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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines 'politics' as the following: 1. activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government 2....

Latest answer posted July 2, 2016 12:17 pm UTC

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Many people treat the ideas of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality as identical. While they are similar, they are not exactly the same thing. There are at least two major differences...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2013 9:16 pm UTC

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The legislative branch of the United States, established in Article I of the Constitution, is composed primarily of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Together, they are the United States...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 10:50 am UTC

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The judiciary is one of the three arms of the federal government in the United States. It plays the role of arbitration in both civil and criminal suits. It applies and interprets laws created or...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017 10:09 am UTC

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There are two kinds of freedom, freedom to do something and freedom from something. We have both kinds of laws - those that restrict our ability to do something and those that protect us from...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 9:35 am UTC

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In the UK the powers of the monarch under the British Constitution are not as comprehensive as they used to be. This monarchy is a constitutional one, where the Queen herself is limited by her own...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2009 5:07 pm UTC

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There are numerous benefits to this sort of legislative freedom and empowerment for the citizens of the state. While it may seem unorthodox to be able to recall judges and remove them from the...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2019 11:34 pm UTC

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Public order, rather than a necessity for public "good," is a necessity for the continuation of nation-states and status-quo control over groups of people. Individuals are encouraged to self-police...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 9:54 pm UTC

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The American legal system has many good points. Cruel and unusual punishment is prohibited by the Constitution, and one has a right to a trial by one's peers, for example. Additionally, both the...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 11:04 am UTC

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Interest groups can be useful in bringing attention to an issue or focusing resources on solving a single problem, but they have been used in the United States in ways that are more often bad than...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 1:34 pm UTC

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The executive branch of the government, headed up by the president, is responsible for carrying out the laws of the country. That impacts each of us every day because federal agencies (all of whom...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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Qualifications for becoming a judge in California include that the person under consideration must have had at least ten years of experience as a law practitioner or as a judge of a court of...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2020 1:59 pm UTC

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According to most educators' codes of ethics, name-calling of students is considered unprofessional at least, and a terminable offense at the worst, meaning it can get a teacher fired. However,...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009 10:03 am UTC

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The United States Constitution established the Supreme Court. Article 3, section 1 of the Constitution declares that the country’s judicial power lies in the Supreme Court and gives Congress the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2020 5:27 pm UTC

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The "get tough" policy was largely a product of the Nixon administration, in which a specially formed policy team overhauled the systems of policing, the courts, and the prisons to increase rates...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020 9:19 am UTC

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Determining the legality of posting photos of people without their consent should be analyzed on a case by case basis. There are situations where posting of the photo would attract no legal...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016 8:17 am UTC

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Speech that is unpopular today could be widely held tomorrow. Once upon a time, the idea that burning witches was wrong was deeply unpopular. Yet nowadays, thank goodness, just about everyone...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2019 7:18 am UTC

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"Assembly line justice" is a colloquial term used to describe a patterned, or template, approach to criminal cases. Each case is prosecuted, judged, and punished in a similar manner regardless of...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2018 3:28 am UTC

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This is an oft-debated question, one I sometimes ask my students, too. No representative is ever obligated to vote the will of the people, of course, although there are no doubt people who expect...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2013 1:53 pm UTC

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The United States features a division of powers between the fifty states and the national government. This division of power is called federalism. Both governments are similar in form and act...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2018 10:03 pm UTC

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People in battleground states tend to be more vocal voters. People whose states tend to go predominantly for one party or another do not vote as often because they feel as though their votes do not...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2020 3:22 am UTC

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Domestic policy refers to government decisions regarding activities and issues within a country. One example of American domestic policy would be the discussion regarding the government providing...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2018 7:31 pm UTC

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The death penalty provides people with an answer to the horrible, unspeakable things that people do to one another another. We are filled with such a sense of pain and disgust that we need justice...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2011 11:57 am UTC

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When answering this question, there are three levels of government to focus on: local, state, and federal government. Sub-national governments are comprised of local and state governments. The...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 5:15 am UTC

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The answer to your question has not actually been reviewed by the Supreme Court, but is largely held by a decision made in Arkansas called Koch v. Adams. In the case a young man had his phone...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2015 4:57 am UTC

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The main similarity between monarchy and dictatorship is that they are both ruled by one person who does not have to do what anyone else says. This means that both of these forms of government are...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015 12:23 am UTC

