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What Are Disclosure Regulations?

Laws that require an individual to reveal certain facts or information are called disclosure regulations. An individual or an entity may be obliged to reveal what are considered private information. Multiple areas of law like corporate, real estate and banking are considered by governments who have...

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Rielle Hunter, Edwards' Mistress, "Repulsed" With GQ

Rielle Hunter, mistress to former presidential candidate John Edwards, went public with GQ, ABC's "The View" and anyone who would listen with the news of her affair with Edwards. Not only did Hunter out the tawdry affair she had with the thirty two years married politician, she also reproduced a...

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What Is the Public Order Act 1986?

The public order act 1986 is a replacement of the outdated public order act 1936. It is an act of parliament which was passed in the United Kingdom during that time. This act defines offenses which are related to public order and safety for the police officers and other members of the law enforcement...

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Why Is the ACLU So Controversial?

The American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU is a non-profit organization that has played an important part in defending different human rights. For almost 80 years, they have worked on showing importance on putting into consideration every person’s rights and freedom such as the freedom of speech,...

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What Is Limited Jurisdiction?

A court is only allowed to hear certain cases that fall into their authority, which refers to their limited jurisdiction. Also referred to as special jurisdiction, limited jurisdiction is given to courts that exert their authority from the law as provided for by a statute or the Constitution. The...

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Cape Wind Project Approved by Feds

A Cape Wind project has been approved by feds. The first offshore windfarm has just been approved by the United States government after nine long years of intense debate and political argument. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, made the official announcement from Cape Cod, Massachusetts,...

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What Is the Privacy Act?

Because of the number of methods that an individual or party may employ to observe, record, or take note of the private activities of another person or party, laws were enacted to respond to this form of invasion. The Privacy Act is one such law that addressed the concerns many people had with...

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Hurricane Alex Downgraded, Halts Spill Cleanup

Hurricane Alex has been downgraded to a tropical storm but halts oil spill cleanup on Thursday, July 1, 2010.  Though Alex has been downgraded a more serious threat is imminent.  Forecasters fear the 10 foot waves and 100 mile per hour winds that slammed Southern Texas and parts of Mexico...

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What Is the Queen’s Bench?

The United Kingdom, most notably Britain, adheres to a constitutional monarchy. This means that the reigning queen or king acts as a state representative. However, in the past, the king or queen held greater power as a statesman and legislator. This is the case for most countries or jurisdictions...

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What Is a Final Judgment?

A judge can issue various types of court orders depending on what is needed to resolve a fact of a case or the case itself. A court order can be issued at the end of a court hearing or for the purposes of providing a motion to dismiss. This type of court order is referred to as a final judgment,...