dictum, with a more scholarly focus. This one is for more popular matters, accessible to nonspecialists.

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  1. Hi, this is a comment.
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    Comment by Mr WordPress — July 19, 2008 @ 2:01 pm


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