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We must give up some of our individual freedoms to facilitate public order. A good example of this is air travel. When we enter an airport, we know that we have to stand patiently in a line and...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2020 8:37 pm UTC

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On January 20, 1961, newly inaugurated President John F. Kennedy gave the famous quote, "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2020 11:37 am UTC

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In theory, only Congress has the power to declare war, as written in Article I, section 8 of the Constitution. The President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of all US military forces...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016 8:49 pm UTC

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In policing, COP and POP are acronyms for types of police work. COP stands for Community-Oriented Policing. This type of police work involves regular interactions with the community which fosters...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 2:56 pm UTC

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The British system is fundamentally a constitutional monarchy with the queen serving as the Head of State. However, the ability to develop legislation rests with an elected Parliament. The queen...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2017 11:07 am UTC

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It is arguable that the sophistication and widespread use of technology has made direct democracy possible again in a way that it has not been in most nation states for hundreds or even thousands...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020 2:19 am UTC

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One major disadvantage of all types of corporal punishment is the use of it when the administrator is angered. That is when the line moves from punishment to abuse. Being so difficult to tell where...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2010 2:24 am UTC

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I think that in some ways there are clashes in the jurisdiction of the two court systems, but in other ways they both keep each other honest. The overlap in jurisdiction allows the two systems to...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2011 1:16 pm UTC

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The House of Commons is made up of 650 elected members of Parliament, while the House of Lords is composed of 800 ladies and gentlemen from various professions. Although both Houses can come up...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018 7:33 am UTC

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Vehicle patrol means greater speed and police visibility, while foot patrol means greater ability to notice small details that an officer would be likely to miss in a vehicle, even if driving...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2020 8:04 pm UTC

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The grand jury process has several benefits for the American government and the people who may be involved in it. Because of the obvious expense to the government to conduct extensive criminal and...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019 9:51 pm UTC

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First, we should note that there really aren't totally free market economies anymore than there are economies where all activities are centrally planned. So these are basically ideal types, used to...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2017 3:21 am UTC

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When the Constitution was written, there was no Bill of Rights in it. This was a concern for those who didn’t support the Constitution. These people were called the Anti-Federalists. The...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016 2:25 am UTC

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This is a potentially tricky question, because while 18th century thinkers were inspired by the Magna Carta, their notions of what was actually spelled out by that document were sometimes a bit off...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 5:43 am UTC

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The quote comes from "Federalist No. 78," one of the installments in the hugely influential Federalist Papers. This particular essay was published in newspaper format in 1788. It was written by the...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2018 3:29 am UTC

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The actual phrase was taken from the New Testament, specifically the phrase "for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life" (2 Corinthians 3:6). In this context, St. Paul was talking about the...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2017 11:15 am UTC

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The legislative branch of the United States is, principally, concerned with legislating. That is, it makes and repeals statute laws and proposes organic (constitutional) laws for consideration by...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 1:19 am UTC

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As the Suez Canal is owned and operated by Egypt, all charges are paid to the Egyptian government. And yes, indeed, they do charge you to travel on their almost 100 mile long canal. How much you...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2010 2:53 pm UTC

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The Good Samaritan Rule is named after a story in the Bible in which a Samaritan (an ethnicity of people the Jews generally disliked at the time) helps a Jew in a time of need, thus making him the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 9:02 pm UTC

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In the Constitution, the judicial branch of the United States government is involved in impeachment in two ways. The first is that a member of the judicial branch, whether the Supreme Court,...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2018 7:33 pm UTC

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Bureaucratic ethics is very similar to organizational and leadership ethics. It is the ability of management to operate in a moral manner concerning their decisions affecting the populace they...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2015 8:41 pm UTC

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“Street law” is not a kind of law. In other words, we do not talk about civil law, criminal law, and street law. Instead, Street Law is an organization that tries to teach people about law. The...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2014 1:16 am UTC

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The most recent comprehensive demographic study of the California prison system was completed in 2013. According to this state prison census, there were 134,160 inmates in California correctional...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018 5:18 pm UTC

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The phrase "an unjust law is no law at all" is attributed to St. Augustine. St. Augustine was an early Christian theologian who lived between 354 CE and 430 CE. The phrase is associated with...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2015 6:11 am UTC

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