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What does “v.” stand for? [closed]
In in the following sentence, what does the "v." stand for?
The new system was partially indebted to Stanley v. Georgia
Does it mean "Stanley and Georgia" or "Stanley against Georgia"?

In law, v. is an abbreviation for versus and law case citations are generally written in this format.
So it means the legal decision Stanley v. Georgia. The new system isn't indebted to Stanley nor Georgia, but rather the United States Supreme Court decision in that legal case.

Stanley v. Georgia