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The Brehon Laws

Passed down for centuries, the Brehon Laws have made it to the present day. Although no longer in practice, the Brehon Laws give us...

Our Living Shield: The First Amendment

The authors of the Constitution of the United States created a magnificent list of liberties which were, at the time ascribed, to most people...

Copyright Laws Essay

With the new millennium now here, what are some of the changes headed towards us? Now that we have Y2K out of the picture,...

Constitution of the United States

When the Constitution of the United States was first created in 1787, its purpose was to unify our country. However, by 1850, the United...

Comparing the Meiji and MacArthur Constitution

Two major changes in government were the driving force for the Meiji and 1947 (MacArthur) Constitutions to be drafted in Japan. The Meiji Constitution...

Reno v. ACLU

The conflict began on February 8, 1996, when President Clinton signed the CDA law and ACLU, along with EPIC and eighteen other plaintiffs, immediately...

International Tribunal Essay

On May 25, 1993, U. N. Security Council Resolution 827 established an international tribunal charged with prosecuting violations of international law arising from the...

A History of English Common Law

The origin of English Common in the 12th century was sparked by the death of King Henry I in 1135. The nephew of Henry...

Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow laws are about power. Power of one race over another. These laws really highlight the flaws and weakness of human nature. One...

Articles of Confederation

As the first written constitution of the United States, the Articles of Confederation created a legislature where each state was represented equally. The Congress...

Measure for Measure Essays: Mercy vs. Justice

Theme: Mercy vs. Justice. Allusion to justice = eye for eye, tooth for tooth ; allusion to mercy = let him without sin cast the...

Charles Dickens’ Bleak House: Chancery, The Parasite That Plagues the Victorian Society

In Charles Dickens Bleak House, Chancery is portrayed as a disease that plagues the Victorian society. Dickens uses the suits and the lawyers of...

Universally Accepted Declaration of Human Rights

The preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) proclaims that the rights discussed in the document are "a common standard of achievement...

Jurisdiction in the Global Internet Age

E-Jurisdiction (or the lack thereof)… At the beginning of a new century, the Internet Revolution is upon us. At the turn of the last...

Gun Control and the Second Amendment

"If the second amendment does not mean what it says, what about the first? ", this was the question asked by author, and National...

The Value of a Jury System

The Founders of our nation understood that no idea was more central to our Bill of Rights -- indeed, to government of the people,...

International Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms

After the war crimes committed by the Germans in the holocaust that occurred during World War II, the United nations decided to create a...

Thou Shalt not Trample on the Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of...

The Securities And Exchange Commission

In 1934 the Securities Exchange Act created the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the...

The Vagueness of the Emancipation Act of 1834

The Emancipation Act of 1834 changed the course of history and the lives of many people in Great Britain and her colonies. However, despite...

Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow laws are about power. Power of one race over another. These laws really highlight the flaws and weakness of human nature. One...

The question of Constitutional interpretation still has yet to be resolved

Should only the explicit commands of our nations Founding Fathers be referenced in courts of law, or can it be justified that an outside...

Loving v. Virginia

On July 11, 1958 a couple of hours after midnight, Richard Loving a white man and Mildred Loving an African American woman were awakened...

Article 2B (Law of Licensing)

A new law will probably be introduced into state legislatures which will govern all contracts for the development, sale, licensing, and support of computer...

Civil Liberties: A Look Into The Future

After September 11, 2001, in the United States of America, many aspects of our daily lives have changed. One notable change has been the...

The question of Constitutional interpretation still has yet to be resolved

Justification and Weaknesses of the Non-Interpretive Model The question of Constitutional interpretation still has yet to be resolved. Should only the explicit commands of...

Teenage Curfew Laws: Beneficial or Detrimental

Sally walked out of the coffee shop downtown and wandered to her car. It was about 12:15 a. m. on one Tuesday over the...

Moral Law vs. Civil Law

In the case of Antigone versus the state, she chose to follow moral law, or God's law if you will. Ultimately she felt that...

Censorship and the First Amendment: The American Citizen’s Right to Free Speech

In other words do individuals or groups have the right or the power to examine material and remove or prohibit anything they consider objectionable?...

Reasons For Limitations On Free Speech

The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting...

Idaho Legislature 2000 Project

The Idaho Legislature held its first session in 1890. At that time the legislature was composed of 18 senators and 36 representatives. The state...

Clean Air Act

1990, the federal Clean Air Act was passed to improve air quality in the United States. President Bush's proposed amendments to the Clean Air...

Constitution Comparison Essay

I compared the U. S. A. constitution and the Australian constitution. Their differences are as abundant as their similarities. The Australian constitution is extremely...

Explanation of The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most masterfully written document of Western civilization. This essay seeks to illuminate that artistry by probing the...

Clean Air Act

Air pollution may cause enflamed eyes and nose and an itchy, irritated throat, as well as problems in respiration. A number of chemicals found...

Brehon Laws Essay

Passed down for centuries, the Brehon Laws have made it to the present day. Although no longer in practice, the Brehon Laws give us...

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America contains the basic rights of citizens of this country. There is, perhaps, no right more controversial...

Abortion Should Be Kept Out of The Criminal Code

Abortion, termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. When the expulsion from the womb occurs after the fetus becomes viable...

Reasons For Limitations On Free Speech

The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting...

Copyright Laws And Regulations

With the new millennium now here, what are some of the changes headed towards us? Now that we have Y2K out of the picture,...

First Amendment Essay

No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years,...

Development of Defense of Provocation

Critically evaluate the development of common law principles applicable to the defence of provocation in criminal law from the decision in Mancini v DPP...

The Federal Government

The federal government attempted to use many laws to protect the rights of the newly freed slaves, such as the Civil rights Act of...

Divorce Law

Divorce is a growing epidemic in Canada and the United States. It affects both parties involved, being the spouses, and also has a profound...

Don’t Talk to Cops

"GOOD MORNING! My name is investigator Holmes. Do you mind answering a few simple questions? " If you open your door one day and...

Montesquieu’s Definition Of Law

The following was completed for a Political Thought and Theory Class in my Senior Year of Highschool.. my grade was an 85 Montesquieu: Definition...

History Of Jury

For more than six hundred years-that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215--there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than...

Gun Control

In the wake of all the school shootings in the past two years gun control has become a more serious issue than before. Gun...

Role Of Superior Court Judges

Law is one part of a set of processes, social, political, economic and cultural, which shape and direct the development of society. Like all...

Gangs are a violent reality

Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in todays cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids...