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  • Anti Child Pornography Law
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    CBS) Attorney General John Ashcroft denounced Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that overturned a law banning computer simulations and other fool-the-eye depictions of teen-a gers or children having sex, saying it would make prosecutions more difficult. Where possible, he said, the Justice Department will restructure prosecutions it has brought to pursue 'general obscenity charges against those who have victimized children. ' Child pornographers 'will find little refuge' in the decision, he said. '...
  • Islamic Law In Matters Of Marriage
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    THE PLACE OF ISLAMIC LAW IN TANZANIA MAINLAND. BY YUSUF SHI KANDA ABDALLAH ZANZIBAR UNIVERSITY. Introduction: Islam is one of the Universal religions of the world. As a religion, Islam is governed by an assortment of divine laws known as shariah of which its sources are mainly attributed to the divine revelations in the Holy Qur " an and traditions of the Prophet (P.B.U. H). This package is what forms the basis of the spiritual, economic, political and social guidance of Muslims. Thus, all the l...
  • Limited Civil Jurisdiction Of Magistrates Courts 4
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    LAW AND ORDER The present British legal system forms the basis of the Judiciary - the third branch of the government - and comprises three separate systems - that for England and Wales, that for Scotland and that for Northern Ireland. They differ somewhat from each other in terms of procedure, courts and the legal professions. Generally, however, Scottish and Northern Irish laws are in line with those of England and Wales, and the majority of Westminster legislation is applicable to Britain as a...
  • Common Law Rules Of Sub Juice
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    Introduction This paper is concerned with the common law of contempt of court. More specifically, it outlines the arguments in favour of, and against, codifying this law. The purpose is to discuss problems with contempt of court, and make proposals to restructure the law. The first part of this paper will explain the openness principle, which is the balancing factor in respect of contempt of court. The second part will outline the common law offence of contempt of court and narrow the scope of t...
  • Law Students And Lawyers
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    The basis of a civilized society is law. The law allows for standardized treatment of men, the law allows people to plan their futures, the law gives people assurance that wills, contracts, and trusts will be enforced, that certain behavior will be allowed while other behavior (crimes and torts) will be punished, etc. Five important characteristics of 'the law' in a civilized society follow: 1) The law must be of manageable size so the average man can learn the law without a lifetime of study. 2...
  • Admiralty O Limiting Admiralty In Country
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    Admiralty Outline - Fall 2003 Overview Admiralty is federal law, originating in Article, SS 2 of Constitution. i. First Congress included Cases of Admiralty / Maritime in Judiciary Act. ii. Supremacy Clause. b. If say that case is admiralty / maritime case, governed by admiralty law, is to say that substantive admiralty law applies. i. Differences: statute of limitations, comparative laws for recovery, etc. a. Main: trial by judge. From very beginning, admiralty cases are w / o juries. May be wh...
  • Plea Rolls Of The Common Law Courts
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    The origin of English Common in the 12th century was sparked by the death of King Henry I in 1135. The nephew of Henry I was Stephen, and he was acknowledged to be the rightful king, but the magnates and such had sworn loyalty to Henry's daughter, Matilda. The entire reign of Stephen, which lasted from 1135 to 1154, was spent fighting with Matilda and her French husband. Upon Stephen's death the son of Matilda, Henry II, became king in 1154. It was from here on that the King started to take noti...
  • Criminal Law Deals With Serious Criminal Cases
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    No 1 1., , -, ., (, ), , , . - -, -, ., , , , , ., , , -, ., , ... , , ., . -. II Yes, the United Kingdom judiciary independent of the Government. The main sources of law are legislation, common law and European Community law. Legislation is a source of law which consists of Acts of Parliament, orders (rules and regulations made by ministers under the authority of an Act of Parliament) and by laws made by local government or other authorities exercising powers conferred by Parliament. Common law...
  • Their State Rules Of Civil Procedure
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    The NYC court system was designed to ensure justice for all people. Its purpose is to provide a fair and just evaluation of each individual case and make an unbiased decision based on how the law applies to the facts given. Although, this is how the court system is suppose to be administered, it has fallen short of its responsibilities. Who is to blame for these short-comings? Is it the attorneys who will do whatever it takes to win a case; including lying and stealing? Is it the judges who do n...
