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Chinese Culture Exposed in the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee - Chinese Culture Exposed in the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee In by reading the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, I gained a perspective of the people and culture of China. This book showed the analysis of Chinese saw and the background of Chinese history. Judge Dee, during the Tang Dynasty, was a well-known statesman and a magistrate to a town called Chang-Ping. He was known to be a famous detective, in which he could solve all crimes. In the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, he is faced with three murders, which develop throughout the book....   [tags: Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee] 622 words
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Why Sonia Sotomayor Should Be Approved as Supreme Court Judge - President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court justice on May 26, 2009, making Sonia Sotomayor the first Hispanic female to be nominated for higher court. Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954. She is currently a federal judge on the U.S Courts of Appeals for a Second Circuit. If nominated she will be replacing the retiring Justice David Souter and she will also be the first Hispanic and the third female Justice. This will be a huge milestone for the Hispanic community. Looking closely into Sotomayor qualification and experience we can predict that she will most likely be approved by the Senate....   [tags: Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Judge, USA,] 1321 words
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The Actions of Judge Danforth in The Crucible - In any community, the people rely on the power of law and justice to protect them. When the guardians of the law and order misuse their power it brings tragedy upon the town. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible the inappropriate actions of the character of Judge Danforth, the voice of authority of the community leads to the tragedy of social disruption of the town accompanied by breakdown in communal solidarity. Firstly, throughout the play Judge Danforth acts with pride and arrogance. At the commencement of act III Judge Danforth voices his view on the ongoing phase of the witchcraft trials by stating that “Do you take it upon yourself to determine what this court shall believe and what it shall set aside?” (Miller 85)....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover - To the majority of individuals, no two topics can be more opposite than that of the little ice princesses and elite gymnasts that grace television sets throughout the country with their elegant and carefully choreographed routines and that of moldy and rotting corpses; however, this is merely a common delusion among most people. Both topics have their ugly sides, one, however, a bit more morbid than the other, but the fact of the matter is that one truly cannot judge a book by its cover. Elite level gymnastics and figure skating are seen as forms of art – forms that people can gawk at flabbergasted and in awe....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Don't Judge a Celebrity By It's Cover - Humans are judgmental creatures by nature. Since our inception it has been programmed into our brains to be this way and at one point with due cause. It was vital for the preservation of our species to make observations and respond to stimuli in our environments. However, as a necessity, being judgmental has for the most part dissipated. It is no longer vital to our existence to determine on the first encounter with a unfamiliar entity whether or not they are going to be friend or foe; if they bare their teeth and the hair on the back of their neck stands up, our culture acknowledges the safer bet is the latter....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover - I don’t really understand what it means to be me. I know who I am but it’s hard to just define yourself as one specific genre of person. What I have realized growing up is that I have never been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to first impressions, because everyone has already made their own assumptions. What it means to be me is to be me is be judged as a druggie, be treated like a Cinderella, and someone who never lets it get to them through it all. Most people in today’s society judge a book by the cover and when that happens to me I always get the worst descriptions....   [tags: Personal Intropective] 604 words
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Judge Holden of Blood Meridian - Judge Holden of Blood Meridian Although Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian tells the story of the kid and his journey through the harshest of environments, much of the action in the novel centers around Judge Holden. Judge Holden is a mystery from his very first appearance in the novel and remains so until the very end of the novel, when he is one of the few characters surviving. The kid first comes face to face with Holden in a saloon after a riot and eventually joins with Holden and a gang of misfit scalp-hunters to roam the Mexican-American borderlands....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 679 words
