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 Legal Definition of Dicta
DICTA - The part of a judicial opinion which is merely a judge's editorializing and does not directly address the specifics of the case at bar; extraneous material which is merely informative or explanatory.
Dicta are judicial opinions expressed by the judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case.
Dicta are regarded as of little authority, on account of the manner in which they are delivered; it frequently happening that they are given without much reflection, at the bar, without previous examination.
www.lectlaw.com /def/d047.htm   (256 words)

DICTA 2003 is the seventh biennial conference to be held in Sydney by the Australian Pattern Recognition Society.
DICTA 2003 is a continuation of a series of six previous conferences on Digital Image Computing - Techniques and Applications: 1991 (Melbourne), 1993 (Sydney), 1995 (Brisbane), 1997 (Auckland), 1999 (Perth), and 2002 (Melbourne).
DICTA 2003 is being held in conjunction with The 8th Australian and New Zealand Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, ANZIIS 2003, also to be held at Macquarie University on 10th-12th December 2003.
www.tip.csiro.au /dicta2003   (414 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Obiter Dicta
As an impish obiter dicta on the curious quasi-judicial process of impeachment it was an apt observation.
Were it otherwise, a mass of obiter dicta, deployed rhetorically and argumentatively by judges in the course of explaining how a legal rule is arrived at, would take on the force of binding law...
Agreeing with the AITUC contention that the judgement was 'obiter dicta (not enforceable under law)', the Attorney-General suggested that the notice might be issued to the government.
www.lawkt.com /files/Obiter_Dicta.html   (417 words)

 "Dicta" in Holy Trinity and Everson - Part 2
In a previous essay, we showed that the U.S. Supreme Court's declaration that America is a "Christian Nation" was not mere "dicta," but was the central legal support for the Court's ruling.
That paragraph, which is clearly "dicta," has been repeatedly cited in subsequent cases to rule against Christians and in favor of Secular Humanists.
Its language is "dicta," and its conclusions are erroneous, but it has served as the foundation of secular church-state thinking.
members.aol.com /endthewall/EversonDicta2.htm   (1935 words)

 Dicta - Dicta - Legal news and opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dicta asks, with special reference to freedom of expression, whether these qualified rights bite - and, if so, whether they are likely to have their teeth pulled by the judiciary.
Dicta has heard a rumour that the controversy caused by the Pergau Dam incident is still alive and well in the corridors of power, and may yet return to haunt us.
Dicta apologizes to all its loyal users for the recent temporary interruption in editoral flow.
www.dicta.org.uk   (775 words)

 PrawfsBlawg: When does constitutional dicta become law?
I just think that the Lingle dicta is too strong, and has been repeated too frequently, to just be dismissed out of hand as "mere dicta" by anyone *other than the Supreme Court*.
On the other hand, I don't think the relevant passage is dicta -- it was the explanation the Court gave for why the "substantially advances" test is appropriate in some exactions contexts but not in a straight regulatory setting.
Sep 27, 2005 11:43:03 PM Mark, I agree that the impact on dicta on the lower courts is an interesting and important question.
prawfsblawg.blogs.com /prawfsblawg/2005/09/when_does_const.html   (1161 words)

 Dicta Boelcke - Organization of Jagdstaffeln and the demise of Boelcke
Dicta Boelcke - Organization of Jagdstaffeln and the demise of Boelcke
His list of eight 'rules' for success is often referred to as the 'Dicta Boelcke'.
The other participant in the legendary engagement; Canadian ace Capt. Mckay was killed in action only a month later when on December 28th his SPAD was shot down by Uffz Heinrich Carstens and Vfw Wilhelm Schloer on a Schusta 28b two-seater, between Gheluvelt and Dadizeele, northwest of Tenbrielen.
www.geocities.com /aw3aw3/dicta.htm   (2714 words)

 "Dicta" in Holy Trinity and Everson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First, the statement is not "dicta," and second, even if it were, it could still be a legally binding precedent.
"Dicta" is a personal comment by a judge in his opinion which is a digression from the matter before the court.
The so-called "dicta" in Holy Trinity is ignored not because it is "dicta," but because it shows that the myth of "separation of church and state" is a big lie.
members.aol.com /endthewall/EversonDicta.htm   (2515 words)

 Knoxville Bar Association Knoxville Tennessee
Published on a monthly basis (except for July), DICTA has a circulation of close to 1700.
During the months of February and June, DICTA will be circulated to all attorneys in Knox (2200 total including the KBA membership), Anderson, Blount, Sevier, Loudon, Union, Jefferson and Roane Counties (for a total circulation of over 2600).
DICTA is a people-oriented publication containing features on legal issues, political happenings, and other items of interest to KBA.
www.knoxbar.org /dicta.htm   (170 words)

