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Legal Realism : Legal And Legal Theory

- ... There are many reasons as to why legal realism is the most reasonable legal theory. With positive law theory, whatever the law states is what ought to happen. Adherence to a just legal process is more important than the specifics of the law. With positive law, there is no way around it. The laws are set in stone, and regardless of any circumstances, the court decisions will always reflect those laws. This is wrong in so many ways. Every case is different, therefore so are the circumstances, so why should the court decisions remain the same....   [tags: Law, Legal positivism, Jurisprudence, Natural law]

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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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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 Case Analysis

- Legal Case Analysis 1. In this matter I am asked to advise those instructing me as to whether the prosecution can adduce evidence of a written statement of a witness unwilling to testify at trial and secondly how her evidence might be presented if she decides to give evidence at trial. 2. I understand that Chrissie lives within close proximity to the scene of the crime and is in fact a ‘next door neighbour’. 3. Anterior to Chrissie’s involvement, the victim, Bella, was attacked in her bedroom by an intruder wearing a balaclava....   [tags: Legal Brief]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Marijuana is the fifth most addicting drug in the United States (Henningfield). An even more shocking fact is that two states, Washington and Colorado, have made it legal for recreational use. Just like alcohol. Marijuana used to be legal, up until 1937 when it became illegal with the Marijuana Tax Act. It was only in March 2011 that medical marijuana was legalized in Washington, Colorado, and Alaska because of sick people who had a variety of sick diseases ("Legal History of Cannabis in the United States")....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal

- America’s controversial debate over whether marijuana should be legalized has been baffling many communities and citizens for some time now. Due to the vital decision being made by the government, many political and federal aspects are being considered. Marijuana has been used pharmaceutically tracing back all the way to ancient times and is legal to use for medical purposes in the United States. Marijuana’s medical uses should be enough to have the plant considered a legal substance. Medicinal use of cannabis has been unearthed for thousands of years as treatment for whooping cough, constipation, lower fevers, and rheumatic pains, to induce sleep, and reduce headaches....   [tags: legal issues, marijuana]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- ... In her article, Marisa M. Silveri , maintains that “adolescence is a critical period for brain development. Although gross changes in cortical gray and white matter occur throughout the brain from approximately 4 to 20 years of age,18−20 cortical changes in anterior gray matter regions are detectable in as little as a seven-month span during adolescence.21 Neuroimaging techniques have also established that structural brain changes continue into emerging adulthood—up to age 22, 23, 24.” (Silveri 190)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Legal Aspects of Fire Protection

- ... The Mutual Aid Agreement Act provides a law that is applicable to all fire departments in Tennessee who receive public funding and a law that changes mutual aid agreements for all emergency services providers in the state (University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, 2004). To reduce liability and streamline the process of mutual aid agreements fire departments in Tennessee will utilize the provisions of the Mutual Aid Agreement Act. The act provides a mutual aid agreement for all emergency services agencies within the state and assigns the responsibility of items such as cost, insurance, liability, damages, billing, and staffing as deemed appropriate within the law (University...   [tags: legal issues, fire services, business]

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The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- ... People question why teens are considered old enough to go to war at the age of eighteen but not old enough to consume alcohol (Wechsler and Nelson 989). Americans also question why some teens are considered responsible enough to vote for the leader of their country but not drink. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducted a survey which found that 71.8% of eighteen to twenty-year-olds consumed alcohol in 2003. To conclude, as members of the society who can go to war, vote for their country, and get married, eighteen-year-olds should be entitled to American privileges, such as the ability to drink alcohol freely (“Minimum”)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- ... After many protests over the MLDA in the nineteen sixties new laws were implemented in some states in 1971 allowing persons that are eighteen to consume alcohol at their discretion. Most people felt if they were are able to go to war for their country and vote at age eighteen. Why are they not responsible enough to consume alcohol at this age. Unfortunately, over the next fifteen years, the law was eventually overturned by a societal push in some states, because of the high rate of fatalities in traffic accidents among eighteen to twenty year olds....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Benefits of the Common Law legal System

