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What Is a Law?

Every state or nation has a set of rules by which its citizens live by. These rules are generally written down for future reference by the state or nation’s posterity. This collection of rules is loosely called law and is applicable to any form of organization or society. Each organization or...

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Ronnie Lee Gardner Execution by Firing Squad

Ronnie Lee Gardner execution by firing squad is set for minutes after 12:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2010.  The U.S. Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver have petitioned Governor Gary Herbert for a temporary stay.  Gardner is an inmate in a Utah State prison....

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Naomi Campbell to Testify in War Crimes Trial Against Charles Taylor

Naomi Campbell to testifiy against Liberian President Charles Taylor in a "Blood Diamond" case.  A war crimes court for Sierra Leone has ruled that the supermodel could be forced to testify against former Liberian President Charles Taylor.  Taylor is on trial for allegedly selling diamonds...

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What Is Symbolic Speech?

There exist different types of communication in order for people to convey or relay their thoughts, feelings, or other forms of messages. One such type involves the expression of an idea, concept, or ideology through nonverbal means. This is referred to as symbolic speech.Because symbolic speech...

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What Is a Constitutionalist?

The law is a very complex area of society that entails massive amount of interpretation and explanation. Belief systems have been formed from such studies of the law. One belief system involves a strict understanding and reading of the law. This belief system is referred to as constitutionalism....

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What Is a Miranda Warning?

When a person commits a crime, he or she may be arrested by a law enforcement officer. Once the police officer begins to make the arrest, he or she provides the person with the Miranda Warning, a short recitation that is meant to inform the person being arrested of his or her rights.The Miranda...

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Argentina Passes Gay Marriage Laws

Argentina passes gay marriage laws.  In n Argentina Senate vote of 33-27with a debate that lasted well into the morning of July 16, 2010, Argentina became the first country in South America to legalize same sex marriage.   Local newpapers report that the debate regarding the issue...

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What Is Condition Precedent?

Some court cases often set a milestone or an example for other court cases to follow. This is because such cases are often necessary to judge based on the circumstances rather than the actual letter of the law. When this happens, the court case is said to be a legal precedent, or a legal ruling...

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Wyclef Jean Running for President of Haiti

Wyclef Jean running for president of Haiti.  The musician who began his career with Lauren Hill in the Fugees has filed papers necessary to proceed with a presidential nomination in his homeland of Haiti.  The singer has been involved in humanitarian efforts within Haiti since founding...

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Who Is Jimmy Carter?

Jimmy Carter, whose full name is James Earl Carter, was the 39th president of the United States of America. Carter, who was born on October 1, 1924, run under the Democratic platform of racial equality and ecology. In 1946, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland....