An enactment is spent if "the enactment is spent or exhausted in operation by the accomplishment of the purposes for which it was enacted".
Famous quotes containing the words law and/or spent:
“If the law supposes that, said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, the law is a assa idiot. If thats the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experienceby experience.”
—Charles Dickens (18121870)
“I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.”
—Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)