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The Role of Paralegals in the Legal System - Justice. It is something that everyone wants, something that we strive for, even something that sparks. However, when we think of lawyers, we think of superheroes with an expensive education, walking into the courtroom and serving up justice. What no one thinks of is the person that helped the lawyer get there, the paralegal that prepares the necessary documents, the paralegal that makes sure his or her attorney is at the right place at the right time. A paralegal is crucial and in some cases vital to our justice system yet they are so often over looked....   [tags: Legal Assistant]
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Legal Studies Assessment - ... These included medical reports from various Psychogeriatricians and Neuropsychiatrist and Psychiatrists. EXAMINE THE ROLE OF THE COURTS In the Australian legal system, courts are divided into a court hierarchy. The Australian court structure is based on three levels: lower, intermediate, and higher courts. Each level is designed and empowered to hear matters based on the seriousness of the offence. The legal system has a ‘system of appeals’ which enables higher courts to hear appeals from the lower courts....   [tags: legal issues, criminal justice]
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Lowering the Legal Drinking Age - Here in the United States, there is a law that prohibits youth 21 years of age and younger not to drink any alcohol beverages. However, in this country, anyone who turns 18 can sign up and be in the armed forces to protect the country. In the year 2001, war broke out between the Middle East and the United States and thousands of men and women were deployed to the Middle East to deal with the problem. While they were over there, the soldiers would witness many things that civilians could never dream of....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, legal reform]
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Legal Drinking Age in the United Kingdom - ... About a quarter of students said that they had suffered an accident due to drinking, and around eleven percent said that they had sex without a condom (presstv.com). The reason for so many students being involved in drinking is because the United Kingdom teenagers are among the heaviest drinkers in Europe. The British girls between 15 and 16 years of age drink more than their male counterparts. The teenagers ranked in at third in drinking, behind only Denmark and The Isle of Man (presstv.com)....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]
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It's Time To Lower the Legal Drinking Age - In the United States there have been many deaths due to alcohol. If it were not for the lack of education of alcohol abuse, many of the accidents could be prevented. The U.S’s biggest problem that Americans are facing is underage drinking. In our society we see many young teenagers that begin to drink at an early age of 10. They want to experience it without knowing the health risk factors that are associated with alcohol. There are many problems occurring because of alcohol abuse. In America the misuse of alcohol causes many teenagers to experience alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependency in the long run, and accidents....   [tags: Lowering the Legal Drinking Age] 2049 words
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Legal Research, Writing, And Analysis - In this essay we will discuss the process of legal research, writing, and analysis. The subject matter will be presented in a clear, concise and objective manner. The textbook that we will be referencing is "Gilbert Law Summaries: Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis" 10th ed, BarBri Group, 2006. The US court system consists of a trial court, an appellate court, and a supreme or high court. The trial court is the first to hear the facts of a case and has original jurisdiction. The appellate court hears cases whose resolution is disputed by the losing party in the trial court....   [tags: Law Legal] 1457 words
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Natural Crimes and Legal Crimes - Natural Crimes and Legal Crimes Crime is an act in violation of a law, unlawful activity, an unjust, senseless, a disgraceful act or condition. A natural crime is an act that is harmful to the society in which one lives. Natural crimes are crimes in any society at any age, and whether or not the crimes are committed by people who are in authority or not. Crimes are forms of unloving behavior that cannot and should not be overlooked. Any natural crime against an individual is a crime against the entire society....   [tags: Crime Legal System Society] 1071 words
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Advertisements are not Legal Agreements - Abstract This paper examines the elements of a legal contract and how advertisements are not viewed as legal contracts in most cases. It will review the case of Leonard vs. Pepsico to determine what happens when an advertisement is viewed as a valid offer and responded to with such view. How rewards and auctions are viewed in legal terms. Finally, how this applies to the creative idea to boost tourism by auctioning Bigtown on eBay. Elements of a Legal Contract In order to have a contract that is legally binding, it must be valid and involves at least two parties....   [tags: Legal Law Contracts] 924 words
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Legal Case Study - Legal Case Study In this case both Bill and Brenda are experiencing legal problems regarding their contracts of employment. I have been asked to advice both of them on the law of restrictive covenants. In this essay I aim to provide clear advice on how they should over come their problems. 2 Restrictive Covenants Restrictive covenants is where the ability to work after you leave a job is constrained. Where ever the person in question pleases to work, who they please to work for or if the new position is connected to the field of work with their previous employer is forbidden under restrictive covenants....   [tags: Employment Law Legal Labor] 1464 words
