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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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  • ...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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  • <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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  • ...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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  • ...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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  • ...flects the unique values of Indian culture; and by providing assistance to family services programs operated by Indian tribes.</p> ...s. In many cases government authorities removed Indian children from their family because of vague allegations of neglect, when in fact the children's treatm
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  • ...s who are under the age of legal majority—at'' <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, ''21 years, now generally 18 years. According to the sense in whi ...ights]]</span> has evolved into a highly controversial and dynamic area of law.
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  • ...an>, <i>and trade secrets. Although largely governed by federal law, state law also governs some aspects of intellectual property.</i></p> ...yright|copyright]]</span>, <span>[[Patents|patents]]</span>, and trademark law. It is intended largely to encourage the development of art, science, and i
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  • ... Carolina and also undertook the study of law. He was licensed to practice law in 1771. In the next few years, he became active in the Revolutionary cause ... he argued that only a constitutional provision could supersede the common-law principle that a state cannot be sued by a citizen from another state. Ired
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  • ...ak Park, Illinois. She grew up on a farm in Valparaiso, Indiana, where her family raised honeybees. She is the younger of two daughters of James Ireland and ...ndant, people had little to say to her, but if she introduced herself as a law student, they were eager to discuss complex legal issues and current events
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  • ...on February 13, 1892. His father, William Eldred Jackson, provided for the family through farming and lumbering.</p> ...he bar in 1913. He then began a lengthy career with the establishment of a law practice at Jamestown, New York, and formed a friendship with fellow New Yo
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  • ...rder when, with little debate and a unanimous voice vote, it passed Public Law No. 503, which incorporated the procedures of 9066, criminalizing the viola <p>The signing of 9066 and its passage into law immediately set in motion the steps leading to the removal of Japanese Amer
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  • ...lege of William and Mary in 1762, and worked as a surveyor before studying law with <span>[[George Wythe|George Wythe]]</span>. He was admitted to the Vir ...ernor of Virginia in 1779. He was responsible for many changes in Virginia law, including the abolition of religious persecution and the end to entail (in
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  • .... Although his judicial decisions brought death threats to himself and his family from whites who opposed <span>[[Integration|integration]]</span>, Johnson r ...e of the few Republicans in the Alabama state legislature. Johnson studied law at the University of Alabama and graduated in the top of his class in 1943
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  • ...red Charleston, Johnson's father was sent to detention in Florida, and the family was exiled from its home. The Johnsons returned to South Carolina after bei ... his class from Princeton in 1790. He then returned to Charleston to study law under Charles C. Pinckney, a prominent adviser to President <span>[[George
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  • ...s felt the sting of being turned away from whites-only facilities. Yet the family believed in success through hard work and especially in education. Jones gr ... in law school earned her a lucrative offer from the New York&#x2013;based law firm of Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, and Alexander, at that time the firm t
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  • ...the debt may be recovered. Although the recovery process can be harsh, the law provides the debtor with certain rights and protection. ...t allowing the defendant debtor to argue against it. However, contemporary law affords the debtor some protection. The debtor has the right to minimal <sp
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  • ...f government that is endowed with the authority to interpret and apply the law, adjudicate legal disputes, and otherwise administer justice.'' ...by a court or other judicial body to interpret, apply, or declare what the law is on a particular issue during a legal proceeding. It is also the action t
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  • ...rived from its historical counterpart in English <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, trial by jury has had a central role in U.S. courtrooms since the ...n role as triers of fact. This role was well established in British common law when settlers brought the tradition to America, and after the United States
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  • ''An area of the law that deals with the actions and well-being of persons who are not yet adult In the law a juvenile is defined as a person who is not old enough to be held responsi
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  • ...ng effect outside of philosophy, especially in the areas of ethics and the law. Today, legal scholars still debate his ideas&#x2014;and their sometimes st <p>Kant was born into a lower-middle-class family in East Prussia in 1724. A gifted student, he studied in a Latin school fro
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  • ...ard University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1965 and a law degree in 1968. While in college, Kelly met her first husband, Arrington Di ...ney in her father's law firm. She also taught courses at Antioch School of Law, before joining the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) as associate cou
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  • ...in 1953 and graduated in 1956. He next attended the University of Virginia Law School, where he graduated in 1959. He married Virginia Joan Bennett in 195 ...rape in Palm Beach, Florida. The alleged assault took place at the Kennedy family compound. Palm Beach police asserted that Kennedy had obstructed justice by
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  • ...h. Attempts to prosecute Kevorkian were hampered by Michigan's lack of any law against physician-assisted suicide. Most other states have laws that make t ...ly to stop Kevorkian's activities (Mich. Comp. Laws &#xA7; 752.1021). This law was used to charge Kevorkian with assisting in the death of Thomas W. Hyde,
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>The highest common-law court in England until its end as a separate tribunal in 1875.</i></p> ... of Justice is akin to a U.S. trial court. It has two other divisions: the Family Division and the Chancery Division.</p>
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  • ...couraged the young man's interest in the law, and arranged for him to read law in the office of Attorney H. B. Swope, of Pittsburgh.</p> ...rney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Two years later he formed a law partnership with James H. Reed, of Pittsburgh, that would last more than tw
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  • ...moting the public's health, Koop was affectionately regarded as "America's family doctor." For his next phase of training, Koop and his family moved to Philadelphia. There, he took an internship at Pennsylvania Hospita
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  • ...tate courts were ineffective in prosecuting Klan violence. Local and state law enforcement officials, including judges, were often sympathetic to the KKK ...ly expanded federal jurisdiction to areas of <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> better left to the states. The Supreme Court took this view in 188
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  • ...n>, and the <span>[[Chicago Eight|Chicago Eight]]</span>. Politics and the law are inseparable in his philosophy. He was the author of twelve books, a som ...onze Star, and rising to the rank of major. Afterward, he entered Columbia Law School, mainly to compete with his younger brother, Michael Kunstler.
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  • Lamar was born in Ruckersville, Georgia, on October 14, 1857. His wealthy family provided generations of leadership in the community, and included <span>[[L ...as admitted to the Georgia bar in 1878. From 1880 to 1903, Lamar practiced law in Augusta, Georgia. He often represented corporations, including railroads
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  • ...nts, to varying degrees, regulate growth and development through statutory law. Nevertheless, a majority of controls on land stem from actions of private ...e ten lots to use solely for family dwelling, providing that only a single-family house may be built on each lot. A sells the lots to ten people, and each de
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  • ... born in 1758 in Leesylvania, Virginia, descended from a prominent English family. His earliest known ancestor, Lionel Lee, received a title and estate from ... and he was a member of the Virginia Assembly. But Lee also maintained his family's tradition of military service. He served as chief naval officer of the Di
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>The record of past events that deal with the law.</i></p> ...stitutions, individuals who operate in the legal system, and the effect of law on society. U.S. legal history is a relatively new subtopic that began to g
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  • ...books. As phone companies began to sell advertising in different fields of law, national bodies such as the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) began ...cal, and accounting professional liability; elder law; and estate planning law.</p>
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  • ...ster, Mary, enjoyed a privileged upbringing and social advantages. But the family's money and influence could not cure the boy's severe physical deformity. P ... of the principles of deductive reasoning. Legare embraced the notion that law—like geometry—could be treated as a deductive science, and it became a
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  • <p>The Franks family was frantic with worry over their missing son. Leopold and Loeb began a rit ...the glasses were missing. Leopold's story was feasible, and his upstanding family and educational background added to his credibility; he was released.</p>
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  • ...en to another by the owner of property to secure a debt, or one created by law in favor of certain creditors.</i></p> ...ons|statutes of limitations]]</span> for these liens vary according to the law of each state.</p>
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  • Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. In 1816 his family moved to a farm in Indiana, where he spent the rest of his childhood. He at ...worked at various jobs and continued his self-education. He began to study law, then was sidetracked by political ambitions.
