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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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  • ...ool in Memphis but moved to Chicago in 1854. There James Bradwell opened a law office and eventually became a judge of the Cook County Court.</p> <p>After the move to Chicago Bradwell began to study law with her husband with the intention of becoming his assistant; she later de
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  • ...le. He also attended the Annen-Realschule, in Dresden, Germany, during his family's 1873–75 pilgrimage to Europe. ...er in 1886 when he became one of the founders of the influential ''Harvard Law Review.'' Brandeis and Samuel D. Warren wrote a legendary article, "The Rig
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