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The government of the United States has three branches: the Legislative Branch (which consists of the Senate and House of Representatives), the Judicial Branch (which consists of the Supreme Court...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 2:18 am UTC

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There is a difference between a policy and a decision. A policy is a group of ideas that are used to shape how a group, business, or organization will operate. An example of a policy might be a...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2017 3:09 pm 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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What follows reflects the perspective of someone who resides in the United States, the legislative branch of which, the United States Congress, differs from legislative branches in other democratic...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 6:21 pm UTC

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Diversion Programs are designed to remove a suspect from the criminal justice system without a criminal record. While many aspects of Diversion are used in deals and appeals made with suspects, the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 5:56 am UTC

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There are three major ways in which a Supreme Court decision can be overturned. If the decision is based on a law that Congress has passed, Congress can simply change the law. The Court sometimes...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2012 6:31 am UTC

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While citizen involvement in the actions and activities of the executive branch has generally been de-emphasized, there are ways in which individuals can influence decision making within the...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020 8:04 pm UTC

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The principal of rights was formulated by Immanuel Kant. Essentially, Kant discovered a distinct connection between the intent and the enforcement of the law. According to him, the citizens...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 1:59 am 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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A deontological system (also called virtue ethics) focuses on whether an action is inherently good or bad. A teleological system (also called consequentialist ethics) focuses on whether it has a...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 1:53 pm UTC

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Institutional isomorphism, a concept developed by Paul DiMaggio and Walter Powell, is the similarity of the systems and processes of institutions. This similarity can be through imitation among...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020 11:44 am UTC

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The most important contribution NGOs have made to international relations is their impact on international development, which has been complex. NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) are...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2018 6:21 pm UTC

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I am going to play devil's advocate here (with brettd), mostly for fun, to argue that the Slaughterhouse Case overturned the Dred Scott ruling. Further, it might be helpful to begin with what the...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 8:55 pm UTC

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A status offense is an act that is only an offense because of the status of the offender. Historically, this "status" often referred to the race, sex, or social class of the offender, as when...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2021 8:42 pm UTC

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In American politics, the US Supreme Court's most significant power, and the most important check that it has over the other two branches, is the power of judicial review. This has been in effect...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2021 11:08 am UTC

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The Constitution of the United States is organized in such a way that it establishes the document's ultimate purpose, as set out in the preamble: the structure of the Federal government and how the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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Federalism refers to a system of government in which power is split between the national or federal government and state or regional governments, with the national government having more power over...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2017 10:38 am UTC

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Government is an institution that is charged with regulating,protecting, and helping the citizens. All levels of government exist. There are local governments,State governments, and the Federal...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2010 4:00 am UTC

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The governor of Texas is the head of the state's executive branch, and as such, he or she has been granted a set of formal powers. The governor, for instance, is the state's military...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2021 5:46 pm UTC

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Anti-discrimination laws protect certain groups today and all of humans in the future. The importance of these laws cannot be understated. Without them, anyone, at anytime, may decide to...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015 5:26 pm UTC

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Political culture and ideology are closely linked, yet distinct. Political culture refers to the widely held set of beliefs held by nearly all people within a nation, state, or polity. These are...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2020 8:56 pm UTC

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The answer by pohnpei397 gives you what you really need in terms of the laws in this country favoring the wealthy. As a person who is on call for prisoners in crisis, I am often struck by the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2014 1:22 am 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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Many countries of the world have unitary systems of government. In this system, the central government has all the power and only gives lower governments (states, provinces, prefectures, or...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016 4:44 pm UTC

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One major difference between these two crimes is that extortion requires (to some degree) the consent of the victim whereas robbery does not. In both crimes, money or other valuable things are...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2011 11:23 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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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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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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An interest group plays an important role in our democratic system. An interest group is a group of people who share a common view on a particular issue. They will hire lobbyists who will meet with...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2016 1:45 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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Industrial psychology apples the theory of psychology (human behavior) to the workplace. Its purpose is to increase productivity by prioritizing the mental and physical health of an organization's...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2018 8:59 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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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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Georgia's state constitution shares many similarities with the constitution of the United States of America. The most obvious is the fact that both constitutions start with a preamble which is then...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 12:49 am UTC

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In democracies, citizens are accorded an opportunity to influence public policy through active participation in the public decision-making process. It is important to involve citizens in public...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2017 1:20 pm UTC

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This is a great question, because the terms are often confusing and used interchangeably, when they should not be used that way. A law or act is created by the legislature, such as Congress, a city...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019 3:25 pm UTC

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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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Another difference between executive orders and laws is that some executive orders aren't required to be published by the presidents who wrote them. These types of executive orders are called...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2017 1:36 pm UTC

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There is some debate as to the origin of the term "Bar" in reference to the Bar Exam and Association. Some people point to the phrase "British Accreditation Regency," but there is little supporting...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 5:05 pm UTC

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Being a detective is rewarding work, to a certain extent. Unlike those on the beat, detectives are responsible for solving the mysteries behind serious crimes. They need to be able to use...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2011 12:52 pm 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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Statement B best describes Rousseau's views. In The Social Contract, Rousseau posited that people, when they remained in the state of nature, were not corrupt. Instead, it was society that...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2016 5:44 pm UTC

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The differences between communism and democracy are discernible through both linguistic and historical lenses. First, communism's root word is communis (Latin for "common"); it is named for the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 3:57 am UTC

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According to Sutherland's differential theory, a person learns criminal behavior from those that he or she associates with. According to this theory, a person is more likely to engage in unlawful...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018 4:40 pm UTC

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The legal system of Australia and its constituent states is built on the English common law tradition. However, much of Australian law has been codified into statute and, where it conflicts,...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2019 11:05 pm 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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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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People have been considering the pros and cons of professional juries going at least as far back as Classical Athens when Aristophanes staged his satirical play "The Wasps" on precisely this topic....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2018 6:32 pm UTC

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The phrase “parchment barriers” is one that was used by James Madison in Federalist #48. He is using it to denigrate the efficacy of written guarantees of rights. He is saying that they are only...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2013 5:03 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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