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  • ...ions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions that relate to family relationships, rights, duties, and finances.'' ...ate and federal legislators, family law remains a contentious area of U.S. law, generating strong emotions from those who have had to enter the legal proc
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  • ... Does my son have any rights and how do I make this right is there a court law that she has broken and if I can't afford to hire a lawyer who do I report
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  • <li>[[:Category:Internet_Law|Internet Law]]</li> <li>[[:Category:Criminal_Law|Criminal Law]]</li>
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  • ...eenth and eighteenth weeks of pregnancy. After quickening, however, common law was less clear as to whether abortion was considered a crime. In the United ...before the courts eventually resulted in the need for clarification of the law by the Supreme Court. After considering many abortion-related appeals and p
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  • ... McClellan left the post in 1930 to resume private practice, but abandoned law for <span>[[Democratic Party|Democratic Party]]</span> politics in 1935, wh ...crime. During the hearings, Joseph Valachi, a member of an organized crime family, gave graphic testimony of its inner workings. McClellan continued to organ
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  • ...other, Ida E. May McGrath, used her training as a bookkeeper to manage the family's financial affairs while her husband was on the road. ...sion To The Bar|admission to the bar]]</span>, McGrath joined a Providence law firm and decided to marry. He and his wife, Estelle A. Cadorette McGrath, h
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  • ...age twenty-two, and while working several jobs, McKenna had studied enough law on his own to pass the California bar. One year later, despite little exper
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  • ...near Lebanon, Ohio, where his father staked out land that later became the family farm. McLean attended a county school and later was tutored by two schoolma ...f the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in Cincinnati and also studied law with Arthur St. Clair and John S. Gano, two distinguished Cincinnati lawyer
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  • ...e McNabb-Mallory rule is not a constitutional rule but is based on federal law and on the federal judiciary's authority to oversee the administration of c ... before the nearest U.S. commissioner or judicial officer. Relying on this law and on the Court's supervisory authority to oversee justice in the federal
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  • <p>Under federal law, states cannot reduce other welfare benefits that people receive when they <p>The U.S. Supreme Court, in <i>Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Service v. Blumer</i>, 534 U.S. 473, 122 S. Ct. 962, 151 L. Ed. 2d 935 (200
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  • ...blish a notification process to provide information about sex offenders to law enforcement agencies and, when appropriate, to the public. The type of noti ...Columbia, and the Federal Government had enacted some variation of Megan's Law.
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  • ...where Mentschikoff graduated from Hunter College in 1934 and from Columbia Law School in 1937.</p> ...rm Commercial Code|Uniform Commercial Code]]</span> (UCC) for the American Law Institute (the Uniform Commercial Code is a model for laws dealing with bus
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  • ...criminal justice system, and the'' <span>[[International Law|international law]]</span> ''of armed conflict.'' ...y of <span>[[Martial Law|martial law]]</span> in situations where ordinary law is insufficient to secure public safety and private rights.
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  • ...ngeles newspaper, from 1929 to 1933.</p><p>Miller returned to the field of law when he married and was admitted to the California bar in 1933. By the 1940 ... articles to such journals as the <i>Crisis</i>, the <i>Nation</i>, and <i>Law in Transition.</i> Later, Miller was named cochair of the West Coast legal
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  • ... had sought to preserve a patriarchal social structure and the patriarchal family through an ideology of sexual domination and violence. This ideology was mo ... influences. In their attacks on <span>[[Pornography|pornography]]</span>, law professor <span>[[Catharine A. Mackinnon|catharine a. mackinnon]]</span> an
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  • ...ty to "raise the hue and cry" by reporting crimes, especially felonies, to law enforcement authorities (''Branzburg v. Hayes'', 408 U.S. 665, 92 S. Ct. 26 ...t knew that the felony was committed; (3) the defendant did not notify any law enforcement or judicial officer; and (4) the defendant took affirmative ste
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  • ...r and took a position as a law clerk with Stringer and Seymour, a St. Paul law firm.</p> ...o military service as an infantry officer until 1919, when he rejoined his law firm, becoming a senior partner in 1922.</p><p>In 1925, through an influent
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  • ... University of Bordeaux in 1708. In 1715 he married Jeanne Lartigue, whose family brought him substantial wealth, and a year later his uncle died and left hi ...proved to him that a society could combine the <span>[[Rule Of Law|rule of law]]</span> with political freedom.
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  • ...oteur. During the war, Moore's brother, father, and uncle were killed, the family plantation was ransacked, and their home was destroyed.
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  • ...out of personal conscience and that are not necessarily part of legislated law in the United States.</i></p> ...l law is synonymous with the commands of a divine being. For others, moral law is a set of universal rules that should apply to everyone.</p>
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  • ...ese modern statutes, also called mortmain acts, protect only the immediate family of a decedent from disinheritance by death-bed gifts to charities when the
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  • ...motives were honorable—for example, if the accused acted in defense of a family member.
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  • ...tion to jurisdiction. Under the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, or law made by courts, murder was the unlawful killing of a human being with malic ...rder. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts found that Massachusetts law permits psychiatric evidence to attack the premeditation aspect of murder.
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  • ... 600,000 business owners, including commercial enterprises, manufacturers, family farmers, neighborhood retailers, and service companies. The total membershi ...th care]]</span>, <span>[[Medical Malpractice|medical malpractice]]</span> law reform, caps on civil suit damages, and affordable high-speed access to the
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  • ...th care]]</span>, education, and comfort. Modern <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span> is now gender neutral: husbands and wives have an equal and mutual Courts rarely let themselves be involved in family disputes concerning necessaries while the marriage is ongoing. Depending on
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  • ...on votes, as compared to Hoover's 15 million Roosevelt came from a wealthy family, had served as assistant secretary of the navy and as governor of New York, *[[Labor Law]]
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  • ...efore attending Merritt College in Oakland and the San Francisco School of Law. In 1966 while at Merritt he met <span>[[Bobby Seale|Bobby Seale]]</span>,
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  • At <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, when an individual was unable to look after his or her own intere ...tem'' represented a defendant. This distinction has been removed in modern law.
