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The Trail Of Socrates And The Apology Of Plato

- During this essay the trail of Socrates found in the Apology of Plato will be reviewed. What will be looked at during this review is how well Socrates rebuts the charges made against him. We will also talk about if Socrates made the right decision to not escape prison with Crito. Socrates was a very intelligent man; this is why this review is so critical. In Plato’s Apology it seems that overall Socrates did an effective job using the 3 acts of the mind. The three acts of the mind are: Understanding, Judgment, and Reasoning....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Socrates, Corruption]

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Reflection Paper On Using Academic Words

- Reflection This semester has highlighted that I need to develop my skill in using academic words. To address this, I intend to carefully study the academic word list and figure out the usage of each word. When I entered this English Composition course, my skill level was about B. After several weeks, I have made great progress. During these weeks, I have written summary and response, analysis and argument papers, and I also have benefited a lot from these three essays. First, I learned something from the summary and response paper....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Thought, Essay]

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Mr. Douglas, Case

- Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, Fortunately, the court is likely to grant you custody of your grandson, Jack. Under certain circumstances, North Carolina courts will grant child custody to third parties. N.C. GEN. STAT. § 50-13.1(a). Custody disputes are settled based upon which party the court determines to be in the best interests of the child. Perdue v. Fuqua, 673 S.E.2d 145 at 148; N.C. GEN. STAT. § 50-13.2(a). However, when the party seeking custody is not the child’s biological parent, such as a grandparent, standing must be established prior to any determination regarding the best interests of the child....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Father]

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Curbing Obesity Rates

- Fast food is responsible for the increase of obesity rates in Western nations. In order to curb obesity rates, government regulation from the local level is necessary. The fast food corporations are responsible for the obesity epidemic because they make false health claims about their food and market heavily to children. But critics of regulation state that individuals, along with their food choices are responsible for the obesity epidemic. But regulation proponents believe that fast food needs regulation because of high obesity rates in poor inner city neighborhoods....   [tags: Fast Food Obesity]

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Pros and Cons of Having Hands in the Pockets

- There are far more pros for students having their hands in their pockets. Nevertheless lets look at the comparisons and weigh up the results of the two anyway. Lets look at the cons to start with. The main con is that Mr Pinto is against students having hands in their pockets. Still why is Mr Pinto against hands in pockets. As he has explained he feels that it is disrespectful, for he believes that when your hands are in your pockets you are not listening properly. Also there is the belief of the nineteen sixties and seventies that when young men or women have their hands in their pockets it will lead to them masturbating....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Professional Contract Formation : A Business Owner You Enter Into A Professional Relationship With Customers, Vendors Or Contractors

- Professional Contract Formation As a business owner you enter into a professional relationship with customers, vendors or contractors, on a regular basis. Contractual agreements are a fact of business, which also provide somewhat of a legal foundation that protect your business product, or service that you provide. In researching contracts, I discovered that not all contracts have to be reviewed by an Attorney to be a legal contract. Generally, to be legally valid, most contracts must contain two elements; 1. All parties must agree about an offer made by one party and accepted by the other....   [tags: Contract, Offer and acceptance]

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Is Ralph or Jack a Better Leader in The Lord of the Flies by William Golding?

- Leaders. What are they classified by. Is it their good looks, their IQ, or their fitness. Partially, but good leaders are classified by their morals, their qualities, and their actions. Characteristics of a good leader are honesty, commitment, intuition, confidence, the ability to delegate, good communication, and fearlessness, just to name a few. The boys on the island needed a leader that could help them survive, stay healthy, and ultimately take them back to safety and civilization. In the story, Ralph is a better leader than Jack is, as he possess more qualities of a good leader, and is better fit to lead the boys on the island to society....   [tags: leadership qualities, survival, island, boys]

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The Importance Of Consideration Required For The Formation Of A Legally Enforceable Contract

- Question 1: Using the four-step process, discuss whether the element of consideration required for the formation of a legally enforceable contract is present in the above scenario. Step 1: Identify the principles or issue of law. The principle or issue of law is that for a valid contract to be formed there must be consideration to be legally bound by both parties. Step 2: Explain the rule(s) of law relevant to the principle/area/issue of law identified in step one with reference to authority. Consideration must move from the promisee....   [tags: Contract, Invitation to treat, Contract law]

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Disclosure of Executive Health Information: Balancing Investor Rights and Executive Privacy

- Though the Securities and Exchange Commission rules governing selective disclosure and insider trading contain no provisions relating specifically to the health of executives, publicly traded companies must nonetheless manage the potential implications of their key executives’ health on perceptions of the company’s future success as well as their propriety in disclosing information material to investors. This can be a difficult task, as an employer disclosing particulars about an employee’s health seems to run contrary to the special privacy protections given health information in the U.S., yet such information can undeniably affect investors’ decisions....   [tags: Business Management]

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The Role of Ethics in Bringing Extinct Species Back to Life

- Bringing Them Back to Life, an article written by Carl Zimmer for National Geographic April 2013 edition, discusses the possibilities in modern science to clone and revive species that have been driven to extinction in the past ten thousand years (445). Throughout this article, the author makes use of the rhetorical devices logos, ethos, and pathos to argue to an audience that humans have an obligation to revive species which have been driven to extinction directly due to human influences....   [tags: Genetic Species Revival]

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Exploring Racial Discrimination in the Case, Dunlap v. Tennessee Valley Authority

- ... Dunlap” (Walsh, 2010). Explain why the plaintiff's disparate (adverse) impact claims fail. The disparate impact theory requires a plaintiff to prove that a neutral employment practice affects one group more harshly than another and that the practice is not justified by business necessity. In this case, Dunlap needed to prove that TVA’s employment practices affected African American applicants more than another. The proof of discriminatory intent is not required and although the court concluded that TVA’s processes with interviewing had been manipulated to exclude African-American candidates in general, the court disagreed, citing the “lack of statistical proof demonstrating that a protec...   [tags: hiring, foreman, employer]

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Abortion: The Impact of Federalism and the Separation of Power

- Otto von Bismarck once said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” The arduous process that a bill undergoes in order to become a law may seem grueling and pointless; however, the processes high caliber of difficulty allows for the extreme prestige and exclusivity of bills that are passed. Because the process is so exhausting, and filibusters, subsequently requiring a super-majority vote to pass a bill, have always been such a threat in Congress, historically, bills that attempt to reform sensitive issues have not fared well in the legislative branch....   [tags: legal issues, laws, bills]

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Why Character Evidence Should Not Be Admitted during Quasi-Criminal Trials

- In this paper, I argue that courts should not treat civil parties in quasi-criminal cases the same as criminal defendants because character evidence can be misused as propensity character evidence. Part II of this paper discusses the bar against admitting character evidence. Part III deals with the split among courts as to whether this rule can apply in quasi-criminal cases. Part IV of this paper concludes that courts should resolve this split and refrain from treating civil parties in quasi-criminal cases as criminal defendants because the risk of prejudice does not support this use of the Federal Rules of Evidence....   [tags: court practice and law]

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Investigating The Parties Involved On The Legal Lights And Liability

- 1 In this assessment we are going to examine and advise the parties involved as to their legal lights and liability. The claimant in these cases has the opportunity to claim for damages and may be successful in some of the cases, which are to be noted differ because of the circumstances. The issue at hand is whether the parties involved are entitled to damages, exempt from any obligation or liable for damages. The main legal issue in the first contract concerns whether or not Edward Rich, the claimant is entitled to damages arising from loss of potential profit due to the events which occurred during the construction of the concert hall....   [tags: Contract, Breach of contract, Common law, Tort]

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Guns, Germs, And Steel And The Fates Of Human Societies

- “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” This was the question posed to Dr. Jared Diamond by Yali, a local politician in New Guinea. Answering Yali’s question became the focus of Diamond’s book, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Diamond particularly focused on “why were Europeans, rather than Africans or Native Americans, the ones to end up with guns, the nastiest germs, and steel?” Guns, Germs, and Steel took a scientific approach in viewing how certain locations in the world are far more advanced than others....   [tags: United Nations, United States, Argument]

