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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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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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According to the author, the Tea Party was not motivated by outright racism but by the coded racial hatreds contained in dog whistle politics. While members of the Tea Party denied being motivated...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2016 12:20 am UTC

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During the 2016 US elections, a popular quiz circulated on Facebook and other social media platforms. The quiz asked twenty single-sentence questions about the quiz-taker's views on various aspects...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 5:57 am UTC

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Gay marriage is illegal in the State of Wisconsin. It has been made illegal both by statutes and by a constitutional amendment passed in 2006. Although people of the same sex are not allowed to...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2009 1:27 am UTC

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Most homeowners liability insurance policies do in fact cover situations like you describe. Whether it was a dog bite or say you had a visitor to your home and they fell and injured themselves....

Latest answer posted August 8, 2010 12:54 am UTC

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Though other folks have argued that the WHO's survey is crap and no reason to believe that other health care systems have it better, I have to say that my personal experience and that of several...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2010 5:02 am UTC

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Having spent twenty years practicing law, I can tell you that jury selection is a rather esoteric and sophisticated process which is much more complicated than some might indicate. It is dangerous...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011 10:24 am UTC

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Most historians say that newspapers in the United States stopped being associated with one political party because it was not good business. At first, it did not cost very much to publish a...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2015 4:51 am UTC

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It would be helpful to know what type of punishment(s) you are referring to. It is not unusual for a conviction for a crime to include more than one form of penalty to be served or performed at the...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013 7:27 pm UTC

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The use of defense in law has two important elements that need to be emphasized. First, the use of force is only justified when a person believes with warrant (that is it is reasonable) that it is...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012 11:32 am UTC

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In this case, the issue revolved around the treatment of a United States citizen, not a foreign national as was the case in Hamdan. In Hamdi, the Supreme Court held that it was not legal to hold...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 12:23 pm UTC

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Political attitudes affect disparities in the criminal justice system because politicians in each state are responsible, for example, for determining, to some extent, the way in which people...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2018 12:27 pm UTC

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Number 5 makes an interesting point. If the government outlawed alcohol, the contract is void. Did A defruad B? Can B prove that A knew that the government was going to outlaw alcohol? If A...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2011 7:42 pm UTC

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I would say that there are two purposes for bail -- one that is meant to be of help to the defendant and one that is meant to help the state. When a person is charged with a crime, he or she may be...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2010 1:13 am UTC

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Civil disobedience can be applied in any situation where they feel there is a moral compulsion to speak out against perceived injustice. For example, if an individual knows that particular...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2010 8:33 am UTC

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An ex post facto defense is one that claims that an accused criminal is not guilty of the crime because the law that he or she is charged under is an ex post facto law. Ex post facto laws are...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2011 5:19 am UTC

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Mercosur is the biggest trading bloc in South America. It was founded back in 1991 by the Treaty of Asuncion. Like most trading blocs, its purpose is to promote free trade among its members. It...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2010 6:10 am UTC

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In the United States the judiciary is a hierarchical system of trial and appellate courts at both the federal and state level. In general, a lawsuit will be filed with a trial court which will...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2008 1:04 am UTC

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Police officers and others in law enforcement and corrections become experts at reading body language. When Alex misses a meeting with his PO, it would be instantly considered suspicious. If Alex...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2011 9:46 am UTC

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One arena where age discrimination may occur is in the work force. Due to this occurring the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was placed into effect, as well as the Workforce Investment Act....

Latest answer posted May 1, 2010 6:27 am UTC

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Australia's government is very similar to that of the United States, but with several distinct differences: 1) Australia's constitution gives more power to their central government than the United...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2010 1:50 am UTC

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We have a system in the United States in which there is state law and federal law. For the most part, federal law covers the areas that are enumerated in Article I of the United States...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2015 5:58 pm UTC

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In this case, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush Administration had violated the law when it set up the system of military tribunals that was being used to try detainees at the Guantanamo Bay...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 12:14 pm UTC

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The legal term "capacity" means that a person (who is judged to have capacity) is legally fit to perform some act. Different conditions constitution capacity for different acts. For example, no 16...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2010 5:39 am UTC

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This is a quote from John Rawls, a moral philosopher whose work A Theory of Justice has been highly influential since its publication in the 1970s. It is directly relevant to a famous thought...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019 9:34 pm UTC

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There can be little doubt that our political system does indeed perpetuate inequality. It is also generally true that ideas, attitudes, and political action are all factors in this situation. One...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2018 12:15 am UTC

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A patent is a form of intellectual property that is generally any exclusive rights granted to any individual by a certain institution for a particular research, invention, or idea. These rights is...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2013 9:05 am UTC

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It has becoming increasingly prevalent that private corporations are running prisons. I don't know if in general they are less corrupt than state-run prisons. However it is quite common for...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 3:35 am UTC

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The federal government is able to involve itself in education because it is not simply dictating to the states what they must do. Instead, it is telling them what they must do if they want federal...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2011 11:45 pm UTC

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I've taught in the juvenile justice system and observed that most of them are throw-away kids who are not cared for in any way by anyone. One reform in society should be changing the fact of...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2011 1:05 am UTC

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Are political protests criminalized today? The answer to that questions depends on the country you live in. In general, countries defined as "free" allow protests. Those countries considered "not...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 11:51 am UTC

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I assume you are asking about the benefits of the United States Constitutional right to freedom of peaceful assembly ("the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2015 2:21 pm UTC

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Although the fifth amendment states that no person is to be held for an "infamous crime" without presentment to a Grand Jury, this provision of the Constitution applies only to the federal...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2011 9:40 am UTC

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The Supreme Court's decisions and opinions can be categorized as follows: A Majority Opinion is a decision agreed upon by more than half of the justices. This is the ruling decision of the court,...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 10:02 pm UTC

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Thomas Frank contends that so-called "backlash politics" do not arise from racism. He states that blaming racism for white voting patterns involves "daft theories about 'crypto-racism'" (page 170)....

Latest answer posted November 22, 2016 2:05 pm UTC

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I assume you are referring to the judgement of child custody during custody cases between parents as the result of divorce, between family members as a result of parental death, etc.? The...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012 2:30 am UTC

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Considering the current political reality, one will probably have to address the punitive element of the United States immigration system with their officers. Since the mid-1990s, both Republican...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2021 1:24 pm UTC

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I agree that the Supreme court justices should have lifetime appointments for the same reason given by our founders: they should be immune from the politics and influences of having to run for...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2010 3:26 pm UTC

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I'm not sure this is always the case, though it does tend to be true. What happens is that the custodial parent gets a fixed sum each month, based on a formula. The non-custodial parent need pay...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2012 10:13 pm UTC

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I would agree with Post #2. Most critical thinking Americans understand that "it takes two to tango." Meaning: both sides are responsible for the turmoil. While one side may have started the...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2012 5:47 pm UTC

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In my opinion, the person who is holding your watch for you is not liable. I am not a lawyer, but this is not a full legal case either, needing detailed analysis and a knowledge of the laws of a...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2010 5:53 am UTC

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The current international system is dominated by positive law. The difference between these two is that positive law is made by people based on their own ideas while natural law is seen as law that...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2012 1:29 am UTC

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The prices would be the primary reason why Wal- Mart is good for America. It seems that the cost of goods is the reason why people believe in the store and the reason why many are attracted to it....

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010 10:13 am UTC

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