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  • ...attle with tuberculosis. Harold's death was particularly traumatic for the family, as it had poured much of its limited resources into his treatment.</p> ... He graduated second in his class and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. At Duke, he was elected president of the Duke Bar Association and g
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  • ...rtitions; &#x2026; all contracts and instruments of writing; [and holding] family meetings and meetings of creditors &#x2026;" (La. Rev. Stat. Ann. &#xA7; 35 ...o the Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility." <i>John Marshall Law Review</i> 32 (summer).</p>
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  • ...d become her colleague on the U.S. Supreme Court, ranked first in the same law school class. ...aw school, Day married John O'Connor, an attorney. She had hoped to join a law firm in Los Angeles or San Francisco, but none was willing to hire a woman
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  • ...n has expressed the intent to donate, physicians still ask permission of a family member or guardian.</p> <p>A 1986 federal law (42 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 1320b&#x2013;8) requires all hospitals participating in
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  • ...m, relied on the free and autonomous choice of the individual or surviving family as the basis for organ donation.</p> ...l persons to donate organs to relatives. For example, in 1990, an Illinois family with a son who had leukemia brought a lawsuit seeking to compel the boy's h
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  • ...o eradicate organized crime by expanding evidence-gathering techniques for law enforcement, specifying more acts as being crimes, authorizing enhanced pen ...n>[[Obstruction Of Justice|obstruction of justice]]</span>, obstruction of law enforcement, tampering with witnesses, filing of a false statement to obtai
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  • ...o became known as the Buddha. The Buddha, or the Enlightened One, left his family at a young age and spent his life searching for a release from the human co ...A Proposal to Accommodate Constitutional Values." <i>Columbia Human Rights Law Review</i> 15.</p>
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  • ...rovince of the father are now shared with the mother, and, in general, the law seeks to treat parents equally. ...d is not entitled to full legal rights unless the child is born alive. The law does not ordinarily consider a fetus to be a child.
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  • ...request. Many states have gone further and required that a victim or their family be notified of their right to attend a parole hearing, the right to submit ...gning their parole procedures. There was no showing that the change in the law lengthened the inmate's time of actual imprisonment, the Court noted, and b
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  • ... United States and a member of the prominent Boston Adams family, read the law under Parson's tutelage during this period. ...business corporations at a time when very little <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> was available to guide him.
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  • ...sults in litigation, the litigants are called parties to the lawsuit. U.S. law has developed principles that govern the rights and duties of parties. In a ...nterest in them. Under the old rules of <span>[[Common Law Pleading|common-law pleading]]</span>, which used to regulate who could bring a lawsuit, only a
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  • ...d the ''societas'', the business form eventually developed into the common-law partnership. England enacted its Partner-ship Act in 1890, and legal expert ...ate a partnership, but courts generally look closely at the structure of a family business before recognizing it as a partnership for the benefit of the firm
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  • English and U.S. <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> have recognized the importance of establishing the paternity of ch ...ion|presumption]] of paternity and therefore legitimacy, the rule promoted family stability and integrity.
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  • ...ty) in 1763. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1768, establishing a law practice in New Bromley, New Jersey. *[http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patterson.asp New Jersey or Paterson Plan]
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  • The law presumes that an adult is competent, but competency may be an issue in nume ... thereby avoiding a lengthy and expensive competency hearing. Consent by a family member demonstrates that the doctor consulted someone who knows the patient
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  • ... and studied abroad as a young man. He read the law in his father's Albany law office and was admitted to the New York bar in 1859, following the lead of ...897), he wrote the majority opinion that struck down a Louisiana insurance law as being a violation of the federal <span>[[Due Process Clause|Due Process
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  • ...f pensions based on the employee's age and length of employment. Under the law an employer using a pension plan that is not funded by the employees may ch ...nalties for violators of pension laws and provides <span>[[Civil Law|civil law]]</span> remedies to victims of pension misuse or abuse.</p>
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  • ... advice. Physicians and surgeons are highly trained and duly authorized by law to practice medicine.</p> ...to laws regulating their specific area of practice. They are prohibited by law from practicing medicine or surgery.</p>
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  • ...ale Law School in 1840 and then moved to Columbus, Ohio, to open his first law practice. By 1845 he had returned to the East Coast and entered a legal par ...il 1860 when he resigned to resume the <span>[[Practice Of Law|practice of law]]</span>.
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  • [[Category:Family Law]]
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  • ...galizing Baby Abandonment Really Solve the Problem?" ''Journal of Juvenile Law'' 22. ... Band-Aid or a Solution? Child Abandonment Laws in California." ''McGeorge Law Review'' (winter).
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  • ...in 1950, an M.A. in sociology from Atlanta University in 1951, and later a law degree from Allen University in 1960.</p> ... Campaign. This effort to dramatize poverty was quickly crushed by federal law enforcement.</p>
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  • ...nswered that its authority to order such a regulation was created by Texas law. Vernon's Texas Revised Civil Statutes Annotated, article 6445, provided in ... allegation of discrimination, but declared that the fate of the offending law should be decided first by the state courts. The Court then faced the quest
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  • ...not specifically recognized in substantive'' <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span>, ''it has been used successfully in some cases to prove, for examp ...mited circumstances, such as those involving the insanity defense. Harvard law professor [[Alan_Morton_Dershowitz|<span>Alan Dershowitz</span>]] coined th
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  • ...rd and satisfaction for the person committed to his or her charge, but the law may require that the guardian's actions be supervised by a court. An execut ...any claim against the widower for damages resulting from the accident. The family friend and the other driver each sign a copy of the statement for the other
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  • ... drug users. This fact has had a strong impact on the shaping of AIDS law. Law is often shaped by politics, and AIDS is a highly politicized disease. The ...n and from crimes to <span>[[Torts|torts]]</span>. Although a body of case law has developed, it remains relatively new with respect to most issues and co
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  • [[Category:Family Law]]
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  • ...uation in 1755, the strong-willed Adams instead decided to teach and study law. He was admitted to the Boston bar in 1758 and established a prestigious le ...l Law|natural law]]</span>. He believed that the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> was the source of unalienable, indefeasible rights of men, the hon
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  • ...n's pain and suffering, an item that should have been included under state law. The trial judge, therefore, awarded an additur of $15,000. The effect of t ... is low. For example, damages of $10,000 certainly will not compensate the family of a forty-four-year-old man who had been steadily employed as a plumber un
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  • ... the same commission votes to rezone a parcel of real property from single-family residential to business uses, however, that is an administrative act that d [[Category:Administrative Law and Procedures]]
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  • ...ven the rights, privileges, and duties of a child and heir by the adoptive family. Since adoption was not recognized at <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, all adoption procedures in the United States are regulated by [[S
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  • Adultery is viewed by the law in many jurisdictions as an offense injurious to public morals and a mistre ...less of whether the other person was married. At <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, adultery was wrongful intercourse between a married woman and any
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  • ...ions of southeastern Georgia that were under his command and grant to each family of color "40 acres and a mule." The proposal ran into powerful political op ... of individuals to gain access to the goods of U.S. life reemerged in U.S. law and society through a series of court decisions and political initiatives i
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  • [[Category:Family Law]]
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  • ''The body of law governing the cultivation of various crops and the raising and management o ...s concerned with farmers, ranchers, and the consuming public. Agricultural law is designed to ensure the continued, efficient production and distribution
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  • ...d weather catastrophes. Supporters often state that government support for family farms keeps farm monopolies from dominating production and raising prices. ... fewer and fewer farm corporations, and actually undermines the concept of family farms. Opponents also state that although a primary goal of agriculture sub
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  • ...esponse to the post-accident events, Congress passed the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act (ADFAA) the same year. The terrorist [[September 11th attack ...at their older planes are airworthy. Critics claim that enforcement of the law has been lax and that it ignores other compelling reasons to replace aging
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  • ...gain in 1948 following the Communist takeover of the Czech government. The family settled in the United States in 1949. ...r master's degree and doctorate from the university's Department of Public Law and Government. While working on her advanced degrees, Albright served in t
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  • ... mean the demon drink that poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family life, and inflames sinners, then I'm against it," the Congressman said. "Bu ... was born in the American Revolution. Shifting concerns about morality and family harmony that were characteristic of the Industrial Revolution inspired the
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  • ...s of [[Felon|convicted felons]] largely occupy DNA databases available for law enforcement investigation purposes. In cases where lab scientists cannot de ...utiny violates our sense of [[Equal protection|equal treatment]] under the law.<ref>http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/familial_dna_searches_are_creat
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  • ''Payment that a family court may order one person in a couple to make to the other person when tha ...is education she agreed to forfeit her earning power to invest time in the family. The several years she spent out of the workforce continue to handicap her
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  • ...ion on Diplomatic Relations, which became effective as part of the federal law in 1972, governs diplomatic immunity by granting various degrees of immunit ...uties. A diplomatic agent is not required to testify as a witness; and the family members living in the agent's household enjoy the same immunities.
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  • ...U.S. populace as a whole. In the 1990s the AMA launched a campaign against family violence and violence in schools and called on tobacco companies to refrain *[[Health Care Law]]
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  • ... human rights include the following: torture of a person and/or his or her family members by mental or physical means, the "disappearance" of persons conside *[[International Law]]
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  • ...y espousing a societal state in which there is no structured government or law or in which there is resistance to all current forms of government.</i></p> ...gene, Oregon. Although anarchists claim these protests were peaceful until law enforcement officers disrupted them, others consider these anarchists to be
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  • ...k Douglass]]</span> and attended her father's anti-slavery meetings in the family home. Before and during the <span>[[U.S. Civil War|U.S. Civil War]]</span>, ...ost of the nineteenth century, a wife had very little protection under the law. Any income she produced automatically belonged to her husband, as did any
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  • ...semination using the sperm of a third-party donor, referred to as AID, the law is less clear. Some states stipulate that the child is presumed to be the l ...state of Louisiana and the federal government. In June 1995 Administrative Law Judge Elving Torres ruled that the Social Security Administration (SSA) mus
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  • ...nd grandfather were Pentecostal ministers, it seemed only natural that the family would make Springfield their home. While the church forbids smoking, drinki ...uated from the University of Chicago in 1967 and went on to teach business law at Southwest Missouri State University.
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  • ...t individuals from abuses of power. Any person who is licensed to practice law in any country, state, or jurisdiction, who is committed to the <span>[[Adv ...tely 30 attorneys. It publishes the monthly magazine ''Trial'', the ''ATLA Law Reporter'', and the ''ATLA Advocate''.
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  • <p>The court issues a writ of attachment directing the sheriff or other law enforcement officer to serve a copy of the order on the defendant and to se ...t a certain amount is exempt in order to allow for personal support or for family support. Property belonging to the defendant but in the hands of someone el
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  • ...attorney, and hence only the client may waive it. In federal courts, state law is applied with respect to such privilege.'' ...client developed further with reforms in English <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>.
