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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

- ... When there is a contract presented all offers are open for discussion until all parties agree on the terms, sign, or complete the job. It can depend on the terms of the contract. If you have written a contract where there is a deadline, it is imperative the contractor agrees to all terms, otherwise the service he/she provides may take longer to complete, not meeting the desired goal. Counteroffers. Bargaining and/or negotiating can often lead to a counteroffers between business partners. Once counteroffers are made, the legal responsibility to accept, decline, or continue to counteroffer then shifts to the original businessman who presents the initial offer....   [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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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 '

- ... Before World War One, during the Victorian Era, hardly any explicit descriptions of violence were ever written in literature. The Victorian Era was an age filled with class, respectability, and refined taste. Thus, most of the literature during this time was very light and respectable. There might have been hints of violence in poetry, but overall, this era was not generally accepting of grisly poetry. However, Owens and Sasoon were fearless in their use of grisly imagery in order to expose the horrendous nature of war....   [tags: World War I, World War II, British Empire, Poetry]

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Court Room Procedures Are The Focal Point Of A Trial

- ... Defense counselors as officers of the court are appointed by the court or are obtained by the defendant to represent a defendant and to present or rebut evidence, arguments or testimony in the case filed against the defendant. Defense counsel is task with building a relationship of trust with the defendant and representing him or her to the best of the counsel’s abilities. Defense counsel is important because the majority of people do not understand procedures of court and the laws that govern the adjudication process....   [tags: Jury, Prosecutor, Judge, Lawyer]

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The Constitutional Right Of The Defendant And The Jurors Violated

- ... In Powers the court also held that “the Equal Protection Clause prohibits a prosecutor from using the State 's peremptory challenges to exclude otherwise qualified and unbiased persons from the petit jury solely by reason of their race, a practice that forecloses a significant opportunity to participate in civic life. An individual juror does not have a right to sit on any particular petit jury, but he or she does possess the right not to be excluded from one on account of race.” Id at 409....   [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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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 (law-article.net).” 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?

- ... She also argues that “Judging and being judged have always been an unofficial part of the high-school curriculum.”(Dailey) She says that high school is where labels seem to be more acute and long lasting. I would say labels seem to remain longer lasting when they start in elementary school. No matter how big or small of a school students attend labels still exist, they are a part of most student’s school experience. To me high school and is where the students prove the labels right or wrong....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, College]

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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

- ... In King 's Norton Metal v Edrige Merrett &Co. Ltd. the rogue used a fictitious company and therefore the claimant was unable to demonstrate an existing identifiable company they wished to contract with. The contract was therefore not void for mistake but only voidable for misrepresentation where a contract is voidable the title in the goods passes and the 3rd party can therefore receive good title to the goods. So the claimant 's action did not succeed. The law developed further in Ingram v Little as Devlin L.J....   [tags: Contract, Offer and acceptance, Voidable, Void]

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A Life Of Solitude By Alan Westin

- ... Nevertheless, his efforts to stay private were regrettably insufficient to provide permanent privacy. In its Sidis decision, the court noted that while the tone of the article was friendly, it was “merciless in its dissection of intimate details of its subject 's personal life” (Sidis v. FR Pub. Corporation 807). Judge Clark further acknowledged that, “the work possesses great reader interest, for it is both amusing and instructive; but it may be fairly described as a ruthless exposure of a once public character” (Ibid 807-808)....   [tags: Privacy, Privacy law, Law]

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The Adversary System Is The Legal System

- ... The evidence is collected and kept in a dossier, that is kept by the judge. This means that the accused person will not be committed to trail until a strong presumption of guilt exists.[ ‘Legal Studies Key Ideas Text Book - Chapter 17: page 305’ ] The rules of evidence are not as strict in the inquisitorial system, as written statements are allowed, and any information that is relevant is admissible. The rights of the accused are also different as although the accused does have the right to remain silent, they are expected to answer all questions, and resistance paints the accused in a poor light in the eye’s of the judge.[ ‘Legal Studies Key Ideas Text Book - Chapter 17: page 306’ ] The...   [tags: Common law, Law, Jury, Civil law]

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The Constitutional Rights Of The United States

- ... 79 (1986) In J.E.B the Sup. Ct. found that “Although peremptory challenges are valuable tools in jury trials, they ‘are not constitutionally protected fundamental rights; rather they are but one state-created means to the constitutional end of an impartial jury and a fair trial.’" Id at 137 (Quoting Georgia v. McCollum, 505 U.S. 42, 57 (1992)). In Batson, the court stated that “As in any equal protection case, the ‘burden is, of course,’ on the defendant who alleges discriminatory selection of the venire ‘to prove the existence of purposeful discrimination.’”....   [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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Amusing Ourselves to Death by Postman

- Reflective Essay on Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman provides a critical analysis of the media environment in 1985. He explores the role and impact of the media by addressing different sectors of society, naming religion, politics, news, and education. Although this book was written prior to 1985, its relevance is far more evident today than ever; we are living in a nation in which entertainment is the focus and aim of each sector in American society and in which our notation of truth or knowledge has been greatly redefined....   [tags: media environment in 1985]

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America Has Undergone Multiple Semantic Metamorphoses

- From its early beginnings forged in Enlightenment ideals of a self-governing people, to its current uneasy status as a near-epithet tossed around by pundits as the almost-unnamable “L-word,” the term “liberal” in America has undergone multiple semantic metamorphoses. Like some sort of mutable gemstone, the meaning and identity of the term “liberalism” has been shaped and transformed over time by pressures from a myriad sources. What is now thought of as “classic” early liberalism in late eighteenth-century America was a concept that described our country’s founding republican principles: a rejection of the monarchy, with emphasis on freedoms (liberties) granted to each individual....   [tags: Great Depression, World War II, New Deal]

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The Stages Of A Jury Trial

- The stages of a Jury Trial The stages of a jury trial are of immense importance in any line of law enforcement. The moments spent in the court room decide whether or not it is justifiable to strip a suspect of the rights he has been guaranteed his entire life. Because if the prosecution can prove, without any reasonable doubt, that the suspect is indeed the individual responsible for the crime being investigated, the jury will move to convict; thus diminishing the suspect’s rights promised in the constitution....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Comparative Essay : Stem Cell Research

- Comparative Essay: Stem Cell Research This comparative essay will focus on the claims and the analysis of four articles. The articles are “Stem Cells through a Religious Lens” by Alvin Powell, “Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cells According to Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic and Islamic Religions” by Sivaraman, Mathana Amaris Fiona, Siti Nurani Mohd, “The Ethics of Stem Cells: A Hindu View by Anil Bhanot and Matter of Faith” by David Campbell. Religion is deeply correlated with the occurrence of ethical debates associated with stem cell research currently....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Islam, Religion]

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Soviet Leaders And The Cold War

- ... His telegram, after all, made only vague illusions to Russia’s might, military or economic. In one of the cable’s few statements about the USSR itself, Novikov asserted that the Soviet Union “continues to remain economically independent […] in spite of all the economic difficulties of the postwar period.” Rather than allude to Russia’s “superpower”-like strengths, the Soviet diplomat chose instead to stress his country’s independence from American meddling. Of course, considering Truman’s 1947 cash infusion to Greece and Turkey, charges of American meddling were far from unwarranted....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Communism]

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The Case Of Zamet V Hyman

- ... R argued that this was duress, and that a presumption of undue influence should apply. On the face of it, the contractual arragement could be seen as a mere economic agreement, although the fact that he asked to take legal advice and was denied the opportunity was not found to be important; in giving the leading judgment, Lord Hoffman was of the view that the legal advice would not have made a difference, as the Claimant would have in all probability signed the agreement anyway. It is extremely difficult to reconcile this with the Huet case, as the R case suggests that legal advice would be a formality whilst the Huet case failed on account of legal advice of sufficient probity....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Contract law, Law]

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Labeling Theory And Its Intellectual Foundation

- ... There are fewer individuals who possess a high school diploma, yet also a bachelor’s degree. Such educational discrepancies appear early, in children’s math and reading skills falling progressively behind compared to White peers. Moreover, throughout school years; there are higher dropout rates and grade retention. Lastly, Native American individuals have a lower labor force participation rates. It becomes an ideal challenge for Native Americans to succeed when compared to Whites. Asian Americans are perhaps most commonly viewed today as a model minority....   [tags: Sociology, Racism, Race, United States]

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Case Analysis : Prosecutor 's Duty

- ... Protection of the innocent from a fate that should be reserved for the guilty is at the center of the indictment. Our procedures fail to achieve the most basic task of a just system. Organizations like the Innocence Project claim that well over 20,000 Americans could be in jail for crimes they did not commit (Wilkinson, 2014. P. 1101). There is a problem with absolute immunity for prosecutors; the incentives it creates. We have a system that not only fails to sanction bad behavior, but also often rewards it....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Legal terms, Lawyer]

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Captain Beatty in "Fahrenheit 451"

- Of all literary works regarding dystopian societies, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is perhaps one of the most bluntly shocking, insightful, and relatable of them. Set in a United States of the future, this novel contains a government that has banned books and a society that constantly watches television. However, Guy Montag, a fireman (one who burns books as opposed to actually putting out fires) discovers books and a spark of desire for knowledge is ignited within him. Unfortunately his boss, the belligerent Captain Beatty, catches on to his newfound thirst for literature....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]

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Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel

- Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel The U.S. criminal justice system is considered to be an adversarial system consisting of two sides, the prosecution and defense. It is believed that both sides enter the trial on equal grounds and present evidence to represent and help support their case. However, throughout the proceedings both the prosecution and defense have two very different ethical roles, responsibilities and duties, which tends to cast doubt on both sides remaining equal. The defense’s role is to make the prosecution prove its case with sensible arguments, real evidence, and steadfast testimony; point out facts in which the State has failed to establish guilt; ensure the defendant rece...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft

- Who are Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. What did William Godwin reveal in the novel, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman that caused such a scandalous outcry from Mary Wollstonecraft’s readers. Why were these revelations so scandalous to begin with. The following essay will attempt to detail Godwin’s scandal, his reasoning behind the revelations that involved suicide attempts and affairs, as well as the public views and placement of women within the era. This paper will explain much history of all those involved, from Wollstonecraft herself, to Godwin and the British subjects....   [tags: Literature]

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Libertarianism is the Best Philosophy

- The aim of this essay is to prove the reliability of and why Libertarianism is the most coherent of the three views, which refers to the idea of human free will being true, that one is not determined, and therefore, they are morally responsible. In response to the quote on the essay, I am disagreeing with Wolf. This essay will be further strengthened with the help of such authors as C.A. Campell, R. Taylor and R.M. Chisholm. They present similar arguments, which essentially demonstrate that one could have done otherwise and one is the sole author of the volition....   [tags: politics]

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Free Will and Determinism Views

- The aim of this essay is to prove the reliability of and why Libertarianism is the most coherent of the three Free Will and Determinism views. It refers to the idea of human free will being true, that one is not determined, and therefore, they are morally responsible. In response to the quote on the essay, I am disagreeing with Wolf. This essay will be further strengthened with the help of such authors as C.A. Campell, R. Taylor and R.M. Chisholm. They present similar arguments, which essentially demonstrate that one could have done otherwise and one is the sole author of the volition....   [tags: Free Will, Determinism]

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Parents Putting Children in Leashes

- In this day and age there is the increasingly popular belief that everything is an ethical issue. Everything from the colors that you wear, to the people that you choose to love, to what you eat for breakfast, someone somewhere will tear it apart and find an ethical issue. Name anything that you as an individual strongly believe in, and you can find someone that thinks the exact opposite and cannot wait to tell you about how their way of thinking is correct. That is mainly a product of post-modernism, combined with the end of modernism and the belief that there is a discoverable absolute truth....   [tags: Parenting, Children, Morality, Ethics]

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Standardized Stress: Sleep, Eat, Study

- ... Construct validity is a term that refers to the degree to which an assessment measures what it is intended to measure. Since the SAT and ACT lack such a characteristic, they do not quantify predicted college accomplishment. Therefore, it is plain to see that college aptitude tests are too narrow-minded and short-focused. They can not effectively anticipate a student’s competency in an institute of higher education, and are consequently poor indicators of college performance. However, one must also consider the relationship between family income and test scores in this controversy....   [tags: standardized tests, predicting college performance]

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The universalism of Best Practice

- ... Additionally, Results from a cross-sectoral study in steel, apparel and media electronic instrument industries indicate that best practices have enhanced trust, job satisfaction and commitment in all three industries (Applebaum, 2000). Guest et al. (2003) also category nine key areas of HRM, including training and appraisal. They find evidence that these integrated practices are associated with lower turnover and higher profit per employee in a number of UK companies. Many other empirical researches appear to state that the greater the extent of best practices the better the impact on organisational performance irrespective of internal or external context (e.g., Lawler’s, 1994; Delery an...   [tags: firm, performance, workplace, theory]

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Hazing Cases and Qualified Immunity

- Introduction: In recent years several high profile national cases have brought hazing to the forefront in American society as a real issue and a problematic one at that. According to recent statistics from the University of Maine, 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year. Of the athletes who have reported hazing, 40% have reported that a coach or advisor was aware of the activity. 22% report that the coach was actually involved in the activities. (Allan & Madden, 2008). Moreover, 36% of students say they would not report hazing primarily because “there’s no one to tell,” and 27% feel that officials or coaches won’t handle the situation right....   [tags: humiliating, dangerous initiation rituals]

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Morality of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a necessary action taken by the United States government in order to ensure that their allies does not receive any more casualties from the conflict with the Japanese Empire during World War II. If United States did not use the atomic bomb on the island there would have been a higher number of casualties from the U.S troops. The first reason why the U.S would have lost more troops was because the Japanese soldiers had an extremely strong conviction that their country was the righteous side of the war and they were doing the right thing for the greater good of the empire....   [tags: bombing, World War 2, casualties]

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Civil Litigation And Criminal Litigation

- Civil Litigation vs Criminal Litigation There are differences between civil and criminal litigation. Civil litigation is a lawsuit that seeks reimbursement of monetary damages or equitable relief for harm caused to an individual or group. Criminal litigation occurs when there is an injustice against the “people of the State”. The Government files against a defendant who is alleged to have committed a crime. There are some situations where a case can have both civil and criminal litigation for example in a kidnapping or assault and battery where both a law is broken causing a criminal case and the victim may pursue relief for damages or injury with a civil case....   [tags: Jury, Criminal law, Jury trial, Prosecutor]

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The American Civil Rights Movement

- Inspiration and role models are two important factors which influence the behaviour and actions of others. In fact, The American Civil rights Movement (in particular, the Freedom Ride of United States) inspired Australia to go forward in the journey of Indigenous Australia. This resulted in The Australian Freedom Ride. The Freedom ride of Australia occurred on February 12th 1965, led by Charlie Perkins. 29 members of the student action for aborigines group departed the university of sydney by bus bound for regional towns across New South Wales....   [tags: African American, United States]

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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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Lord Diplock And Lord Steyn

- Both Lord Diplock and Lord Steyn have at some point taken a negative view towards the doctrine of privity, the former described the privity rule as “an anachronistic shortcoming that has for many years been regarded as a reproach to [the] law ” and the later declaring it has having “no place in our more complex commercial world ”. The decisive case that establishes the doctrine of privity of contract is Tweedle v Atkinson , where the courts ruled that there is no legal entitlement conferred on third parties to an agreement nor are third parties able to derive any rights from that agreement nor subject to any burdens imposed by it....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Contract law]

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The Philosophy Of Composition Essay

- The Philosophy of Composition is an 1846 essay written by E.A. Poe himself which elucidates a theory of how good writers write when they write well. By the end of the paper, Poe concludes that in order to achieve a strong piece of writing, you must achieve what he calls “unity of effect.” Poe analyzes this theory based on his famous piece The Raven. In general, unity of effect is when an author can completely submerge their reader into the work of fiction. This can be achieved through the means of tone, diction, the setting and even the amount and the way the author allows the reader to interact with the characters....   [tags: Short story, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Human Species And Nonhuman Species

- ... Another commonplace would be for a meat consumer to say that humans are “ends in themselves, while everything other than a person can only have value for a person” (C. Vlastos). People believe that animals are on this earth simply for human consumption, which can be easily rebutted. However, when questioned about what constitutes a certain organism edible, the idea of equality is brought up. For example, a deer versus a man. Understanding that most philosophers believe that all humans are created equal, we must create the scale of equality to be extremely low to encapsulate humans that are seen to have “defects” This includes people with permanent traumatic brain injuries, those with sev...   [tags: Human, Mammal, Morality, Equals sign]

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The Arkansas Prison System Scandal

- ... During these investigations the way that men and women where treated and kept they found so many hidden things, intoxicated inmates, unsanitary kitchens, inmates who where underweight and dirty, and so many other things. There whole investigation was based off finding out what was really going on behind the walls of these prisons and making changes. The chairmen wanted everyone to own and and be as truthful as Morton about what was going on The second source is Mr. Sarver’s prepared statement, he testified on Governor Rockefeller’s behalf....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Punishment, Criminal justice]

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Opposition Of The Common Good

- ... If citizens have a natural right to have an opinion, then the government is obliged to protect these people, regardless of their opinion. The responsibility of a state is to provide national defense for its people and to protect citizen’s private pursuits. States are also required to uphold laws that are created. Staying true to Rousseau’s theory, if the state allows its citizens to vote, the state is required to enforce those laws and provide consequences for those who do not uphold the laws....   [tags: Political philosophy, United States]

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The Human Genome Project

- The Human Genome Project (HGP), an international scientific research project, has educated the public tremendously on various topics concerning DNA and genetics. This study has been beneficial to communities alike. As stated, the HGP sought to identify all the genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the three billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, transfer related technologies to the private sector, and address the ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise from the project....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]