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  • ... Adams|John Adams]]</span> argue a case in Boston, his interests turned to law.</p> ...orcester, Massachusetts. He was admitted to the bar in 1775 and set up his law practice in Worcester, where he remained a resident for the rest of his lif
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  • ...ard on July 20, 1864, and in September of that year he enrolled in Harvard Law School. He then opted to enlist in the army. On February 11, 1865, Lincoln <p>Lincoln died in his sleep at the family estate in Hildene, Vermont, where he was found by his butler on July 26, 19
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  • ...se ten weeks later, led to a riotous trial, significant changes in federal law, and a tightening of courtroom rules regarding cameras.</p> ...]</span> figures. All hopes ended when the child's body was found near the family estate.</p>
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  • ...n>[[Assault And Battery|assault and battery]]</span>. But Little-Collins's family asserts the run-ins occurred when she was defending others who were being h ..., "[I]f Ella had ever thought that she could help any member of the Little family put up any kind of professional shingle—as a teacher, a foot-doctor, anyt
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  • ... were ultimately found guilty of conspiracy. Nearly two decades later, her family brought an unsuccessful $2 million lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of In ... millions of horrified U.S. citizens watched on television. Liuzzo and her family were among the viewers.</p>
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  • ... will preserves personal control and eases the decision-making burden of a family.</p> ...[[Death and Dying]]</li><li> [[Health Care Law]]</li><li> [[Organ Donation Law]]</li><li> [[Patients' Rights]]</li><li> [[Physicians and Surgeons]]</li><l
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  • ...gal realism]]</span>, a philosophy that is critical of the theory that the law operates only as a system of objective rules.</p> ...ymnasium</i> in Mecklenburg, Germany, where he boarded with relatives of a family friend. During his three years in Germany, Llewellyn became fluent in Germa
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  • ...anteed by the [http://lawbrain.com/wiki/Due_Process_of_Law Due Process] of Law [http://lawbrain.com/wiki/Fourteenth_Amendment Fourteenth Amendment]. This ...action against them. Courts reviewed only the manner in which a particular law infringed on a substantive right, without evaluating the importance of the
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  • ...9, 1941, in Grenada County, Mississippi, Chester Trent Lott moved with his family to the costal town of Pascagoula. His father, also named Chester, was a shi ...ived a student deferment from the draft. By the time he had graduated from law school in 1967, Lott had married Patricia (Tricia) Thompson of Pascagoula a
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  • ...Eleanor Conway Madison, his mother, was an affectionate woman who gave the family emotional support throughout her ninety-eight years of life.</p> ... a friendship with Jefferson that would leave an indelible imprint on U.S. law and U.S. history. Jefferson and Madison shared a love for books, ideas, and
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  • ...cess, <span>[[Habeas Corpus|habeas corpus]]</span>, and equality under the law. The Magna Charta was reissued three times during the reign of Henry III (1 ...he first time the often tyrannical power of the monarchy was restrained by law and popular resistance. The Magna Charta was cited by <span>[[Sir Edward Co
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  • ...de Commission Improvement Act was the first federal statute to address the law of <span>[[Warranty|warranty]]</span>. The act (15 U.S.C.A. &#xA7; 2301 et ...efined as property distributed in commerce and actually used for personal, family, or household purposes. The act provides a federal <span>[[Cause Of Action|
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  • ...y officious intermeddlers (nonparties with improper motives). These common-law principles have been adopted in varying degrees in the United States, depen ... <span>[[Fourteenth Amendment|Fourteenth Amendment]]</span>. Under current law alimony may be payment by either the wife or the husband in support of the
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  • <p>The fifth child in a family of eight children, Malcolm was born May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. His f <p>first placed with family friends, but the state <span>[[Welfare|welfare]]</span> agency ultimately s
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  • ...]]</span>. This policy must compete against one that favors the freedom of law enforcement officers, judicial officers, and private citizens to participat ...w]]</span>. This means that the authority to bring the action lies in case law from the courts, not statutes from the legislature. Most legislatures maint
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  • ...tions, these primary care physicians are trained as general practitioners, family practice physicians, pediatricians, internists, or obstetrician-gynecologis ...ll business owners who purchase their own health insurance. An average HMO family premium has risen from the $100&#x2013;$150 range in 1993 to the $400&#x201
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  • ...lphia on December 19, 1893. Descendants of Quaker colonists, Maris and his family were also members of the Society of Friends. Maris studied at the Friends S ... Temple University, passed the college entrance exam, and went on to study law.
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  • ... relationship of'' <span>[[Husband And Wife|husband and wife]]</span> ''in law for life, or until the legal termination of the relationship.'' ...is strongly in favor of marriage based on the belief that it preserves the family unit. Traditionally, marriage has been viewed as vital to the preservation
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  • ...ucation, which were augmented in 1780 by a brief attendance at lectures in law at the College of William and Mary.</p> <p>Marriage ties made Marshall a relative of a leading Virginia political family. This helped secure his place in society, paving the way for an early legal
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  • ...type="article"><p><i>A database containing information about attorneys and law firms around the world.</i></p> ...the directory, for example, to find out more information about a lawyer or law firm that has filed a lawsuit against her client or to find an attorney in
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  • ...russia. His father was a successful lawyer. A bright student, Marx studied law at the University of Bonn in 1835. The following year he transferred to the ... settled in London, where he remained for the rest of his life. He and his family lived in abject poverty. He refused to work, except for a stint as a politi
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  • ...ease the names of minors who are victims of sexual assault. Rhode Island's family court rules of practice provide another example; matters of record "involvi
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  • ...officers, are given specific authority to serve as peace officers by state law.</p> ...ever, the industry was in decline, and from the 1930s to the 1970s, public law enforcement officers were more prevalent than private guards.</p>
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  • ...s a subset of the crime of polygamy (having more than one spouse), and the law makes no practical distinction between the two. Even in states that separat ...me is punishable either by a fine, imprisonment, or both, according to the law of the individual state and the circumstances of the offense. The crime of
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  • ... provisions relating to children. Children have a special status under the law that gives them greater protection than adults receive, and many states pro ...art of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act." ''American Journal of Family Law'' 15 (summer).