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Judge Declares Microsoft A Monopoly - On November 5, 1999, District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson declared one of the leading software companies in the world, a monopoly. The United States' government has what are called, antitrust laws, which prevent a company from having a monopoly on a market. The US charged Microsoft with violations of these laws, stating that they were thwarting such competitors as, Netscape Navigator, and other web browsers. The US justice department has accused Microsoft of being "engaged in massive anticompetitive practices." Bill Gates, owner of Microsoft, believes that the practices of Microsoft are in no way that of a monopoly, and are just forms of very aggressive competition....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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Who Are We to Judge? - Who Are We to Judge. Sometimes it is easy to form an opinion about someone based on what you see from the outside, but by no means is this an effective way of assessing the way someone is inside. Just like you cannot judge a book a book by its cover, you cannot judge a person without getting to know them. Both Edwin Robinson's, Richard Cory, and Wystan Auden's, The Unknown Citizen try to do this. Who is to say that their analysis of the two characters is correct. The two poems are based only on what is observed, not what is known....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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Dont Judge a Book by the Cover - You Can’t Tell Many people feel that you can tell a lot about a person by observing what they wear and what they eat. This is not the case. Choice of clothing and eating habits, in no way, allow you to pass judgment on a person. Judging people based on these factors is extremely shallow. What one wears and eats in no way depicts character, behavior, or even intelligence. One simply cannot know a person by looking at them and observing what they eat. Such a thought is ridiculous. Instead of looking at clothing and what one is eating, character should be the basis for opinion....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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Judge First: Bite Last - Judge First: Bite Last The soccer ball hit the grassy field with a minor thump, while screams centered attention near the goalie’s post. The child’s puny hands showing little resistance to the canine incisors planted deep within his pierced left arm. The Pit Bull only winced his eyes to squeeze the blood laden arm beyond the shattering point. The Pit Bull’s head shaking as a crocodile with morning’s breakfast, forced his meal to lifelessness on the soiled grass. The child’s lame arm dropped, signaling the lost battle....   [tags: social issues] 833 words
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An Analysis of The Judge's House - An Analysis of The Judge's House This compelling 19th Century thriller by Bram Stoker has many typical elements of the 19th century ghost story genre. The author has used many rudiments, which make this a very popular ghost story. "The Judges House" which is set in an isolated setting, this can clearly be seen when the author describes it as "…desolation was the only term conveying any suitable idea of its isolation." Here the author wants to portray the sense of seclusion, as this is a typical element of a 19th century ghost story....   [tags: Papers] 1082 words
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover: First Impressions - We have all been taught that a book should not be judged by its cover. In theory, this makes perfect sense. However, in reality, this is not practical and is very difficult at best. First impressions, regardless of how minute or seemingly insignificant the encounter may be perceived as, can play a huge part in determining the actions of others. A first impression is everlasting and has the influential ability to “make or break” a situation regardless of whether or not the perceived notion is accurate....   [tags: Psychology]
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Who is to Judge What is Right and What is Wrong? - Since there are so many "moralities" as there are people and cultures, who is to judge what is Right and what is Wrong. Whose morality do we ought to follow and why. To answer this question one must first come to a clear understanding of the meaning of right and wrong- a topic that has become so subjective and distorted that it is practically impossible to clearly define. Individuals have come to create their own morality so that what is right to one may not be considered right to another and what is wrong to one may not necessarily be wrong to another....   [tags: Morality, argumentative, persuasive] 531 words
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Frankenstein: Don't Judge a Monster Based on His Appearance - Do not judge a book by its cover. A famous American proverb that says a person’s character cannot by judged by their appearance. A prime example of this is the monster from Frankenstein. On the outside, he has a terrible appearance but he is a kind soul simply looking for a little compassion. He is a victim however due to his monstrous appearance and is left in bitter misery in the story. Both the book and the play present him as a sufferer in a cruel world but ultimately the book does a better job portraying his pain and creating compassion for him....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1505 words
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You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover, Sometimes - Human beings have evolved an incredible ability to form first impressions, rapidly and with a high degree of accuracy as a survival mechanism. Admittedly, it is still difficult to know whether to trust first impressions, given there are so many cautionary warnings. We are told how important it is to make a first impression when going on a first date, a job interview or to meet with a new client. We are also warned to never judge a book by its cover, indicating that our first impression could be flawed and suggesting that first impression are formed solely from appearance....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Right of Juries to Judge the Justice of the Law - The Right of Juries to Judge the Justice of the Law For more than six hundred years-that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215--there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than that, in criminal cases, it is not only the right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is also their light, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge the justice of the law, and to hold all laws invalid, that are, in their opinion, unjust or oppressive, and all persons guiltless in violating, or resisting the execution of, such law....   [tags: Papers] 4046 words
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Judge Pycheon in The House of the Seven Gables - Judge Pycheon Kryptonite. Even Superman had a weakness that could lead to his death in a matter of minutes. Why. No man is all-powerful or has no flaws. Does true character always shine through one’s public persona. The answer is no. In the House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne effectively shows his disgust towards Judge Pyncheon whose later exposed as someone different from his public image. What breathes life and interest into the passage. It is Hawthorne’s deft use of sarcasm and his cunning delivery intertwined with society’s....   [tags: essays papers] 828 words
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Judge Posner's Challenge to the Philosophy of Law - Judge Posner's Challenge to the Philosophy of Law ABSTRACT: This paper presents a conceptual analysis of Richard Posner's empirical theory of judicial behavior. His theory opposes the conventional view which holds that judges are insulated from external pressures so their judicial decisions will be based upon a disinterested understanding of the law. Since economics holds that all people — including judges — attempt to maximize their utilities, Posner thinks that the conventional view is an embarrassment which presumes judges are not rational....   [tags: Posner Law Essays]
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Film Judge Dredd as a Commercial Enterprise - Film Judge Dredd as a Commercial Enterprise 'Judge Dredd' was a blockbuster. Heavily marketed, produced and directed by Americans and heavily funded - by 75% of English money. And of course, the main role played by Sylvester Stallone makes it an attractive movie. We can see how it sells from these points. Because 75% is funded by English lottery money, the British public could also say that this was an English film. This works because the film could be called 'global or international' and therefore people may not see it as a stereotypical American film....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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The Character of Judge Pyncheon Revealed in Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of Seven Gables, reveals Judge Pyncheon’s character in a strategic manner to show the shallowness in Judge Pyncheon’s good deeds. The author uses the position of details, diction, and tone to express his dislike for Judge Pyncheon’s character and also to reveal the judges character as two-fold, first good, then evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne strategically reveals Judge Pyncheon’s seemingly good side to the reader in order to show how “fake” Pyncheon really is....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables] 665 words
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Logical Fallacies and the Bumper Sticker "Real Christians Don't Judge" - While driving behind a vehicle plastered in bumper stickers, the first one to catch someone’s attention may say “Real Christians don’t judge.” Most will not give it a second thought, while others may analyze its message and the individual giving the message. In general this sticker may be found on a variety of vehicles. The vehicle itself is not as important as the individual driving it. While discussing this bumper sticker it will be important to understand where it is found, the fallacies it involves and the problems with the argument....   [tags: Logical Fallacies, Bumper Stickers] 590 words
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Style and Content of The Red Room and The Judge's House - Style and Content of The Red Room and The Judge's House Using reference to style and content I will explain how and why these two short stories are typical 19th century stories. The two short stories that we have read, ' The Red Room' by H.G. Wells and 'The Judges House' by Bram Stoker, are heavily concerned with the supernatural world, with people in the Victorian era preoccupied with ghosts. When Darwin wrote his book 'The Origin of Species' this hugely questioned Christian beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 1821 words
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We Should NOT Judge Students by Test Results - We Should NOT Judge Students by Test Results Are people who get good grades and/or who get high scores on tests more intelligent than those who do not. Can we just distinguish people who get good grades and/or high scores on tests are more intelligent than those who do not get good grades. I firmly believe that it is not fair to judge people who get good grades are more intelligent than those who do not. Test scores are not a fair judgment to distinguish one’s intelligence. Test scores can not show the actual intelligence of an individual....   [tags: essays papers] 737 words
