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Judges and The Judiciary - Judges and The Judiciary There are several levels of judges. All judges are required to be independent from government or political pressures. The Lord Chancellor who is responsible for the judiciary whilst being a member of parliament conflicts with the idea of separation of powers. Appointment and selection ========================= The Lord Chancellor appoints judges for the lower level courts and nominates people for the higher levels. The judges of the court of appeal and the house of lord the prime minister makes the nomination however this would be on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor....   [tags: Free Essays] 422 words
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The Book Of Judges - The book of Judges is the sequel to Joshua. It is the seventh book of the Old Testament. It recounts stories and events from the death of the hebrew leader and prophet Joshua to the birth of the hebrew Samuel. That is roughly, from the end of the Israelite conquest of Canan in the 13th Century B.C to the begining of the monarchy in the 11 th century B.C. It tells about the hebrews from Joshua’s Death to the time of Samuel. It was written in about 550 BC, on tablets named the Ras Shamra tablets....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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The Appointment of Judges - The Appointment of Judges Judges can be split into two categories; superior and inferior. Although each judge has a different role in their own court all appointment of judges goes through the Lord Chancellor, currently Lord Falconer. But whether the appointment of judges is a fair process or not is a topic of interest and certain biases have been shown to exist. For superior judges (Law Lords, Lord Justices of Appeal and Puisne Judges) it is the Lord Chancellor that actually selects them and does the appointing....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Judges and Their Roles - Judges and Their Roles The Lord Chancellor plays a crucial role in the appointment of all judges. The selection and appointment procedure for district judges, recorders and circuit judges is broadly the same. Suitably qualified candidates apply to the Judicial Appointments Department of the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) in response to an advertisement. References are taken up, and wider ‘secret surroundings’ are carried out by officials within the LCD. A shortlist is prepared and those candidates are interviewed by a panel of three – a circuit judge, an official from the Judicial Appointment Department and a lay member....   [tags: Papers] 797 words
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The Conclusion for Judges - The Conclusion for Judges The book of Judges tells of an era in Israel in which the people of the land had no king. This book follows the incidents of twelve individuals whom were selected by God and shown favor to lead the Israelites out of the hands of the oppressors of their days. A judge is a military official known for his or her bravery in battles or incidents and nothing more than a mere warlord. This individual was given authority over decision-making and political squabbles among the people of Israel since there was no king....   [tags: essays research papers] 1614 words
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Analysis of Women in the Book of Judges - When interpreting the Hebrew Bible from a feminist perspective, many are quick to decry the subjugation of women at the hands of men and the lack of female representation in dominant roles in biblical literature. However, although some women are objectified or possibly marginalized, this claim of inequality does not always hold true. Especially in the book of Judges, women are not discarded as characters and are not wholly unappreciated. In fact, the book of Judges features many strong female characters who serve in significant roles, and who are effectively portrayed as leaders, heroes, and capable, resourceful individuals....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Reality TV and the Perception of Judges - ... Another reviewer on the same site claimed that he viewed the judge to be unfair and never let those before her to express their points fully. All these facts put together offer a very dangerous precedence in the adjudication of justice. Bearing in mind that upon deciding to have their cases heard by these judges they forego their right to appeal, the judges must not only be seen to meet justice but manifestly be seen to do so. However, credit must be offered. By and large a lot of credit has been passed to these judges for meeting justice speedily....   [tags: reality tv, study of law, jugdes]
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The Independence or Neutrality of Judges - The Independence or Neutrality of Judges Judges are supposed to be totally independent from the government. They are there to protect the rights of citizens in Britain. The government says that the Lord Chancellor despite the fact they are appointed by the Government are still 100% independent and neutral. This I personally find difficult to agree with as the government pays the bills of the Judges, the government is able to sack judges and the more the judges agree with the government the more the government likes them....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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The Analysis of Judges in the Superior Courts - The Analysis of Judges in the Superior Courts A power passed by a French political theorist called Montesquieu states “that there are three primary functions of the state and that the only way to safeguard the liberty of the citizens is by keeping these here functions separate.” The three main powers that ach group has is; 1. The legislature. This is the law-making area of the state or In England the Parliament. 2. The executive or the body administering the law. Under the British political system this is the government of the day which forms the Cabinet....   [tags: Papers] 645 words
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Hellanodikai: The Chief Judges of the Olympics - "There, the method of premliminary training and the kind of exercises are decided by others, and it is not the trainer, but the Hellanodikes who, entirely on his own initiative and without being bound in any way, organizes everything, in accord with the particular circumstances pertaining from time to time. And the Hellanodikes has the whip at his disposal, not only for the athlete, but also for the trainer, and he uses it in case of any contravention of his orders; and all have to conform with the orders of the Hellanodikai, since those who violate them may be immediately excluded from the games."1 Philostratos, ca....   [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition] 1322 words
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The Role of Superior Court Judges - The Role of Superior Court Judges INTRODUCTION: Law is one part of a set of processes, social, political, economic and cultural, which shape and direct the development of society. Like all other mechanisms the law seeks to govern human behaviour. The Irish law system belongs to common law systems established in England by the Norman's. This type of law responded to actual rather than anticipated problems. In contrast the law in the civil system is contained in comprehensive codes which are enacted by legislators and which attempt to provide for every legal contingency....   [tags: Papers] 3195 words
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Courtroom - ... Define the role of each member of the Courtroom Workgroup A Courtroom Workgroup is an unofficial arrangement between the criminal prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and the judge who work together are able to smoothly and efficiently handle cases through cooperative plea-bargaining processes. Because of their position in the justice system, judges have the ability to define the level of their involvement in the processing of criminal cases. How they define their role strongly affects interpersonal relations in the courtroom and the way the group performs its duties, because it deliberate by the way it disposes of cases....   [tags: Judges, Functions, Bail] 853 words
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Missouri's Nonpartisan Selection of Judges Court Plan - During the 1930’s, the community became more and more displeased with the growing role of politics in judicial selection and judicial decision-making. Judges were inundated by outside pressures due to the political features of the election process, and dockets were overcrowded due to time the judges spent campaigning. In November 1940, voters amended the Missouri constitution by adopting the Nonpartisan Selection of Judges Court Plan. This plan was placed on the ballot by initiative petition. The acceptance of the plan by initiative referendum resulted from a public repercussion against the widespread abuses of the judicial system by the political machine in Kansas City and by the political control exhibited by ward bosses in St....   [tags: Justice System] 1409 words
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The Ways Superior and Inferior Judges Are Appointed - The Ways Superior and Inferior Judges Are Appointed The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 brought in significant changes regarding appointment. Traditionally all judges were drawn from The Bar. Positions were not advertised and direct applications for positions were not acceptable. The 1990 Act has increased the pool of prospective judges by making judicial appointments open to solicitors as well as barristers, so long as they have the requisite number of years' experience of advocacy in the higher courts....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Comparison of The Judges House versus The Signalman - I think that mystery stories are so popular with people today, and with the last couple of generations because they are so intriguing. The author tries to give the story an element of surprise and also put twists in the tails to keep the reader guessing. Rather than just watching a film it allows the reader to build up their own imagination and interpret the story in their own way. The author will also try to integrate a ghost or spirit into the story, whether it be physically there or just psychologically, this gives the sense of mystery and usually results in the protagonist of the story dying....   [tags: essays research papers] 2323 words
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Part-time Judges in the Magistrates Court. - Part-time Judges in the Magistrates Court. There are about over 30,000 sitting as part-time judges in the Magistrates Court. They sit to hear cases as a bench of two or three, while a single magistrate could issue search warrants and arrest warrants. There are also District Judges (formerly Stipendiary Magistrates) who are qualified lawyers and sit on their own to deal with the cases. The history of magistrates goes back to the 12th Century and they have been a very important part of the criminal justice system....   [tags: Papers] 1347 words
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Judges' Need to Follow Previous Precedent - Judges' Need to Follow Previous Precedent The lower courts are bound by the House of Lords so they have to apply their rules as if they were applying a statute. It was decided after the case 'London street tramways v London county council (1898)' that the House of Lords would be bound by its own previous decisions. This was a case during the nineteenth century, during the Victorian times when it was important to be consistent and certain. However during the twentieth century both society and the law developed and some decisions made in previous cases were now unsuitable, so the House of Lords made a Practice Statement in 1966....   [tags: Papers] 600 words
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The Moral Judges of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Moral Judges of The Scarlet Letter If human beings are evil, then they can easily appoint themselves as judges, and from their point of view, the decisions they make are moral. These judges try to make themselves look better, by lowering the criminal below their level. These moral judges also try to play God, by selecting, and if they have enough power, executing their decision as a punishment for the crime committed. It is as clear as glass, that these decisions that come from evil beings will also be immoral, and evil....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 628 words
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Excessive Laws and the Self-Interest of Lawmakers, Lawyers, and Judges - Excessive Laws and the Self-Interest of Lawmakers, Lawyers, and Judges 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 1556 words
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The Selection Process of District Judges and Lay Magistrates - The Selection Process of District Judges and Lay Magistrates Lay magistrates in England and Wales are appointed by the Lord Chancellor on behalf of the Queen. In the Duchy of Lancaster they are appointed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The procedure is as follows: Individuals make an application to the Local Advisory Committee, which consists of magistrates and other local people. People or organisations may also recommend a candidate for appointment. Committees also advertise for magistrates....   [tags: Papers] 795 words
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Murmering Judges - Look closely at one scene exploring its dramatic impact and its relevance to the play as a whole Act 1 scene 7 appears to be so far the only scene where all three institutions are seen together; although all three of them are not seen communicating directly, they are all linked either by music (Mozart playing in background, same as the opera) or by the fact that they all share the stage. However, even with this closeness and opportunity to have had the three different groups communicate there is still a distinct lack of cooperation and rapport between them; although it does appear that the police and the prison service do have some degree of contact with each other by the way the conversation about Gerard’s appeal is structured, as though they were talking to each other....   [tags: essays research papers] 752 words
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Appearance Judged! - This is the shattering truth: books are judged by their covers. I mean this literally and figuratively. Appearance counts – from job applications to social networking. Research has shown that all it takes is just thirty seconds for others to form any initial judgment about us. And in those mere thirty seconds, a decent and smart appearance is all we have to give an impression, which in most cases are very lasting impressions, where psychologists term it as the halo effect (Bixler, 2012). It is common knowledge: a positive self-image would make us better liked and a negative visual message may cost us our job opportunities and our social network....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Students Should NOT be Judged based on SAT Scores - ... If colleges make their decisions based on standardized test scores and assume that everyone in the nation has had the same level of education then they are not going to have a very diverse student population, racially or socioeconomically. The gap between rich and poor is increasing at a rapid speed, where the middle class is slowly disappearing making it either really hard to pay for college or on the other extreme really hard to obtain financial aid. Paying for SAT and Act are just cost that many people cannot afford, especially the year before college....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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The Independent Judiciary in the United Kingdom - The Independent Judiciary in the United Kingdom Q. Is there an independent judiciary in the United Kingdom. What obstacles, if any, hinder this independence. Although judges in the English Legal System are not part of the law making process, and full time judges are not allowed to be members of the House of Commons, they are still thought to be independent in a number of ways, as an independent judiciary plays an important role in protecting the liberty of an individual from abuse of power by the executive....   [tags: Papers] 586 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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Sandra Day O'Connor - Sandra Day O'Connor Perhaps no other jurist could have come to the Supreme Court under greater expectations. When President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981 to be the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, he did soto keep a campaign promise. O'Connor's nomination was quick to draw criticism from both the political people left and right. Conservatives put down her lack of federal judicial experience and claimed that she didn't have any constitutional knowledge. They considered her a wasted nomination and suspected her position on abortion....   [tags: o'connor justice judget supreme court] 1174 words
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The Judiciary - The Judiciary A judge is a public official appointed to make life-changing decisions regarding the futures of members of the general public. So is it not reasonable for one to assume that a vital criterion for this responsibility is the need to be familiar with the lives of ordinary people and the situations they face. In the evidence it is submitted that in reality there is a coherent argument to suggest that Judiciary is infact totally unrepresentative and out of touch with society....   [tags: Papers] 1031 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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The Lust For Power: How Politics And Personal Relations Become One - The Lust For Power: How Politics and Personal Relations Become One The stories of the Bible reveal a pattern of “ups and downs” for the nation of Israel. A period of prosperity, faithfulness and fearing God would almost always be followed by a period of destitution, lawlessness and idolatry. This recurring cycle can be linked to political authority, and the level of separation of political authority from other influences. The successful struggle for liberation under the leadership of Moses and the glorious conquest of Canaan under Joshua instilled a fresh breeze of hope and a renewed faith in God in the nation of Israel....   [tags: essays research papers] 2586 words
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The Japanese Judicial System - This research paper elaborates on the structures and functions of the Japanese judicial system. This report speaks on the different courts, the court judges, and extra court officials. It introduces the Public Prosecutors, their assistants and the prosecutors’ offices and the functions of those offices throughout Japan. The paper mentions the amount(s) of each of these buildings, officials, and offices; including the types of cases these courts handle. Also you will read about the qualifications that someone has to accomplish in Japan to be qualified as a judge....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Judicial Misconduct - ... Misconduct in more simple terms is an act that is improper behavior outside the courtroom or on the bench sometimes due to old age, or corruption due to a judge committing a criminal offense such as accepting a bribe (Neubauer, 2010). In order to prevent judicial misconduct from occurring, the government has developed an code of conduct which judges must follow to the best of their ability. “An independent and honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society. A judge should maintain and enforce high standards of conduct and should personally observe those standards, so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary may be preserved....   [tags: prevention, judicial system, United States]
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Analysis of Books Read in Class - To be just is to do the right thing. In the books read in class doing the right thing encompasses being peaceful and treating other people well. With justice as the actions of treating others well and being peaceful these actions will be examined, and patterns of these actions will be identified, in the books Ajax, Mencius, and the Quran. In Ajax the theme of justice is brought up on numerous occasions. It often is the catalyst for conflict in the story. The first time justice creates conflict does not actually take place in the story of Ajax but slightly before, when it is decided that Odysseus will get Achilles armor instead of Ajax....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1740 words
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Judicial Corruption in the United States - The problem of judicial corruption in United States is immense. The Sixth Amendment in the United States Bill of Rights refers to the right to a speedy, fair and public trial. Unfortunately, our judicial system does not always maintain these rights. The United States judicial system is very corrupt and most of our country’s citizens do not know how corrupt it actually is. When thinking about the judicial system, words that come to mind are justice, morality, and fairness. Sadly, these words are not accurate descriptions of this system....   [tags: Jurisprudence, Ethics]
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Unelected Supreme Court Justices - ... It would keep their efforts under control and it would allow consideration for revision of the work they have accomplished in office after a defined amount of time has passed. It is unconstitutional for people to hold power for too long of a time period; the founding fathers decided on having presidential terms because they were rightfully fearful of the power wielded by King George, whom they had just defeated and were then able to declare themselves “free”. Federal judges during the 1700’s that held life tenures did not live as long as the Federal judges of today....   [tags: judiciary branch, democracy, corruption, politics]
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The Major Participants in a Courtroom - The Major Participants in a Courtroom The major participants in a criminal trail include the judge, prosecuting attorney, defense counsel, clerks of the courts, bailiff, and the court reporter. At trail, whether if the charge is a felony or misdemeanor or even if the trail is a court trial or jury trail, the defendant is entitled to a fair trial before an impartial judge and a honest jury in an atmosphere of judicial claim. The judge presides over the trial proceedings and exercises those duties and power imposed by the law....   [tags: Judicial Courts] 585 words
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Scales of Justice - The Founding Fathers established the U.S. with special laws that give citizens the freedom that the British had denied to them. When they traveled to the country, the documents that the Founding Fathers wrote permitted them freedom of speech and freedom of religion. However, the Bill of Rights also grants citizens the right to a fair trial. Many judges have abused this right by creating their own opinions on cases before they have heard all the evidence against both sides. This principle, called judicial discretion, has helped weigh down the standard system of the scales of justice....   [tags: Justice System ]
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EC Law - EC LAW ASSIGNMENT Gary Slapper states ¡°that ever since the UK joined the European Community it has progressively, but effectively passed the the power to create laws which have effect in this country to the wider European institutions such¡±(Slapper`99 P.33) So in all practical terms the UK`s legislative, executive and judiciary¡¯s powers are in the main controlled by and operated within the framework of the European community laws. The increasing importance of Uk judges to consider the issues and principles of EC Law is clearly evident now as regards such issues as human rights and employment rights....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Georgia State Court System - Court systems between states can vary significantly while maintaining the same general functions. Georgia state court structure is set up to handle a large number of proceedings. To understand how the system is able to accommodate the numerous counties and the growing population we must consider the types of courts that are in place, the process of putting judges into place, and how the jury is chosen to facilitate the courts. Civil courts handle jury trials in civil matters. There is a jurisdictional limit of $25,000 placed on civil courts....   [tags: Justice System] 1956 words
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The Role of the Judiciary - The Role of the Judiciary A judge is a person who presides over a court of law whether it is a lower court or a higher court. There are many different types of judges, varying from the Justices of Peace who sit mainly in the Magistrates Court in ordinary clothes, to the robed Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America or the English Court of Appeal who decide questions of National importance. Yet they are all judges. The judiciary is the branch of the government whose task is the administration of justice....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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Religion's Precedence Over Realism in Depicted in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Sometimes people are so narrow-minded that they do not see the whole picture. People see what they want to see because they cannot handle the actuality or do not like the truth. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Danforth refuses to come to the truth that the witch trials in Salem were the result of a cover-up, and that the court hung a handful of innocent people because of a lie. Miller once said, “The tragedy of The Crucible is the everlasting conflict between people so fanatically wedded to this orthodoxy that they could not cope with the evidence of their senses.” In other words, the tragedy of The Crucible involved the theocracy’s failure to control Salem’s witchcraft mania....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 623 words
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Trophy Babies - Child beauty pageants have been a part of American society since the 1960’s. These pageants consist of modeling swimwear, evening attire, dance and talent. The young children entered in the pageants are judged on perfection, confidence, capability and looks. Judges would call this “the complete package.” Children are divided into different age groups to make the pageants fair. They are guided by there parents who spend well over 200 dollars for the pageants. Money is spent on fake nails, hair extensions, makeup, clothing, eyebrow waxing, and anything else their parents are willing to do to make their child the best looking....   [tags: Child Beauty Pageants]
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The Columbian Government - When one is looking at a country’s government there are a few things that one should look at specifically: the type of government, the leadership and how it is achieved, and how the people are represented in the government. At times it can be difficult to find this information, especially true information, while at other times it can be very easy. The latter is true for the Columbian government. The Columbian government looks and runs very similar to the United States government, at least on a federal level....   [tags: International Government]
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Judicial Review - Judicial review was enacted as a checks and balance step when concerning the government and the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Judicial review gives the court the power to review and change laws and government acts that violate the Constitution (Huq, n.d.). Allowing the court system this power helps prevent government officials from using the Constitution to illegally use their position in making laws and regulations in the United States. The judicial review was first used in an unusual way and under unusual circumstances....   [tags: Justice System ]
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Community Based Corrections: Viable Alternative to Incarceration - Community-based corrections alleviate overcrowded correctional facilities, reduce taxpayer burden, and rehabilitate offenders, while providing effective, efficient low cost methods of supporting public safety, community rehabilitation, behavior modification and personnel responsibility, because it uses multiple approaches and involves both legislative and judicial personnel in all steps of the process. Community-based corrections facilities are located in the community and support diverse rehabilitative programs including restitution, community service and repayment of monetary fines (Moses, 2007)....   [tags: legal reform, social reform, criminal justice]
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Judicial Precedent - Judicial Precedent ESSAY: a) Explain and illustrate the operation of the doctrine of judicial precedent. b) How far is it true to say judges are bound by decisions in earlier cases. A) Judicial precedent is where the past decisions of the judges create law for future judges to follow. English precedent is based on the Latin, stare decisis, meaning stand by what has been said in the past. This allows the rules system to be consistent: like cases treated alike, and it is just, as people can decide on a course of conduct knowing what the legal consequences will be....   [tags: Papers] 780 words
