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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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