overbroad

overbroad

(ˌəʊvəˈbrɔːd)
adj
1. not specific enough
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) rare (of an accent) too strong or pronounced
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North Carolina Courts may not rewrite or revise a covenant not to compete unless it is overbroad.
It is a small wonder, given these overbroad notions of marriage in which any number of any types can play, that many influential people--from radical reformist Martha Fineman (The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family, and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies) to mainstream journalist Michael Kinsley--are calling for the abolition of marriage as a legal category.
Various ICA employees then filed a separate suit in California against both Farey-Jones and his lawyer, alleging the overbroad subpoena violated the Stored Communications Act and other federal statutes.
The district court denied the officers' motion for injunctive relief, finding that their First Amendment right to freedom of association had not been violated, and that the directive under which the disciplinary actions were taken was not impermissibly overbroad.
White House counsel Alberto Gonzales said that some legal memos contained 'unnecessary and overbroad discussions' that could be 'subject to misinterpretation'.
In a unanimous decision, the Court reversed a ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court that a state housing agency's policy of authorizing the police to serve notice on any person lacking a "legitimate business or social purpose" for being on the premises and to arrest for trespassing any person who remains or returns after having been so notified was an unconstitutionally overbroad First Amendment violation.
Lawson of the Eastern District of Michigan says the Mount Pleasant school district's "verbal assault" policy that Smith was accused of violating, and a state law on which it was based, were "unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.
Correction: In the October "Update," the article, "Group Scores Partial Victory in Free Speech Fight," the judge's decision regarding Shippensburg University's (PA) fight with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education was pertinent to the university's Code of Conduct, not its Free Speech Zones; the judge also noted that seven sentences in the university's preamble were overbroad.
The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that a company's noncompete agreement is unenforceable and overbroad because it bars all employment with any of the company's competitors.
Citing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the movies Traffic and American Beauty as potential violations of the Child Pornography Protection Act of 1996 (CPPA), the Supreme Court struck down the law as overbroad, violating the First Amendment's guarantee that "Congress shall make no law .
Our stance is that the DMCA is overbroad and unconstitutional,'' 321 Studio's President and CEO Robert Moore said Wednesday.