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03 Sep 2009

Law and racial inequality

Thesis - 4 pages - Civil law

Since the early 20th century, minorities have been striving for equality in the United States. Much progress has since been made in the form of anti-discrimination laws and desegregation, but while many advances have been made in the civil rights movement, inequality has not been escaped....

03 Sep 2009

Illinois state constitution vis-a-vis federal constitution

Thesis - 4 pages - Civil law

In state constitutions, more rights are expressly enumerated than in the federal Bill of Rights. In Illinois, its constitution contains all of the protections afforded in the federal Bill of Rights and much of the same language as well. It also contains further rights such as Crime...

03 Sep 2009

Gender equality: Women and the law

Thesis - 5 pages - Civil law

The United States, among many other Western countries, has been a beacon for women's rights. Many women in the world cannot teach, work, show their ankles, vote, hold public office and sometimes are not allowed to think much less. Here in the United States, women have the opportunity to...

03 Sep 2009

The criminalization of prostitution

Thesis - 3 pages - Civil law

In current times, the body has become a medium for human expression. At a certain age, people can get pierced and tattoos that carry deeper meaning for them or are simply for aesthetic purposes. Cosmetic surgery is at its peak. For decades, people have been using their bodies to express their...

28 Jul 2009

Is it a human rights violation and not enforcing the law

Thesis - 13 pages - Civil law

In Deshaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a U.S. state's failure to protect an individual against private violence generally does not constitute a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause. The court reasoned that while the...

28 Jul 2009

Wheelchairs and liquid dreams

Thesis - 3 pages - Civil law

Quenching one's thirst with a nice big glass of water could prove to be a mistake if you are in New York City and find yourself in need of a public restroom. Finding a place for relief in the big apple is not easy, and the city's streets and subways have become public toilets. The...

28 Jul 2009

Justice and the jury: The role of twelve in society

Thesis - 3 pages - Civil law

The ethical standard of justice is a universal right that people in all levels of society are entitled to. In America, one way that the Constitution ensures justice is by naming the right citizens have to a trial by impartial jury. In criminal trials, juries are to decide the fate...

28 Jul 2009

The importance of the trial process: Fair and impartial?

Thesis - 4 pages - Civil law

The American legal system exists for the purpose of enforcing the laws created by the legislature. The trial process does not exist only because common law and American law deems it necessary. The processes that are involved are necessary for the enforcing the law. Each of the parts are defined...

28 Jul 2009

Defense of equality

Thesis - 3 pages - Civil law

From the very beginning of the formation of American democracy, it was designed to give equal power and equal rights to all American peoples: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that...

22 Jun 2009

Animal rights and legislation in Canada: How we fail to slaughter animals humanely

Thesis - 6 pages - Civil law

With the evolution of the legal system, its direction towards stricter and more precise laws has incorporated animals into its protection. A comparison between now and a century ago is remarkable. Society has brought it upon itself to protect not only companion animals such as pets and working...

19 Jun 2009

Committee on the rights of the child

Thesis - 22 pages - Civil law

The Convention on the Rights of the Child and two Optional Protocols have marked a turning point in international law and children are essential tools in the implementation of national laws designed to stop crimes that are sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, children and...

21 May 2009

Immigration of highly skilled workers to the United States

Thesis - 11 pages - Civil law

The rapidly escalating immigration of highly skilled individuals to the United States demonstrates the diminishing role of national politics in an increasingly supranational global economy. Workers pursue opportunities beyond the confines of national borders, and corporations are able to...

19 May 2009

Legal analysis of the US presidential election 2000

Thesis - 4 pages - Civil law

The presidential election of 2000 is one that will live in infamy. Few elections have been as closely contested, and none more controversial. Vice President Gore, who got more votes, made a valid argument for a recount, yet still failed to win despite his best efforts. ...

18 May 2009

National organization for the reform of Marijuana laws

Thesis - 6 pages - Civil law

Many people complain that the United States government is unresponsive to their issues. In order to assist all of the underrepresented people, and to educate legislators we have formulated many interest groups in our nation. NORML, the National Organization for the reform of marijuana laws, is...

01 May 2009

Who has the rights? A case I attempted to salvage

Thesis - 5 pages - Civil law

Some of the US laws seem to exist solely in order to confuse and discourage us from petitioning or adequately defending against lawsuits. It certainly appears for every law there is, another law can be found repealing, invalidating or disallowing it, under ‘special circumstances.' What...

23 Apr 2009

Theory and practice: Civil disobedience and the pursuit of justice

Thesis - 4 pages - Civil law

In the Crito, Socrates makes an argument against the notion of breaking the laws even if they are judged by the public to be unjust. This is because by disobeying the law, one is in effect “attempting to destroy... the laws, and indeed the whole city” (Plato 53). Socrates continues...

06 Apr 2009

Death penalty administration: Racially biased?

Thesis - 9 pages - Civil law

More than 350 people have been executed in the USA since 1990. The U.S.A. has the highest known death row population on earth at over 3, 300. In 1997 the USA carried out 74 executions--the highest number for the last four decades. Only China, Saudi Arabia and Iran were known to have...

31 Mar 2009

A discussion concerning the belief that 'Judges do not make law - they only declare it'

Thesis - 6 pages - Civil law

The function of a judge in any legal system remains a true phenomenon even today. Barristers, solicitors, law students and the general public often question the precise role of a judge ? puzzled over whether judges are authoritarian law-makers, or if their profession makes them mere...

30 Mar 2009

A paper concerning assessing the value of legal Tribunals

Thesis - 4 pages - Civil law

It has become the case that over the course of the 20th century an ever-increasing number of tribunals have come into existence alongside the ordinary civil courts, dealing with a wide variety of disputes, usually between the citizen and the state. Although tribunals do not adjudicate in all...

15 Jan 2009

Authors' rights in the Anglo-Saxon world

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

The authors' rights are a very important problem of the modern economic world. The rules that regulate the authors' rights have always been created in the reaction of some social facts; they always have been late on the sociological and technical transformations. The first fundamental act...

15 Jan 2009

Has the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 gone far enough in reforming the English law of privacy? - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Under the doctrine of privacy, which became entrenched in English law in the latter half of the 19th century , contractual rights and liabilities are limited to the parties to the contract. The mounting criticisms and arguments for reform have led to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties)...

13 Jan 2009

Is civil disobedience ever justified?

Essay - 3 pages - Civil law

“Man is bound to obey secular princes in so far as this is required by order of justice. Wherefore if the prince's authority is not just but usurped, or if he commands what is unjust, his subjects are not bound to obey him, except perhaps accidentally, in order to avoid scandal or...

09 Jan 2009

Abortion and the Supreme Court

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of the American society. Even after Roe v Wade, a 1973 ruling of the Supreme Court permitting abortion, the debate has always been of topical interest. In this feature of The Economist published on the 4th of March 2006, a South Dakota's bill that...

09 Jan 2009

The unfairness of settlement class action lawsuits

Essay - 6 pages - Civil law

When settlement class action lawsuits followed the rise of mass tort class actions and gained acceptance, they eliminated the ability of plaintiffs' counsel to represent cases fairly, threaten trial as a bargaining tool or protect future plaintiffs from attorney conflicts of interest. This...

20 Aug 2008

Critically analyse arguments for and against the introduction of a no-fault scheme for the tort of negligence

Essay - 13 pages - Civil law

The characterisation of a no-fault scheme is rooted in the principle of distributive justice, compensating victims without having to establish causation and fault. Conversely, current liability for negligence involves fault considerations based on legal theoretical concepts determined through...

20 Aug 2008

Management report - Trade union recognition

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

This report considers and advises on the legal and practical implications for the Company Board of Directors (“the Board”) of the invitation for voluntary recognition as a Trade Union (“TU”). The relevant law applicable to TU recognition is the Trade Union and Labour...

21 May 2008

The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

In recent years, restorative justice has been utilized by various jurisdictions and organizations across the globe in an effort to promote increased satisfaction and fairness to participants, as well as hoping to lower crime rates and achieve a multitude of other objectives. Furthermore, it has...

21 May 2008

Should the common law courts recognise the need for a general doctrine of unconscionability?

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

The doctrine of unconscionability remains a venue of debate and controversy not only for legal scholars, but for judges and attorneys in this country and abroad. The idea of unconscionability is in itself problematic. How can a judge, jury, or attorney deem what is or is not fair? Even if an...

22 Apr 2008

Homosexuality and the Law in Canada

Case study - 4 pages - Civil law

Authority has always discriminated and has been prejudiced towards several different categories of people. Whether it's ethnic group, gender, size, or sexual orientation there has been a history of unfair treatment. The world has come a long way into adapting and accepting the multicultural boom...

19 Dec 2007

Karlene Kincaid v. River Bluffs Community College : Appeal

Essay - 8 pages - Civil law

This appeal is from the order granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division. The District Court had jurisdiction over this case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 (2002) because this case arises...