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  • ...operty damage, the body of law surrounding them is quite large. Automobile law covers the four general phases in the life cycle of an automobile: its manu ...urers, are thus subject to <span>[[Product Liability Law|product liability law]]</span>. Anyone who suffers harm, injury, or property damage from an impro
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  • ...urn to England and resume his legal education so that he could support his family. After completing his studies, Bacon became a barrister in 1582 and then at ...lopment of later legal philosophies, in this case theories that viewed the law and justice as emerging from social life and experience.</p>
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  • ...he bond can be signed by a professional surety holder, the accused, or the family and friends of the accused. Signing the bail bond is a promise that the def ...l. Such a release occurs only if the suspect has steady employment, stable family ties, and a history of residence in the community. Willful violation of the
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  • ...m the custody of law enforcement officials. The defendant, the defendant's family and friends, or a professional bail bond agent (or bail agent) executes a d [[Category:Criminal Law]]
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  • ...terest clearly outweighed the other. Instead, both the state's interest in law enforcement and the individual's interest in being free from harm were weig ... [1917] [Brandeis, J., dissenting]). In another case, he wrote: "Whether a law enacted in the exercise of the police power is justly subject to the charge
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  • ...heir wealth could provide, but they also emphasized service to others. The family attended the Unitarian Church, where an emphasis on helping others sowed in ...defended a science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, charged with violating the law (<i>Scopes v. State</i>, 152 Tenn. 424, 278 S.W. 57 [1925]; 154 Tenn. 105,
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  • ...om 1840 to 1841 Ballinger attended St. Mary's College, then began to study law on his own. His father was clerk of the courts of Knox County and hired the ...d from the war in 1846, he was one of the first to be licensed to practice law in the new state.</p>
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  • ...he psychological and emotional damage from the scourge and condemnation of family, neighbors, and community was equally dreaded. However, as settlements and ...e and procedural requirements of <span>[[Due Process Of Law|due process of law]]</span>. Banishment is not considered "cruel and unusual punishment." As r
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  • ...their assets or restructure their finances to fund their debts. Bankruptcy law provides that individual debtors may keep certain exempt assets, such as a ...s. Thus, a law that was first designed to punish the debtor evolved into a law that protected the debtor while encouraging the resolution of outstanding m
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  • ...Williamsburg, where he briefly studied law. A year later, he established a law practice in Orange County, and quickly gained a reputation for his outstand ... to run for reelection to Congress, and returned to Virginia to resume his law practice.</p>
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  • ... could be a parent, an older sibling, a babysitter, a day-care provider, a family friend, a parent's romantic partner—in short, anyone. Some children are v ...o claim that his wife or girlfriend physically terrorized him were absurd. Law enforcement officials often took abuse charges less seriously when the comp
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  • Derrick Albert Bell Jr. was the first tenured black law professor at Harvard Law School, a renegade <span>[[Civil Rights|civil rights]]</span> scholar and p ...five years old, he watched his mother, Ada Elizabeth Bell, demand that the family's landlord fix the rotted stairs behind their apartment. His mother finally
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  • ...that Jews were tolerated and allowed to prosper in the U.S. Carolinas, the family moved to the United States in 1813, settling in Charleston, South Carolina. ...n moved to New Orleans, where he clerked in a commercial house and studied law until he was admitted to the bar in 1832. (A commercial house of the early
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  • ...llow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Instead of practicing law, Bentham chose to pursue a career in legal, political, and social reform, a ...he achieved great advances in prison reform, <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span>, civil service, and insurance and was active in the compilation of
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  • ...s of Immoral Use, but known popularly as the <span>[[Comstock Law|Comstock Law]]</span> or Comstock Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 1416-62 [1964]; 19 U.S.C.A. § 130 ...he sale, distribution, or advertising of contraceptives. Connecticut had a law that prohibited even the ''use'' of contraceptives; it was passed with litt
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  • ...lege of William and Mary (founded by his great-uncle), and he then studied law at Oxford's Middle Temple, in London.</p> ...d to Virginia with his Scottish wife, Jean Balfour, and began a successful law practice in Williamsburg. He served in the House of Burgesses as a represen
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  • ... three years with his father in Manhattan. Blatchford then joined Seward's law firm in Auburn, New York. He married Caroline Appleton in 1844.</p> ...al, maritime, and patent law. Because of his extensive knowledge of patent law he was asked by lawmakers to help write key federal statutes governing pate
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  • ...the person who did the killing did so to defend his lord or a close female family member. The idea of the imprisonment of a person who had committed a <span> ...ispute over whether the blood feud was legal under Teutonic or Anglo-Saxon law.</p>
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  • ...applicants who have been law-abiding citizens and who have stable work and family histories have the best chance of receiving pardons. Review boards are empo ... interest in the criminal justice system. Members may be current or former law enforcement officers, correctional officials, lawyers, educators, and busin
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  • ... graduate of Williams College. He went on to become a lawyer and practiced law in Poughkeepsie for more than 50 years. Bolin's mother was born in England <p>Bolin was raised in a middle-class family. She attended public elementary and secondary schools. After graduation fro
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  • According to local rumors, the Borden family was not noted for its harmonious relationships. Andrew Borden was a quiet, ...ge: New Trial, Same Verdict: Lizzie Borden 'No Murderer.'" ''Chicago Daily Law Bulletin'' 143 (September 17).
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  • ..., a strict Calvinist, despised slavery. When Brown was five years old, the family moved to Hudson, Ohio, a locale that was steeped in anti-slavery sentiment. ...r-old Mary Ann Day who bore him seven more children. Brown and his growing family moved around the country while he tried his hand at a number of occupations
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  • ... was born March 19, 1860, in Salem, Illinois. His was a devoutly religious family that prayed together three times a day and stressed strict adherence to a l ...r. In 1887, he and his wife moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he entered a law partnership with a friend. The Bryans became active in civic affairs, and s
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  • ...s bachelor of laws degree from Howard University Law School in 1936. After law school, Bryant worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and later ...ct of Columbia from 1951 to 1954. After resigning that post, he joined the law firm of Houston, Bryant, and Gardner, in Washington, D.C., where he worked
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  • ...), which has successfully drafted such model codes as the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code and the CABO Model Energy Code. In 1994, the three major mode ...lding Codes Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?" <i>John Marshall Law Review</i> 349.</p>
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  • ... he did not progress in his legal studies, and he eventually abandoned the law in favor of a literary career.</p> <p>Realizing that the literary life would not pay enough to support a family, Burke entered politics. In 1765, he was appointed private secretary to the
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  • ...bid for the U.S. Senate, he returned to South Carolina in 1925 to practice law in Spartanburg. In 1930, he again ran for the Senate, and this time he won ... S. Ct. 415, 86 L. Ed. 615 (1942), where the Court held that a state penal law that required workers receiving advances to remain at their jobs until the
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  • ... Catron grew up with little formal education. He supported himself and his family by herding cattle and grooming horses, but he found time to read the classi Catron read law briefly in Sparta and then joined the Second Tennessee Regiment, a group of
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  • ...'private cemetery'' is used only by a small segment of a community or by a family. ...cuniary profit and may or may not be organized under the general corporate law.
