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noerr-pennington doctrine n[after Eastern Railroad Presidents Conference v. Noerr Motor Freight, Inc. , 365 U.S. 127 (1961), and United Mine Workers v. Pennington , 381 U.S. 657 (1965), U.S. Supreme Court cases that established the doctrine]
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