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special master

n.
See master.
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The majority of the panel accepted new districts proposed by the court-appointed special master whose methodology suggests the voting rights of black voters would not be diluted.
Judge Payne also ordered that a Special Master - to be appointed by the Court - will oversee the divestiture process, including sale of the plant.
Harvie Wilkinson III was skeptical of the need to add another layer of bureaucracy to the higher education system in the form of the special master. He said theanswer appears to lie in funding the schools and letting them develop as they see fit.
An in-depth, special master class on microgrids will be one of the pre-event highlights of the event, said the organisers.
The special master appointed to hear the dispute between Florida and Georgia decided there was insufficient evidence to prove that limiting Georgia's water use would benefit Florida.
They assert that "there is no dispute that the General Assembly did not consider race at all when designing the 2017 [remedial plans]not as a predominant motive, a secondary motive, or otherwise," and that such "undisputed fact should have been the end of the plaintiffs' racial gerrymandering challenges." Id., at 2122.<br />Third, the defendants argue that the District Court abused its discretion by arranging for the Special Master to draw up an alternative remedial map instead of giving the General Assemblywhich "stood ready and willing to promptly carry out its sovereign duty"another chance at a remedial map.
A special master's report recommending that Boston's Thornton Law and two other firms disgorge more than $10 million in fees has class action attorneys mulling over a set of proposed best practices aimed at avoiding the kinds of alleged mistakes that placed the firms in hot water.<br />Unsealed on June 28, the long-awaited report of retired U.S.
In Wednesday's decision, the high court remanded the case to the court-appointed special master responsible for issuing recommendations to the court.
Wood last month designated a former federal judge, Barbara Jones, to serve as a neutral party -- known as a special master -- and resolve disputes over what items can be kept secret and out of the view of investigators.
Two witnesses for the state also later recanted, and another man confessed to at least five people that he'd killed Box before he committed suicide.<br />In February, Judge Darrell Missey of Jefferson County appointed as a special master to review Robinson's case said in a report he found no credible evidence to support Robinson's conviction.
The trial court appointed a special master to conduct an evidentiary hearing.

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