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Samuel Chase - Samuel Chase 1743-1811 In the year 1786, at the pressing invitation of his friend, Colonel Howard, he removed from Annapolis to Baltimore. By this gentleman, he was generously presented with a square of ten lots of land, upon a spot in which he erected a house, in which he lived until his death. On his removal from Annapolis, the corporation of that city tendered to him the expressions of their respect, in the following address: "Sir, the mayor, aldermen, and common councilmen of the city of Annapolis, impressed with a due sense of the services rendered to this corporation by you, in the capacity of recorder thereof, do take this occasion to assure you of their entire approbation of your conduct in the performance of the duties of that trust, and to acknowledge your ready exertion, at all times, to promote the interest and welfare of this city, They sincerely regret the occasion of this address, as your removal from the city of Annapolis will deprive this body of a faithful and able officer, and the city of a valuable citizen....   [tags: Judge Biography Chase] 1727 words
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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime - A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers] 801 words
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The Red Room and The Judge's House - Typical Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories? - The Red Room and The Judge's House - Typical Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories. Nineteenth century ghost stories are typical of the gothic genre. They are referred to as stereotypical, because in the period they were written in, it was the practice to include several distinctive elements which are now exclusively associated with this genre. 'The Red Room' by H. G. Wells (1894) and 'The Judge's House' by Bram Stoker (1891) will be discussed in this essay to assess them as distinctive examples of ghost stories....   [tags: English Literature] 1499 words
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Free College Essays - Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Only God Should Judge - The Scarlet Letter: Only God Should Judge In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter many moral issues come to mind. For one, the book is about an adulteress trying to live her life in an old Puritan town. This is especially hard since the man who has committed this sin with her, known as Arthur Dimmesdale, refuses to confess his part in her crime. The town has many convictions of whom or what Hester is which makes it impossible for Hester to live a happy normal life. The thoughts on adultery were not very good at the time of the puritans....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 911 words
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The Various Approaches a Judge May Use to Decide the Meaning of a Statute - The Various Approaches a Judge May Use to Decide the Meaning of a Statute When a judge comes to deciding upon a case he must apply the necessary legislation, and although it is drafted clearly and with great detail, problems can sometimes arise in the interpretation of what the actual law is. Sometimes the problem can be that the language of the statute could be misunderstood, or not clear enough to what is actually meant. For example, in the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861, it was stated that, 'whosoever, being married, shall marry any other person during the life of the former husband or wife shall be guilty of bigamy.' But what does the word marry mean....   [tags: Papers] 1380 words
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Morality: You Be the Judge - For many centuries, man’s ability to rationalize and make good decisions has always been in debate. Through this rationalization, morals, or the rules that govern one’s ability to determine what is right and what is wrong, begin to develop. For some, these morals are drawn out and predetermined by a divine being, but others derive their morals from other means. Charles Darwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson fail to obtain their sense of morality from religion, so they formulate their own new ideas from which they acquire their morals, although these ideas are very different....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Stages Of The Criminal Trial Scott Peterson - Stages of the Criminal Trial "Scott Peterson" Voir Dire This stage is an examination of potential jurors to ensure a fair trial for the defendant. Ideally, voir dire will result in an impartial jury for the trial of the accused. On March 4, 2004 jury selection began for the trial of Scott Peterson. Nearly 100 potential jurors began answering questionnaires about their views on the death penalty and their opinions on extramarital affairs. The nearly 30-page questionnaire given to prospective jurors also included questions as whether they read Field and Stream, what stickers grace their car bumpers and whether they have lost a child....   [tags: Scott Peterson Trial Judge Court] 1322 words
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The Dark Side of Judge Pyncheon in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Novel, The House of the Seven Gables - The Dark Side of Judge Pyncheon in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Novel, The House of the Seven Gables People in society live in a masquerade. Everyone wears a decoratively adorned mask that displays beauty, purity, and service. However, behind the mask lies on the inside of all society. One will stop at nothing in order to be well liked, thus becoming hypocrites. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The House of the Seven Gables, the narrator uses intense diction, a vivid selection of detail, and a shocking tone to reveal that the character of Judge Pyncheon resembles perfection on the outside, yet “darker traits” sit latent on the inside....   [tags: House Seven Gables] 551 words
