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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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This type of situation is all too common in the public school setting. Fortunately, there are plenty of case laws, state laws, and local policies that can help you formulate your response to both...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2020 10:42 pm UTC

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In the American system of government, Congress is responsible for impeaching a president. Article 1 of the Constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to bring charges against a sitting...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2018 6:09 am UTC

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Equality of the citizens before the law, while very difficult to actually accomplish, is a hallmark of a just legal system. Without it, citizens lose respect for the legal process and view it as a...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 2:39 am 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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As elsewhere in life, discretion is important in the criminal justice system. Courts often have to deal with complex cases which don't result in easy answers. Yes, there are rules, but those rules...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 7:38 am 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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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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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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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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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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The government of the US is divided into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Congress is the legislative branch, and it is bicameral: its two components are the House...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 1:22 am 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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There is no official list of all the rights that people must have in order for their government to be a democracy. Therefore, different people could give different answers to this question. In...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 1:16 am 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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Concurrent powers are powers that are shared by the state governments and the federal government. These powers differ from reserved powers, which belong only to the state governments, and from...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 2:36 pm UTC

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Hamilton had a point when he said that the judiciary branch was the least dangerous branch. The branch could not make laws, it did not have taxation power, and it could not go to war. It's only job...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 1:09 am UTC

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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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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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Open seat elections are those in which no incumbent (current officeholder) is running for reelection, so E is the correct answer. These are important elections because an incumbent normally has a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2017 11:03 am UTC

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The problems faced by citizens of a non-democratic country are considerable, and sometimes fatal. "Non-democratic," by definition, implies an autocratic or dictatorial form of government, such as...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2017 3:35 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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Since this question—what is the best thesis statement for a paper on political corruption in the Philippines—was originally posted and answered, much has changed in the Philippine Islands. In May...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2017 9:29 pm UTC

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In general, there is not a great deal of difference between these. For example, some dictionary definitions of "law" say that it is a set of rules. There are, however, some differences. The term...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2011 10:42 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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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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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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While there can be considerable overlap between the duties of a bailee and that of an agent, there is an important distinction between the two. Of the two, bailees and agents, the latter is the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 5:35 pm UTC

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Dahl's five principles can be found in his work Democracy and Its Critics. According to Dahl, this ideal democracy does not exist anywhere. The first principle is all citizens must have equal...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2020 11:27 pm 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 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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There are many factors that factor into a nation's difficulty in industrializing. A lack of resources such as minerals, arable land, and clean water can be a major factor. With little to offer the...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 2:42 am UTC

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The vice president of the United States has almost no expressed powers given to him (or someday her) by the Constitution of the United States. The office is only mentioned eight times in the...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2015 1:32 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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In the nineteenth century, largely in response to the British occupation of India, the country entered a period known as the Indian Renaissance. It was a time of socio-political reform, when the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2018 6:58 pm UTC

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The previous answer notes that an anarchical society provides the most freedom because there is a complete absence of a government imposing restrictions on personal conduct. As the question...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018 12:52 am UTC

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Practicing situational awareness is incredibly important when driving along roads where there are parked vehicles. This situational awareness is especially important when the roads are narrow...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 8:11 pm 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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The previous posts were fairly strong. I think that, as mentioned, the sexual harassment claim is not going to be where this is. I do believe that reporting it might result in some type of...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2010 8:35 pm UTC

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The power to impeach a civil officer of the United States is vested in the legislative branch. More specifically, however, it is vested in the House of Representatives and is part of a two-part...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2018 5:48 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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Socrates and the Sophists, a group of teachers and philosophers of law and rhetoric, were contemporaries, and both made relevant contributions to political theory. Ancient Greece is where western...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2016 1:30 am UTC

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At the center of the major police corruption cases in major cities like New York and Miami that occurred during the 1970s and 1980s was the pernicious influence of drugs. The money associated with...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2014 11:23 pm UTC

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