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Rubber Stamp

Informal; a term for a person or institution that theoretically could take an action independently but in practice follows the advice or counsel of another party. For example, shareholders may ratify the decision of the board of directors with little scrutiny. In this case, the shareholders act as a rubber stamp to the board.
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While it may be fair to say councils have no choice but to collude in this cramming, it might also be said that inviting objections to rubber-stamp decisions is bordering on duping the public.
You may be right, but I haven't seen any evidence that the court is a rubber-stamp body.
Police can also get probable-cause rulings from plenty of judges who rubber-stamp requests for warrants.
Then, the company representatives merely sent the legal bills on to the general counsel at the Richland, Wash., DOE office for rubber-stamp approval, after which the DOE accommodatingly wrote a check.
The Institute believes it indicates a growing tendency among courts to look closely at fairness issues in these situations and not simply rubber-stamp clearly irrational verdicts and legal holdings.
Summary: Seoul [South Korea], Mar 10 (ANI): Amid talks of denuclearisation, North Korea on Sunday held parliamentary elections to elect new representatives for the 14th Supreme People's Assembly, its rubber-stamp legislature.
THE Senate is now turning to be a 'rubber-stamp house,' Senator Leila de Lima said shortly after she was ousted as chair of the Senate committee on justice and human rights on Monday.
The Hammers have to rubber-stamp the deal and the Football League process the relevant paperwork, which was expected to be a formality.
Bairns boss John Hughes has 19-year-old Arsenal keeper Mark Howard on trial but the 27-year-old Englishman, a target for St Johnstone, said: "I think I can go but I'm waiting for the club to rubber-stamp that.
The British Olympic Association will be formally asked this morning to rubber-stamp her inclusion for the trip to Athens in August.
However, should West Brom win it would virtually rubber-stamp their return to the Premiership, which means this should be a cracking game with both teams going all out for victory and neither giving any quarter.