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The Problem of Evil

- Introduction One of the oldest dilemmas in philosophy is also one of the greatest threats to Christian theology. The problem of evil simultaneously perplexes the world’s greatest minds and yet remains palpably close to the hearts of the most common people. If God is good, then why is there evil. The following essay describes the problem of evil in relation to God, examines Christian responses to the problem, and concludes the existence of God and the existence of evil are fully compatible. Body “The problem of evil is often divided between the logical and evidential problems.” At the heart of each problem is the belief that the existence of God and the existence evil are incompatible....   [tags: God and Evil are Compatible]

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LGBT Protecting Your Freedom

- After winning his election in 1992 President Clinton proposed that he would create a way to allow homosexuals to actively serve in the military. After his inauguration in 1993 the president signed a piece of legislation concerning homosexuality in the armed forces. This policy was referred to as “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”, the legislation stated that to demonstrate or engage in any homosexual activity would be against all good morals and discipline in the military. The policy created said that, A Service member may also be separated if he or she states that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect....   [tags: Don’t ask, Don’t Tell, same sex, sexuality]

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Evidence Law Assignment Paper

- A prima facie case has been described by the Canadian court as “one which covers the allegations made, and which if believed, is complete and sufficient for a decision in favour of the complainant in the absence of an answer from the respondent.”[36] Thus, as in the United Kingdom, the defendant’s explanation is ignored at this initial stage. The case of McDonnell Douglas,[37] which has been cited in both U.S. and Canadian jurisprudence,[38] sets out an example of facts that would be sufficient to establish a prima facie case....   [tags: Canadian courts, prima facie]

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Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography

- Frates, Chris. “The Gun Debate Isn’t Over Yet.” National Journal (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. In this article written by Chris Frates, the author talks about how democrats and republicans are going back, and forth on gun control laws. Both parties are finding it difficult to come to an agreement. While leaving republicans asking the question “How do you take away Americans 2nd Amendment?” It’s a tricky situation as republicans, and congress continue to try find loop holes in the system to force stricter gun control laws....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Does Money Buy Happiness?

- Does Money Buy Happiness. In today’s world, it is a prevailing truth that society often regards money as a ubiquitous element in daily life. As we are approaching a modern era, money seems to be getting more important and it has become a driving force of one’s life. The phrase “money may make the world around” perfectly portrays that our lives are constantly revolving around money. It is agreeable that money is not everything but with money, we can live the life the way we want and afford all the luxuries in life....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Happiness economics]

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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control

- Persuasive Articles on Gun Control Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control....   [tags: Persuasion Argumentative Gun Control Essays]

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Social Function Hypotheses

- Of the many aspects distinguishing humans from other animals, language is probably the most fundamental; not only does it enable communication of ideas, opinions and emotions, it also provides us with many of the sophisticated cognitive faculties we associate with our superiority as a species. In examining the origins of language rather than attempting to determine how it functions, a more fundamental question arises of why language evolved. To investigate this question we must endeavour to find the original beneficial function of language that caused it to be naturally selected and further adapted....   [tags: Language ]

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Creation vs. Evolution

- Creationists have locked themselves into a country-wide battle against science for the minds of our youth and control of the intelligentsia. Why are they fighting. Over the last decade, the Theory of Evolution has reared its head with a vengeance, and creationists fear that it erodes the moral integrity of our society while promising to deliver us into a dark age. Nothing could be further from the truth, and the truth is, in fact, quite the opposite. The Theory of Evolution is supported by vast amounts of empirical evidence, and the dismissal of such can only cause harm to our society in a world where innovation and progress beget survival....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Reduction in Force

- Today, many health care organizations have been forced to reduce their workforce due to the downturn of the economy. Marshall and Broas (2009) state that whenever health care organizations conduct a reduction in force (RIF); there is the potential for legal risk. However, with proper planning and implementing, employers can minimize the risk of litigation (Marshall & Broas, 2009; Segal, 2001). Hence, before carrying out a 10% reduction in workforce, there are a number of steps that need to be taken to ensure it is successful....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Applying Critical Thinking

- Introduction On August 12, 2010, the Governor of Illinois notified the Federal State Employee Union (FSEU) Local 343, of the state’s intent to outsource and privatize the Department of Transportation (DoT) information systems management function (B. Glenn, personal communication, August 20, 2010). In response, Mr. Padilla, the president of the FSEU Local No. 343, requests the FSEU Director of Human Resources, Ms. Glenn to evaluate the notification. The memorandum dated August 20, 2010, includes Ms....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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