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The Champ - The Alaskan environment is one of the deadliest and hardest environments to survive in the entire world and many have fallen victim to its harshness. Buck was the beloved St. Bernard that belonged to Judge Miller in the hills of the Santa Clara Valley in California , and his mother was a great German shepherd. Judge Miller owns a huge mansion complex with other dogs, horses, stables, vineyards. Buck loves this life, carrying the Judge's grandchildren on his back and serving as the Judge's faithful companion, as his father had been before him....   [tags: Call of the Wild 2 Buck Judge Miller] 1144 words
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Personal Narrative: Don't Judge Too Quickly - Lack of perception has a tendency to lead people to having communication problems. People who lack perception, they only view certain details that they hear or visualize. People can not fully understand the situation that they are viewing. Perception checking skills are something I in fact need to improve. I am at error with misunderstanding or comprehending the situations. I myself have jumped to conclusions without fully considering the circumstances around the situation. I have done this to my husband several times in the past and some recently....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 705 words
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Do Not Judge Me: Stereotypes are Ruining Our Society - Stereotypes “Dumbjocks”, “Women don’t belong in a professional setting, they belong in the kitchen”, “He must be a Jew, just look at his nose.(stereotypes and prejudices, para. 1) Today’s society is based solely on face values where people tend to place someone in a category because of those individuals actions. (Mcrae & Stangore, 1996, p. 13) Prejudicial notations used to define members of a social or ethnic group are called stereotypes. People stereotype various groups of people, but none like women, different ethnic groups, and athletes....   [tags: Stereotypes, prejudice, ]
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Persuasive Essay: Are Generational Differences a Reason to Judge Similarities in the Work Place? - Edward S. Lyba, Ed.D. proclaimed, "Diversity in the workplace means creating an environment where people from dissimilar backgrounds can utilize their talents and work productively together,” (NEPA Diversity Guide, 2007). Organizations have been striving to understand and create an abundant amount of diversity amongst their employees. It has been instilled in the minds of today’s employees that everyone is different and unique and companies want originality. Since companies have been putting a strong focus on diversity, it has encouraged employees to develop excuses as to why they are different....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Supreme Court Cases - Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. vs. Sawyer Also commonly referred to as The Steel Seizure Case, it was a United States Supreme Court decision that limited the power of the President of the United States to seize private property in the absence of either specifically enumerated authority under Article Two of the US Constitution or statutory authority conferred on him by Congress. The Majority decision was that the President had no power to act except in those cases expressly or implicitly authorized by the Constitution or an act of Congress....   [tags: Supreme Court Judge Court] 1759 words
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Book Review Of Scalia Dissents - In Scalia Dissents, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, lets Justice Scalia speak for himself in giving his opinions on today's most controversial topics. Ring also provides helpful background on the opinions of cases, which makes them more accessible and practical. Scalia Dissents contains over a dozen of the justices' most interesting and controversial opinions. This book would not have been written if it were not for such an interesting character to talk about....   [tags: Scalia Justice Judge] 1665 words
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Major Supreme Court Cases Under Judge John Marshall - The decisions made by Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall have had a major influence on today’s Judiciary System. One of his major decisions was in the case Marbury v. Madison, in which he set the precedent of judicial review. Another major decision is in the case McCulloch v. Maryland, in this case Marshall ruled that Congress possesses certain implied powers. Other major decisions made by Marshall were in the cases Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Gibbons v. Ogden, in which Marshall defined national power over interstate commerce, and Cherokee Nation v....   [tags: Law Legal]
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas - Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas In 1950 the Reverend Oliver Brown of Topeka, Kansas, wanted to enroll his daughter, Linda Brown, in the school nearest his home (Lusane 26). The choices before him were the all-white school, only four blocks away, or the black school that was two miles away and required travel (26). His effort to enroll his daughter was spurned (26). In 1951, backed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, he filed suit against the Topeka school board and his case was joined by three other similar cases that were presented before the Supreme Court as one consolidated case (26)....   [tags: Segregation Supreme Court Judge Case] 1184 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution - Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) involves dispute resolution processes and techniques that fall outside of the government judicial process. There has been moves against ADR in the past by entities of many political parties and their associates, despite this, ADR has gained inclusive acceptance among both the broad community and the legal profession in past years. In fact, many courts now entail some parties to remedy to ADR of some type, usually mediation, before allowing the parties' cases to be tried....   [tags: Government Law Legal Judge ADR] 1901 words
