To bar means to bar. To bar a person, to exclude him or her from a certain right or privilege. In law, a person is barred from any privilege, such as free speech, or the pursuit of a legal right.
The concept of barred meaning has a special meaning in the United States. It comes from the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the doctrine of “ex post facto laws” which states that laws passed after the criminal act in question to punish a crime after it occurred are unconstitutional. In other words, these laws must be applied retroactively.
It is interesting to me that the first time I read that word in the dictionary was in the context of the ex post facto clause, but in law it has a very different meaning. To me, the word barred means that a person is not allowed to exercise a privilege, and thus is barred from doing so. So in the context of ex post facto laws it means that a particular right can’t be exercised post-crime.
In order to be barred the right to exercise the privilege must have been held in violation of the prohibition. The punishment for violating a prohibition is an automatic life in prison. In other words, if you break into someone’s house and steal their wallet, then you must serve a 100 year sentence. In another example, if you steal a police officer’s weapon and break into his place of business, then you must serve a 25 year sentence.
The same rule applies to our friend the right to exercise the right to a job. If you steal his job because you’re unemployed, then you must serve a 25 year prison term. In a third example, if you steal a police officer’s rifle and break into his office, then you must serve a 25 year prison term.
All of these are just hypothetical scenarios. But we’ve talked about them in a series of posts.
One of the things that makes legal disputes particularly difficult is that if you’re the prosecutor in a criminal case, you have to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt, which means that if you lose a case you also lose your right to argue your case. But in the case of a criminal defense, you can have your lawyer argue your case. Even though its difficult to win a case, the most important thing with a criminal defense is that you win your right to appeal your case.
The word bars means “unrelated” in the sense that it’s the most prominent word in the legal community, and its meaning in law and law enforcement is also what has become known as the “discovery clause” or “discovery rule.
This is a discovery rule. When a police detective or other official discovers evidence that he thinks may be relevant to his case, he typically discloses it to the prosecution. That is why the police officer who found the gun in the back of the car during the arrest told the officer who arrested him that they needed the gun for their investigation.
The word “fictitious” has its own meaning and has its own meaning in the legal community. Even if the police officer believes the suspect to be innocent, the suspect must prove that the police officer has not been truthful. The police always have to prove that they have not been truthful.