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  • == Center for Law and Education == The Center for Law and Education (CLE) offers support services on educational issues for advoc
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  • ... Since the mid 1970s, the CIA has received more attention for breaking the law than it has for upholding national security. Four events focused unwanted a ... at a time when U.S. military aid to the Contras was prohibited by federal law. All of this was done without the knowledge of Congress; the CIA informed n
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  • ...ars and then left to attend Harvard Law School in 1910. He remained on the family firm's board of directors for the rest of his life. He married Bess Frank S ... 1916 he began teaching at Harvard Law School as an assistant professor of law. He accepted a full professorship three years later and remained at Harvard
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  • ...ase attended Cincinnati College for a year then eventually returned to his family in New Hampshire and entered Dartmouth College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa i After college, Chase moved to Washington, D.C., where he studied law under Attorney General <span>[[William Wirt|William Wirt]]</span>. He passe
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  • ...ceived a classical education under his father's supervision. Chase studied law in Annapolis, Maryland, at the office of Attorney John Hall from 1759 until Chase established a successful law practice in Annapolis, the colonial capital and later the state capital of
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  • ...e once said that he had attended over 60 elementary schools because of his family's constant search for work in the fields. ...de § 1140 et seq. [West]), was passed by the California Legislature. This law gave workers the right to bargain collectively and the right to seek redres
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  • ...gave children few, if any, rights. Under English <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, children were treated as property owned by the parents. Parents, ...tute that authorized such societies to file complaints of child abuse with law enforcement agencies.
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  • ... minor does not rise to the level of child pornography. Thus, home movies, family pictures, and educational books depicting nude children in a realistic, non ...ers who pander both "real" and "virtual" child pornography have frustrated law enforcement efforts and meritorious prosecutions in the Ninth Circuit. Thes
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  • ...e plaintiff (the parent seeking the order) resides. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act<ref>http://library.findlaw.com/2000/May/1/128527.html</ref> of Child support awards are made by each state's family court system. Most states require that they be based on the best interests
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  • ...ators and to speak out publicly on a broad array of issues on the law, the family, and society. It is involved in the welfare debate: The CDF has consistentl ... the Washington Research Project, whose chief focus was antidiscrimination law. The group acquired powerful allies—one staff attorney was Hillary Rodham
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  • ... on children's status as "natural persons" deserving of benefits under the law as provided in the U.S. Constitution and its <span>[[Bill Of Rights|Bill of ...represented by attorneys; how resources are distributed, for example, in a family experiencing <span>[[Divorce|divorce]]</span>; how long some children will
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  • ...assachusetts, the fifth of six children and the youngest of four boys in a family with an established heritage. His father, Dr. George Choate, was a graduate .... Hayes|Rutherford B. Hayes]]</span> from 1877 to 1881), Choate joined the law office of Butler, Evarts, and Southmayd.
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  • ...as a powerful lobby for politically conservative causes. Under federal tax law, the organization is permitted to lobby for political issues but cannot end ...ned against gay rights, and through its legal arm, the American Center for Law and Justice, it has filed many church-state lawsuits.</p>
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  • ...in line with the society's goals. CLS's legal-advocacy arm, the Center for Law and Religious Freedom, promotes freedom of religion and challenges governme ...application to use school facilities to show a film on Christian values in family relationships violated the church's <span>[[First Amendment|First Amendment
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  • <div type="article"><p>Citizens for Decency through Law (CDL), one of the first major anti-pornography organizations in the United ...ve prepared and mailed comprehensive analyses of developments in obscenity law to prosecutors around the United States. The group has also sought to educa
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  • ...[Contracts|contracts]], [[Property Law|property]], and [[Family Law|family law]]. ...ed and compiled by legal scholars. Legislators and administrators in civil law countries use these doctrines to fashion a code by which all legal controve
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  • ... law enforcement official Tom Campbell Clark played a pivotal role in U.S. law following <span>[[World War Ii|world war ii]]</span>. During his three deca ...amsey, a former fellow student, with whom he later had two children.</p><p>Family political connections served Clark throughout his career. Help in launching
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  • ... born August 3, 1935, in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. When he was still young, the family moved to Phoenix, and then to the Watts section of Los Angeles. While in Lo ...scribed the delight he felt at "defying and trampling upon the white man's law" through these actions. He also claimed that his motivation in the rapes wa
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  • ... university's law school. He received his law degree in 1928 and practiced law in St. Louis until entering the navy in 1944.</p> <p>served as a personal legal adviser to President Kennedy and his family.</p>
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  • ...estors had moved to the United States in 1644. As a child he worked on his family's small farm in New Hampshire. Although his parents did not encourage him t ...aw to pass the bar in 1827 and moved to Newfield, Maine, where he opened a law office. Most of his legal work involved land claim disputes related to the
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  • ...e 103d Congress of 1993–94. Nevertheless, Clinton made an impact on U.S. law. On many issues, from <span>[[Abortion|abortion]]</span> to environmental p ...ton four years after Blythe's death. When Clinton was seven years old, the family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he spent the rest of his childhood.
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  • ...ing African-American clients he believes have been treated unfairly by the law. His work on behalf of ordinary citizens in police-brutality cases achieved ...niversity of California, Los Angeles, and then Loyola University School of Law. His father remained a great influence and, even in the 1990s, lived in the
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  • ... or lesbian couples, or individuals already married to another person, the law does not allow them to marry. In other cases, the partners may feel that ma ...ed the same issue 17 years later, however, and decided that a Texas sodomy law that applied specifically to homosexual conduct violated the <span>[[Due Pr
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  • ...mic brilliance helped Cohn sail quickly through college, and he earned his law degree from Columbia University in 1947 at the age of twenty. He then had t ...es published as he was for any oral argument he might make. Outside of his law practice, he wrote widely in the popular and legal press, and authored four
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  • ...ard Coke bravely fought for the supremacy of the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> over the monarchy. He served in numerous high public offices under ...illiam Blackstone|Sir William Blackstone]]</span>, greatly influenced U.S. law and were considered required reading for U.S. lawyers until well into the n
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  • ...he point at which subjects of interstate commerce become subjects of state law and, therefore, state regulation. ...uniform, efficient railway system significantly outweighed that of a state law that has minimal effect.
