The New York Legal News Round Up
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Define That Term #312

Dictionary_2 The most recent term was Feres Doctrine, which is defined as:

A legal doctrine that prevents people who are injured as a result of military service from successfully suing the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The doctrine comes from the U.S. Supreme Court case Feres v. United States, in which servicemen who picked up highly radioactive weapons fragments from a crashed airplane were not permitted to recover damages from the government. Also known as the Feres-Stencel doctrine or the Feres rule.

No one guessed this time around.

Today's term is:

preference relative.

As always, no dictionaries please.


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It's an immigration term. Something to do with a relative of a US citizen or permanent resident alien who sponsors the green card of a brother, sister or child. The person being sponsored is a preference relative.

Or maybe not...

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