R-1 Visa Law and Legal Definition

The R-1 religious worker visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals in religious occupations to enter into the U.S. and do the duties of a religious worker. The R-1 Religious Worker Visa is for a foreign national who comes to the United States temporarily to be employed at least for part time (average…

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Rabbi Trust Law and Legal Definition

Rabbi trust is a kind of trust in the U.S. set up for employees of a company as a compensation plan. It is used by businesses or entities to defer taxability. This trust fund is highly regulated to prevent employers from having any access to the money once it is placed into the fund, although…

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Rabbinical Divorce Law and Legal Definition

Rabbinical divorce is a divorce that is granted under the authority of a rabbi. A rabbinical divorce affects the relationship of the parties under the tenets of Judaism. Such a divorce affects the ability of a Jewish woman to remarry according to Judaic law. The civil courts in United States usually do not accept or…

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Rabies Law and Legal Definition

Rabies, or hydrophobia , acute viral infection of the central nervous system in dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks, bats, and other animals, and in humans. The virus is transmitted from an animal to a person, or from one animal to another, via infected saliva, most often by biting but also by the contact of torn skin…

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Race and Ethnicity Caucus Law and Legal Definition

Race and ethnicity caucus refer to a special interest caucus created by the members of Congress who wishes to pursue legislation for a specific race or ethnicity. For example, the Congressional Black Caucus is made up of the black members of Congress to pursue interests specific to the black population. Congressional Hispanic Caucus is created…

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Race Desegregation [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 270.3 [Title 34 ? Education; Subtitle B — Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter II — Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education; Part 270 — Desegregation of Public Education], the term race desegregation means ?the assignment of students to public schools and within those…

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Race Meeting Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 3002 (15), [Title 15. Commerce and Trade; Chapter 57. Interstate Horseracing] the term race meeting means ?those scheduled days during the year a racing association is granted permission by the appropriate State racing commission to conduct horseracing.?

Race Statute Law and Legal Definition

The vast majority of states in the United States employ a system of recording legal instruments that affect the title of real estate as the exclusive means for publicly documenting land titles and interests. This system differs significantly from land registrations systems, such as the Torrens System that have been adopted in a few states….

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Race to the Bottom Law and Legal Definition

Race to the Bottom is when parties compete for a desired result by making increasingly larger concessions. Although some parties may temporarily out-compete others, the concessions lead to adverse consequences that may go unnoticed until it is too late to change course. Some observers claim that a race to the bottom results when governments compete…

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Race to the Courthouse Law and Legal Definition

The race to the courthouse refers to the legal rule that the first deed, deed of trust, mortgage, lien or judgment which is recorded with the County Recorder will have priority and have greater rights than later recordings no matter when the documents were dated. The first to file may also have superior rights in…

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