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The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights protects all human beings from such experimentation, but there is no law that extends to protect non-human primates, or to declare them as...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2010 6:01 am UTC

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Self defense, as previously noted, seems to be the most elemental rationale for a charge of assault and battery. There is a bit of diminished capacity in the eyes of the law if one is responding...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2010 7:40 pm UTC

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The legislative process in the United States is intentionally slow and cumbersome. The framers of the Constitution wanted to make sure that laws would not be passed on a whim. Therefore, Congress...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2020 8:47 pm UTC

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The term "common law" is one that is used more by the British than by Americans, which is one reason why the Framers of the Constitution used it even though it is not so familiar to us today. The...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2011 9:42 am UTC

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Well, keeping it illegal certainly hasn't reduced the activity from happening, and if a law is patently unenforceable, what's the point of having the law except to claim a moral high ground? The...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 3:16 am UTC

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Being an American, it is not my place to suggest that a foreign country with a long-standing tradition of not arming its police officers -- mainly patrol or beat officers known as "bobbies" after...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 2:35 am UTC

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My favorite of these is Frye v. United States. Polygraph tests are given by experts who can monitor a suspect's truthfulness or deceit. The court ruled that expert testimony could be used to...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2012 7:32 am UTC

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Maybe I've just watched too many episodes of 24, but I would think a major weakness is the vulnerability of the soldiers. I would hope none of them would fall to economic pressure, but soldiers...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 3:19 pm UTC

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This article, written by political scientist Sonia Cardenas, is a summary of the significance of several works by David Forsyth on the relationship between human rights and the "War on Terror."...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2017 9:35 pm UTC

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There are many steps a bill must follow in order to become a law in our country. Most bills don’t become laws because they don’t make it through the entire process successfully. A bill must be...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2016 9:59 pm UTC

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It is reasonable for an officer to arrest someone for a misdemeanor for several reasons. The most important reason is because someone has broken the law. This is reason enough. If people select...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2011 9:42 am UTC

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The present day Republican Party is very different from the party of Abraham Lincoln as its core ideology has undergone radical change. The party was founded on the principle of opposition to the...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2016 11:31 pm UTC

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The two main benefits that communities could expect to gain from this are reduced levels of petty crime and increased safety and health for teens. By imposing a curfew, a community can hope to...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 10:56 am UTC

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How one views the 2005 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that the imposition of capital punishment on juvenile offenders constituted a violation of the offenders’ rights under the...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2017 12:52 am UTC

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Various studies have shown that police body cameras do increase the safety of both public and police. For instance, a study by the University of Nevada published in Forensic Magazine in November...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 12:56 pm UTC

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This is a very complex problem because of the details you have described. You really need a specialist to provide you with an appropriate answer for your situation. Your best bet is to contact your...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2009 9:45 am UTC

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In general, there are several differences in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy from Chapter 11(13). Chapter 7 - this is referred to as a "liquidation" process because the debtor is no longer attempting...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2010 4:40 am UTC

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In countries which are not democracies, prisons are filled with political prisoners, prisoners deemed as a threat to the political party or dictator in charge of the country. Along similar lines,...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2009 9:53 am UTC

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While the jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court is largely appellate, it does have what is called original jurisdiction in a few instances. This means that the Supreme Court acts as a...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016 6:44 pm UTC

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To find a great deal of information about bills introduced in Congress, you can follow the link below. It will lead you to a page where all the bills introduced in a given Congress can be...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2015 5:24 am UTC

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The Founders were wise in their concept of government being limited and small, and would be appalled at what exists today. As noted, Congress has dodged its responsibilities and has created...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2010 2:51 am UTC

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There is a difference between reporting unbiased information without intent to influence or persuade and sensationalizing dramatized representations of events. It is the latter style that produces...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2012 2:23 am UTC

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It depends on the specific language used by your mother in her will. If you and your sister were given ownership as "joint tenants with a right of survivorship" then chances are that you...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2008 3:45 am UTC

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It is kind of difficult to argue the cons of California’s Proposition 2 ballot initiative, which was passed by the state’s voters in November 2018. The ballot initiative’s official title was...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 5:16 pm UTC

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Yes, you’re most likely OK on the slander issue. Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim, so a defamation suit would fail if the medical records contain a valid diagnosis (or if it was...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2008 11:20 pm UTC

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In Chapter 6, "Getting Away with Racism," the author explains that during the 2008 Presidential campaign, a group of Republicans in California put out a newsletter with the statement that if Obama...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2016 11:48 pm UTC

