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National security refers to the government's role in ensuring the safety of its citizens. This is one of the chief responsibilities of the government of the United States, and any other government...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2018 4:01 pm UTC

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The two different kinds of lobbying are direct and indirect lobbying. Indirect lobbying occurs when the interest group communicates with the people who then get in touch with the people who make...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2015 4:41 am UTC

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This is a very subjective question, and my answer might not match your opinion. When forming your own answer about unjust laws, consider Popular opinion: does the general populace find the law...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 12:58 am UTC

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The answer to this question depends, of course, on how recent a period of time we would restrict ourselves to in looking for a Caesar-like leader. If by "modern times" we mean our immediate,...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 3:59 am UTC

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In a world where we have laws for everything and where "old" things generally make way for "new" things, we have a Constitution which has served as the basis for all other legal and political...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2010 5:40 pm UTC

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The courts are responsible for determining whether or not a law is constitutional. Courts look at legal precedents to determine this as well as their own reading of the Constitution. Justices...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 5:14 am UTC

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Advantages: Privately-operated correctional facilities can save the taxpayer considerable sums of money. Private firms have to compete in the market place to be successful, and so are better able...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2018 7:09 am UTC

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Interesting question, actually. "Locard's Exchange Principle" says that when two things come into contact an exchange is going to happen. What this means for evidence and crime scenes is that...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2010 12:55 pm UTC

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I suggest your approach this project by considering what you care about most. What are your priorities? Make a list of these priorities, and choose the top 10. Then, list laws related to each of...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2011 12:26 pm UTC

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The government of the United States is divided into three branches in order to ensure that authority is divided equally and that no one branch is able to gain too much power (also known as checks...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2017 3:11 pm UTC

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The Bill of Rights does not specifically address restrictions which apply to Police Officers; but it does provide certain rights to all individuals which any agent of the government, including the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012 1:35 am UTC

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What Jefferson means by "separate and equal station" is that the United States has the same right to self-government as other countries, including Great Britain. The United States will be a new...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 8:08 am UTC

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Generally speaking, the rights of a convicted individual are protected by due process, which initially derived from England’s Magna Carta, 1215. Due process is covered in the Fifth and Fourteenth...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2011 9:18 am UTC

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When citizens fail to report for jury duty, it puts a real burden on the justice system. As many as half of Americans summoned to report for jury duty fail to show up. In some places, the numbers...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020 10:02 pm UTC

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The executive branch of the U.S. government is massive because it includes all of the agencies that are responsible for enforcing federal law or executing the functions of government. The agencies...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2018 1:48 pm UTC

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The death penalty should be abolished. It is costly and decidedly unjust. It has never proven effective as a deterrent, except in pushing plea bargains. The appeals process and the length of the...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011 1:01 pm UTC

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If this was indeed implemented, it would have to have been around two centuries ago, when horse and gun were the most effective methods of transportation and defense, respectively. Looks like this...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2010 11:57 pm UTC

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The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills was published in 1956. Mills drew on the work of earlier Italian theorists, notably the economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto, originator of the Pareto...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 12:58 am UTC

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Sorry about your car but before you spend a lot of money getting a lawyer, please check the following. I assume you have a lease if you are renting. Read through it thouroughly and look for...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2009 8:39 pm UTC

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“Court testimony” refers to the statements made by witnesses and, when relevant, defendants during the course of a trial. These statements, including prepared comments and answers to questions...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2017 12:02 am UTC

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Human rights are what makes us human. They are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Basically, human beings have agreed by social contract that we have the right to be treated...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012 6:08 am UTC

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Congress can control the federal bureaucracy in several ways. Before I tell you about some of those ways, I think it’d be best to clarify the meaning of “bureaucracy.” It’s a word that’s used quite...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2020 1:07 pm UTC

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Although people often use these two terms interchangeably, there is a difference between them. Venue is a term that is purely geographic. Jurisdiction has a geographic component to it, but it...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

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The Texas government is far more complex than many state governments, which makes it difficult to regulate. It is modeled in a very similar way as the federal government—it has an executive,...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 4:19 pm UTC

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It is important to understand the features of the types of powers granted to Congress: express, limited, and implied. What are the differences between these types of power? Which powers are more...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 11:54 pm UTC

