void on its face


void on its face
adj.
Describes a statute or instrument that has such obvious errors or imperfections that it must be invalid, especially excessively broad legislation that does not address a particular crime specifically enough and inadvertently impairs many legal rights.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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