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Rape and the Corrupt Legal System of the American Colonies - ... Women recognized that "male jurors hesitated to convict [white males] not only because a recantation was an ever-present possibility but also because they found it difficult to believe that an unmarried woman had truly withheld her consent and had not in some fashion invited the man's advance." (Dayton, 261). Women seemed to be the scapegoats in colonial society when it came to the dispute of rape. Their words, integrity, and honor were not only questioned, but discredited. The court was unwavering that "charging [women] who had complained against acquitted defendants [would] discourage further complaints" (Hartog, 320)....   [tags: legal issues, colonial times]
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The Legal Classification of Men and Women - Usually sex classifications were challenged by women who felt they deprived of equal legal treatment, but they were also challenged by men who felt women were given unfair legal protection. Originally, most of the gender specific legislation in the United States was passed because stereotypes regarding women pervaded the mentalities of many of our nation's lawmakers. Slowly the government realized that women had been sealed into the domestic sphere and attempted to reverse this discrimination by giving women special compensations....   [tags: Social Justice Legal Essays] 869 words
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Decriminalization of Cannabis would be legal - Marijuana Legal or Illegal Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. Roughly one in four Canadian adults report having used cannabis at some time in their lives. Cannabis use has been on the rise among young people. “For example, a 1997 Addiction Research Foundation survey found that 25 per cent of Ontario junior high school students used cannabis in the previous year, up from 13 per cent in 1993.” (cannabae) Knowing this, should the United States legalize cannabis....   [tags: hash legal, persuasive essay] 901 words
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Alumina Legal Analysis - Alumina Legal Analysis Regulatory and legislative compliance is a critical element for the success of any American company. The regulatory environment can be extremely challenging and diverse depending on the nature of the business and the applicable oversight agencies responsible for monitoring and enforcing key regulations. One of the most daunting, yet vital regulatory agencies policing American businesses is the Environmental Protection Agency, which is charged with “protecting human health and the environment” (Environmental Protection Agency, 2008)....   [tags: Business Legal Analysis] 1802 words
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Legal Process Paper - Introduction Based on the proposed scenario, if John, the employee of the private sector organization wants to file a discrimination complaint, there are specific procedures, which need to be taken. This procedure has been designed to lead, instruct, and protect both the employee and the employer from unnecessary litigation or the lack thereof. Discrimination Complaint and Civil Litigation Processes from the EEOC to the U.S. Supreme Court In the Proposed scenario, John must begin the civil litigation process at the beginning with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....   [tags: Equal Employment Legal Law] 822 words
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Legal Process Paper - Legal Process Paper John’s first step in the process is to go online or visit the nearest EEOC office. There they have an assessment system consisting of two parts. To determine if the EEOC is the appropriate agency to give John help, Part one asks general questions about the complaint. John will be asked if he wants to complete Part two after he answers the Part one questions which will ask more specific questions about his situation and will allow him to submit this information to the EEOC for follow-up....   [tags: Employment Law Legal ] 1229 words
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Legal Case Study - Introduction Tins must be advised with information that will enlighten her to her options but first we must understand facts and the issues in the case, then information about the legal issues will be presented and then the determination of whether Tina has suffered actual loss or damages and also depict other possible actions that she can take and then a summary describing all of her actions that she can take. Case In Tina’s case the relevant information is; • Tina is looking to buy a house and asks Simon about the safety of the garage, Simon says “don’t worry about that....   [tags: Law Legal Case] 1582 words
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - July 2007 Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Candidates Key Concepts of employment law Brian Carter Discrimination based on disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employer discrimination against job applicants or employees based on whether the employee had a disability in the past or whether the employee has any disabilities or is being regarded as having a disability. Physical and mental impairment includes physical disorders or conditions, disease, disfigurement, amputation affecting a vital body system, psychological disorders, mental retardation, mental illness, and learning disabilities....   [tags: Legal Case Study] 1111 words
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Marijuana Should Not Be Legal - Should marijuana be legal. This issue has been argued by people throughout the past few years. Marijuana has been illegal since the early 1900’s, but scientists have recently figured out that there are some uses of marijuana that could benefit people in need, people who are suffering, and people who have diseases such as arthritis. Many people in our society try to persuade the government to legalize the use of marijuana. In the article “Should Marijuana be Legal?” ‘Soon We Will Know…’ by Dr. James L....   [tags: James Goddard, should marijuana be legal]