  • Search And Seizure Laws
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    Search and Seizure laws have become the most complex in recent history. The United States Supreme Court and a few U.S. Appeals Courts have decided cases that revolve around this complexity. Several judicial reviews have been handed down in this article to form a guideline for the police who effect search and seizures upon individuals and vehicles. These laws will greatly benefit both the law enforcement officer and the common person if a situation ever arises where these laws must be enacted. Pr...
  • Precedent The Supreme Court Case
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    Cesar Manuel Perez Crime and the Criminal Internet Laws Cyber Space Law Right now there is a very interesting war being waged in the court rooms across America. It is a battle for the rights of citizens on the Internet. The Internet is a fairly new medium gaining wide popularity in 1994. Because of its incredible growth in popularity in a very short amount of time it has been hard to regulate. The first act to come out regarding the Internet and Freedom of Speech was PL 99-508 the Electronic Com...
  • Law Under Article 28
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    Reading Craig and de burma pp 664-707 Article 28 In tech, there was the non-allowance of videos being shown after the movie had been produced It was a situation where the national rules were restricting trade; it restricted sale and hire of videos. There was a time limit of one year. The courts of law found that there was a similar law in all other member states, and the courts found that they could leave it as such, because it was protecting a national industry in each member state. B&Q In this...
  • Court's Interpretation Of Accomplice Liability
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    Questions Presented 1. Whether a person in Alaska can be charged as an accomplice to an unintentional crime, when Alaskan courts required that one must have the specific intent to promote or facilitate the offense 2. Whether the mother was the legal cause of her children's death, when she permitted the father to take the children in his car when he was drunk Statement of the Case The appellant, Elaine Benis, was indicted in the County of Nor chester, on one count of manslaughter, pursuant to A.S...
  • Example Of The Court's Capability
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    The Court System, And It's Capability To Put Innocent People Into Jail Or To Death As Seen In The Book A Tale Of Two Cities English Paper Topic: The court system, and it's capability to put innocent people into jail or to death. James Laurie There are many examples in the book A Tale of Two Cities of mistakes made by the legal system. The legal system has the capability to punish innocent men, and to set free or even reward a guilty one. Though it usually makes a just decision, the legal system ...
  • Certain Decisions Of Certain Courts
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    du d jtyneb and cons. Positive attributes - equality before the law; guidance from senior courts; certainty; law develops in logical way; reduction in arbitrariness. Negative attributes - law becomes rigid and inflexible; 'bad' law to be followed; haphazard case-reports; courts slow to move with changing social standards Outdated precedents. Example of rape within marriage. In Scots law, historical viewpoint "a man cannot rape his own wife as she has surrendered her person to her husband" (Hume,...
  • Party Of Bristol Colliers
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    In order to answer this question we must assess the extent to which the English were outside the normal constraints of civil and criminal law. So we must look at the nature of authority, how this authority / power was used and how the authority was look upon by the different members of class. Once this has been done we will come to the conclusion that to a certain extent the English were ungovernable due to the above factors. In 1660 it was a significant time because the puritan ideological of t...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born Joan Ruth Bader, on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents, Nathan Bader and Celia Am ster Bader were Jews ih Americans whose families had immigrated to the United States. Celia was from central Europe and her parents moved to the United States before she was born and Nathan's from Russia his parents moved when he was thirteen. Ruth's older sister Marilyn died at the age of eight, so Ruth grew up as an only child, in the flatbush section of Brooklyn. Her f...
  • Statutory Interpretation By The Courts
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    There is much meaning and wisdom, which has been put into law making. There are two distinctive ways in which judges can 'make' or interpret laws. These being common law or also known as The Doctrine of Precedent, or statutory interpretation by the courts. Statutory interpretation is clearly stating what the law is; it is a process by which judges must interpret an act when there is a dispute regarding the meaning of words used in an act. However, through the doctrine of precedent, judges can gi...
  • National Law In Conflict With Ec Law
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    European Law Assignment The doctrine of supremacy allows community law to prevail over national law, including national constitutions. It also limits the law making powers of the member states and imposes duties to enforce community law on the authorities of the member states; including the courts. Discuss in light of statements made by the European court of justice? Ever since the extended application by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of the principle of direct effects jointly with the wid...
  • Justice In The Common Law Courts
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    The law affects every aspect of our lives. We live in a society which has developed a complex body of rules to control the activities of its members. In the world two legal systems predominate: those based on the laws of ancient Rome, those based on the common law of England. In order to understand the English society we are going to examine some basic features of the English legal system. It is important to remember that English law refers to the law as it applies to England and Wales. Scotland...

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