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Movie Analysis : ' Get Ready For The Jubilee '

- “Get ready for the Jubilee, Hurrah. Hurrah. We 'll give the hero three times three, Hurrah. Hurrah,”. Many British citizens seemed to bellow this song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” when their young soldiers heroically marched off to battle in their camouflaged trousers, tunics, and trench caps. When Johnny came marching home, joy and peace would permeate the atmosphere. There would be no more tears, fears, or hardships when Johnny comes marching, clothed in a raiment of dignity and strength....   [tags: World War I, World War II, British Empire, Poetry]

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Court Room Procedures Are The Focal Point Of A Trial

- Judges, prosecutors, defense council and juries are the focal point of a trial. The following will show each of their roles in the courtroom and the importance of these roles and how they are perceived by the media compared to my own view. Judges preside over criminal and non-criminal proceeding as an impartial party to the evidence and arguments presented by the defense and prosecuting attorneys. His or her role as a judge in a jury trial is to act as a mediator between the defense and prosecution ensuring proper court room procedures are being followed to guarantee that a fair trial is administered....   [tags: Jury, Prosecutor, Judge, Lawyer]

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The Constitutional Right Of The Defendant And The Jurors Violated

- 2. ISSUE II: Were the constitutional right of the defendant and the jurors violated because the court erred in allowing the State Attorney to raise discriminatory peremptory challenge based on racial and gender grounds. The constitutional right to due process, and equal protection of the law were violated when the trial Judge erred in permitting the State Attorney to raise peremptory challenges base on racial and gender grounds. The constitution of the United States under U.S. Const. Amend. 14, § 1, establishes that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty...   [tags: Jury, United States Constitution]

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Pros and Cons of Racial Profiling in Los Angeles

- According to the American Civil Liberties Union the definition of racial profiling is a discriminatory practice in which law enforcement uses the basis of race, religion, or national origin as the sole purpose for determining their level of suspicion for that person having committed a crime (ACLU 1). This definition basically states that it can be considered racial profiling for an officer to have an interaction with a person based solely on fact of race, religion, or ethnicity. This in itself is an accurate definition for racial profiling and hits the key facts that must be used....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]

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illusive religions: Sigmund Freud's The Future of an Illusion

- In Sigmund Freud’s, The Future of an Illusion, he studies religious foundations and the influence of religion on civilization and social principles. As he explores the psychological depths relating to religion, he also portrays a scientific and rational civilization. In turn, he reveals his hope for an ideal world where humans surpass their feelings of helplessness and insignificance to live in an improved civilization based on reason and the increase of knowledge. Through his analysis and ideas, Freud is able to incite feelings of doubt surrounding religious beliefs and their validity....   [tags: Book Analysis, Social Psychology]

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Why Animals Change Their Colors in Response to Environment

- Some scholars assert that animals change its color in response to their environment because changing color is easiest way to cause optical illusion and do not need much time for hiding themselves from predators. Although this thesis is embroiled in controversy,new idea came up which rebut previous theory.It contains the idea that protection could not be just one clear explanation of animals changing theircolors because some researchers have found out that most animals are color blind. Their color works as a visual signal of mood or the process of evolution....   [tags: protective coloring, response to feelings]

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The Argument For Mandatory Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

- Analysis of Obligations The opponents feel there is an obvious obligation to help people with substance abuse issues. However they believe the obligation the government has in protecting the rights of it 's citizens supersedes the consequences that come with mandatory drug tests. ((COVERT)) Opponents believe that the State of Texas has an obligation, through its welfare programming, to help citizens refrain from drug addiction and live a more economically stable life. Thus, stakeholders like the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), do not recommend mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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Pakistan 's Hand On The Rise Of International Jihad

- Pakistan 's President Mamnoon Hussain believes Valentine 's Day celebrations have "no connection with our culture." The expensive suits and ties both he and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif don with pride are, of course, standout symbols of Islamic society and have nothing to do with our colonial hangover. It would have been far more presidential of Hussain as the keynote speaker at an event marking Pakistan Movement leader Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar 's death anniversary to passionately rebut Carlotta Gall 's recent New York Times (NYT) op-ed titled "Pakistan 's Hand in the Rise of International Jihad." Gall 's incendiary prose herein posits a strong link between Pakistan 's "deep state" and the ri...   [tags: Taliban, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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Class Avoidance Phenomenon : Discussion About The Middle Class

- • Two exceptions to class avoidance phenomenon: discussion about the middle class as acceptable and presenting glimpses of the poor and wealthy that conform to common stereotypes. Americans are misinformed to believe the following myths: class distinctions are non-existent, middle-class is the norm, everyone is getting richer, and the chances of success are equal for everyone. • The U.S. has the highest income gap between the wealthiest and poorest in the industrial world, which is approximately 12 to 1....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Social class]

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Capital Punishment - An Appropriate Form of Punishment

- Since the early settlers first stepped foot on what is now the United States of America, capital punishment has been reserved as a form of punishment for the people who have committed some of society’s most heinous crimes. Recently, support of capital punishment has begun to erode due to the advancements of DNA technology and groups, such as the Innocence Project. Capital punishment, however, remains to be an appropriate form of punishment for someone convicted of capital crimes, and may be effective in deterring such offenses....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

- A woman’s job is to cook, clean, and bear children. Although it may not remain true now, many thought this for most of history. A woman had her duty to her husband and that served as almost all of her worth. During the Enlightenment, some women began to question this norm and to voice their unhappiness. The Enlightenment period was an intellectual movement that sought to reform society and advance knowledge (“Age of Enlightenment”). Even with all of the Enlightenment’s great advancements, women still did not possess many rights....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Effect of Invention and Innovation on Conformism

- Throughout history, iconoclasts have played a vital role in transgressing society’s self-imposed boundaries, expanding individual perception past prejudices of society. Such revolutionary ideals embed themselves throughout many of literature’s greatest works, essentially forgoing society’s previous prejudices in lieu of a new, revolutionary perspective. Such works serve as an impetus for the spread of further revolutionary ideals, allowing for a continual renewal of society’s central beliefs or a cyclic cleansing of society’s perceptions....   [tags: Literature, Sociology]

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Article Analysis: O'Sullivan's View of the Death Penalty

- The Article provides numerous reasons the United States and Great Britain should have the death penalty. O’Sullivan addresses all the main counter arguments when explain to his audience his conclusion. His supporting evidence includes death penalty decisions in history and several other statistics. Emotionally terms, faulty cause and effects scenarios, and either/or point of views are other ways the author conveys his opinion to the audience. The article begins with an overall theme threw out O’Sullivan’s piece: does the death penalty appropriately punish certain crimes or increases murder and crime (O’Sullivan 1)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Courtroom Procedures and the Role of the Prosecution

- During a trial, there are many rules, procedures, and codes of conduct that must be observed. These are in place to allow a trial to proceed more efficiently and fairly for both the defense and prosecution. According to one author, “Police, prosecutors, and criminal court Judges see too much crime, so they tend to see crime everywhere. We need rules to control their conduct, Judges to carefully apply those rules, and other Judges to review those decisions (” Courtroom procedures are important because, without them, defendants and prosecution alike could be treated unfairly....   [tags: police, prosecutors, criminals]

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A Mule for a Drug Cartel in Venuezuela

- John Doe at 33 years old was a mule for a drug cartel in Venezuela. He had the choice of carrying seven kilos into Canada or his family killed. In order for the process to go smoothly he destroyed any identification and went through his plan. He told the Canadian Immigration that he was an illegal immigrant and had to be deported immediately back to his country, but with complications the government wanted a background check on him and released him. The next day he continued and tried delivering the drugs in the down town area, however he got caught....   [tags: canadian immigration, ]

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The Criminal Proceedings Of State Of Missouri V.

- The criminal proceedings of State of Missouri v. Rucker was held on 2-9-16 at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse, 100 Court Street, Jackson, MO 63755 (573) 243-1755. This trial was for possession of a controlled substance. Criminal court proceeding have a specific order which they follow and I was fortunate to witness the defenses witness testifying, and the final stages of the trial. Watching the jury, the audience and noticing all the key personnel who were in the courtroom was as interesting as the sequence of events....   [tags: Jury, Prosecutor, Lawyer, Court]

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Questions And Response, Rhetorical Analysis And Argumentative Essay

- In order to be admitted into the ENG 1430 class, I had already acquired the ways to write process essay, cause and effect essay, and compare and contrast essay. During this semester, I found that the most significant issue that arose was I learned how to write three different kinds of essays: summary and response, rhetorical analysis and argumentative essays. Learning how to write three kinds of new essays is exciting progress for my academic writing skills. My interest in writing has improved as well....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Rhetoric, Academia]

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How Aristotle Promotes The Process Of Building Up

- Aristotle promotes the process of building up in an argument, in order to analyze first the foundation, and then what is built upon the foundation. I will follow this process, analyzing Aristotle’s thoughts and positions in regards to a government that provides not just for the basics (security), but one that shapes its society to be both virtuous and moral. Additionally, it would be incorrect to let his suppositions surrounding this issue stand without further inspection. Aristotle’s most basic premise is that humans are naturally social....   [tags: Law, Human rights]

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Can You Ever Escape Those High School Labels?

- In high school most students receive a label it seems inevitable, but what each teen does with the label is up to him or her. The label a student receives and sticks with him or her will either make or break them. Some people go through life trying to live up to the label that they were given and some spend all of their time trying to run away from it or prove it false every chance they get. What most don’t understand is that they are the one who decides who they want to be or who they will become in a way each person labels themselves....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, College]

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South Afric A Threat Of An Economic Backlash

- The recent attacks on black non-nationals in South Africa which were labelled as Xenophobic attacks have had a negative impact on how South Africa is viewed Globally and have caused a threat of an economic backlash. In this essay we look at South Africa’s pan-African identity and if these attacks were indeed Xenophobic or whether they were a form of Afrophobia. Looking at how only the Black immigrants were attacked and not people from any other ethnic groups and choosing to only attack Black foreigners must have been deliberate thus the argument that the attacks were Afrophobic....   [tags: South Africa, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Impact Of Family Size On Spending Pattern

- Introduction Families spend money in variety patterns. Small size family consisted of nuclear family needs less goods than large size family. Therefore, spending pattern of small family is different with the large one. This paper is aimed to find out current and past research regarding to what extent family size affect to spending pattern. Background research Prior research shows mix result. Bojer (1977) discover that a family consisted two adult and two children spent 2.5 times higher than a single adult....   [tags: Family, Household, Consumer theory, Economics]

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The Effect of Cannibalism in Colonial Brazil

- This research paper will delve into the topic of cannibalism in native tribes of Brazil during the Portuguese colonization of the South American country. My research only the topic yielded very interesting results. Some scholars suggest that cannibalism (in the instances involving the Tupinamba tribe and their ritualistic practices) didn't even occur. This isn't to say, however, that cannibalism was completely nonexistent in Brazil, but arguing that it did not occur in the “savage” ways often described....   [tags: Sociology, Colonialism]

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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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The Racial Struggle in The United States

- Often times, when one looks at the African American struggle in the United States, one will start with historic events. May these events be the importation of slaves to the Americas in the colonial period or the modern civil rights movement of the 1950’s, one key thing that is missing is the current tests and trials of African American’s. In recent years, African Americans of all classes and all origins have looked back on the previously stated historic events and then to their children and wonder what went wrong....   [tags: african americans, slaves]

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Same-Sex Parents and Their Struggle with Adoption

- The California UPA has a unique function, which allows a mother to establish parenthood through the provision that fathers use to establish paternity. The California Supreme Court recognized that the Court of Appeal made an error, by ruling, “California law recognizes only one natural mother”, in interpreting a statement from a prior California Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Calvert. The Attorney General, representing “the public interest in establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations,” contended that the statement from Johnson, cannot be used to deny children of same-sex parents the benefits that children of opposite-sex couples receive when only two parties are entitled...   [tags: parenthood, court, gay and lesbians]

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People.

- There has been so much controversy and debating lately regarding whether we the American people should have the right to own and use firearms. In the United States Constitution the II amendment states that "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” (1). Many people would like to argue the point of this amendment, even though it clearly states that it is the right of the people of the United States of America to own and use their guns and that this right should not be broken or violated....   [tags: arms control in the US, second ammendment]

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The Death Penalty Surely Deters Violent Crimes

- Does anyone have a right to take someone’s life. Does the death penalty work as a deterrent for violent crimes. If the death penalty becomes illegal, what punishment would be appropriate for criminals who committed a crime against humanity. Death penalty has always been a controversial topic. There have always been many questions surrounding this issue and since it clearly has both positive and negative effects, the gap between supporters and oppositions has been difficult to narrow. Currently in the United States, the death penalty is legal in 33 states, which means there are more people who believes the death penalty is needed in our society....   [tags: the real effects of capital punishment]

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Controversy Surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

- On September 19, 2008, The TransCanada Corporation submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to begin building the Keystone XL (XL standing for eXport Limited) pipeline in the United States. More than six years later, the pipeline is still under debate. The project, though generating little controversy when first submitted, began receiving attention in 2011 after an environmental impact study was released by the State Department (Hansen). Major newspapers and online sites picked up the report....   [tags: Canada, Oil, Tar]

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Comparing Cundy V Lindsay And Ingram V

- INTRODUCTION Over the years there has been much deliberation over the decisions made in Cundy v Lindsay and Ingram v Little whether the decisions in these cases should be overruled or not as regards to a mistake in identity. In this essay I shall examine different views from scholars and compare them to one another while providing case law that will further buttress my points, I would also add my own opinions on these views which would enable me to reach a final conclusion on the subject matter....   [tags: Contract, Offer and acceptance, Voidable, Void]

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A Life Of Solitude By Alan Westin

- Much has been said of William James Sidis’ efforts to live a life of solitude – or at the very least, a private, anonymous, or reserved one as defined by Alan Westin’s thoughtful account in his 1967 article, Privacy and Freedom (Solove and Schwartz 43). Sidis himself noted “The only way to live the perfect life is to live it in seclusion” (Ibid 3). The decision by C.J. Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit controverted Sidis’ plan to remain in seclusion, and has not been entirely overcome in the many years since....   [tags: Privacy, Privacy law, Law]

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The Adversary System Is The Legal System

- The adversary system is the legal system adopted by Australia, Britain, the United States, and New Zealand. Where two advocates represent their parties ' positions before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who attempt to determine the truth of the case.[ ‘Adversarial System’ Wikipedia ] The inquisitorial system is the legal system used in mainly Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. It is a system of trial where courts are actively involved. Although both legal systems are used in different country’s, they have similar features, advantages, and disadvantages....   [tags: Common law, Law, Jury, Civil law]

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The Constitutional Rights Of The United States

- II. THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW WERE VIOLATED BECAUSE THE LOWER TRIBUNAL ALLOWED PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES BASED ON RACIAL AND GENDER GROUNDS. The constitutional rights of Mr. Blake, due process and equal protection under the law, were violated when the trial Judge erred in permitting the State Attorney to raise peremptory challenges based on racial and gender grounds and failed to make the Neil inquiry. The constitution of the United States under U.S. Const....   [tags: Jury, United States Constitution]

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On Euthyphro's Dilemma and Divine Command

- ... Bertrand Russell argues If you are quite sure there is a difference between right and wrong, you are then in this situation: Is that difference due to God's fiat or is it not. If it is due to God's fiat, then for God Himself there is no difference between right and wrong, and it is no longer a significant statement to say that God is good If you are going to say, as theologians do, that God is good, you must then say that right and wrong have some meaning which is independent of God's fiat, because God's fiats are good and not good independently of the mere fact that he made them (12).Zellner 4 Russell brings up a valid point; To say that God is good, as was presupposed earlier, would be...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, philosophy]

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Age of the Earth: Refuting Skepticism

- ... Thousands of years is not enough time to develop these well observed features, nor is it enough time to explain the deposition of sediment. Sediment: A Slow Collection As rainfall and runoff erode geological structures, the material worn away is slowly deposited in riverbeds and bodies of water. This sediment is then transported through river networks either as a dissolved load, suspended load, or potentially bouncing along the riverbed (Lutgens & Tarbuck, 2014). As this sediment is carried toward the oceans, deltas form creating massive formations where rivers and the ocean meet....   [tags: creationism vs evolution]

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Kansas V. Cheever Supreme Court Case

- Most Americans would claim a cop killer should be put to death which is what Scott D Cheever will face if he loses in the Supreme Court of the United States. Scott D Cheever and the state of Kansas argued before Supreme Court of the United States on October 16, 2013. The question posed before the court was when a criminal defendant affirmatively introduces expert testimony that he lacked the requisite mental state to commit capital murder of a law enforcement officer due to the alleged temporary and long-term effects of the defendant’s methamphetamine use, does the state violate the defendant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by rebutting the defendant’s mental state def...   [tags: cop killer, notorious cases]

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America Has Undergone Multiple Semantic Metamorphoses

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The Stages Of A Jury Trial

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Comparative Essay : Stem Cell Research

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The Case Of Zamet V Hyman

- The presumption can be rebutted when the party received independent advice as was the case in Zamet v Hyman [1961] 3 All E.R. 933, or when it is clear that the party have intended to act in an odd way (see for example Re Brocklehurst 's Estate [1978] Ch 14 331 where there was an intention by the dceased to devalue his own estate). However the presumption will not be rebutted when the person who benefits has acted in an underhand way, such as in Hammond v Osborn [2002] EWCA Civ 885 where a carer had acted in slightly underhand way, leading to the courts finding that the gift of the whole estate was void because of undue influence....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Contract law, Law]

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Soviet Leaders And The Cold War

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Labeling Theory And Its Intellectual Foundation

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Case Analysis : Prosecutor 's Duty

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Domestic Violence : The United States

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Video Games And The Video Game

- Of the 318.9 million people in the United States of America, 155 million of those people play video games(That is 48 percent!). 42% of Americans play video games regularly(3 hours or more.) Ever since I could remember, I had a controller in my hand. I can remember the day that my dad put a controller in my hand and I was hooked. I can remember that I started out on the Playstation 1. I played games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Gran Turismo, Monsters Inc, Need for Speed, Tomb Raider, Crash Team Racing, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, PaRappa the Rapper, and a whole lot of puzzle games....   [tags: Video game console, PlayStation 3, PlayStation]

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Pride And Prejudice By Elizabeth Bennet

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Captain Beatty in "Fahrenheit 451"

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Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel

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William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft

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Libertarianism is the Best Philosophy

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Free Will and Determinism Views

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Parents Putting Children in Leashes

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Standardized Stress: Sleep, Eat, Study

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Civil Litigation And Criminal Litigation

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The American Civil Rights Movement

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What 's My Age Again?

- Peterson within his journal article, “What’s My Age Again. The Immigrant Age Problem in the Criminal Justice System”, discusses the distressing immigrant age issue within the criminal justice system. Within in his writing he introduces three corresponding parts that help to shape and focus the argument of discussion. Part I examines the emergence of the age problem and the importance of age as a factor within the criminal justice system. Part II address the problem that age uncertainty causes and the ways in which the courts go about combating the issue....   [tags: Criminal justice, Crime, Criminal law, Punishment]

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Human Species And Nonhuman Species

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The Arkansas Prison System Scandal

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Opposition Of The Common Good

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Should Abortion Be Legal Option?

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