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  • ...U.S. 745, 102 S. Ct. 1388, 71 L. Ed. 2d 599 [1982]). Freedom in matters of family life is a fundamental liberty interest, and the government cannot take it a ...the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Standard." <i>University of Pennsylvania Law Review</i> 131 (April).</p>
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  • ...e detention is broader in the federal act than in the District of Columbia law.</p> ...s or more under the federal Controlled Substances Act or the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act, or (4) any felony if the person has been convicted of two
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  • ...dropping ears, or a news photographer's intrusive camera; and in statutory law, the right of people to be free from unwarranted drug testing and'' <span>[ ...Right to Privacy," an influential article that postulated a general common-law [[Right to Privacy|right of privacy]]. Before the publication of this artic
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  • ...d distributing property to heirs. Probate procedures are governed by state law and have been the subject of debate and reform since the 1960s. The <span>[ ...y executed by a competent person&#x2014;the testator&#x2014;as required by law is entitled to be probated, even if some of its provisions are invalid, obs
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  • ...ive tool for <span>[[Consumer Protection|Consumer Protection]]</span>. The law has changed from caveat emptor ("let the buyer beware") to <span>[[Strict L ... or representation made concerning the quality or type of the product. The law assumes that a seller gives certain warranties concerning goods that are so
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  • ...rom practicing law in the state). To the limited extent that they practice law, judges are subject to the state code of professional conduct in addition t ...es. Article III of the Constitution contains substantive rules relating to law and the courts, and it establishes the judiciary as an independent governme
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  • ...uisition of capital assets and income." Contribution of the spouses to the family is also a consideration. The specific facts of each case must be examined t ...: Analysis and Recommendations.'' Philadelphia: Executive Office, American Law Institute.
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>An arrangement whereby a person is safeguarded by law enforcement authorities in a location other than the person's home because ... threatened physical violence against the witness or the witness's family, law enforcement authorities have the ability to offer the witness protective cu
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  • ...t the need for modern management techniques and computerization in running law firms. ...lorado magna cum laude in 1964. She then entered the University of Chicago Law School, and graduated in 1967.
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  • ...on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Dixon, Illinois. He attended nearby Eureka College and graduated i ...ran, a terrorist state that was forbidden to purchase armaments under U.S. law. One goal of the weapons sales was to facilitate the release of U.S. hostag
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  • ... specified special-jurisdiction matters, such as <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span>, trust and probate, and pretrial discovery disputes. Parties to an ...ty is to provide a report to the appointing judge on the issues of fact or law that prompted the referee's appointment. It has been said that "nothing can
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  • ... for them. The UN also seeks to help refugees achieve self-sufficiency and family security in their new homes. Members of the United Nations agree to help re ...ictims of Domestic Violence Through U.S. Asylum Law." <i>Kansas Journal of Law &amp; Public Policy</i> 12 (winter).</p>
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  • ...information on birth control. Many of the nineteenth-century proponents of family planning were radical social reformers who offended church and community le ..."obscene," "lewd," or "lascivious" publications through the U.S. mail. The law specified that materials designed, adapted, or intended "for preventing con
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  • ...enants in their deeds, to enforce the terms of the covenants in a court of law. They are intended to enhance property values by controlling development.</ ...elopment. These may include a provision restricting construction to single-family dwellings with no detached outbuildings, as well as specifying that the dwe
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  • ... of Pittsburgh's Steel Valley. He grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, where his family lived in a public housing project. Hardworking and ambitious, Ridge attende ...ained as an infantryman so that he could serve for two years and return to law school. He went to Vietnam, where he quickly rose to the position of staff
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  • ...not from Alabama, and they were not given the opportunity to contact their family. ...entering a poolroom with the intent to commit a misdemeanor. Under Florida law, this was a felony. Gideon valiantly represented himself, but he was found
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  • ...According to the [http://newyorkcriminallawyersblog.com/ New York Criminal Law Blog], taking anything of value without the owner’s consent is referred t ...ed at the owner of the property. It may be made to a member of the owner's family, other relatives, or even someone in the owner's company.
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  • ...nesses and reflects the nation's desire to offer some protection to small, family businesses against the predatory acts of national competitors. ...rice Discrimination Under the Robinson-Patman Act." ''University of Toledo Law Review'' 27 (winter).
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  • ...he Jefferson and Madison administrations. A member of a prominent Delaware family, Rodney held many positions in state government as well as in the federal g ...in Philadelphia and was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1793. He practiced law in Wilmington and New Castle for the next few years.</p>
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  • {{Law school case}} ...t brought by the Does on the grounds that neither of them had violated the law and Mary Doe was not pregnant.
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  • ... state of Louisiana, a former French territory that adopted a French civil-law code. ...th legal procedures, <span>[[Torts|torts]]</span>, and [[Family_Law|family law]] issues.
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  • ...ber 27, 1858, in New York City, a descendant of a wealthy and aristocratic family that first settled in New York in the 1600s. A sickly boy, Roosevelt develo ...History to Meet the Challenges of Globalization." <i>Fordham International Law Journal</i> 24 (November-December).</p>
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  • ...'s brother, David Greenglass. Like her husband, Ethel had come from a poor family.</p> ...h told the jurors, Julius had developed a plan for David and Ruth to elude law enforcement. The plan had called for David and Ruth to travel to Mexico, wh
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  • ...ity. The police regarded Ruby as a harmless figure who enjoyed the aura of law enforcement. Those in the criminal world considered Ruby an informer, who t ...mum of five years in prison under Texas law. Before trial, however, Ruby's family discharged Howard and retained Melvin M. Belli, a well-known and controvers
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  • ...or a legal and political career: the teenager was sent to England to study law at the Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court, and in 1760 he was admitted
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  • An S corporation status is attractive to smaller, family-owned corporations that want to avoid double taxation: a tax on corporate i ...tages can be achieved in some cases because income can be shifted to other family members by making them employees or shareholders (or both) of the corporati
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  • ...her victims of the witch craze were perceived to be enemies of the largest family in Salem. A few victims were simply weak and sickly people who were in the ...1710). John Porter Sr. (1595&#x2013;1676) was the patriarch of the richest family in Salem. He had four sons, John Porter Jr. (1618&#x2013;84), Joseph Porter
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  • ...censorship]]</span> law that barred the mailing of "obscene" material. The law was named for Anthony Comstock, a special agent of the post office with aut ...ormation existed in the United States, and she traveled to France with her family. In Paris, Sanger found that French women were well versed in contraceptive
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  • ...e was elected and served four terms from 1947 to 1954. Saxbe completed his law degree at the end of his second term. He served</p> ...blish the Columbus, Ohio, law firm of Saxbe, Boyd, and Prine. He practiced law for two years before re-entering the political arena in 1956. In 1957, he r
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  • ...1936, in Trenton, New Jersey. Before he began grade school, Scalia and his family moved to Elmhurst, New York, where he spent much of his boyhood. Scalia is ...ude from Harvard Law School where he served as an editor for the ''Harvard Law Review.'' Known to his friends as Nino, Scalia was known to many of his cla