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The Legal Strategy of Alumina, Inc. - The Legal Strategy of Alumina, Inc. Our team was tasked with advising Alumina, Inc., the aluminum maker in the simulation that had one Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance violation in five years and is being threatened in a million-dollar personal injury lawsuit. The team is to recommend a strategy in the lawsuit defense and advise whether to settle the dispute or defend the company's position in court as if we were acting as the CEO of the company. We will also discuss the pitfalls of other areas of corporate government regulation in addition to environmental controls....   [tags: Business Legal Liability Analysis Strategy] 1981 words
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Overview of Data Encryption and Legal Issues - Overview of Data Encryption and Legal Issues What is encryption and why do we need it. The concept of encrypting information has been popular for hundreds of years. Revolutionaries, scientists, political activists and lovers have utilized this technique to maintain privacy and confidentiality in their communications. As kids, we would take our secret messages and shift the letters of the alphabet by a specific number to create an encrypted message. For example, by shifting the letters of the alphabet by three we could change the word cyberlaw to fbehuodz....   [tags: Privacy Legal Essays] 2221 words
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Cannabis Should Be Legal For Medical Purposes - Missing Works Cited Marijuana is a cannabis drug that may be used for medical purposes. It was used to soothe malaria and constipation in many Asian countries including India and China (Ashton). It has the capability to relieve the pain of a serious sickness like malaria as well as a common every day stomach sickness like constipation. Marijuana has also been used therapeutically for the common disease asthma (Ashton). It “exert[s] a bronchodilator action on the small airways” therefore allowing a person to breathe better (Ashton)....   [tags: medical marijuana should be legal ] 2143 words
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To Be Legal - To Be Legal Marijuana smokers are generally mildly intoxicated, giggle, laugh, bother no one, and have a good time. They do not stagger or fall, and wouldn’t ordinarily attempt to harm anyone. It has not been proven that smoking marijuana leads to crimes of a violent nature or to crimes of a sexual nature. Smoking marijuana has no unpleasant after-affects, no dependence is developed on the drug, and the practice can easily be stopped at any time. So why is marijuana illegal. Although marijuana usage is frowned upon by society, marijuana can be used for industrial, recreational, and even medical purposes....   [tags: essays research papers] 749 words
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The United States Should Lower the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen - ... When you drink under twenty one, the urge to even drink after twenty one diminishes. An interview with a former high school teacher of mine, Matthew Brown, strengthens the argument. I asked him several questions about his young adulthood and any underage drinking. He told me that he consumed his first drink at fifteen, was first drunk at sixteen, and by the time he was twenty one, drinking wasn’t even a big deal anymore. He admitted to drinking and driving a few times in his life, but in his words, that action was his “last resort”....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]
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Legal Studies on Violence Against Women - Violence against women has been occurring throughout society since the dawn of time. It is hard for the law to stop it going on because the women are either to scared to come forward or the women feel it is their fault so they deserve the beating. This sort of violence is predominately in homes and between families. In many ways it would be quite hard for the legal system to stop it because not a lot of people know that it is going on. However the legal system has done some work to stop violence against women....   [tags: Domestic Violence Abuse Court Legal] 1874 words
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Miranda Rights in Our Legal System - Does the Miranda Rights benefit the defendant too much where as the courts throw out voluntary confessions. The Fifth Amendment clearly states "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia. (U.S Constitution Fifth Amendment) When arresting citizens, officers must inform the individual of his or her rights or the statement that was said will be disregarded in the court of law....   [tags: Court Legal System Miranda Rights Incrimination] 1956 words
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The Legal Drinking Age Must Be Lowered Now - In the United States, the legal drinking age for all 50 States and the District of Columbia is 21 years of age. The drinking age is 21 because the powers that control our government decided that when one becomes 21, one is magically transformed into a responsible person capable of handling the burden that comes with the right to consume alcohol. The drinking age is too high in this country. Why enact laws to prohibit an act that will be ignored by many of our peers. The opposition may say that the higher drinking age discourage teenagers and young adults from consuming alcohol....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age] 661 words
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The Legal Atmosphere - Throughout the novel The woman in White, the novelist Wilkie Collins makes evident the weight of British Due Process in the life of the characters and the happenings of the story. A series of civil wrongs dictate the turning points of the novel. The law and its execution are presented to the reader from the beginning, in the style of witnesses testimonies , that as been collected and brought to court by Walter Hartright in what we could call the legal arena of Glyde v. Glyde. “the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a court of justice” (9)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Woman in White] 1157 words