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In all manner of crime, criminals are motivated by the prospect of getting something for nothing, or in a word, theft. For a criminal, rather than earning, stealing is considered an appropriate...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2012 11:43 pm UTC

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As a general rule (and this may vary from state to state, actual damages for injuries sustained are not taxable. This would include things such as medical bills, hospital bills, nursing care,...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 12:03 am UTC

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Service Animals versus Emotional Support Animals Under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), a service animal can be either a dog or a mini horse that has been individually trained to perform...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019 7:57 am UTC

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Yes. The government is never allowed to violate Rights; rather, its sole purpose is to safeguard them. The compelling interest argument has continued to erode the exercise of Rights, and promotes...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2012 6:14 am UTC

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While Kosovo is not an EU member country, Serbia has been since 2009. 23 out of the 28 EU member states officially recognize Kosovo as an independent nation, which was declared sovereign in 2008 in...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2018 4:00 am UTC

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The article "Combating the Terrorism of ETA with the Penal Model" by Mariángeles Catalina Benavente and Teresa Manso Porto (Crime, Law and Social Change, October 2013) is a discussion of Spain's...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2017 1:26 am UTC

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You can address this topic by analyzing Congressional voting records during Donald Trump's term to assess how often members of the Senate and House vote with or against President Trump. Based on...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2020 8:20 am UTC

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While landlord/tenant law varies from state to state, in any state, this would be considered a breach of contract. There are landlords who require a last month's rent in deposit, but your question...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2013 3:20 pm UTC

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The approach to the question is an interesting one. The "rights revolution" set in the modern setting is an interesting one. The court decision can be seen as both a landmark decision as well as...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 8:45 pm UTC

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This is a difficult case to take a side on, and I'm sure the New York Appellate Court felt the same way when trying to figure out their ruling on the matter. The background of the case is that a...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2019 12:49 pm UTC

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A Primer on American Courts is a nonfiction book written by William Miller. The book was published in 2004. As the title suggests, the book is a "primer" or simplified introduction to the United...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 4:35 am UTC

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I assume here that you are talking about tests that you, yourself have made up (or that came with your book). In other words, not about standardized tests. You are in complete control of what you...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010 3:26 am UTC

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The previous post is accurate in the idea of unlimited power of the state. The notion of democratic rule is that the power of the state arises from the sovereignty of the people and their...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2010 9:13 pm UTC

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The Constitution of the United States and laws in a number of other countries protects one from being placed in jeopardy of his liberty more than one, hence the phrase "double jeopardy." I think it...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2011 9:09 pm UTC

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According to the National Institute of Justice (see the link below), it is estimated that 4.5% of prison inmates, or 60,5000 people, have reported sexual violence, assaults, or rape in prison (the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2016 8:16 pm UTC

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Federal Indian law poses a specific and somewhat unique challenge in American law: How should the state and federal governments recognize the sovereignty of Federally recognized tribes? Should they...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2020 1:34 pm UTC

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I do not think all polls are inaccurate. For example, a pollster, Rasmussen, came very close in accuracy in projecting Obama's win in 2008. Historically, polls were not accurate, but I think as...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2012 1:58 am UTC

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Under the US Constitution, the highest court is the Supreme Court. The role of the Supreme Court is to hear the following: lawsuits between two or more states, cases concerning "ambassadors and...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2016 3:57 am UTC

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Basically the best way to tell residents about the importance of the census is by showing them how messy our statistics in demographics will be. If we cannot ascertain how many people live in the...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2010 12:23 am UTC

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Every state--and city--is going to be different in their response to this question. I would imagine that yes, you do have to have a rail, especially if you are building a new home. If it is an...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2009 3:10 am UTC

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The schism between Shia and Sunni Muslims goes back to the early days of Islam, when the death of Mohammed triggered conflict over the identity of his rightful successor. While the schism runs...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2013 2:29 am UTC

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It certainly is a valid accusation. The property owner, however, would have to leave the apartment vacant through the month of July in order to have any hope of collecting that month's rent. Then...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2013 9:59 am UTC

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The first President of the independent Republic of India was Rajendra Prasad. He first became president in 1950, and served in this position for twelve years, until a year before his death in 1963....

Latest answer posted November 4, 2017 12:25 pm UTC

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I assume you need to write an essay, or some sort of an assignment, on developing democracy, so I will try to give you some guidelines which might prove useful in your research and studying. First,...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2019 8:42 pm UTC

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