- A legal system is a system used for interpreting and enforcing the laws. The most original or commonly know legal system that has shaped much of what exists today is know as the Common Law. There are three major legal systems of legal procedure; each having their own set of rules called criminal procedure guidelines. These three systems are the adversarial, inquisitorial, and popular (mixed) systems of criminal procedure (Dammer & Albanese, 2011). The adversarial system is a legal system used in the Common Law countries, such as England and the United States, where two advocates represent their parties’ positions before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who att...   [tags: politics, legal system]

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Analyzing Ethics in the US Legal System

- In the legal system of the United States, there are many controversial topics and crises that have no one solution. Following suit, there is the question of ethics that exists within such an ideology. Some think that the current way of thinking is a sufficient way to run a country; others see changes that need to be executed immediately. The fact of the matter is as such, no one social institution is perfect. Therefore, the legal system is not expected to be flawless and the epitome of ethical conduct....   [tags: political and legal phylosophy]

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Legal, Safety and Requlatorly Requirement in the Workplace

- ... County laws .The department of labour in USA is in charge of making and implementing and regulating laws affecting both employer and employee. These laws provide a guidance and manner, in which employees should be paid standard wages, safety and their health, workers compensation benefits and working conditions. They hold key provisions that cover both employer and employee and penalties for not complying with them. Central government enacted laws that govern how employer and employee should relate to each other....   [tags: litigation, laws, environment, legal]

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Legal Drinking Age in the United Kingdom

- The United Kingdom is known for its high number of alcoholics. It only makes sense that if the adults are drinking, then the teenagers are drinking too. The country has been allowing the young kids to drink since they were five, in private areas, and sixteen in a public place. Although the law has been approved before, some people think that it should not be legal for such young children to drink. The legal drinking age should be at least 18, because children that young are still developing and alcohol has many negative effects on the body....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]

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Public Speaking in Legal Employment Field

- Public speaking is required in legal employment fields, however to be highly successful requires a finely tuned skill set deployed in a deliberate and often strategic manner. Being able to employ persuasive arguments, body language and the ability to adequately conduct preparation are skills are of enormous benefit to those working in the legal profession. For lawyers as public speakers, the use of persuasive argument can be critical to the outcome of the presentation being delivered. Likewise, confident body language plays a critical role in public speaking as it does the non verbal communication, often accounting for over half the communication happening....   [tags: arguments, rethoric, legal practitioner]

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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]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- ... In 1984, M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) created the National Minimum Drinking Age Act that threatened to decrease funding for the state highways in order to motivate all fifty states to raise the legal drinking age to twenty-one (Get Involved). The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was put in place to protect young adults, and children, against the harmful effects of alcohol. Research recorded by Karen MacPherson, an author for articles in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, confirms that alcohol consumption under the legal drinking age of twenty-one has many harmful effects on an adolescent 's life....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Legal drinking age]

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The Legal Drinking Age Should Not Change

- ... Around 18, the average teen is transitioning from high school to college which can be loads of stress. Between choosing a college, location, major, and handling college fees can lead to stress. Drinking has become a major factor between those who deal with stress related depression. If the legal drinking age was to be changed to 18, more teens would have access to alcohol in situations such as this and could leave to more deaths. The legal drinking age should not be lowered because early alcohol consumption puts youth at risk....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Raising The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- ... With this much age difference, it would be extremely difficult for a high school student to obtain alcohol in any way. And although it might not prevent all underage drinking, it will surely decrease the chances of these teens to finding a way to obtain their alcohol. Thus, the minimum legal drinking age should be raised to 25 to withhold this solution. The U.S. should raise the minimum legal drinking age because of alcohol related traffic incidents by people ages 16-24. Although it is legal for people of minimum legal drinking age, 21+ to buy and consume alcohol, age does not always come with maturity and responsibility....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Golden Tread Speech by Viscount Sankey: Legal Burden