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The Legal System - In my opinion the purpose of the legal system involves many things. The legal system provides everyone a fair and equal trail in the eyes of the law without prejudice. You are innocent until proven guilty and judged by a jury of your peers. The legal system helps to derive, enact, and enforce laws to protect society and ensure domestic tranquility. Victims can get the justice they deserve when someone disrupts their daily lives and generates physical, mental, and/or emotional pain. The Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School will teach me things I never knew and help me to become the best lawyer I can be....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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A Comparison of Outsiders in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Legal Alien - Outsiders in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Legal Alien In Pat Mora's poem, "Legal Alien," the author describes her biracial character as being "viewed by Anglos as perhaps exotic, / perhaps inferior, definitely different, / viewed by Mexicans as alien," a description which highlights the situation encountered by people who strive to be prestigious individuals by floating between cultures and who consequently fail to be a part of any particular group (Mora 9-11). Often the individuals are biologically trapped between two probable lives, and they forge ahead to meet the opportunity of possibly belonging to the higher society while they degrade the small culture which has weaned them from birth....   [tags: Eyes Watching God Legal Alien Essays]
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce Paper - FastServe Inc. is a $25 million company in the direct marketing of sports apparel industry. The company has 350 employees. In an effort to concentrate sales on America's sports oriented generation Y clientele, the company made a strategic move into an online sales approach. With this strategic move, FastServe moved 10% of its employees to manage the online stores and try to increase sales. The company also created and implemented a program for the websites that served as virtual mannequins, called ‘3-D drape-n-see'....   [tags: Business Legal Workforce] 1824 words
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legal case - MEMORANDUM INTRODUCTION You have asked me to determine whether our client Diana Lewis committed unauthorized practice of law by providing her services. I have done research on statutes and cases. This memorandum will address the issue of this case, California Bar’s claim, and Ms. Lewis’s possible defense. STATEMENT OF FACTS In May 2001, Diana Lewis earned her Associate of Art degree and Paralegal Certificate from City College of San Francisco. In June 2001, Ms. Lewis opened her business to prepare legal paperwork for clients involved in uncontested divorces....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Legal Agreement - Legal Agreement Geoff is the owner of a 1927 Bentley car, which he is renovating to its original condition with considerable help from his brother, Paul. When the work is nearly completed, Geoff decides to get married and can no longer keep the car. He discusses the situation with Paul and they agree that in consideration of all the work Paul has done on the car, Paul can have it for £2,000 (which is far less than the car is worth)....   [tags: Papers] 960 words
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Legal Implications - Legal Implications “The social commitment of the physician is to sustain life and relieve suffering. Where the performance of one duty conflicts with the other, the preferences of the patient should prevail” (AMA). The case of Karen Quinlan extrapolated beyond the trivial cases of patient autonomy, in which the patient’s wishes are known or well communicated, and introduced us to a realm of patient autonomy that, at the time, had not been thoroughly explored. Although it was alleged that Karen had “on at least three occasions made statements that if she were in a hopeless medical condition she would not want her life prolonged by…extraordinary medical measures,” no concrete proof of these statements or wishes existed (Armstrong)....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide Medical Ethics Essays]
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Aborts are Legal - Abortion is not easy decision, but women has made that choice for hundreds years, for many different reasons. Since 1973 abortions are legal in the United States, but we have some people who still are disagree with this position. They are talking about religion, that children are viewed as a gift from the Lord, about the health, and about the moral side of the issue. Should a fetus have rights equal or superior to woman’s. We can find many reasons for abortions and against it, but I think women have the legal right to make their own decision....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
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Legal Prostitution - Prostitution has long been considered as illegal. But is it necessary to do so. It is said that prostitution causes inconvenience and troubles to general public. However, the act that considers prostitution as illegal causes inconvenience and troubles to prostitutes either. Does general public has the right to live without prostitution nearby, which will prevent prostitutes from making money with their 'resources', or do prostitutes have the right to make money with their 'resources', which will prevent general public from living in 'an more enjoyable' environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 385 words