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  • ...onstitutional amendment that she predicted would undermine the traditional family and actually diminish the rights of U.S. women.</p> ...t was sent to the 50 states on March 22, 1972, for ratification. To become law, the amendment needed to be passed by 38 states within seven years. By 1973
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  • ...e scope of the federal [[Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)|Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)]] 20 U.S.C.A. § 1232 (g ...hey could use to transfer a child to a participating private school of the family's choice. The Court stated that "Cleveland's pilot program permits individu
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  • ...iplomatic missions throughout the United States. In 1994 Congress passed a law that limits Secret Service protection of former presidents to 10 years afte ...r, and universities in detecting and suppressing computer-based crime. The law also increased the penalties for the manufacturing, possession, dealing, an
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  • ...tten by lawyers, professors, and other legal professionals in the American Law Institute. In 1999 the institute, in conjunction with the National Conferen ...d property on paper. Consumer goods are items used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. Equipment consists of items of value used in busine
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  • <p>only child and, therefore, heir of a landed nobleman. The Selden family improved its status further so that by 1609 they held more than 80 acres of ...lers appointed by God, for it implied a separation of state law and divine law. The divine right of kings supported the rule that kings could not forfeit
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  • ...apply that knowledge and skill for the benefit of another party. Under the law, a fiduciary relationship imposes certain duties on fiduciaries because a f ...g are found mainly in case law, judicial opinions, and some statutes. Case law authorizes the recovery of monetary damages from the self-dealing fiduciary
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  • ...e court for a downward departure in exchange for substantial assistance to law enforcement is also left to the prosecutor. ...nt Crime Control And Law Enforcement Act Of 1994|violent crime control and law enforcement act of 1994]]</span> (Pub. L. No. 103-322, September 13, 1994,
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  • Bin Laden, one of 50 children of a billionaire Saudi family, purportedly uses his approximately $300 million inheritance to fund al Qae ...aracterized the fight against terrorism as involving military commitments, law enforcement actions, legislative and diplomatic actions, financial actions,
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  • <p>Under feudal law, tenants had a duty to render service to their lords in exchange for use of <p>In contract law, service refers to an act or deed, rather than property. It is a duty or la
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  • ...es as appendages of their husbands, women have often been invisible to the law. The ability of women to use the law to fight sex discrimination in employment, education, domestic relations, a
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  • ''A class of sexual conduct prohibited by the law.'' Since the 1970s this area of the law has undergone significant changes and reforms. Although the commission of s
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  • ...t this information to the local <span>[[Welfare|welfare]]</span> agency or law enforcement department. Statistics vary widely about the level of sexual ab .... Children are often unwilling to testify against the abuser, who may be a family member and may exert control over their victim. To relieve these pressures,
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  • ...s calm, tactful manner in negotiations and for building relationships with law enforcement agencies and the press. In 1994, he turned these abilities to t ...ifornia, Los Angeles, and then law at Loyola Law School. After earning his law degree in 1968, he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
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  • ...ath in 1861, Shaw's ideas still affected <span>[[Employment Law|employment law]]</span> and civil rights cases.</p> ... Hampshire and Massachusetts. Over the next two decades, he practiced some law while immersing himself in his home state's politics. He was by turns a <sp
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  • <p>In February 1997 the Sheppard family attorneys announced that DNA testing conducted by Dr. Mohammed Tahir showed ...n a short statement after his loss, Sam Reese Sheppard said, "The Sheppard family may be bloodied, but we are unbowed. We've been unbowed for 45 years. We'll
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  • ...cked by political necessity at the age of sixty from his highly successful law practice, Shiras, who had never been a judge or politician, brought a lawye ...ed Yale Law School in 1853. Two years later he completed his training at a law office in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, before starting a legal practice
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  • ...the problems of solid waste disposal, promoting sustainable population and family planning, and fighting to reverse ozone depletion and global warming. In 20 <p>Burton, Lloyd. 2002. <i>Worship and Wilderness: Culture, Religion, and Law in Public Lands Management.</i> Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press.</p>
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  • ... surrounding circumstances. At <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, the law would not intervene and make the assumption that one individual or another ... Act. Although some slight variations exist from one state to another, the law essentially provides that property will be inherited or distributed as if e
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  • ...other, a teetotaler, came from a wealthy background. In 1888, the Sinclair family moved to New York. Sinclair's father sold hats but spent his earnings on al ...merce in adulterated or fraudulently labeled food and drugs. Under the new law, such products could be seized and destroyed and offenders faced fines and
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  • ...e been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confro ...ssfully argued that immemorial usage and British <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> entitled him to a trial in open court where spectators are admitte
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  • ...[[Child Support|child support]]</span>, or other <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span> cases.</p> <p><i>California Judges Benchbook. Small Claims Court and Consumer Law.</i> 2001. 12th ed. San Francisco: California Center for Judicial Education
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  • ...the bar]]</span>, he established a practice in Baltimore, and looked after family business interests while his father served the first of two terms in the Ma ...ral were curtailed for personal as well as political reasons. By 1805, his family had been involved in a number of incidents that caused embarrassment in Was
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  • ...e basis of need, Social Security benefits are paid to an individual or his family on the basis of that person's employment record and prior contributions to ... insurance spreads the risk among all members of society so that no single family is completely ruined by an interruption of, or end to, incoming wages.
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  • ...acquired different meanings over time. Under the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, sodomy consisted of anal intercourse. Traditionally courts and st ...Court drew a sharp distinction between the previous cases, which involved "family, marriage, or procreation," and homosexual activity.</p>
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  • ...<span>[[National Guard|National Guard]]</span> under the provisions of the law when "under a call to active service authorized by the President or the Sec ...edural Relief Under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act." <i>Tulsa Law Journal</i> 27 (fall).</p>
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  • ...tion fund. Since a 1991 U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down the New York law as unconstitutional, states have sought ways to modify their laws to avoid <p>The New York legislature enacted the first Son of Sam law (N.Y. Exec. Law &#xA7; 632-a) in 1977 after it learned that David Berkowitz was planning to
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  • ...ce was remembered by his childhood friends as an intense, intelligent, and family-oriented person who was endowed with a sharp wit, but no athletic ability. ...d without academic honors and was not chosen for a place on the <i>Harvard Law Review,</i> Harvard's esteemed legal journal, which was a highly coveted po
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  • ... the judicial branch of government that generally address only one area of law or have specifically defined powers.</i></p> ...ate courts. A special court generally addresses only one or a few areas of law or has only specifically defined powers.</p>
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  • ...isition of detailed knowledge of, and proficiency in, a particular area of law.</i></p> <p>As the law in the United States becomes increasingly complex and covers a greater numb
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  • ...[Uniform Commercial Code|Uniform Commercial Code]]</span> (UCC) (a body of law adopted by the states that governs commercial transactions) permits specifi ...ircumstances that endow the item with a special value so that it becomes a family heirloom, specific performance will be granted.
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  • ...d, employment is commonly interrupted, financial resources are diminished, family relations are strained, and innocent persons are forced to suffer prolonged ...s are also treated as having forfeited their rights to a speedy trial. The law does not allow defendants to profit from their own wrong under these circum
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  • ...ho exposes the government to expense for the support of that person or her family. When authorized by law, a guardian can manage a spendthrift's property. The purpose of the guardia
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  • ... Under the terms of the $400,000 trust, which is to be administered by the family's lawyer, the son is to receive $15,000 a year. Any words that indicate the ...received by the beneficiary from the trustee (one appointed or required by law to execute a trust). The creditors cannot compel the trustee to pay them di
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  • ...s for the town's public works projects. Growing up, Stanford worked on the family farm and helped his father with local road and bridge construction. His boy ...t New York's Cazenovia Seminary. At twenty-one, he began clerking with the law firm of Wheaton, Doolittle, and Hadley, in Albany, New York. Three years la
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  • ... a lawyer and a New York Supreme Court judge, even encouraged her to study law with him, although later he regretted his actions: as an adult, Stanton use ... and women were equal and that women deserved greater protection under the law. The declaration called for the expansion of employment and educational opp
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  • ...inging commensurate with their father's calling. When Starr was young, the family moved to San Antonio, where he was elected class president of Sam Houston H ... Duke University Law School. At Duke he served as an editor of the <i>Duke Law Journal.</i> After graduation</p>
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  • .... He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1926 and established a successful law practice in Chicago. Though Stevenson returned to his Chicago law practice in 1934, he remained an active civic leader. He headed the Chicago
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  • ...le, but his inconsistent voting record left only an ambiguous mark on U.S. law. At age forty-three, he was among the youngest appointees to the Court and, ..., on January 23, 1915, Stewart came from old money and a family steeped in law and politics. Educated at University School, Hotchkiss, as well as at Yale,
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  • ...ts in the legal status of women in areas such as <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span> as well as for suffrage.</p>
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  • Nadine M. Strossen is a lawyer and law professor who, in 1991, became the first woman president of the <span>[[Ame ...om Radcliffe, she attended Harvard Law School, where she was editor of the law review, and graduated from Harvard magna cum laude in 1975.
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  • ..., <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span>, or <span>[[Juvenile Law|juvenile law]]</span>. A person who seeks custody of a child, for example, must go to a ...ny rights or obligations that arise from the Constitution or other federal law. This is called federal question jurisdiction. Federal courts also have div
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  • ...]]</span> of all the goods and chattels of the offender. Under modern U.S. law, suicide is no longer a crime. Some states, however, classify attempted sui ...d in 1994 Kevorkian was acquitted of violating Michigan's assisted suicide law (Mich. Comp. Laws &#xA7; 752.1021 et seq.). Despite Kevorkian's acquittals
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  • ...mined that such agreements had become commonplace during the 1990s, so the law was merely designed to provide a legal framework for such agreements. Howev ...e Motherhood." From the symposium New Directions in Family Law. ''Virginia Law Review'' 81 (November).
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  • ...tler who had served as secretary of the Massachusetts Province. Other Taft family members held positions of responsibility and influence in communities all a ...rsity in 1829, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1833 and his law degree in 1836.
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  • ...n>[[Jurisprudence|jurisprudence]]</span> degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1930.</p> <p>After graduating from law school, Tamm joined the <span>[[Federal Bureau Of Investigation|federal bur
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  • ...rowth and competition by rendering decisions that reshaped the traditional law concerning property rights and commerce. Although he served with great dist ...co-growing family, Taney graduated from Dickinson College in 1795, studied law, and was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1799. That same year he was electe
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  • ...tiated system requirements and pricing with local governments, but federal law imposed some restrictions on rates to consumers.</p> ...erwise acquire a wide range of cable networks as well, including ESPN, Fox Family Worldwide, the History Channel, and E! Entertainment Television.</p>
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  • ... property simultaneously; it can be created by deed, will, or operation of law.'' ...., and Herbert Hovenkamp. 2003. ''Cases and Materials on American Property Law.'' 4th ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West.
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  • <p>Early English <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> originally gave custody of the children of divorcing parents to th <p>In other areas of the law, the term <i>tender years</i> may refer to a law that creates special rules for small children. For example, some states ena
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  • <p>Nine years later the Court struck down another congressional law prohibiting the interstate shipment of products that had been manufactured ...oduced and consumed their own foodstuffs entirely within the confines of a family farm (<i>Wickard v. Filburn,</i> 317 U.S. 111, 63 S. Ct. 82, 87 L. Ed. 122
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  • ... <i>test case</i> describes a case that tests the validity of a particular law. Test cases are useful because they establish legal rights or principles an ...l phone to request medical assistance for a family member. Other observant law firms would postpone or otherwise delay their own similar cases to wait for
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  • ...an>. Thompson was admitted to the New York bar in 1792. When Kent left the law firm in 1795, Thompson became Livingston's partner and eventually married L ...ers</i>, 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 213, 6 L. Ed. 606 (1827), which held that any law passed after the execution of a contract, in this case a New York insolvenc
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  • ...407 [1992], the U.S. Supreme Court held that the FCLAA had preempted state law damage. In effect, because tobacco companies were federally mandated to inc ...derage smokers and to reduce the federal deficit. The bills did not become law, however.
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  • ...odd proved adept at resolving the land disputes created by the complicated law that Kentucky had inherited from Virginia. In 1806, he was named chief judg ...few opinions. His absence from the Court for six terms because of illness, family matters, and the difficulty of traveling to Washington also diminished his
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  • ...easors</a> are subject to neither fine nor incarceration in <a href="Civil Law">civil court</a>. == History of Tort Law ==
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  • ... makes such victims secured creditors in bankruptcy claims, which means by law they are the first to claim their share of a bankrupt's assets. Tracing can <p>Tracing is also used in <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span> where a divorcing <span>[[Husband And Wife|husband and wife]]</spa
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  • The law recognizes that persons are generally entitled to transfer their assets to ...tate statutes direct how the assets shall be divided and transferred among family members.
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  • ...ersity in 1974, and graduated from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1978, at the age of 27.</p> ...Hawaiian Perspective." <i>Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law</i> 8 (fall).</p>
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  • ... circumscribed the crime as it existed under the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>. During the thirteenth century, the crime of treason encompassed v ...o forfeit their property or inheritance for crimes committed by traitorous family members.
