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What is meant by pleading the baby act?

March 16, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Legal

According to law, a person not of age cannot be bound by contract. If a minor makes a contract and does not abide by the agreement he may plead his minority as a defense in court. The popular phrase pleading the baby act originally referred to this law protecting minors. It meant merely pleading legal …

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What is a drumhead court-martial?

February 12, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Military

Any summary trial is now sometimes called a drumhead court-martial. Originally the name was given only to a summary and hasty court-martial called to try an offense committed on the battlefield or during a march. Most of the forms and ceremonies are dispensed with on such occasions; in other words, it is a kind of …

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