 Lieff Cabraser: Article - "A Noble Retreat from Dicta"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rather, on appeal was whether the trial court had abused its discretion in deciding instead to proceed through consolidation under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42.
The Fifth Circuit panel's "noble retreat" lay in acknowledging that it had not decided issues that, in any case, were not properly before it.
He nevertheless was likely pleased to have the Fifth Circuit recognize its dicta as dicta.
www.lieffcabraser.com /noble_rtrt_dicta.htm   (631 words)

 SSRN-Defining Dicta by Michael Abramowicz, Maxwell Stearns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While lawyers, legal scholars, and jurists likely assume that they can identify dicta when they see it, a careful analysis that categorizes the range of judicial assertions in need of proper characterization reveals that defining holding and dicta is more complex than the general trend of recent scholarship would suggest.
After critiquing the most influential definitions of holding and dicta, the authors offer and defend their own: A holding consists of those propositions along the chosen decisional path or paths of reasoning that are actually decided, are based upon the facts of the case, and lead to the judgment.
A proposition in a case that is not holding is dicta.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=619124   (362 words)

While the Dicta sound simplistic, they represented the rules for successful air combat.
The Dicta were still valid for World War II fighter pilots and even into the Korean War.
Unlike other heroes who took the secrets of their success to their graves, Boelcke left behind his 'Dicta' and a small group of men he had personally tutored.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/comment/dicta-b.html   (2102 words)

 ULPLS - Obiter Dicta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Obiter Dicta aims to capture what life as a student in London is like for the Society's members and friends.
Obiter Dicta is available in print and, since academic year 2002-2003, online.
Please feel free to send your comments, suggestions and ideas (both regarding the current issue and the next one due in June) to the editors Sangeeta and Nathalie.
www.ulpls.org.uk /activities/od.html   (478 words)

 Dictum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In common law legal terminology a dictum (plural dicta) is any statement that forms a part of the judgment of a court, in particular a court whose decisions have value as precedent under the doctrine of stare decisis.
Conceptually, dicta are divided into those which form a part of the reason for the decision or ratio decidendi, which are binding as precedent, and those which do not, which are called obiter dicta.
This page was last modified 19:22, 4 September 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dicta   (98 words)

 DICTA 2003 Conference
"Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications" - Machine Vision Online
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Join us for DICTA 2003 in Sydney, Australia on 10-12 December!
DICTA is the biennial conference of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society.
Topics of interest at DICTA 2003 include, but are not limited to:
www.machinevisiononline.org /public/articles/details.cfm?id=1649   (114 words)

 Just Dicta - Your words on paper!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Law Office of Tim Warriner: Italics and Dicta in Ameline
The Ninth Circuit’s new and improved Ameline decision provides important guidance for defense counsel.
Some of the court’s discussion concerning plain error would seem to limit review to cases, such as Ameline's, where the defendant made no admission to drug quantity and objected to the quantity found by the court.
However, the court writes in what probably would be considered dicta, that “[a]ccordingly, it is the truly exceptional case that will not require remand for resentencing under the new advisory guideline regime.” The italics were used for the purpose of emphasis.
www.warrinerlaw.com /archives/2005/02/italics_and_dic_1.html   (275 words)

 Business Writing Network (TM), Résumé Depot (TM) & A1 Dicta Transcription (TM)
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 861Evidence.com - Basic Structure of Statutory Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So it is not necessary to read those decisions except as an academic exercise.
But even then there has been much confusion generated by people who have attempted to read and understand 60 year old Supreme Court decisions, in part because they are written using what is known as "dicta" (opinions of the judges in the discussions that ARE NOT part of the final decision).
This makes it difficult for people who do not know this to understand the true LEGAL meaning of the case.
www.861evidence.com /main/lawstructure.htm   (2759 words)

 Madison County Record | Moving up the food chain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Department of Justice looks poised to deliver it to the voters of St. Clair County.
Sources tell Dicta they are proactively telling the FBI everything they know-and the FBI is happy to listen.
Defense attorneys tell Dicta they plan to keep coming back for more.
madisonrecord.com /news/newsview.asp?c=160700   (461 words)

 Dicta and Contradicta - Compare Prices & Reviews at Smarter
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 Ober Dicta
One morning I decided that a random thought passing through my head was important enough to be posted to the web.
Now, 1,460 days and 2,957 posts later....it's the 4th birthday of Ober Dicta!
Celebrate by using the OD Desktop (made up of the rotating corner art that longtime OD Readers will recognize from the design of the original OD*.)
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