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Australia is a magnificently large continent and country, and the sheer size of the island body gives the continent a wide range of landscapes and levels of elevation. The landscapes span from...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2016 11:39 pm UTC

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In theory, there is nothing wrong with our government structure. Each branch has specific powers, and no branch can do everything by itself. Also, each branch has the opportunity to control the...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2017 1:51 am 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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The fraud triangle is a concept used by the criminologist Donald Cressey to examine the motivations behind fraud schemes. The three sides of the triangle are opportunity, incentive, and...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020 8:17 pm UTC

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It is interesting to note the way the question was worded. The idea of "danger" and "strength" seem to be converged in a unique manner. I would not say the judiciary is the weakest of the three...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2010 9:47 pm UTC

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Just as the federal government is split into three branches, state government is divided into a judicial branch, legislative branch, and executive branch. The legislative branch passes laws, the...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2016 12:37 am UTC

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As citizens of the United States, by birthright or naturalization, Supreme Court justices most certainly have the right to vote in any local, state, or national election. Before ratification of the...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2018 2:34 pm UTC

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In the United States, voting is a right reserved to citizens, but it is not an obligation. Further, voting is not an inalienable right. It can be judicially revoked in extraordinary circumstances,...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 1:43 am UTC

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The primary business of the House of Representatives is legislation. To introduce a bill to the House, a representative drops it into a mahogany box known as the hopper. From there, it is passed to...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2020 12:54 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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The types of cases heard by federal courts are divided into two types. First, any cases involving "diversity of citizenship" in which the parties are from different states within the United States...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2016 6:58 am UTC

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The decay of Dual Federalism is directly due to the unchecked expansion of the National government. The assumption that problems are so big that only a big government can solve them places cart...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2010 4:01 am UTC

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One of the biggest limitations of international law is that it tends to be unpopular with the general public in any given country. The main reason for this is that international law is sometimes...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 11:27 am UTC

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Yes, C is the correct answer. When the government provides farm subsidies it is providing federal funds to American agribusinesses. This federal funding is used to ensure the economic success of...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019 5:13 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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It is true that members of Congress have no term limits. Members of the House of Representatives are elected to two year terms. They can run for reelection every two years and there is no limit on...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 2:58 am UTC

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The role of juries in the criminal justice system is to reach verdicts based upon the facts presented to them by prosecutors and defense lawyers. As juries are determining issues of fact, rather...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2017 11:53 am UTC

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First, I really appreciate that a 9th grader actually wants more laws! That is not the norm. However, a fact of the matter is this, approximately 80,000 new laws are created in a year in this...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2012 9:53 am UTC

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“Intermediate sanctions” is a term that is used to refer to punishments that are somewhere between traditional probation and actual incarceration. The idea of intermediate sanctions is to provide...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2013 5:55 pm UTC

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Whether your check mark in the “initial here” area is a valid acceptance will depend on your state's laws and case law (court interpretations). In general, a party to a contract can sign in any...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2008 11:18 pm UTC

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The question boils down to whether or not politics and law should mix, and if so, to what extent. Of course, the two can't be separated completely, but it's nonetheless possible to establish a...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2018 6:53 am 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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National security is extremely vital because it is the foundation for safety from external threats. National security protects the United States from threats from everything from terrorist attacks...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019 2:35 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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Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau all believed that in order for societies to prevent despotic rule, a term coined by Montesquieu, but understood to mean dictatorial tyranny, governments must not be...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016 7:42 pm UTC

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In the United States, a judge can not do this. If you are studying the Constitution, you will be able to find this out by looking at the 6th Amendment. That amendment says that anyone who is...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2009 6:38 am UTC

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The duties of commander-in-chief of the "Army and Navy of the United States" (Section 2, Clause 1, US Constitution) are continuously vested in the president, whether during war or peace. This point...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 4:17 am UTC

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In order to say that we are creating a “Big Brother” society, one must either drastically overstate the degree to which the average American can be put under surveillance or one must define the...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

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The real life "Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors" followed an incident that took place on the high seas in July 1884. The Queen vs Dudley and Stephens became the lawsuit concerning the cannibalism...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2018 3:22 pm UTC

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There are many differences between local courts and federal courts that give each of them specific advantages. In fact, depending on the case and one's position within it, either one may be...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019 6:47 pm 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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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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The three part test that is used in this type of situation is typically known as the "Lemon Test." The test got its name because it was created by the Supreme Court of the United States in the...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2015 6:33 pm UTC

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Yes, most every state in the US has a law that allows a motel or hotel operator to keep a guest's personal property until payment is made. These are called innkeeper's laws and under the facts you...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009 1:19 pm UTC

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In answering this question it's important to understand what's meant by capitalism. That is to say, whether you're dealing with a theoretical construct or a system that operates in the real world....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019 5:29 am UTC

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Political culture is shared norms and beliefs about how citizens and government relate to each other. In the U.S., common elements of political culture are a shared belief in democracy, liberty,...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 6:33 pm UTC

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The President of the United States has a number of different roles, both formal and informal. But arguably the most important of these, certainly in terms of domestic policy, is that of chief...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2020 11:58 am UTC

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This is an interesting question. The government was designed intentionally so as to prevent one branch from becoming more powerful than any other. However, there are specific ways in which one...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018 4:00 pm UTC

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As policing has historically been a male dominated profession, female police officers consistently face numerous barriers in this field. In fact, women make up a relatively small fraction of police...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 3:25 pm UTC

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There is definitely an unsettling emotion that some people feel when it comes to professional athletes getting paid much more impressive salaries than soldiers. This negative emotion is part of a...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2015 7:03 pm UTC

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Direct democracy and representative democracy are similar in that they both rely on a vote by the masses. Both democracies have established guidelines to follow when scheduling a vote. These...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2016 3:59 am UTC

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I will argue that yes it has. Of course, these rights are not uniformly or universally observed, but in general you can say that the courts have been very consistent in upholding free speech and...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2011 4:18 pm UTC

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The majority of U.S. states incorporate some form of judicial election via partisan contested elections, non-partisan contested elections, or retention elections. Each of these types of election of...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2016 4:53 pm UTC

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In theory the judiciary can indeed check the powers of the other branches of government. In that sense, the power of the judiciary (which it arrogated to itself in Marbury v Madison) to strike down...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2017 8:25 am 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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The quote refers to the deterrent nature of capital punishment. Part of the essence of the quote is the idea that if individuals understand that their transgressions can result in the state taking...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2010 9:06 pm UTC

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Special interest groups are pretty self-explanatory: they are groups with a committed focus, specifically on one policy or issue. In politics, members of Congress or other ruling bodies will join...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019 11:27 pm UTC

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Presumption of Regularity is a legal principle applied in the US courts, and it falls in line with the idea that a person is innocent until proven guilty. According to the principle, unless proven...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2018 1:04 am UTC

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The previous educator gave a great response. I will simply expand on it to provide more context, within his example of racial discrimination. As he mentioned, from 1896 to 1964, the South practiced...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2017 1:55 pm UTC

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Wound interpretation in the case of wrongful death is the job of the Forensic Pathologist, a physician who has had residency training in pathology and forensic pathology. Death involving wounds is...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2011 3:20 am UTC

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