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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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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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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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That individuals in the United States as well as in much of the world are considered adults when they reach the age of 18 is somewhat arbitrary. The notion of 18 as the age of consent derives...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2017 12:01 am UTC

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This will depend to some extent on the specific laws of the place where you live, but the general rule is that a road can be built all the way up to your property line. Typically, the road surface...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2011 8:12 am UTC

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This is a question whose answer could vary from person to person. You will see different lists of functions of the law in different texts. I strongly suggest that you consult your own text to see...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2015 9:09 pm UTC

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The kind of party system a country has depends a great deal on what kind of electoral rules (voting system) it has. I'll give you two examples to show how this works: Here in the United States, we...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2009 11:19 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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Jury equity is also known as jury nullification. It occurs when a jury reaches a decision which is in contradiction to the law. While rare, a jury sometimes finds a defendant not guilty of a crime...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 6:24 pm 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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Bill Clinton positioned himself as a "New Democrat" as he campaigned for office in the 1992 election. In some ways, this was actually similar to John F. Kennedy in particular, who also accepted...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 4:18 pm UTC

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The state of Georgia is able to create and enforce laws, as long as they do not violate federal law, that oversee the governing of the state. These laws can pertain to education, policing, labor,...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2020 1:45 am 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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In general, a law is any binding rule that is passed by a legislature. When a law is passed, it becomes something that all people in a given country (or smaller part of a country) must obey. Laws...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 1:12 pm 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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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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"Cultural relativism" can mean several different things, and much of the debate over its desirability can be traced to this ambiguity. Descriptive cultural relativism is basically undeniable:...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2016 9:03 pm UTC

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An assembly line is a process of manufacturing complex machines, such as automobiles, as efficiently as possible by mechanically moving the parts between workstations, at each of which a relatively...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 10:56 am UTC

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The United States maintains a separate criminal justice system for juvenile offenders because it is near-universally recognized that children who commit minor offenses should not be subjected to...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2013 10:35 pm 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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This is an interesting question because there are probably more differences between democracy and oligarchy than there are similarities. Let’s start by defining each system of governance. Democracy...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019 5:30 am UTC

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Preventive detention is the concept of detaining someone who has not committed any crime under the presumption that they might do so in the future. The cases in which preventive detention is...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 6:02 am UTC

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Politics and political issues are always colored by biases on either side of the issue. First of all, you must define the issue. Then, you have to be informed through research. You have access to...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2009 3:43 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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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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Dual federalism is a system in which federal and state governments both have the same ability to pass laws, but they deal with different spheres or jurisdictions. This system is often referred to...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2018 3:11 pm UTC

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Congress constitutes the Legislative Branch of the United States government. It’s composed of the larger House of Representatives and the smaller Senate. It has more powers than five. Let's review...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2020 1:29 pm UTC

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Political parties exist for the purpose of promoting the shared policy positions of their candidates and voting constituencies. When we talk about conservative vs. liberal policies, we are, in a...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2016 10:04 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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Most constitutional governments, including the United States' government, use three branches of government—the legislative, executive, and judicial—and rely on a system of checks and balances to...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2018 5:21 am UTC

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The United States government is divided into three branches: the executive (the presidency), the legislative (Congress), and the judiciary. In theory, the judiciary is completely non-partisan,...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 1:14 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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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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Let's begin by defining each of these terms. Crime scene integrity means that a crime scene remains as untouched as possible so that investigators have a chance to see it as it was when the crime...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021 6:45 pm UTC

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At its basic level, a state can be defined as a nation of civilians living under a single type of government. Some states are autonomous (or sovereign), while others are not. Of the sovereign...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2018 3:19 pm UTC

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Term limits may apply to any elected office, and, for that matter, to unelected offices as well. The points made in this answer about presidencies apply mutadis mutandis to other offices. The...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2020 9:24 am 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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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 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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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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In legal terms, a “nuisance” does not necessarily have to cause harm or damage (though such results can fall under that heading)—it can also be an action that simply creates an annoyance or an...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 5:47 pm UTC

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Advantages of prison industry (sometimes called "the prison-industrial complex" by its critics) include the following. Prisoners are busy and productive, working rather than brooding in solitude....

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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I think that the pros are very self evident. The basic premise of the Fourth Amendment is that individuals are not subjected to unfair searches and seizures of their property. There is a level of...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2010 4:51 pm 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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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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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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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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Executing all death row prisoners tomorrow would not do anything to ease overcrowding, as there are less than 3000 people sentenced to death, but over 3 million people in jail. Life without parole...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2011 10:31 am UTC

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Any answer to this depends on whether we are focusing on political or philosophical discourse, and whether we are using the terms as political labels or mere descriptors. Generally, in current...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 5:34 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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