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01:15 Sep 6, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase: visto para resolver
Mexican court decisions
Darrell Ledger
Local time: 05:11

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5 +1ripe for decisionRebecca Jowers
5having reviewed and considered X, for purposes of issuing this decision
Luis Medina
5after having heard..the facts
Robert Copeland
3review for resolution
Patricia Rosas



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after having heard..the facts

mi sugerencia

Robert Copeland
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review for resolution

CONTEXT would help! Visto is similar to a hearing (audiencia)--a review by the judges of the written evidence in a case.

However, it might also mean something like "ready for resolution." Without context, there's no way to know for sure.

Patricia Rosas
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having reviewed and considered X, for purposes of issuing this decision

Taken from the Spanish-English Dictionary of Law and Business by Thomas L. West III

Luis Medina
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ripe for decision

In this context "resolver" means "to issue/render a decision" and "visto para resolver" means that the case has reached a point in which the judge can proceed to issue a decision, i.e., all evidence has been taken, all witness heard, all procedural steps taken, and nothing is left except for the judge to render his decision. In English this is known (believe it or not) as being "ripe for decision" (or "ripe for judgment," in the case of "visto para sentencia.")

Here is the definition of "ripe for judgment" from Black's Law Dictionary (6th ed.).

"Ripe for judgment--an action that is so far advanced, by verdict, default, confession, the determination of all pending motions, or other disposition of preliminary or disputed matters, that nothing remains for the court but to render the appropriate judgment."

Here is the definition of "ripeness" from Black's Law Dictionary (8th ed.):

"Ripeness--1. The circumstance existing when a case has reached, but has not passed, the point when the facts have been developed sufficiently to permit an intelligent and useful decision to be made. 2. The requirement that this circumstance must exist before a court will decide a case."

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Either decision may then be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals ... favor the exercise of our discretion to consider the case ripe for decision. ...

Were the Court to rule that these regulations are not ripe for decision because they are being facially challenged, Plaintiffs could be faced with bringing ...

on petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for ... concluded that the case was "ready and ripe" for decision, id., at 1486, ...

Rebecca Jowers
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