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As explained above, Kavanaugh appears to be largely indifferent to voting rights, and is willing to give state legislatures a great deal of leeway to disenfranchise voters.If the Supreme Court decides the election, it will likely all come down to Brett Kavanaugh|Ian Millhiser|October 30, 2020|Vox
A police tactic meant to keep officers safer — raiding homes late at night, giving occupants little or no warning — can conflict with “castle doctrine” laws meant to keep homeowners safe by giving them leeway to use deadly force against intruders.A woman killed. An officer shot. And no one legally responsible.|David Fahrenthold|September 24, 2020|Washington Post
Secretaries of state, who oversee statewide voting and work with county election officials, have broad leeway to act in ways that can limit or expand the franchise.No Democrats Allowed: A Conservative Lawyer Holds Secret Voter Fraud Meetings With State Election Officials|by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Charter schools have leeway over their calendar, curriculum, and who they hire and fire.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Federal judges are afforded a great deal of leeway by the legal system due to the difficulty of removing them from office.
Now that the world is set, it gives us some leeway to have fun with the story and characters.Guillermo del Toro on Hardcore Gothic ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’|Andrew Romano|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The results could be a gravely weakened Rouhani, stripped of the leeway in talks that he currently enjoys.
And the United States, in particular, gives its elected officials a tremendous amount of leeway and influence, if they want it.Voting for Slavery? Jim Wheeler Gets Into Hot Water|Jamelle Bouie|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Always the end arrives at ten, with perhaps a moment or two leeway in one direction or the other.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
He thought that two hours leeway would have been plenty of time for you.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin|Dorothy Wayne
"She's makin' leeway the best I can do," came back from Skipper Zeb.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
She permitted herself no leeway in the matter, but kept resolutely to her decision.The Short Line War|Samuel Merwin
Such a contrivance helps to improve the leeway of so shallow a boat, although not proportionately to the area immersed.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.