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  • <p>Pursuant to statutory and case law, <span>[[Due Process|due process]]</span> protections are afforded to perso ...guage defining the types of mental illnesses and conditions covered by the law, as well as certain conditions that are excluded from coverage&#x2014;gener
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  • <div type="article"><p>The Comstock Law of 1873 was a federal law that made it a crime to sell or distribute materials that could be used for ... among other moral vices. He also used their money to lobby Congress for a law that would implement his overall agenda.</p>
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  • ...rate States of America was to preserve the force and framework of existing law in the South by adopting the Constitution of the Confederate States, which ... Europe and, on his return to the United States, arranged for him to study law with several noted Southern attorneys.</p>
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  • ...force in <span>[[Self Defense|self-defense]]</span> to protect oneself and family does not defeat a claim of opposition to all war. Enlistment in the militar
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  • ...breach of trust by an express trustee (the person appointed or required by law to execute a trust), and it is also created where no express trust is creat ...remedy. The aggrieved party can choose between a trust and other relief at law, such as recovery of money wrongfully taken, but cannot obtain both types o
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  • ...t to a decent burial has long been recognized as <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, but no universal rule exists as to whom the right of burial is gr ... who holds the right to burial can cause controversy beyond the deceased's family. One of the more</p>
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  • ...cally played a reforming role in relation to <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> and the criminal justice system. As an applied discipline, it has ...e, and <span>[[Arbitrary|arbitrary]]</span>. These old systems applied the law unequally, were subject to great corruption, and often used torture and the
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  • ...losophy, and he graduated from Harvard at the age of seventeen. He studied law in Boston and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1821. The same year, ...essential in maintaining sharp legal skills and keeping abreast of current law. In defense of his action, Cushing wrote,</p>
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  • ...ividual can recover damages, the injury suffered must be one recognized by law as warranting redress, and must have actually been sustained by the individ The law recognizes three major categories of damages: <span>[[Compensatory Damages|
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  • ... and was educated at Princeton University, graduating in 1805. He read the law in the Richmond offices of <span>[[Edmund Randolph|Edmund Randolph]]</span> <p>Although Daniel maintained a law practice, his focus was on politics and government. He was elected to the V
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  • ...ng, but with his father's encouragement, he read widely from the extensive family library to educate himself. As his father's intellectual companion, Darrow ..., and fathered his only child, a son. In search of a better income for his family and eager for opportunity, Darrow accepted an invitation from his brother E
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  • ...Birmingham, Alabama, on January 26, 1944, the eldest of four children. Her family was relatively well-off among the blacks in the city. Her father and mother When Davis was four years old, the family moved out of the Birmingham projects and bought a large wooden house in a n
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  • Death has always been a central concern of the law. The many legal issues related to death include laws that determine whether == Defining Death in the Law ==
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  • ...e, a video camera can provide a tour through the burned-out remains of the family's residence. Some attorneys have actually begun hiring stuntpersons to re-c ...rting Its Proper Evidentiary Status." <i>University of California at Davis Law Review</i> 25.</p>
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  • ...widely accepted description of the <span>[[International Law|international law]]</span> on diplomacy. The convention splits the functions of diplomatic ag ..., 108 S. Ct. 1157, 99 L. Ed. 2d 333 (1988) [striking down part of the D.C. law as violating freedom of speech]).</p>
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  • ...e from California State University in 1962. Dixon then went on to earn his law degree from Southwestern State University in Los Angeles in 1967. ... spent only a few years in the private <span>[[Practice Of Law|practice of law]]</span> before entering a life devoted to politics and public service. In
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  • ...ral reforms, which sought to overcome burdensome <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> practices that filled the legal landscape with many pitfalls. ...ar exam. Doe passed the New Hampshire bar exam in 1852 and began a private law practice in Dover. During the 1850s, he also served as the county solicitor
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  • <p>The values of Dole's working-class family informed his upbringing. He was born on July 22, 1923, in Russell, Kansas, ... earned a law degree with honors from Washburn University of Topeka.</p><p>Law quickly led to politics. Dole served one term in the Kansas Legislature in
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  • ...a family, such as a dog or cat, or one that can be used to contribute to a family's support, such as a cow, chicken, or horse. When something is ''domesticat ...husband and wife]]</span>, that are regulated by <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span>.
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  • ...oercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another can constitute domestic violence.'' ...ng the 1990s. For example, a 1995 amendment to California's domestic-abuse law (West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code §§ 14140–14143) revoked a provision that a
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  • ...ew up in small towns of rural Minnesota, California, and Washington as his family moved in search of a climate that would preserve the frail health of his fa ...Whitman College, and second in his class and on the law review at Columbia Law School.</p>
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  • ...y the U.S. Congress to balance the competing viewpoints. Congress passed a law designating as free states any new states located north of a line drawn acr ... became the free states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. In 1838, Scott and his family returned to Missouri with Emerson.