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  • ...espass was any wrongful conduct directly causing injury or loss; in modern law trespass is an unauthorized entry upon land. A trespass gives the aggrieved == Common-Law Form of Action ==
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  • ...ain the truth of the matters in issue between the parties and to apply the law to those matters. Also, a trial provides a final legal determination of the ...ute are true. A judge presides at the trial and determines and applies the law. At the end of the trial, the judge will enter a judgment that constitutes
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  • ...ted to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He resigned in 1809 to return to his law practice. In 1813 Trimble was appointed U.S. district attorney and then ret ... (1827). Trimble ruled that a state <span>[[Bankruptcy|bankruptcy]]</span> law that applied to debts incurred after the passage of the statute did not vio
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  • ...dren, or a charitable purpose. Though a variety of trusts are permitted by law, trust arrangements that are attempts to evade creditors or lawful responsi The law of trusts is voluminous and often complicated, but generally it is concerne
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  • ...blic education to be against the law.</p><p>Because racial segregation was law throughout most of the South, the Fifth Circuit became the United States' p ...sadena, California. In 1906, Tuttle's father, Guy Harmon Tuttle, moved his family to Hawaii so that he could accept a position as bookkeeper on a sugar plant
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  • ...gnized that all laws are underinclusive and selective to some extent. If a law is substantially underinclusive, however, it may be unconstitutional.</p> ... because it punished only certain speech addressing particular topics; the law addressed the content, rather than the manner, of the speech.</p>
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  • ...of the 1930s led to the enactment of the federal unemployment compensation law. States had resisted establishing their own unemployment compensation plans ...nimum number of weeks and earned wages in at least the amount set by state law. Certain states will pay reduced benefits where part-time work provides onl
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  • ...Arizona. After the Ch&#xE1;vez family lost the farm (which had been in the family since the 1880s), they moved to California where they became migrant worker <p>Ch&#xE1;vez and his family labored with the other migrant workers traveling from field to field. In 19
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  • ... contains more than 150 sections and amends more than 15 federal laws. The law's full name is the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropria ...h houses passed the act on October 25. President Bush signed the bill into law on October 26. Because of objections about the scope of the authority given
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  • <p><i>In</i> <span>[[Zoning|zoning]]</span> <i>law, an official permit to use property in a manner that departs from the way i <p>The term <i>variance</i> is used both in litigation and in zoning law. In both instances it has the general meaning of a difference or divergence
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  • ... <span>[[Respondeat Superior|respondeat superior]]</span> doctrine and the family car doctrine. ...er. When, for example, a child drives a car, registered to a parent, for a family purpose, the parent is responsible for the negligent acts of the child at t
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  • ...med Son of Sam by the New York press. The first Son of Sam law (N.Y. Exec. Law &#xA7; 632-a [McKinney 1990]) was enacted by the New York state legislature ...unconstitutional regulation of expressive activity and reconceptualize the law as a regulation of economic proceeds from crime. Other states have modified
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  • ...t of legal norms in the absence of an established, reliable, and effective law enforcement body.'' ...her words, police officers, judges, and juries should act according to the law and not according to their personal preferences or private agendas.
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  • ...edies for women who were victims of gender-based attacks. The scope of the law made it somewhat controversial, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that at le ...s of high numbers of crimes perpetrated against women every year, often by family members or boyfriends. The Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill confirmation battle (
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  • <p>Under U.S. immigration law, an alien is any person who is not a citizen or national of the United Stat <p>Immigrant visa classifications include family-sponsored immigrants, employment-based immigrants, diversity immigrants, an
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  • A common problem in <span>[[Family Law|Family Law]]</span> is when one parent uses visitation to spite the other parent. Exam ...dren. The statute permitted "any person" at "any time" to petition a state family court for visitation rights whenever "visitation may serve the best interes
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  • ...lfare]]</span> state and sponsored many federal laws that have shaped U.S. law and society. In the 1930s he worked closely with President <span>[[Franklin ...raduated from City College in New York in 1898 and studied law at New York Law School, where he earned his degree in 1900.</p>
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  • ...he District of Columbia for 20 years and as vice president of the American Law Institute for ten years, had the necessary background and experience to tac ...egree. She enrolled in Yale University's Law School. At a time when female law students were rare, she was among fewer than a dozen other women in her cla
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  • ...cial experience, Warren led a constitutional revolution that reshaped U.S. law and society and granted the lower federal courts wide latitude in enforcing ... War I]]</span>, Warren returned to northern California where he practiced law for a short time in San Francisco.
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  • ...he first African American to head Planned Parenthood, the oldest voluntary family planning organization in the United States. During her 14-year tenure, she ... New York City's Harlem Hospital. In the 1960s, abortion was prohibited by law in most states. At Harlem Hospital, Wattleton saw firsthand the appalling m
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  • ...hat is based on the "Protestant Ethic." In addition, Weber wrote widely on law and religion, including groundbreaking work on the importance of bureaucrac ...s born on April 21, 1864, in Erfurt, Germany, into a wealthy manufacturing family. He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin and joined the fac
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  • ...stage. During the Depression, he brought home $25 a week to supplement the family income. He carried an Actor's Equity card for years. After high school, Wei ...nd attended classes. He received his bachelor of laws degree from Columbia Law School in 1948 and was admitted to the New York bar in 1949.</p>
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  • ...to it. Professor Daniel J. Meador, of the University of Virginia School of Law, called the mandate a "once-in-a-century undertaking." The only analogous r ... 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Weis was the first of four sons in the family of Joseph Francis Weis and Mary Flaherty Weis. He graduated from local scho
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  • ...e in Iowa and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1914. Welch then entered Harvard Law School with a $600 scholarship and earned his bachelor of laws degree in 19 ...in 1923 and a senior partner in 1936. He practiced <span>[[Civil Law|civil law]]</span>, particularly in the areas of antitrust, <span>[[Libel|libel]]</sp
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  • ...an be used to provide a total of only five years of aid in a lifetime to a family.</p> ...continued to debate the reauthorization of the 1996 law. Proponents of the law pronounced the reform effort a great success. States had met the requiremen
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  • ...ish <span>[[Civil Law|civil law]]</span> and <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span>.</p> ...t effort by Edward I to consolidate and reform <span>[[English Law|English Law]]</span> and procedure. Among its many provisions, the act extended protect
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  • ...he transfer of real property and to ensure that property would stay within family lines.</p> ...tate into a fee entail, which restricted ownership of land to a particular family line. Thus, an estate in land descended to a person's children and through
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  • ...l be managed and distributed after his death. At <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, an instrument disposing of <span>[[Personal Property|personal pro ...tate in which the person resided. Because of the importance of a will, the law requires it to have certain elements to be valid. Apart from these elements
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  • ...lations, reproductive rights, education, and <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span>. Although the women's rights movement failed to secure ratificatio ...re to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the Creator."
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  • Workers' compensation law is governed by statutes in every state. Specific laws vary with each jurisd ...se injury is covered by the workers' compensation statute loses the common-law right to sue the employer for that injury, but injured workers may still su
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  • ''A'' <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> ''rule that provides that a conveyance of real property by a grant ...itle doctrine comes from English feudal real <span>[[Property Law|property law]]</span> and is based on the presumption that a title by descent (land inhe
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  • ...sible for the decedent's death. This area of <span><a href="Tort Law">tort law</a></span> is governed by statute. Wrongful death statutes vary from state ...efendant acquitted of murder may be sued in a civil action by the victim's family for wrongful death.
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  • ...dwelling units in a certain area. Regulations may restrict areas to single-family homes or to multifamily dwellings or townhouses. An ordinance may permit th ...lear. Because such laws are in derogation of the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, they are to be construed strictly, but they should receive a reas
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  • ...ncial need requirement. Once a worker qualifies for protection, his or her family is also entitled to protection. The OASDI program is geared toward helping Survivors' benefits are payments made to family members when a worker dies. The payments are intended to help ease the fina
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  • ...or what she considered equal work. The reason given was that the man had a family to support, but at the time, Allred as the single mother also had a depende ...eload has ranged from family and <span>[[Constitutional Law|Constitutional Law]]</span> to business litigation and personal injury suits.
