West Headnote of the Day – November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

West's Key 85 Common Law
West's Key 85k9 k. Principles and Maxims

The maxim “de minimis non curat lex,” the law does not concern itself with trifles, applies even to constitutional claims, and its function is to place outside the scope of legal relief the sorts of injuries that are so small that they must be accepted as the price of living in society rather than made a federal case out of.
People v. Durham, 391 Ill. App. 3d 1100 (Ill. App. Ct. 2009)

Suggested by Katy Hauck, Attorney-Editor, West

85 Common Law