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  • ...efense counsel, substance-abuse treatment specialists, probation officers, law enforcement and correctional personnel, educational and vocational experts, ...courts likewise have proven successful, and now many jurisdictions include family drug courts that primarily hear substance-abuse and neglect cases.</p>
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  • ... 5,000 people to document the social institutions, health, crime patterns, family relationships, and education of African Americans in northern urban areas. <p>Du Bois's influence on U.S. law was indirect but powerful. He spoke out eloquently against injustice and in
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  • ... one's life, liberty, or property. Also, a constitutional guarantee that a law shall not be unreasonable, <span>[[Arbitrary|arbitrary]]</span>, or caprici The constitutional guarantee of due process of law, found in the [[Fifth Amendment]] and [[Fourteenth Amendment]] to the [[Con
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  • ...en entered <span>[[George Washington|George Washington]]</span> University Law School. Again, he worked quickly, and graduated in two years. ...ed the greatest corporate law firm of the early twentieth century. In 1919 family friend and international financier Bernard M. Baruch invited Dulles to be h
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  • ...CP]]</span>). In New York, Edelman received NAACP training in civil rights law for one year. She moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964 and became the fir ... Boston for her to complete a two-year stint as director of the Center for Law and Education at Harvard University. Her husband served as vice president o
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  • ...an>; the education of disabled children; <span>[[Employment Law|employment law]]</span>; employee <span>[[Sexual Harassment|sexual harassment]]</span> and ...t]] guarantee of free speech in the unique forum of the public school, the law does seem to be settled in the following areas:
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  • ''The body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual emplo ... responsibilities, performance, and rewards. The development of employment law demonstrates the importance of work. Since the 1930s, employees have acquir
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  • ...informed his captors that he had been born in the United States before his family returned to the Middle East. This information led the U.S. military to tran *[[Due Process of Law]]
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  • ...tion. The proposed addition would have read, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on acc ...ly contains the vestiges of a variety of ancient <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> principles which discriminate unfairly against women" (H.R. Rep. N
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  • ...ncerns that fall outside the jurisdiction of</i> <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span><i>. Equity is also used to describe the money value of property in ...ommon law, a system of accepting and deciding cases based on principles of law shaped and developed in preceding cases. <span>[[Pleading|Pleading]]</span>
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  • ...h an event occurs, the estate will terminate automatically by operation of law, at which time the ownership reverts to the grantor or his or her heirs. ...ple determinable in that the latter expires automatically, by operation of law, upon the happening of the event specified. A fee simple subject to a condi
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  • ...ugh state and federal courts contribute their interpretations of statutory law, the foundation of the transfer taxes rests in chapters 11 and 12 of the <s ...argued that such "death taxes" were unfair and forced small businesses and family farmers to sell off their assets to pay the estate taxes. Opponents of repe
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  • ...on a U.S. Army base in Stuttgart, Germany. Growing up in a devout Catholic family, she was taught by her parents that each person has an obligation to societ ...ing commercial litigation at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, a large law firm in Detroit.</p>
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  • ...ssive euthanasia is accepted by professional medical societies, and by the law under certain circumstances.</i></p> ...s, for example, they were dismissed because Michigan, at that time, had no law against assisted suicide. In 1994, Kevorkian was tried and found not guilty
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  • ...ually has the greatest knowledge of their financial affairs as well as the family situation. Some people name several persons to serve as coexecutors, to ens ...r removed. An executor can be removed from office for grounds specified by law, such as mismanagement, waste (abuse or destruction of the property), dislo
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  • <p>In <span>[[International Law|international law]]</span>, extraterritoriality exempts certain diplomatic agencies and perso ...ltilingual translation of Georg Friederich von Martens's <i>Summary of the Law of Nations</i> put the actual word <i>extraterritoriality</i> into the inte
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  • ...one of four purposes:(1) employment; (2) credit or insurance for personal, family, or household use; (3) government benefits and licenses to operate particul ...er Was Not Covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act." 1995. <i>The Banking Law Journal.</i></p>
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  • ...es, local government units, cities and federal agencies are subject to the law.</p> ...tantial physical damage to the property of others. Newly constructed multi-family dwellings must be designed so that the public and common-use portions are a
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  • ...he wrongdoer and still benefit from the transfer. A transfer of title to a family member or a corporation in which the wrongdoer has an interest constitutes Bishop, Joel Prentiss. 1986. ''Commentaries on the Criminal Law.'' Buffalo: Hein.
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  • ...'that extends liability to the owner of an automobile for damage done by a family member while using the car.'' ...the car (in this case, the wife) if the owner knew of and consented to the family member's use of the car. The courts of approximately 20 states follow this
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  • ...ions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions that relate to family relationships, rights, duties, and finances.'' ...ate and federal legislators, family law remains a contentious area of U.S. law, generating strong emotions from those who have had to enter the legal proc
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  • ... of time for major health-related medical issues affecting their immediate family.'' ....S. businesses. California began the next stage in 2002, when it enacted a law that will provide employees with paid leaves of absence.
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>A philosophy of law based on the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.</i></p> ...n the 1960s. By the 1990s it had become an important and vital part of the law, informing many debates on sexual and <span>[[Domestic Violence|domestic vi
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  • ...t, <span>[[Health Care|health care]]</span>, and <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span>. ...on the mother, with the fetus treated as a part of her. Nevertheless, U.S. law has in certain instances granted the fetus limited rights, particularly as
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  • ...iress to a fief if he did not want the husband as his vassal. This kind of family involvement by the lord made the feudal relationship intimate and complex.< <p>The remains of feudalism can be found in contemporary law regarding land. For example, a rental agreement is made between a landlord
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  • ...ers and others remembered him as a champion for the progress of procedural law throughout the United States. His lifelong goal of extending justice to the ...February 13, 1805, in Haddam, Connecticut, into a remarkable, aristocratic family. Nearly all the Fields of that era achieved a degree of success. Field's gr
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  • ...il entering Williams College in 1833. After graduating in 1837 he read the law with his older brother, <span>[[David Dudley Field|David Dudley Field]]</sp ...anizing standards of procedure for civil and <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> and he also drafted mining laws. He ran for the state senate in 18
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  • ...elf, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensat ... personal liberties protected by <span>[[Due Process Of Law|due process of law]]</span>, and (5) the right to receive just compensation when the governmen
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  • <blockquote>''Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise t ...itten in clear, unequivocal, and facile terms: "Congress shall make ''no'' law" (emphasis added) in contravention of certain religious and political princ
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  • ...wers of Native American tribes, or <span>[[International Law|international law]]</span>.</p> <h2>The Evolution of U.S. Wildlife Law</h2>
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  • ...uccessfully <span>[[Lobbying|lobbying]]</span> the legislature to change a law that denied women the right to become lawyers. She was the first woman to s ...ounty, Indiana, the next year. By the time Clara was eleven years old, the family was living in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. There, she received her only formal edu
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  • ...nds of materials, including blood, fibers, bullets, and fingerprints. Many law enforcement agencies operate crime labs that perform scientific studies of ...ommon. Because nearly every area of science has a potential bearing on the law, the list of areas within forensic science is long.
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  • ...thwestern College, in Memphis, in 1930 and received a law degree from Yale Law School in 1933. An outstanding student at Yale, Fortas became a protégé o ...ed in that position until 1946, when he left government to start a private law firm.