- As goes the famous ‘golden thread’ speech given by Viscount Sankey in Woolmington v DPP ; “No matter what the charge or where the trial, the principle that the prosecution must prove the guilt of the prisoner is part of the common law of England and no attempt to whittle it down can be entertained.” In simpler terms, the general rule above is that the prosecution carries a legal burden to prove the elements of the offence and that the accused only need to raise a defense on a burden that is merely evidential....   [tags: legal, insanity, statutory, offense]

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Rape and the Corrupt Legal System of the American Colonies

- The meaning and penalties of rape have progressed throughout the history of America to ensemble the mindset of the time. Records show that a man in the seventeenth century was convicted of attempted rape if "he used enticement and then force toward a woman, driven by the sinful lusts that raged within him...and he allowed her...to scare or fight him off" (Dayton 238). Unfortunately, this definition was not always taken at face value. The leading men of the seventeenth century, likely white men, reformed this definition in a variation of ways to work in their favor when suspected of rape....   [tags: legal issues, colonial times]

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Benefits Of Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- ... I tried to maintain good spatial awareness between all of my components. I also made sure that to focus on components that would be appealing and easily understandable to young adults like myself. I put in my best efforts to make the best infographic possible. I choose a simple, yet color scheme that allowed the different parts to be easily differentiated. I tried to stick to mainly blues, red, green and black. All of the text was kept black so that it would be easy to read against the different colors....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcohol law, Legal drinking age]

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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]

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The Legal Drinking Age Should Remain At 21 Or Be Lowered

- ... Drinking underage can lead to multiple problems ranging from socially, legally, physically and emotionally. These problems stem directly from the use of alcohol. Social problems can affect school participation and can increase angry behavior. Underage drinking is illegal so participating in the consumption of alcohol when not of age can lead to citations ranging from a fine or being arrested. While drinking, a drinker can experience dizziness, vomiting and passing out. The ultimate problem from drinking is death from alcohol poisoning or car crashes related to alcohol that may inflict death or unintentional injuries2....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Legal Positivist That Law And Morality Are Strictly Separable

- ... Austin’s famous definition of sovereignty covers both of these meanings and is expressed in Lecture VI of his Lectures on Jurisprudence that ‘if a determinate human superior, not in a habit of obedience to a like superior, receive habitual obedience from the bulk of a given society, that determinate superior is sovereign in that society, and the society (including the superior) is a society political and independent’ . In his own words, Austin states that ‘Every positive law… is set, directly or circuitously, by a sovereign individual or body, to a member or members of the independent political society wherein its author is supreme’....   [tags: Law, Jurisprudence, Legal positivism, Sovereignty]

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The Purpose of Tort Law in the Irish Legal System

- In this essay I will endeavour to outline what the intended purpose of tort law is in the Irish legal system and how it has come about over centuries. I will include a brief outline of the meaning of tort law and the different kinds of Tort, I will also include a brief summary of the sister laws of tort, that being criminal and contract law. The word tort is the equivalent of the French word that means ‘wrong’. This word ‘tort’ was derived from the Latin word ‘tortum’, translated this means twisted, crooked or wrong....   [tags: legal issues, english law, normans]

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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]

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Why the Legal Drinking Age Should Go back down to 18 Again

- Did you know that the legal age for drinking alcohol was eighteen years of age until 1987. In 1987 the legal drinking age became twenty-one years of age. Shouldn’t the legal consumption age amongst Americans be dropped to the permitted age of adulthood, eighteen years. At the age of eighteen years old, any individual can walk down the aisle without their parent’s consent and can move out of their custodian's house and live on their own. Why should the government dictate what these adults can do when it comes to their choice to consume alcohol....   [tags: legal adulthood, alcohol consumption]

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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]

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Legal Services Act 2007 And The Impact The Act

- ... The LSB replaced the previous regulators which had overlapping powers. Prior to the commencement of the Act, reserved legal activities were regulated by legal professional bodies and there were restrictions on the type of business structure through which legal services could be provided. The Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (the “ALCD”) was founded in 1977 with the object of promoting the interests and status of the profession of Law Costs Draftsmen. The ALCD applied for Authorised Body status i.e....   [tags: Law, Lawyer, Legal ethics, Notary public]

