public policy

  

Definition

Declared State objectives relating to the health, morals, and well being of the citizenry. In the interest of public policy, legislatures and courts seek to nullify any action, contract, or trust that goes counter to these objectives even if there is no statute that expressly declares it void.

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  • When deciding public policy, politicians need to have their constituents best interests at heart, as that is who is being most affected.

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  • It is public policy that the streets are to be cleaned following the parade that happens on the first friday of every month.

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  • Even though it is not a law, it is public policy to always cover your mouth when sneezing because it is rude and unsanitary not to do so.

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