Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 430 ILCS 95 - Release of Genetically Engineered Organisms Act
- Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts