Statute Essays

  • Statute Of Limitations Essay

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    The statute of limitation refers to the length of time in which a plaintiff can file a claim. The principle behind statute of limitation is that lawsuits cannot be improved as time passes by. For one, clear details of the facts can be blurred as memories can fade and witnesses may die, go away, or lose interest of the case. Ideally, court prefers to settle the case as soon as disputes develop (Warner, 2010). However, for professional and product liabilities, with injuries may take time to manifest

  • State and Federal Authority in Screws v. United States

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    was to interpret the intent and breadth of Section 20 in order to judge its constitutionality; in doing so, the Court struggled to reach a consensus regarding the definition of state action and the indefinite nature of the rights protected by the statute. Such consensus proved difficult, indeed, as the case was narrowly decided and divided the Court along deep constitutional lines; while a majority of the Court advocated reversal of the lower co... ... middle of paper ... ... [41] Screws et al

  • Tennessee v. Garner 1985

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    shot him, hitting him in the back of the head. In using deadly force to prevent the escape of Garner, Hymon used the argument that actions were made under the authority of the Tennessee statute and pursuant to Police Department policy. Although the department’s policy was slightly more restrictive than the statute it still allowed the use of deadly force in cases of burglary. Garner’s fathers’ argument was made that his son was shot unconstitutionally because he was captured and shot possessing ten

  • Tuceason's Case: The Case Of Speluncean Explorers

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    THE CASE OF THE SPELUNCEAN EXPLORERS. This particular case delves into both criminal and moral decisions regarding the relationship between natural law’ of which often derives from inherent human nature and statute law which is passed down through parliament. The judges interpreting this particular case are at a stale mate as to determination” of this particular judgment involving 5 speluncean explorers who tragically killed the 5th member as there was no other means to survive’ all supply’s

  • The Arguments For and Against a Codified Constitution

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    written constitution is precisely a charter that has been codified, in that the rules and regulations that citizens / individuals must abide by are stated in a single document format. Although elements of the UK constitution are written e.g. the statute law, sections of it are not. It must be noted that America follow a written constitution called the ‘Bill of Rights’, and by contrast the UK at present do not adhere to a formal written constitution. Therefore, one must consider the arguments

  • written assignment

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    The Federal Constitution is a short document which only consists of approximately 7,000 words.The founders wanted it to be short for several reasons:(1) It's meant to be only be a framework for a new government. Basically, Constitution as merely a guideline for how the government should behave.Nowhere does the Constitution read as merely suggested, everything written in it seems pretty definitive, especially about what Congress should and should not do. (2) The founders were ,also framers of the

  • How Alcohol Prohibition Was Ended

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    outrage over the general degeneracy said to be flowing from bottles and kegs, the Cocstitution of the United States had been amended, effective 1920, to progibit the manufacture and sale of "intoxicating liquors." the Volstead Act, the federal statute implementing the prohibitionamindmint, progibited commerce in beer as well. At first prohibition was popular among those who had suppored it, and tolerated by the others. But before long, unmistakable grumbling was heard in the cities. To meet

  • Abortion

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    of the Court....This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal abortion legislation. The Texas statutes under attack here are typical of those that have been in effect in many States for approximately a century. The Georgia statutes, in contrast, have a modern cast and are a legislative product that, to an extent at least, obviously reflects the influences of recent attitudinal change, of advancing medical knowledge

  • Ethical Issues: A Duty To Warn Case Study

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    about due to the Tarasoff v. The University of California Board of Regents case as well as the fact that there is no uniformity in the United States over duty to warn or protect. Some states have permissive statutes while some have an established mandatory duty to warn while very few have no statute at all. According to Doverspike (2007), the APA standard is permissive ("may disclose") rather than mandatory ("shall disclose"). The APA Code of Ethics 4.05 part 3 states that disclosures without consent

  • Statuary Interpretation

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    Statuary Interpretation Statutory law is law that has been made by parliament. For a statute to be passed it need to go through the House of Commons, House of lords and finally has to get the Royal Asset this is technically when the monarch must give their consent before legislation can become law but however in practice that consent is never refused. Parliament is the highest source of English law “sovereignty of Parliament” (also known as The supremacy of Parliament) this means that