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Should It Be Legal - Should it be Legal. In 1978 the state legislator of New Mexico made a law allowing physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients suffering from nausea caused by chemotherapy, much of this due to the efforts of a cancer patient by the name of Lynn Pierson. The Federal government modified the law to make it comply with IND regulations requiring a research program. The FDA also demanded many studies and required the doctors to fill out many pages of forms for every patient and documenting their progress, slowing the process to a stand still....   [tags: essays research papers] 1103 words
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Legal Studies - Legal Studies Essay Joey Agerholm Exclusion clauses determine the liability of something that might go wrong within a contract. They are used by sellers as an attempt to avoid or limit their liability. The seller has the advantage over the buyer who must agree to the clauses to purchase the product/service. Because of the buyers disadvantage the court takes such cases, involving exclusion clauses, very seriously, and the content of the clauses are carefully interpreted. With the current Trade Practises Act and the Fair Trading Act the standard form of business contract is adequate and effective in protecting the buyer....   [tags: essays research papers] 1166 words
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Legal Obligations - Legal Obligations Having established that the defendant owes the plaintiff a duty of care (and in this case it is assumed that this has been established), it will next be necessary for the courts to decide whether the defendant has breached that duty. This first involves an assessment by the court of how, in the circumstances, the defendant ought to have behaved; what standard of care should he have exercised. This standard is that of the ordinary and reasonable citizen and not that of the defendant himself: an especially careful defendant will not be held liable because he fell short of his own high standards, however, a defendant whose personal conception of what is reasonable fails to match that of the court will have no defence based on his belief that he acted carefully....   [tags: Papers] 2224 words
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UCF Legal Services - Sarah was overtaking a truck on the highway and accelerated above the speed limit as the highway patrol caught her for speeding. “You were doing 84 in a 65, can I have your license, registration, and proof of insurance please?” the officer asked impatiently. “Yeah, but I was really only overtaking the long truck, I had no intention of purposely speeding, can I just get a warning please?” Sarah asked as she handed the officer what he asked for. “I don't do warnings and I need my money, I will be right back.” Many minutes went by as Sarah nervously waited to receive her first traffic ticket, in over three years of driving....   [tags: Student Services] 1321 words
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Legal Aspects of Procurement Management - This paper examines the legal aspects of procurement management and specifically how procurement management can be used as an effective tool for the overall management of a project. This paper focuses on the basics of common contract laws, the basics of agency law, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and some aspects of that pertain to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). A summation of the company’s position in relation to a given supplier (provided the company decides not to procure all of the material in a contract) will be examined along with how that position is strengthened by understanding the legal aspects of procurement management....   [tags: Project Management]
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Telehealth: Ethical and Legal Challenges - 1. Introduction The delivery of health care has always been influenced by technological developments and innovations. This is particularly true in modern health care professionals where they are obsessed with technology and rush to apply them. One of the most recent applications of ICT – Information and computer technology- is telehealth. Telehealth is the use of communication, diagnostic and information technology to provide health care when patients and providers are geographically separated [2], Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store -and-forward imaging, streaming media, terrestrial and wireless communications....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Role of Legal Systems - ... In “Two Treatises of Government”, John Locke stated that the purpose of the law is not to abolish or restrict freedom, but to preserve and expand freedom. Last but not least, in “Du Contrat Social”, Rousseau also pointed out that freedom and liberty will be protected only when people follow laws set by society. Hence, when a society operates under a justified legal system, its law will effectively restrict potential criminal and decrease crime rate. Law enforcers will also be held accountable for fairly implementing rules and regulations according to the law....   [tags: Law and Liberty] 1077 words
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Prostitution Should Be Legal - Prostitution and human trafficking are taking place all over the world despite the legal restrictions put upon them. According to Ronald Weitzer, “The sex industry refers to the workers, managers, owners, agencies, clubs, trade associations, and marketing involved in sexual commerce, both legal and illegal varieties” (1). There are many questions that arise when discussing the sex industry. Should prostitution be legalized. If it were to be legalized, would anything change. Is prostitution morally acceptable....   [tags: Sex Industry, argumentative, persuasive]
