Law Essays

Essays on government and law.


  • South Carolina State University Department of Health Science Article # 2 Legal Liability Nunn vs. Massachusetts Case # 12-3712 Submitted for: P.E. 413 Legal Aspects of Sports Presented To: Dr. Crystal S. Nixon Submitted By: Orangeburg, SC October 6, 2015 Facts of the case: 1. In August of 2010 two former NBA referees, Ronald Dunn and Donald Vaden, filed a suit against Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Company alleging false supplemental disability insurance policies that were issued to them. 2. S

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  • South Carolina State University Department of Health Science Article #1 Legal Liability Ontiveros V. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Corporation Case # B201336 Submitted for: P.E. 413 Legal Aspects of Sports Presented To: Dr. Crystal S. Nixon Submitted By: Orangeburg, SC September 5, 2015 Facts of the case: 1. Susana Ontiveros of Los Angeles, California filed a product liability action lawsuit against 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. for injuries sustained at their facility which is owned and operated by 24 Hour

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  • Setting is very important in creating a central theme to a story. If a writer were to write a story about Egypt and set it in New York, it would not go along with what the writer is trying to communicate with the reader. It is also a critical element in nonfiction as the setting provides the framework for what is being discussed. In ‘A Lesson Before Dying’ the setting was well built upon by Earnest J Gaines. There are three different settings that justified the story Gaines was getting across t

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  • The United States of America is plagued by many problems—including the infamous Border Wars waged by highly skilled and trained Border Patrol agents. Forget politics and the belief that we ought to bar people from entering the country illegally or that we should welcome all people. Just know the facts: the border (mostly the southern border) is dangerous—prone to smugglers smuggling in human cargo (often children) and drugs. With people crossing the Mexican-US border, human lives are most certai

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  • How community corrections deal with female offenders Abstract Over time female offenders have been dealt with in models that do not conform to the ethics and morals of the society. Basically, most correction centers have initiated plans that do not augur well with the demands of most female offenders. These barbaric methods of handling female offenders have prompted many female rights groups to initiate plans to sanitize the correction system to conform to the special female interests of female

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  • The United States of America is often described as “a nation of immigrants. In fact, the United States has a proud tradition of accepting and welcoming in foreigners from around the world. This generous open door policy has allowed approximately thirty-five million foreigners (“nonimmigrants”) to visit the United States annually. Until recently, this massive flow of nonimmigrants into and out of the country progressed without much resistance from the United States’ immigration laws. That is, un

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  • Politics of Marijuana Legalization “Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analyses marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.” (Young). -Francis L. Young; DEA Administrative Law September 6, 1988. For a DEA official to want to take marijuana out of scheduled I and put it into scheduled II or lower class in the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 is without reproach. Over the year

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  • Eng 316 Book Review The Hollow Hope as a Pioneer in Political Science Research Many books pioneer certain ways of analyzing topics, yet it is very rare that a first attempt can demonstrate such a great amount of success. Gerald Rosenberg’s (1991) Hollow Hope is such a book. Since the early 1950s, political scientists taking a political or procedural approach to the study of law and courts had asked, according to Jack Peltason (2000): “What happens after the lawsuit is over?” Rather than focusin

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  • Prejudice comes in many forms. Two such forms of extreme prejudice are the Salem witch-hunts and the Ku Klux Klan. In the colonial time, from 1700 to 1775, the Salem witch-hunts took place. The KKK originated after the civil war and is still going on today. These two groups based their prejudice on religious beliefs. People from many different cultures founded our nation, which gives us a unique diversity that was and is not always respected. The Ku Klux Klan states they are based on Christiani

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  •   On September 18, 2013 received a call at 2:45 PM to respond to a homicide at Horry Georgetown Technical College that a male victim had been shot and killed. I arrived at the scene at 2:46 PM and was notified by the initial responding officer that the victim was dead when he arrived and that nothing had been moved and altered, and that he had set up a perimeter and established a crime scene log when officer Scott arrived on scene he saw nobody leaving the scene. And that a student walking

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  • The Supremacy Clause is the name given to Article VI, Clause 2 of the United States of America Constitution, which states (wikipedia): “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not with standing”(wi

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  • RESUMEN: El presente trabajo revisa algunos elementos básicos de la teoría de los campos sociales, destacando su profunda ligazón con el estudio de la teoría política y los Derechos fundamentales. El autor intenta explicar de la forma más clara posible dentro de su propia complejidad, la teoría de Pierre BOURDIEU. Tras ahondar en el concepto de campos sociales; los elementos fundamentales de la teoría; las relaciones entre campo social, capital y sujetos; y, la autonomía relativa de los campos;