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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]

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The United States Should Lower the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen

- The United States’ minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of twenty one is almost a perfect example of a policy with unrealistic expectations and serious unintended consequences. The current policy that the United States has in effect criminalizes youth who consume alcohol at less than twenty one years of age. Young adults are going to drink under twenty one, so why shouldn’t the United States lower the MLDA to eighteen. Following Prohibition in 1933, many states made their MLDA twenty one. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, many states lowered it to eighteen to match the drafting age (Alcohol Policy MD)....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]

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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]

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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]

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Negligence and Intentional Tort Liability in Critter Sitters Legal Case

- Negligence and Intentional Tort Liability in Critter Sitters Legal Case Jason as an employee of Critter Sitters falls under the doctrine of respondeat superior. This rule of law imposes vicarious liability or secondhand liability on the Critter Sitters when Jason through negligence lost control of the dog in the lobby (Twomey & Jennings, 2014, p. 832). June was knocked to the ground while Jason was acting within the scope of his employment duties (Twomey & Jennings, 2014, p. 833). Furthermore, Critter Sitters is also vicariously liable for the intentional act of Jason when he kicked June in retaliation for complaining because they are answerable for the manner in which its agents conduct th...   [tags: Legal Case Review, Law]

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Moral and Legal Lessons from Washington v. Glucksberg

- Washington v. Glucksberg is a legal/medical case regarding end-of-life issues. A few questions that arose were about autonomy, dignity, legalities, privacy, personal rights versus constitutional rights, morality, and theology. It is about what is moral but not necessarily what is morality in a legal or constitutional sense. Smith (2008), purports in Michigan Law Review, that there is no clear instruction about the relation of law and morality in Washington v. Glucksberg or Vacco v. Quill (Glucksberg-Quill) this coming from the Supreme Court (p....   [tags: Legal, Medical Case, End of Life Issues, Case]

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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]

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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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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]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medical Purposes

- 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 ]

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Legal Contracts

- CONTRACTS MGMT 217 INTRODUCTION: IN GENERAL, THERE ARE FOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR A CONTRACT: 1. MUTUAL CONSENT GENERALLY EVIDENCED BY AN OFFER AND AN ACCEPTANCE; 2. CONSIDERATION; 3. TWO OR MORE PARTIES HAVING LEGAL CAPICITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT; AND 4. AN OBJECT OF THE AGREEMENT THAT IS NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW. EXPRESS AND IMPLIED-IN-FACT CONTRACTS QUASI CONTRACTS MANIFESTATIONS OF ASSENT: GENERALLY EVIDENCED BY AN OFFER AND AN ACCEPTANCE OFFERS 1. GENERAL RULE: AN OFFER IS DEFINED AS A COMMUNICATION WHICH GIVES THE RECIPIENT OF THE COMMUNICATION THE POWER TO CONCLUDE A CONTRACT BY ACCEPTING....   [tags: Legal essays]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Legal and Ethical Issues Encountered in Health and Social Care: Elderly People with Dementia in Residential Home.

- This assignment will identify and evaluate the legal and ethical issues within the health and social care for elderly people with dementia and living in residential homes. It will address the difference between the legal and ethical issues and the impact it has on the person suffering from the disease, their family and the role that the professionals have in decision making for the individual’s wellbeing. Dementia is a disease which causes mental debility and affects one’s way of intelligent, attentiveness, recollection and problem-solving (NHS, 2013)....   [tags: health, social, cause, ethical, issues. legal]

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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]

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The Legal Drinking Age Should Be Legal

- ... Some convenience stores will even sell alcohol to minors, despite knowing they 're underage. The law is not really effective in prohibiting underage drinking. If the drinking age was lowered, then there would not be as many arrests and laws broken. A lot of people look forward to turning twenty-one in order to be able to legally buy alcohol, but many people have already experienced trying alcohol for the first time. Some teens love to experience the thrill of illegal drinking and not getting caught....   [tags: Drinking culture, Law]

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The Legal And The Illegal

- ... Vargas states, “If I worked enough, if I achieved enough, I would be rewarded with citizenship” (378). This would be the start of his prosperous career, but also the start of his long struggle. To be a contribution to America Vargas began to work with the illegal Social Security number his grandfather was able to get for him when he first arrived using it to work his first job at Subway and other part time positions till he received an unpaid internship at the Mountain View Voice Newspaper and found his calling....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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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 t...   [tags: Eyes Watching God Legal Alien Essays]

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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]

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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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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]

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The United State Legal System and Legal Practitioner

- Introduction: Legal Practitioner Definitively established through constitutional writings and unquestionably recognized in historical court cases, laws within the United States have been effectively interpreted, defended, and protected by law practitioner from every culture, ethnicity, and race. Justifying the innocence’s defense falls upon the highly motivating and extremely enthusiastic individuals that practice, preserve, and protect the laws and governance created by federal, state, and local governments....   [tags: criminal justice, parlegal, attorney]

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The Australian Legal System Of Justice And The Legal Profession

- ... Conversely, experience in the Sydney Supreme Court involved prolonged hearings sighting judges and lawyers dressed in wigs and robes. Interestingly, due to the comprehensive nature of cases, suitcases were used to transport files. With decisions declaratory and representative of Australian law, the Supreme Court bestows solemn attention to detail. The emphasis for strict adherence to the due process of law is essential in ensuring judicial legitimacy. The clear distinction between tiers ensures the accessibility and efficiency of courts which mounts to the achievement of justice....   [tags: Lawyer, Law, Judge, Common law]

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The Legal System Of The United States

- ... The Victim Crime Act was designed to enable victims to receive compensation for medical as well as mental health treatment. Victim witness advocates work as an ally to the victim and explain the legal system, help with trial prep, and can offer emotional support in court. Victims may also have a certain sense of trust restored by the legal system itself when they know that their criminal offender is no longer free (Herman 2003). However, many victims are never made aware of advocates, and do not know what to expect in the trial, causing them to become disoriented and anxious....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Victim, Law]

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The Legal System Of The United States

- ... Attorneys representing either side are to guide clients through the legal process to the best of their capabilities. If all parties perform their jobs properly, the truth should be clear and justice will be served. Analytical vs. Opposed While we are most familiar with an analytical system in which the involved parties (with the help of their lawyers) control the case and the judge acts as an arbiter, this is not the only way a judiciary may operate. In contrast, to the opposed system is the analytical system....   [tags: United States, Law, Common law, Appeal]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of 1984

- ... Carpenter and Dobkin also suggest that lowering the drinking age will cause the deaths of additional eight people for every one million new legally alcohol consumers in the United States with the figure of dead people being higher because this number does not include the incidences where the driver survives (Carpenter and Dobkin 153). Drinking alcohol for young people is associated with more irresponsible sexual behaviors eventually leading to sexual assault cases and sexually transmitted diseases (Wechsler and Nelson 986)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Binge drinking]

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What Are The Key Legal Factors?

- ... The Third element is the legal purpose. The contract cannot be in violation of civil laws that are in most people communities. I often read stories about people dialing 911 on a person who took their money when the agreement was to buy drugs from that person. They call 911 thinking they have a legal reason to get their money back. I believe most contracts are given a legal review to ensure the agreement is legal and binding. When I entered a contract to buy my house it was sent to a lawyer for legal review to ensure that I was getting what I paid for....   [tags: Contract, Offer and acceptance]

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The Cost of a Legal Education

- Introduction A higher education in law is not only competitive, but it is also very expensive. As a prelaw undergraduate student, I plan to go to law school in the next two years. However, I am looking at what is the possibility of attending law school without the financial support of heavy student loans. Based on the academic journals that I have read, the cost of a higher education in law is constantly raising. Majority of the students that are currently attending law schools have high student loans to pay back once they graduate....   [tags: value of a judicial degree]

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The Theoretical Perspective of Legal Realism

- The theoretical perspective of legal realism emphasises what the law is, it reasons that the law can meaningfully instruct people to act in certain social contexts, and for this reason can guide behaviours of those who seek to obey its commands. The theory operates on a premise that it adheres to often by most laymen and many who have legal training where ‘the law’ is concerned with and is intrinsically tied to the real-world outcomes of particular cases. Legal Realism remains influential and has been remarkably successful in changing the terms of legal discourse and in undermining the idea of a self-regulating legal system....   [tags: scholarly analysis of judging]

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Fairness in the Australian Legal System

- Legal system is a comprehensive term that is used to confirm the existence of the law; it also explains the law-making process and how this is enforced on everyone. The Australian legal system regulates all level of governments, organisations, and all people whether they are Australian born or have migrated here, and they must obey Australia’s regulations. The legal system here was developed from the United Kingdom’s legal system, as Australia was a colony of the British. At a glance, the British government granted restricted rights to their colonies, including Australia to set local government system....   [tags: Laws, Justice]

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Questions On The Law Of Legal Department

- ... Legal division will deal with customs department of government to reinforce the implementation of intellectual property protection. This is an efficient and proper method but spending lots of funds. Hence, most of the companies will process this similar legal way to solve the patent issue temporally. To be honest, I believe it just seems like a patient always taking a drug, but never can be cured as the sickness is perplexing by the patient themselves. Please see the table of total expense for hiring experts of legal as below, the cost of hiring lawyers is becoming an expensive investment, we suggest 10 - 12 internal lawyers for working the legal matter and cooperating with customs in th...   [tags: Time, Term, Quality control, Finance]

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The Legal Drinking Age Is 21

- ... The reality of the MLDA 21 is Legal Age 21 has failed utterly at its goal of protecting young people from the dangers of excessive alcohol use. To cite an alarming statistic from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth: 96% of the alcohol drunk by 15-20 year-olds is consumed when the drinker is having five or more drinks at a time. The field of neuroscience tells us that this has devastating consequences for developing brains. Those who choose to drink are drinking more. Young peoples ' drinking is moving to the extremes: between 1993 and 2001, 18-20 year-olds showed the largest increase in binge drinking episodes....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage, Adult]

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Plan For Legal And Ethical Issues

- ... Civil Rights Act 1991 Codifies the "adverse impact" theory of discrimination. Clarifies and strengthens rules for enforcement of the anti-discrimination provisions in Title VII. Compensation Laws Fair Labor Standards Act 1938 requires employers to pay a federal minimum wage to non-exempt workers. Requires employers to pay overtime pay to non-exempt workers. Equal Pay Act 1963 Requires employers to pay men and women equally for doing substantially the same work, unless differences in pay are based on merit, quantity or quality of production, or any other factor other than sex....   [tags: Employment, Law, International Labour Organization]

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Responsibility in The Legal Environment of Business

- Under which theory or theories of product liability can Kolchek sue to recover for Litisha’s injuries. Could Kolchek sue Porter or Great Lakes. In the case of Kolchek suing to recover for Litisha’s injuries, she can sure under the negligence liability. Every product should be fully tested in every way possible to see if the product functions correctly and will it injure individuals. There should not have been a whole that is not covered. Like stated in our book The Legal Environment of Business, “if a manufacture fails to exercise “due care” to make a product safe, a person who is injured by the product may sue the manufacture for negligence”....   [tags: Litisha’s injuries]

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The Legal System Of The Court System

- ... As shown on supremecourt.gov, between October 2014 and June 2015 the cases tallied up to equal 76. Cases that have been presented to the district and circuit courts can be appealed, reviewed, and presented to the Supreme Court. Titus 3:1 New Living Translation (NLT) reads, “Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.” Justice.gov mention, “After the circuit court or state Supreme Court has ruled on a case, either party may choose to appeal to the Supreme Court.” However, there are additional steps included rather than just presenting the case....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States, Law, Judge]

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Ethical Ethics : Legal And Ethical

- ... Many client companies or organizations have what could be considered ethical codes, which are typically called a Code of Conduct for their employees. It is important that data and database administrators as well as developers recognize and understand the issues surrounding Intellectual Property to ensure that confidential data or their ideas can be protected and to ensure that any unauthorized user can’t access the data. b) Illegal and Unethical: Three categories of illegal and unethical behavior are: • Ignorance • Accident • Intent You should use careful planning and control to prevent accidental modifications to system and data....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Information security, Privacy]

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Should It Be Legal to Buy a Kidney?

- If prices are reasonable, would you sell your kidney to a person in struggle of life and death. Receiving a kidney from a donor is legal in almost all countries, however it is not legal to buy one for transplantation. We can live perfectly fine and healthily with only one kidney, but if both kidneys happen to fail, that is when a transplant or dialysis is needed. Located under your ribcage and on each side of your spine, Kidneys are two organs, shaped as the size of your fist, that are an essential part of the urinary system....   [tags: organ market and transplants]

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What is the Legal Definition of Bullying

- When one thinks of bullying, schoolchildren and their, sometimes abusive, behavior often comes to mind. Their is no real debate about the effects of bullying on both the bully and the victim. However, what is never really considered is the effect bullying has on the law. The New Oxford American Dictionary (Stevenson & Lindberg, 2010) defines ‘bullying’ as “[the] use [of] superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.” This will be the definition used as there is no legal definition of bullying....   [tags: cyberbullying, bullying law, anti bullying]

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The Legal Process Of The United States

- ... Lastly, the post-trial is when the jury has come to a decision and the case will close and if the prosecutor deems that the jury was wrong they may try to appeal the decision. Luckily, I really have not had a direct experience of the legal process nor my family to my knowledge. The only thing I could consider a direct experience would be when my mother filed for child support from dad when I was a child. Mother had to first apply for child support. Then they had to go through establishing paternity, by paternity testing....   [tags: Environmentalism, Environmental movement]

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An Overview of Legal Code

- In today’s society there is an outrageous amount of people. The population of the world is slowly increasing day by day. Studies have shown that by the year 2050, the world population will reach close to ten billion people (International Programs, n.d.). In a world this populated, people must adjust themselves in order to accommodate the rest of society. This can be a stressful task for many people. In circumstances such as these, disputes arise amongst citizens and some may even begin to act in a reckless manner....   [tags: ancient egypt, modern societies]

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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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The Legal Systems Of The Time

- ... Under civil law women were given equal inheritances as their brothers, and husbands were required to return the value of a womans dowry when the marriage ended (Rosen 358). Married women also could own property and the husband was not legally allowed to sell it without the wifes permission (Rosen 358). Women were also allowed to argue their own cases in a court of law, and could even buy, sell or trade their land freely without their husbands help (Rosen 363). In favor of the idea that the patriarchal nature of farm societies comes from the legal system of the time you only have to look at common law....   [tags: Law, Common law, Civil law]

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The Movement for Legal Protection for the Disable

- Introduction On college campuses throughout the country there are many subgroups that can be identified as minorities. A growing and more recently recognized minority is that of students with learning disabilities. As defined by the Learning Disability Association of America, a learning disability is “a neurological condition that interferes with an individual’s ability to store, process and produce information.” Institutions must follow specific laws and regulations in place to ensure that the rights of individuals with learning disabilities are upheld....   [tags: minorities, rehabilitation, subgroups]

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The Purpose of Feminist Legal Theory

- Appearance, however it doesn’t determine moral, psychological, and social manner. To sum it up feminist legal theory purses to deliver how the law played a role in women’s previous lower ranked status and focuses on changing women’s previous status by a revising of the law and taking alternate approaches towards sex and gender. Last but not least Professor Nicola Lacey’s “general principle” supports what the purpose of feminist legal theory is. Professor Nicola Lacey talks about gendered assumptions present in the general principle, in other word saying that the laws are very extensive and results in undetailed analysis of the difference between men and women (Susan Brophy, 2014, Lecture 8A)...   [tags: feminism, sex workers,bedford case]

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