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Legal Forms of Business - An average person has an innovative plan to start a business. It begins with an idea but what should they do afterwards. If someone wants to start a business they must ask themselves several questions. What is the size of the business. What level of control do they want to have. What are the business risk and vulnerabilities. What are the initial startup expenses. All of these questions will help them decide which legal form of business they should choose. As a legal form can have significant implications for your personal risk in the business as well as your potential for financial returns (Page 6 of 17 - How to Incorporate | Inc.com....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Abortion Should Remain Legal - ... In cases of rape it should be allowed. The lesson learned is that a child should not come into the world unwanted, as President Barrack Obama stated in 2008 “I have two daughters... I'm going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." (2012election procon 1)Keeping it legal would prevent trauma in some cases, if there were a child were born with a serious disability and the longer it lived, the longer it would suffer. If a child comes into the world unwanted or comes from a drug-filled background, they are likely to be neglected or even abused; if abortion remains legal this may not happen nearly as much....   [tags: Pro-Choice Essays]
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Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legal - Assisted Suicide has been a controversial issue for some time now. It is also confused with the term euthanasia; however the two do not mean the same thing. Euthanasia is the killing of another to relieve their pain; whereas assisted suicide is the practice where an individual assist the person committing suicide. The practice of both of these issues reliefs the person that is in pain. Assisted suicide has positive and negative issues. There is a debate on whether it should be legal or not. Some of the positive issues on assisted suicide are it reliefs a person from the pain they are in....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Legal Drinking Age - ... In spite of the fact that most young adults (eighteen to twenty) drink with a strong sense of immortality and carelessness, it is usually adults from the ages of twenty-one to thirty who are the ones that are inebriated behind the wheel. Even though adults of legal age are in the driver’s seat, the rates of drunk driving will more than likely not increase, and may even decrease, if the legal drinking age is not lowered from where it is currently in place. Not only will lowering the drinking age increase the amount of drunk driving, but will more than likely increase the rate of accidents caused by drinking and driving....   [tags: drunk driving, alcohol, teenagers, young adults]
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Abortion Should Remain Legal - A woman is walking through a dark alley. She has a bag full of cash that she scraped together and is going to see a man who will probably rip her off. This woman is not what you think, she is receiving an illegal abortion by an untrained surgeon. Many have said that abortion is a crime against humanity, taking away the innocent lives of unborn children. Though, the real crime would be to rob women of their rights and well-being. Abortions should stay legal because the absence of legal abortions will mean rise in dangerous illegal abortions, abortions are a woman’s right, and motherhood has a negative effect on women who aren’t ready....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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The Italian and English Legal Systems - Judicial systems have been used predominantly throughout the world to address disputes in various contexts, where accused criminals, to law enforcement officers and expert witnesses take part on a daily basis to resolve deputes in judicial manner (Silverman et al 2010). However, characteristics of the judicial systems differ from country/region to another, depending on the basis of the system which may cause an impact on the expert witness. As an explanation for the above statement, it could be said that legal systems fall into two systems, the adversarial system and the inquisitorial system....   [tags: Law]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - ... I believe that if we work together and stop the hate, we could save some of those that are committing suicide because of their sexual identity. Today teens are even discriminated against by their parents or guardians. There is an estimate of 1.6 million homeless American youth, and 26 percent of gay teens were told that they must leave home because their sexual orientation. Children are being victimized if their parents are gay and or if they are gay, which is not fair because were all human, love is love and we should all be treated how you want to be treated....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Why Prostitution Should Be Legal - Why should prostitution be legal. Can anybody tell me what is considered to be the world's most ancient profession. (doesn't require education, mostly involves women) Some researchers confirm that prostitution is indeed the most ancient profession, while others argue with it; however, everybody agrees that trading sex for money has existed for quite a while. According to Wikipedia, prostitution began in the 21st century BC in Near East, most likely as a religious custom, and was practiced by Greeks, Romans, China and other ancient civilizations....   [tags: Prostitution, Argument]
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Education and Legal Status - Should a child be allowed to get an education despite his/her legal status. Three years ago, I witnessed an incident where a child was denied access to a local school because she didn’t have the relevant document needed by the school for registration. She was only nine when she migrated along with her parents to the Bahamas and her dream was to get into a primary school as soon as possible in order to pick up the necessary education needed to proceed to the next level, since she didn’t had the opportunity to get a start up education back at home....   [tags: Education] 1513 words