  • American Religious Movements

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    Presbyterians and Baptists experienced splits in their denominations as the events of this decade began to chip away at fundamentalism. For example, John T. Scopes was put on trial for the teaching of evolution, which violated a Tennessee state statute. The growing controversy between Fundamentalists and Modernists as to biblical criticism and evolutionary theories is not what is important in analyzing American Fundamentalism. What is important to analyze is, “in view of the acknowledged impact

  • Resturant Law

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    thirty minutes. The next statute that must be met is the piping needs to be protected from freezing and corrosion from the surrounding environment. This assures that if a fire occurs the piping will be able to take the water pressure that is flowing through to the sprinkler system. Also it calls for the system to have a proper drainage system that allows the system to drop the water from the sprinkler system and then have it drain back into a reservoir. The final statute from OSHA 1910.159 is that

  • The Effectiveness of Native Title

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    issues from idealistic perspectives ignoring the practical realities that native title poses to governments, industry and indigenous people. The implementation of the Native Title is an appropriate and significant aspect of Australia’s common and statute law, which effectively strives to develop a fair outcome for all Australian citizens. The Native Title Act 1993, like the court Mabo decision in 1992, transforms the ways in, which indigenous ownership of land may be formally recognised and incorporated

  • The Immense Power of Judges in the United Kingdom

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    The statement made above is true to a certain extent. The legal system in the United Kingdom is mainly based on The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers, which is written in the 18th century by a French philosopher called Montesquieu. Montesquieu, believed that in order to have a ‘fair’ legal system, the functions should be divided into 3 different bodies of power in a state. This was to prevent absolute power in either one person or a body of people. He believed that by giving one person or a body

  • Cyberspace and the Constitution

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    situation where at first blush, the First Amendment would seem to be the constitutional provision to apply. The issue in Pataki was whether a New York statute criminalizing the use of a computer to disseminate obscene material to minors was constitutional. The statute criminalized sending sexual material to minors that was "harmful to minors." The statute defined material as "harmful to minors" if it 1) Considered as a whole, appealed to the puritant interest in sex of minors; 2) Was patently offensive

  • The Statute Of Frauds

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    The statute of frauds requires that certain types of contracts must be written. The statute of frauds intended purpose is to prevent a party from being able to prove an agreement that is in reality nonexistent through fraud. While different jurisdictions vary in how the statute of frauds is incorporated into law, its principal characteristic is that no suit or action may be taken on a contract

  • Internet Gambling, Online Gambling

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    Wire Transfer Act of 1961.  Under this statute, the law is violated when telephone lines are used in interstate or foreign commerce to place wagers.  The statute also bars the transmission of information that assists betters to gamble on sports events and contests.  Recently, Congress have been active in seeking to pass further legislation to restrict betting on the web.  Last November, the Senate proposed the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act.  This statute would make it a crime to knowingly use

  • Ambiguity In Criminal Justice

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    . Ambiguity is often a cause of dispute where a statute can have more than one meaning and therefore can directly affect the outcome of a case dependant on which meaning is used. Statutes in some cases tend to be extremely vague and ambiguous enough to support more than one interpretation. In such cases, it is at the

  • Public Information

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    points out, "A college student secretly video taped sexual encounters with a girlfriend. After breaking up with her, he played the tape for members of his fraternity. She learned of this and was victorious in a civil lawsuit, although no criminal statute had been violated" (325). Cameras are also good for business. There will be fewer shoplifters sneaking away items at the mall or grocery store. Another type of privacy invasion is the background check of a potential employee. Businesses only want

  • Statutory Interpretation

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    Statutory Interpretation The process by whereby judges attribute meanings to words in a statute in order to apply the relevant statute to a case to reach a decision. There are two approaches: Literal and Purposive. The literal approach is where the words are given their plain, ordinary and grammatical meanings. The purposive approach is when the judge looks at the intentions of parliament. Aids available: There are two types of aids available for statutory interpretation, they