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Common Good

That which is seen as best for a whole community and not simply for any individual or small group within that community. This may be seen in purely utilitarian ways, but it may be founded upon natural law theory. The ideas behind law and democracy assume that the common good is something that can be achieved, or at least should be pursued. Proponents of both regulation and deregulation (or almost any other policy) believe their views best suit the common good.
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Perhaps one salutary lesson, in that if Bahrain MPs insist on creating any policy or law that is not in the general public interest, and in doing so seriously affect Bahrain's gross domestic product, then they will encounter a similar public backlash akin to that of the UK.
But, he added, it was at least arguable that he had standing to assert a general public interest in whether it was right for the wills to be sealed.
These categories were selected based on popularity and general public interest to ensure participation from the greatest number of people.
Established in 1898, the Shrewsbury Historical Society's mission is to keep alive and increase interest in the history of the Town of Shrewsbury; to collect and preserve items of special value, traditions, and curiosities; to encourage general public interest in its work; and to maintain such personal properties and real estate that may come under the control of the Society.
He said: "I remain convinced that an agreement to reform party funding would be in the general public interest, and I hope that all possible efforts will be made to achieve some consensus.
Mr Justice Charles said in a judgment that he had not needed to be persuaded that the case raised issues of general public interest, which included The Family Court's approach to cases in which parents sought a review of an earlier finding that a child of theirs was the victim of harm inflicted by one or both of them.
Australia and New Zealand are lagging behind other developed markets, with conservative attitudes from major telecom operators and low general public interest.
and New York as a base for the firm's nationwide focus on civil rights and general public interest cases, including employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, whistleblower and consumer fraud and financial services abuse.
and San Francisco, specializing in civil rights and general public interest cases, and representing plaintiffs with whistleblower, employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, consumer fraud, and other claims.
As I See It columns are intended to express one individual's views on an issue of general public interest, preferably pegged to a Central Massachusetts audience.
We expect localized Pink Panther titles to capture attention of thousands of Russian multimedia users, facilitating development of our distribution network and magnetize general public interest to young multimedia industry in Russia," said Boris Gershuni, general manager at Noviy Disk.

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