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  • ...nd well-researched law briefs. He had also developed an extensive personal law library, ...> of western Pennsylvania. In addition to his political activities and his law practice, Baldwin found time for business, acting as part-owner of several
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  • ...Pennsylvania, where his father, Horace Mann Bond, served as president. The family's accomplishments&#x2014;Bond was the descendant of a freed slave&#x2014;di ...irst president of the <span>[[Southern Poverty Law Center|Southern Poverty Law Center]]</span>, a nonprofit legal organization based in Montgomery, Alabam
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  • ...al jurist and priest whose masterful treatise on <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> and procedure provided a framework for the early English legal sys .../span>. Although reliance on Bracton's works declined as English statutory law grew, historians consider <i>De legibus</i> the high point of medieval lega
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  • ...er graduation, Brown traveled in Europe for a year, then returned to study law at Yale and Harvard. In 1859 he moved to Detroit and in 1860 he was admitte ...maritime law, Brown lectured on the subjects at the University of Michigan Law School, and compiled and published <i>Brown's Admiralty Reports.</i> In 189
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  • ...on, Georgia. After graduating from Duke University in 1941 and from Mercer Law School in 1948, Carswell became a trial attorney in private practice. In 19 ...rida. Carswell's senatorial bid did not succeed and he returned to private law practice in Tallahassee.
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  • ...nd to question the slaves. A statement from Celia's lover, George, led the family to suspect her involvement in Newsom's disappearance. George told the searc ...s not personally involved in the ongoing slavery debates. He had practiced law in the community for three decades and had represented Missouri for three t
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  • ...or the House Judiciary Committee to teaching <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> and working as a lawyer, she assumed a key policy role in the admi At Yale Law School, Clinton did research work for the Yale Child Study Center and for S
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  • ...ght in Queens public schools by day and took classes at Fordham University Law School by night.</p> ... her ambitions in order to raise children. Occasionally, she did part-time law work for the very successful real estate business run by her husband, devel
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  • <h2>Family Relationships</h2> <p>Creditors will lose their attack upon a conveyance between family members unless the transfer is for a grossly inadequate consideration and i
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  • ...es with the First Amendment, which reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech." Almost since the adoption of the <spa If the law regulates the content of the expression, it must serve a compelling state i
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>A rule, regulation, or law that prohibits debate or discussion of a particular issue.</i></p> ...ions banning <span>[[Abortion|abortion]]</span> counseling by employees of family planning clinics that received a particular type of federal funding.</p>
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  • ... <span>[[Due Process|due process]]</span> requirements. In <i>Sniadatch v. Family Finance Corp. of Bay View</i>, 395 U.S. 337, 89 S. Ct. 1820, 23 L. Ed. 2d 3 ...he Right Spot on the Wrong Road to the Wrong Place." <i>Capital University Law Review</i> 23.</p>
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  • ... their convictions to a Texas appellate court, which found that the sodomy law did not violate either the U.S. or the Texas constitutions. <span>[[Lawrenc ...bbed "don't ask, don't tell," became permanent when Congress wrote it into law in September 1993 (Pub. L. No. 103-160, 1993 H.R. 2401 § 571[a]). With thi
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  • ...[Franklin D. Roosevelt|Franklin D. Roosevelt]]</span> signed the bill into law on June 22, 1944, just days after the D-Day invasion of Normandy (Serviceme ...o catch up with their nonmilitary peers, marry, settle down, and support a family. The benefits provided by the GI Bill facilitated these goals.</p>
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  • ...stock to children without the creation of a formal trust. The scope of the law was subsequently expanded to encompass all gifts to minors.</p> <p>The law allows the individual giving the property to choose an adult in whom he or
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  • ...lpins were aristocratic and socially prominent, not a struggling immigrant family. Gilpin's grandfather Thomas Gilpin was a manufacturer and businessman who <p>He graduated, as valedictorian of his class, in 1819 and began to study law with a local attorney. In 1822, he was admitted to the bar but he did not e
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  • ... in the late nineteenth century. Until then, the <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span> had severely restricted who could bring lawsuits in federal courts ...ad litem (State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program Guidelines for Family Law Case Appointment, Fla. Stat. § 61.104). In 1993, after hearing an appeal i
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  • ...69), adopted by virtually every state, has done much to streamline probate law. In 1982, provisions of the code were updated via the Uniform Guardianship ...t guardians. Typically, [[Court of Probate|probate courts]] and [[Juvenile Law|juvenile]] courts hear cases involving guardianship. Probate courts, which
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  • ...ffectively barred the Dagenhart sons from working and thereby deprived the family of needed income. The district court agreed with Dagenhart and held the act ...r the purposes of prostitution. Finally, the Court had sustained a federal law that regulated the shipment of intoxicating liquors in interstate commerce.
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  • Another type of hate-crime law enhances punishment for certain offenses that are motivated by hate. In Wis ... crude, wooden cross and set it on fire in the yard of an African-American family in St. Paul. The teenagers were arrested and charged under St. Paul's Bias-
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  • ''An individual in one family setting who provides actual support and maintenance to one or more individu ...o termed ''head of family'', is applied to one whose authority to exercise family control and to support the dependent members is founded upon a moral or leg
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  • ...ible. Voting records of a city council are an example. Matters observed by law enforcement personnel in criminal cases are excluded under this rule (Fed. ..., if the report is made to a public office pursuant to requirements of the law, is a hearsay exception (Fed. R. Evid. 803(9)).
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  • ...cept that the law disfavors any intrusion with the marital relationship or family ties. Such suits include actions for <span>[[Breach Of Marriage Promise|bre ...t. These actions were designed to protect the sanctity of marriage and the family relationship. Today, suits for alienation of affection and criminal convers
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  • ''The dwelling house and its adjoining land where a family resides. Technically, and pursuant to the modern homestead exemption laws, ...r are strictly of U.S. origin. Under the English <span>[[Common Law|common law]]</span>, a homestead right, a personal right to the peaceful, beneficial,
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  • ...for profit. After making basic changes to it Congress finally repealed the law in 1977.</p> ...occupy and farm 160 acres. The land did not become theirs immediately; the law stipulated that it had to be improved, and only after living on and maintai
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  • ...ype="article"><p>Henry Brockholst Livingston came from a powerful New York family. He was educated at Princeton alongside <span>[[James Madison|James Madison ...ew York City. Established in New York in the late seventeenth century, his family also included other notable public figures: Philip</p>
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  • ..."Nannie") Davis the day after his graduation ceremony. He attended Harvard Law School from 1872 to 1874, and in 1874 made his first entry into politics as ...[Sherman Anti Trust Act|sherman anti-trust act]]</span>, the first federal law to control growing centralization of economic power by monopolistic corpora
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  • ...ucation]]</span> for teaching practical skills rather than the analysis of law as a science. His legal practice was limited, as he concentrated on publish ...ct for the individual was the law of the home, as distinguished from civil law.</p>
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  • ...ums of nineteenth-century teaching. In 1837, he left a promising career in law and politics to become Massachusetts's first secretary of education. In thi ...r in Latin and Greek; enrolled in <span>[[Litchfield Law School|Litchfield Law School]]</span>, in Connecticut, two years later; and was admitted to the b
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  • ...ia, the son of a wealthy commercial and agricultural family. Mason studied law but was primarily a plantation owner and real estate speculator. He was a n
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  • ...f the respirator. Although Quinlan was not dead by any legal standard, her family wished to disconnect the respirator. The treating physicians, however, refu ... her behalf. The court concluded that Quinlan's father and the rest of her family could decide whether to disconnect the respirator, stating that the "decisi
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  • ...y, a physician, was born February 20, 1803, in New York. He moved with his family from New York to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1814. An excellent student, Stanbery <p>Stanbery studied law, and he was admitted to the bar in 1824 when he came of age. The same year,
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  • ...en they would ultimately have. In order to support their rapidly expanding family, she began writing magazine articles, essays, and other works. In 1843, Sto ...y]]</span>. Across the Ohio River was the slave state of Kentucky. Stowe's family helped to hide runaway slaves. Her husband and brother aided one runaway by
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  • ...ld War I]]</span>. After the war he moved to St. Louis, where he practiced law and, in 1919, helped to found the Citizen Liberty League, an organization t ...>[[Broker|broker]]</span>, he purchased a house in St. Louis and moved his family to the property in October 1945. An association of white homeowners was out
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  • ...er weathered the Depression by leasing land to sharecroppers, although the family never had much money. Wallace was encouraged by his father in two areas: po ...hed his degree, and remained at the university to study law. He earned his law degree in 1942, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps for pilot training.