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  • ...&nbsp; The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services ...rotection]] of the laws</span>. The Supreme Court has ruled that any state law that abridges <span>[[Freedom Of Speech|freedom of speech]]</span>, freedom
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  • ...nt attorney in the early nineteenth century and then taught law at Harvard Law School. In the 1920s and 1930s, he supported a number of liberal causes, in ...r Europeans who immigrated to the United States between 1890 and 1920, the family sought a fresh start.
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  • ...on (1787)—Benjamin Franklin holds a revered place in the history of U.S. law. Through his great success as a newspaper publisher, journalist, writer, ci Franklin's varied career had a lasting effect on U.S. law and politics. As a leading local figure, he established and shaped many of
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  • ...background for public life. He graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1934, and then taught at that school for two years. In 1936, he a
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  • ...demic legal preparation. Fuller moved to Chicago in 1856 and established a law practice. An active member of the <span>[[Democratic Party|Democratic Party ...rominent Chicago banker, in 1866. His law practice thrived because of this family connection, and with his new wealth, he invested in real estate. Fuller spe
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  • ...wo years. They expanded their curriculum and created Washington College of Law, a co-educational institution that later became part of American University ...ett moved to Girard, Pennsylvania, with her mother, Sarah Ann Gillett, and family. Like Mussey, Gillett attended Lake Erie Seminary in Painesville, Ohio. Upo
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  • ...y and politics, and molded my life." The day after this visit, he told his family that he would run for Congress because politicians could prevent such sense ... Reduction Act (Pub. L. No. 104-13, 109 Stat. 163)&#x2014;were signed into law by the president.</p>
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  • ...r, he voted for its appeal on the grounds that it was futile to maintain a law that could not be enforced.</p> ...eq., the most radical banking reform bill in U.S. history, was passed into law December 23, 1913. In presenting his bill to the House, Glass said in his c
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  • ... a shoemaker, he chose instead to become a cigarmaker like his father. The family moved to New York in 1863, and within a year Gompers had joined the Cigar M ...those injured on the job; wages were raised; and the eight-hour day became law for a growing number of workers (including federal employees in 1912). In 1
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  • ...e had the distinction of being one of the first women to graduate from the law school at Vanderbilt University. ...rsity during the 1971–72 academic year. In 1974, he entered Vanderbilt's law school but left to enter elective office two years later.
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  • ...is mother, Hazel Yates Gray, worked as a high school teacher. In 1949, the family moved to Philadelphia, where Gray's father became pastor of Bright Hope Bap ...it a "flawed doomsday machine" that would destroy worthwhile programs. The law mandated automatic budget cuts unless specific deficit-reduction targets we
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  • ...entucky in 1780. Although he had little early formal education, he studied law and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1797. An able advocate, he soon dev <p>Grundy established a law practice in Nashville before politics again became paramount. He was electe
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  • ...tacts inside U.S. politics and generous financial gifts from his father-in-law. ...fered. However, he went to New York with his wife and took up the study of law in early 1782. In July of that year, he was admitted to the bar.
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  • ...m Harvard Law School with honors in 1896. A year later he began practicing law in the state of New York.</p> ...rances A. Fincke and moved to New York City. Although successful, he found law practice to be boring. In 1909 newly elected president <span>[[William Howa
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  • ...tie dramatically improved the standing and reputation of Howard University Law School during the 1930s and 1940s.</p> <p>Hastie was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 17, 1904. In 1916 his family moved to Washington, D.C., so that he could attend Dunbar High School. Thus
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  • ... SLA held her for an unusual form of ransom: they demanded that the Hearst family distribute millions of dollars of food to poor and needy people of the San ...ses, the Hearst attorneys were forced to add a defense that was allowed by law: duress. The crux of the defense's case was that Hearst, owing to brainwash
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  • A little-known law professor testifying before a U.S. Senate committee in 1991 became a cause ... with a degree in psychology. After college, Hill attended Yale University Law School on a scholarship from the National Association for the Advancement o
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  • ...eas profoundly affected the Federalists during the early formation of U.S. law. The Federalists turned to Hobbes's work for justification for passage of t ...ntered Oxford University; by twenty, he was appointed tutor to a prominent family, a post he would later hold with the Prince of Wales. His considerable outp
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  • ..., he was thought ruthless, cunning, and corrupt by his enemies, among them law enforcement leaders such as <span>[[Robert F. Kennedy|Robert F. Kennedy]]</ ...al spotlight. He was born February 14, 1913, in Brazil, Indiana, where his family lived by modest means. His father, a coal driller, died of an occupational
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  • ...isprudence|jurisprudence]]</span> have shaped discussions on the nature of law, and his court opinions have been studied as much for their style as for th ...nent Boston law firm, where he practiced <span>[[Commercial Law|commercial law]]</span>.
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  • ...orn May 13, 1851, in Paterson, New Jersey, with an unusually distinguished family background. His great-grandfather was a member of the Congress of the Confe ...e New York City firm of Caton and Eaton, where he had been a clerk while a law student. In 1888, he founded the firm of Hornblower and Byrne. Throughout h
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  • <p>Charles Hamilton Houston was a law professor and <span>[[Civil Rights|civil rights]]</span> lawyer who argued ...ston's father eventually began practicing law full-time and later became a law professor at Howard University, a predominantly black institution located i
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  • ... and woman who are legally married to one another and are thereby given by law specific rights and duties resulting from that relationship.'' ...en a man and woman married, they became a single person in the eyes of the law—that person being the husband. The duties and benefits afforded a married
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  • ''The condition before the law, or the social status, of a child whose parents were not married to each ot ...egitimate child, denying the child inheritance and property rights. Modern law has given the nonmarital child more rights but still differentiates between
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  • Much of U.S. immigration law relates to the status of foreign-born [[Aliens|aliens]]. ...of them are subject to federal immigration law. At the simplest level, the law serves as a gatekeeper for the nation's borders: it determines who may ente
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  • ...y requires other citizens to perform, or from a penalty or burden that the law generally places upon other citizens.'' The doctrine of sovereign immunity has its roots in the law of feudal England and is based on the tenet that the ruler can do no wrong.
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  • ...insurance and <span>[[Workers' Compensation|workers' compensation]]</span> law. ...elates to teachers and students. For hundreds of years, the English common-law concept shaped the rights and responsibilities of public school teachers: u
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