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go to law

To bring an issue to the court system. Primarily heard in UK. I think you'll have to go to law to finally settle this dispute with your neighbor.
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go to ˈlaw

(British English) ask a court of law to settle a problem or disagreement: They went to law to get their property back.
See also: law
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Attorney General Janet Reno, who has characterized advisory labels as "itty-bitty steps" and who admitted on The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour that she had written a movie script about a 14-year-old boy whose crack addict mother eventually goes to law school, is likely to press for further regulation.
Most federal money goes to law enforcement and attempts to wipe out drugs at their source.
Massing proposes, sensibly, that the current $17 billion federal drug budget be rejiggered so that half the money goes to law enforcement and half (as opposed to the current one-third) goes to treatment.