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Abortion Should Be Legal - ... The Constitution doesn’t classify an unborn baby as a human. Which leads straight in to the 14th amendment, a right for personal privacy and not allowing the government and Constitution to be a pressuring standpoint in this decision on whether you want to keep your child. As a human, we have the rights that no state shall make or enforce any law, which could take away the privileges of being a citizen of the United States (Call to Freedom).Through abortion women have the liberty to decide whether abortion is the option for them....   [tags: Pro-Choice Essays]
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Domestic Partnerships Should be Legal - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Should gay marriages be legal. Clearly we as a nation are undecided on this issue. Gay rights groups are fighting for rights while religious groups are fighting against gay marriage. I do NOT believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire....   [tags: Anti Gay Marriage, argumentative essay]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - RD of Synthesis Essay “’til Death Do Us Part?” How many people do you know with a girlfriend or boyfriend. Or that are married. I’m sure it’s a countless amount. But how many of those couples are same-sex couples. There are many same-sex couples across the world; however, many of those couples are facing a huge dilemma, not being able to get married. Gay marriage is banned in most areas of the world. This is an ethical issue that is these people face every day. If two people are in love, it shouldn’t matter what sex they are, as long as they are happy....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Euthanasia Should Be Legal - ... Euthanasia is a very controversial topic among society. People with strong religious faith oppose the idea altogether. Most of them believe that god gave humans the gift of life and that it is morally wrong to give that up no matter how harsh the situation. Other citizens among society with opposite views believe that euthanasia should be between the patient and their doctor. If you choose euthanasia as the path you follow to end your life that should be your own decision. If you oppose the idea you have the right to not go through with the process....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
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Abortions Should Remain Legal - ... If being pregnant and having a baby is going to pose a threat to the mom and endanger her health, abortion may be a practical option if she is not able to carry the baby to full term. If abortion remains legal and is spread to anti-abortion states, it would save a lot of women lives. Pro-lifers declare that legal abortion is what kills women. But that is not true, it’s the fact that they are illegal that kill women. Since there are states that are anti-abortion, women rely on illegal abortions....   [tags: Pro-Choice Essays]
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Euthanasia Should Not Be Legal - Euthanasia is a word that comes from ancient Greece and it refers to “good death”. In the modern societies euthanasia is defined as taking away people’s lives who suffer from an incurable disease. They usually go through this process by painlessness ways to avoid the greatest pains that occurs from the disease. A huge number of countries in the World are against euthanasia and any specific type of it. One of the most important things being discussed nowadays is whether euthanasia should be legalized or not....   [tags: Euthanasia is Murder]
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Prostitution Should NOT be Legal - Prostitution is considered to be the oldest profession in the world. Many people support the idea of legalizing prostitution, while others do not. This controversial debate has been ongoing since the beginning of time. I desire to take a stand on the value of human worth, which is why I oppose the legalization of prostitution between consenting adults in our State. The structure of society is losing ground everyday by what some people view to be human rights. I understand the importance of having freedom to exercise our rights....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 1064 words
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Abortion Should NOT Be Legal - ... Being forced in to having sex with a stranger or even a relative should not force the women to carry a baby against her will. This pregnancy would remind her for nine months of the violence committed against her and would just increase her mental anguish. It is maintained that the fetus is an aggressor against the woman’s integrity and personal life; it is only just morally defensible to repel an aggressor even by killing him, if that is the only way to defend personal and human values (“Is abortion justifiable,” 2013)....   [tags: Pro-Life Essays]
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Euthanasia Should Be Legal and Inexpensive - ... The goal of that group is basically to decriminalize the actions of doctors and physicians in the assisted suicides of terminally ill patients (Humphry). The more people that join the organizations to support, the more money the organizations get, which brings them closer to succeeding with legalizing euthanasia. They also can advertise more and try to convince more and more people to be on board, and eventually the concept could be viewed as acceptable and people would see the other side of the arguments they have against euthanasia....   [tags: Pro Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - ... When a patient racked by agonizing pain says, "I feel much better after smoking marijuana," who is Congress to say otherwise. For those who need expert assurances, plenty exist. "A small but significant number of seriously ill patients who suffer from cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, or other conditions do not benefit from, or cannot tolerate, the leading or conventional therapies," the American Public Health Association and others said in an amicus brief. "Some ... have found cannabis to be effective at alleviating symptoms of their condition or side effects of their treatment.......   [tags: Arguments for Medical Marijuana]
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