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Tallerman & Co Pty Ltd v Nathan's Merchandise (Vic) Pty Ltd (1957) - Tallerman & Co Pty Ltd v Nathan's Merchandise (Vic) Pty Ltd (1957) PART I Summary of Facts The dispute occurred in Victoria between a registered company, Tallerman & Co Pty Ltd ("the plaintiff") and an incorporated company, Nathan's Merchandise Pty Ltd. ("the defendant), where both parties operated their business. Two previous binding contracts (orders No. 58 and No. M57) were made in communications on 14th May 1951 and 2nd August 1951 respectively, each for the sale by the plaintiff to the defendant of 1,000,000 Hungarian .22 bullets....   [tags: Legal Case Judge Court Judicial] 1392 words
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The Charater of the Physician in The Physician's Tale - The Charater of the Physician in The Physician's tale Geoffrey Chaucer significantly describes many characters in the piece of literature, The Canterbury Tales. One fascinating tale he writes is the physician's tale. The physician's tale describes a story of mortal sin and lust. This tale reflects the physician in various ways. Also, many characters are portrayed in this tale such as the knight, the girl, and the judge. Each of these characters plays an important role in this tale as they help portray the characteristics of the physician....   [tags: Physician's Tale Essays] 998 words
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Blood Meridian - In Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy describes a lawless and godless group of men ordained to cleanse the West of lesser people. This group wanders through the West leaving a trail of slaughtered people in their trail. The emptiness and ruthlessness of their hearts is reflected in the harsh and unforgiving landscape. McCarthy uses reoccurring themes of war, religion, and dance to paint a graphic picture of the savageness of life in the West. As men ordained on a mission, Glanton's Gang is paid to seek out the scalps of Apaches and return them to the Mexican town of Chihuahua City....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy] 1226 words
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Obsession in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd - Tim Burton’s 2007 film Sweeney Todd is the story of a barber who is imprisoned unjustly and seeks vengeance by killing off his indicters with razors. Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) returns to his old barbershop in London after fifteen years of imprisonment, and with the help of his neighbor, a pie maker by the name of Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), sets up his business again. However, Todd has another goal in mind for his razors: to lure in and kill Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) and his secondary, Beadle Bamford (Timothy Spall), who imprisoned him and took away his wife and child....   [tags: Movie, Film]
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The Role of Ratio Decidendi in Judicial Precedent - The Role of Ratio Decidendi in Judicial Precedent Ratio decidendi plays a very important role in judicial precedent as it is the legal principle underlying the decision in a particular case. Therefore, it creates the precedent for future cases and is considered the most important part of a judge's speech. Judicial precedent, which is case law, has been and still is a major source of law in the English system. The decisions from previous cases create law for future judges to follow....   [tags: Papers] 397 words
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Romans 14 - The book of Romans was written by Paul. It is actually a letter that Paul wrote to the Romans telling them about his understanding of the Gospel. In this book his explains our sins and how we can achieve forgiveness through Christ. The most specific sin that he explains is that of judging one another. He helps address the problem of religious disagreements about different customs or religious convictions. These customs or religious convictions include the days on which people worship the Lord and the things that people will and will not eat....   [tags: Religion] 670 words
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Appearence can be decieving - It has two meanings. A literal and a figurative. The literal meaning is don't look at a book's cover and judge it based on that alone. Content should be what you judge, not the cover. The figurative meaning applies to other things than books. Basically, for example, don't look at a person and judge them based on their outward appearance (looks, clothes, hair, etc). Get to know the person and talk to them. Base you opinion only after you got to know the person. Judge based on content not appearance....   [tags: essay appearences ] 801 words
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Caseloads in America's Courts Today - The court historically has heard an average of 700 cases monthly. However, over the past few years the number of cases filed has doubled. In most cases, the efficiency of the courts allowed final case disposition within a month. Current backlogs in court hearings exceed two months. Cases sometimes take up to three months for final disposition. Because of the perpetual problem with hearing backlogs, judges wish to reconsider the present mixed calendar system. Six judges rotate between hearing criminal and civil cases on a monthly basis....   [tags: caseloads, courts, USA,] 1699 words
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