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Cameras and the Courtroom - “Equal justice under law”. Those four words are engraved on the very face of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. This phrase essentially means that everyone is to be treated equally and judged fairly. And yet, even with that phrase engraved on the outside of the Supreme Court building, many people are not treated fairly due to a certain policy regarding cameras inside of courtrooms. It is understood that all American citizens should have access to the goings on inside a courtroom but this is sadly not true....   [tags: Justice]
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Vermont’s Permission of Same-sex Marriage - The Irrationality of Vermont’s Permission of Gay Marriage This essay explains the rationale behind the Vermont decision - and its effect upon conservative groups especially. In December of 1999, the Supreme Court of Vermont decided that it was, on balance, a violation of the Constitution of Vermont to withhold from couples of the same sex the benefits that flow to married couples. But the court did not think it proven that the laws on marriage had been animated by any intention to discriminate against women, lesbians, and gays in the way that other laws, in the past, had discriminated against blacks....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1554 words
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Examining the View that the Supreme Court is an Effective Protector of Civil Liberties - Examining the View that the Supreme Court is an Effective Protector of Civil Liberties In 1789, the founders of the Constitution set out the power of the Supreme Court in Article III section 2, and, arguably, in the Supremacy clause in Article 6. These clauses gave the Supreme Court the power to protect the Constitution, and by doing so, the power to protect civil liberties. The strength of the Supreme Court is essential in protecting civil liberties that are protected by the Constitution....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
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Judicial Precedent - Judicial Precedent "Within the present system of precedent in the English legal system, judges have very little discretion in their decision making." Judges have always been relied upon to interpret and apply the law. Therefore, their decisions should be fair and consistent so as the individuals seeking legal remedies would have more faith in the judicial system of the state. AS the UK has not a very complete and/or codified constitution, this doctrine is very much relied on as contrasted with other countries which seemed to have provisions for virtually any kind of offence, like France or the US where judges had only to refer to legislation....   [tags: Papers] 1714 words
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The Effects of Women's Age and Physical Appearance on Evaluations of Attractiveness and Social Desirability - The Effects of Women's Age and Physical Appearance on Evaluations of Attractiveness and Social Desirability Without question, the concepts of attractiveness and age are both important considerations to many individuals within Western culture. Age itself, is often viewed as a component of physical attractiveness. Arthur H. Perlini, Susan Bertolissi and David L. Lind performed an interesting study that incorporates the well-recognized factors of age and attractiveness. Moreover, the study used these two factors as variables, and evaluated if their absence or presence effected the way an individual was perceived by others....   [tags: Papers] 1222 words
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Statuary Interpretation - Statuary Interpretation Statutory law is law that has been made by parliament. For a statute to be passed it need to go through the House of Commons, House of lords and finally has to get the Royal Asset this is technically when the monarch must give their consent before legislation can become law but however in practice that consent is never refused. Parliament is the highest source of English law “sovereignty of Parliament” (also known as The supremacy of Parliament) this means that any law that has been passed in parliament according to the correct procedures of parliament has to be followed and applied in the courts....   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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Juvenile Court - The first juvenile court was established in Illinois in 1899. In the late 18th century children as young as seven could stand trial in criminal court and could be sentenced to prison or death. The perception of children was later changed and they were viewed as persons with undeveloped moral and cognitive capacities. This allowed the state of Illinois to intervene in the lives of children providing protection and care or supervision. The mission to help children in trouble was clearly stated in the laws that established juvenile courts....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1128 words
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Recommended Prison Policy - Recommended Prison Policy Hello Sir/Madam in this report one will examine the importance of suggesting new recommendations for increasing the maximum prison sentence for offenders convicted of aggravated robbery, known as armed robbery. One will address issues of why our state legislature should consider changing the existing prison terms of those found guilty of armed robbery. As well address, the reason one believes this responsibility lays in the hands of legislators instead of judges, or parole boards....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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