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Congress's main job is to write the bills that may govern the United States. These bills are then signed into law by the president or vetoed. Congress can override the president's veto with a...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2020 11:29 am UTC

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The main problem with democracy is that, with its focus on what the majority wants, it can often ignore what is right. Just because something happens to command majority support, it doesn't mean...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018 7:20 am UTC

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The California constitution follows the example of the United States Constitution in dividing the government into three branches: the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. Whereas the...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2020 12:31 pm UTC

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There are many different types of prison. Prisoners will be sent to a specific facility depending on the type of crime (petty to violent), and the level of law that has been broken (state, federal,...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2015 7:47 am UTC

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First things first—let's define what trade law is. Simply put, international trade law refers to the rules that govern trade deals taking place across international borders. The existence of laws...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

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Students are required to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of every day (though few take it seriously or even stop to consider the words) and at the start of all sporting events. Some...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2011 2:18 am UTC

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The Bill of Rights enumerates rights citizens have over and above their federal government. For example, the right to free speech exists because God, Nature, or Nature's God gave us that right. In...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018 8:21 pm UTC

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Let me address the influence of special interest groups on the Judicial Branch of government first, as it is quite elementary. Ideally, there is little to no outside influence on judicial...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2013 7:15 pm UTC

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The United States Supreme Court hears many different types of cases. As part of the federal judicial system, the Supreme Court can hear cases that are being prosecuted by the federal government....

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 9:12 pm UTC

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I think that on balance, the legal system is fair more times than it is not. This does not mean that the system is perfect. It is far from perfect, because too often decisions are made for the...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2011 3:50 pm UTC

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Both of the cases you are asking about have to do with the rights of minority groups in India. The DAV College case touches on the rights of minority groups to the use of their own languages in...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2015 3:03 pm UTC

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The answer to this depends on how, exactly, you are using these terms. In general, however, the terms are interchangeable. “Lawmaker” is a term that we can use in a democracy to refer to anyone...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 11:24 pm UTC

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I agree with #25 in that the emphasis is on values in the education system. However, by interacting with young people in a community environment for five days a week, 7 hours a day, there is bound...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2011 2:59 pm UTC

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Laws themselves do little to protect us. Most of the actual protections we get are governmental authorities who enforce the laws. This is an important distinction because we must not simply look...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2011 10:49 pm UTC

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There is no doubt that, in recent years, science has advanced considerably in identifying a link between crime and genetic inheritance. That said, it is highly unlikely that research would ever be...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2017 11:10 am UTC

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Mens rea is determined by the defendant’s state of mind or intention. It is coupled with the actual act to constitute a crime. During criminal trials, proof of mens rea will be required to make a...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2016 11:07 am UTC

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"Proximity" is a complex legal concept that refers to the relationship between entities in a criminal or civil case. Those entities can be inanimate objects, or human beings. It is a concept...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2013 11:34 pm UTC

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One of many problems that detainees face is withdrawal from physical dependence on substances of abuse. Assume, for example, that a person with a physical dependence and addiction on heroin is...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016 9:17 pm UTC

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Unity of command basically means that each police officer is only accountable to one superior officer at any one given time. Exceptions include assignments or line-of-duty emergencies. Unity of...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 5:33 pm UTC

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Ethics are essential because laws arise out of ethical choices. According to Vincent Ruggiero, in his book Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues (2011), ethics can be defined as the "study of...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2016 3:28 am UTC

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Strict liability crimes are crimes in which the prerequisite mens rea is absent. Mens rea has to do with the formulation of criminal intent before the crime is committed. Good examples of strict...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012 4:24 pm UTC

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There are a number of factors which lead to varying degrees of criminal liability; almost all variations are based on the individual facts of the case. Two examples, Homicide and Burglary: Homicide...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2011 4:17 am UTC

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The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, introduced by James Madison, limits the power of the federal government. There was concern that the federal government would have too much...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017 3:44 pm UTC

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Although the jury system became part of the English tradition of justice after the Norman Conquest, its function has gradually changed. At first, its function was more investigative, allowing for...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 11:41 pm UTC

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Both autocracy and democracy are forms of government. In an autocracy, one person has power. That person has absolute say over the government. There are many ways an autocrat can come to power....

Latest answer posted September 8, 2017 1:43 pm UTC

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