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  • ... County, Virginia. In 1752, at the age of twenty, Washington inherited the family estate at Mount Vernon and embarked on a military career. ...: The Political Rhetoric of Washington and Jefferson." ''Northern Kentucky Law Review'' 28 (summer).
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  • ...d been an adult. At the conclusion of the proceedings against Winship, the family court judge made a finding of delinquency by a <span>[[Preponderance Of The ...irmed the decisions of both lower courts. <i>In the Matter of Samuel W. v. Family Court</i>, 24 N.Y.2d 196, 247 N.E.2d 253, 299 N.Y.S.2d 414 (1969).</p>
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  • [http://commonlaw.findlaw.com/ Common Law] , The FindLaw Consumer Protection Law Blog ....findlaw.com/free_enterprise/ Free Enterprise], The FindLaw Small Business Law Blog
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  • ... page for a legal term in family law, you can select "legal term", "family law"&nbsp;and any other words or phrases that effectively describe the content. The <a href="http://www.swintoncriminalandduilaw.com/">Law Offices Of Oscar R. Swinton</a> is header by skilled attorney Oscar Swinton
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  • ...o your divorce decree, consult an attorney well-versed in Minnesota family law. </span></font></div> ...hService/rss/webSearch.xml?appid=yahoosearchwebrss&query=minnesota+divorce+law%20site:blogs.findlaw.com</rss> <br>
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  • ...t" only if it proscribes conduct punishable as a felony under that federal law. ...hould have been applied since an agency had not yet considered whether the family presented the kind of "kinship ties" that constitute a "particular social g
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  • While there is no federal landlord tenant law, the issues that have gone up to the Supreme Court have stemmed from terms = [http://laws.lp.findlaw.com/us/000/07-411.html Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land &amp;&nbsp;Cattle Co.] (2008) =
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  • ...exually abusing Whitehead's other daughter. Melissa was later recovered by law enforcement officials in Florida and returned to New Jersey, where the Ster ...mplete Trial Transcripts: Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Bergen County: Transcript of Proceedings.'' 1988. Buffalo, N.Y.:W.S.
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  • ...y Fellowship. She practiced law from 1996 to 1998 at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams &amp; Connolly.
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  • ...warewarrior.com/uiuc/w-b.htm</ref> This paper was published in the Harvard Law Review and established privacy as the "right to be let alone". ...to Privacy" was written after an incident in 1883. Warren felt his and his family's privacy had been invaded when a newspaper article<ref>http://query.nytime
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  • U.S. privacy law is concerned with the protection and preservation of the privacy rights of The United States (U.S.) does not currently have an overarching privacy [[Law|law]]. The [[Privacy|privacy]] laws of the U.S. follows a sectoral approach.&nb
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  • Privacy law in the Middle East is concerned with the protection and preservation of the *''Basic Law: Human Dignity &amp; Liberty, Section 7''<ref>http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA
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  • African privacy law is concerned with the protection and preservation of the privacy rights of ... only be affected according to the forms and in the cases specified by the law.
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  • == Celebrity Response to Arizona Immigration Law == == Boycotts against Arizona Immigration Law ==
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  • European privacy law is concerned with the protection and preservation of the privacy rights of ...rotection requirements and requires each member country to enact their own law that meets these minimum requirements. Non-EU members can decide individual
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  • FERPA is a U.S. federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.<br> ...S. federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Educa
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  • ...es, government policies, common law, or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon spouses." The judge questions the need
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  • ... and the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).&nbsp; The act was signed into law on March 30, 2010 by [[Barack Obama|President Barack Obama]].&nbsp; ...ith the Student Loan Reform.&nbsp; A major change was removing the Federal Family Education Loan (FEL) Program<ref>http://www2.ed.gov/programs/ffel/index.htm
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  • #expected family contribution (EFC)<ref>http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/fftoc01g.htm</ref> ...udent-loan-bill-into-law.html President Obama Signs Student Loan Bill into Law]
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  • ...ted to same-sex couples by public officials.&nbsp; At the time, California Family Code § 300 was in place, stating:<br> ...]] that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional, violating the [[Due Process of Law|Due Process]] and the [[Equal Protection]] clauses of the [[Fourteenth Amen
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  • ..., 334 U.S. 1 (1948), was a [http://lawbrain.com/wiki/Property_Law property law] case decided by the United States [http://lawbrain.com/wiki/Supreme_Court ...blocks away sought to enforce the restrictive covenant against the Shelley family, which barred “people of the Negro or Mongolian Race” from owning prope
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  • Williams seems to be the go-to law firm for the person or entity with a unique, unheard of, or uneasily catego ...e Washington Post to remark that Williams is the, “firm that lawyers and law firms turn to when they’re in trouble.”
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  • ..., #7 in antitrust litigation, #8 in product liability and #23 in the vault law 100, according to ''vault ranking 2011''<ref>http://www.vault.com/wps/porta Formed in 1997, Boies, Schiller &amp; Flexner LLP is one of the top premier law firms representing high profile clients across North America. With such a s
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  • ...gh Paul Weiss is known first and foremost for its litigation and corporate law capabilities, it has also developed highly-capable and highly-competitive o ...Weiss continues to make big impacts in the pro bono sphere, helping create law and policy to support human rights in Iraq and also help facilitate the fir
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  • ...n Lewis, LLP is a [http://dwi.dfwattorneys.com/ Dallas, Texas, DWI Defense law firm]. Their focus is to fight aggressively for rights and liberty, making ...ve; they care about your future; and they never forget the human being and family behind the DWI.
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  • ...vide aggressive counsel and representation for clients facing tough family law issues related to [http://www.aggressivelongislandcustodyattorney.com/Pract ...nd is recognized by his peers and former clients as an authority on family law. They work to resolve custody issues for parties in divorce proceedings unm
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  • ...ears of combined experience handling complex issues associated with family law, personal injury and medical malpractice. *Family Law
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  • ...PC, is an established [http://www.bajajlaw.com/ San Diego Criminal Defense law firm] with a proven record of results. They provide experienced representat *Administrative Law
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