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  • Tito Jackson (Toriano Adaryll Jackson) was born on Thursday, October 15, 1953 in Gary and he is a famous musician from United States.Life in Brief: - Being born on Oct 15, Tito is a Libra. - his ethnicity: Black. - his mother\'s name: Katherine Esther Scruse. - his father\'s name: Joe Jackson. - Brother jascvhawevfuiwevgf awgiflu gawweyfvaweyif yaw fyaweyf aflel al gfilwgif al fgailweg fa egawilfw ef alw dil fiwgeilfg ;awil gfl alf wielf w; ef; we;fl; g;wel; ;fw;li; f;e; aw;l; f;wie;gf;a ;w;ef ;

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  • Quantitative research as specified by (Creswell, 2009) has historical precedents for viewing a theory as a scientific prediction or explanations for different ways of understanding theory and how it constrains thought. The simplistic characteristic of a quantitative study is to define variables of a hypothesis. Once the method of research is determined, the next is to the research design. Essentially, how will you collect your data. In the quantitative research there are two designs to implement

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  • Overcrowding In Our Jails and Prisons Today Cyceli Desargent Constitutional Law 10-31-12 I plan on discussing overcrowding in our jails and prisons today. We\'ll look at the two classes of criminal prisoners kept in our jails and prisons. In addition, I will examine the wide-ranging concepts that affect the numbers of criminal inmates in our jails and prisons. The United States incarcerates substantially more people than any other nation in the world. Actually, the Pew Center on the States repo

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  • PROBLEM SOLVING VALUE RUBRIC for more information, please contact [email protected] Definition Problem solving is the process of designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. Evaluators are encouraged to assign a zero to any work sample or collection of work that does not meet benchmark (cell one) level performance. Capstone 4 Milestones 3 2 Benchmark 1 Define Problem Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful proble

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  • Criminal Evidence Fred J. Knueppel Everest University Criminal Evidence CJI2130-12 Week 12 Professor Karen Clarke December 31, 2011 Criminal Evidence ? Scientific evidence can include DNA genetic profiling, time of death determinations, ballistic fingerprinting, drug testing, and many other items. ? Which type of scientific evidence is most interesting to you? Find a criminal case that used this type of evidence and explain why you think the evidence was important to determining the guilt or inn

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  • The death penalty should be upheld by the government because countless dollars are spent holding criminals in jail. Also jails are more overpopulated than ever. What really annoys people is that these cold-hearted criminals are put on parole after only serving several years. Being against killing is okay, but putting a life to rest in order to save more lives makes more sense. Criminals live an easy life in prison, and they probably don?t think twice about their crime. First of all, people pay t

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  • The most hopeful trend of 1968 occurred in fiction for teen-agers. A number of books of high literary quality were published, many displaying a welcome and honest effort on the part of authors to \'tell it like it is\' about the drug scene, the generation gap, sex, and draft resistance. The alienation common to many teenagers today is sensitively probed in Vadim Frolov\'s What It\'s All About. Although set in the Soviet Union, this story of a 14-year-old boy, seeking the truth about life, love,

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  • The Juvenile Justice system of New York City and North Carolina share many similarities. The juvenile justice system is separate and different from the adult criminal justice system. Adults are held fully responsible for their behavior. They can be arrested, charged with a specific crime, tried before a jury of their peers, found guilty or not guilty, and, if found guilty, sentenced according to the seriousness of the crime and the interest of the state. Young people are treated differently, hav

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  • Life in Prison Before I began my career in corrections as a Deputy I had no idea what went on in jails and prisons. The only exposure I had to the world of incarceration was what I had seen on television. Television depicts jails and prisons as extremely violent places where murders and rapes are common place. I was greatly relieved to find out when I started my career that although violence does occur daily it is usually nothing more than a fistfight between two inmates. What television and mo

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  • RA 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 approved on January 23, 2002, is an act instituting the comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.It establishes the Dangerous Drugs Board, which is the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in the planning and formulation of policies and programs on drug prevention and control. Dangerous Drugs Board is a Philippine government agency that makes policies, strategies and programs on drug prevention and control. Drug is any substance that th

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  • three strikes and your outThere are many criminals who have committed very serious crimes and are being released into society. The average prison term is about 8 years and in all reality that individual will only serve about 2 and a half years of that 8 year sentence reason being to save money. These lawmakers are trying to save money by releasing criminals early. Money is what it really comes down too and it is becoming a severe problem. It is harsh to say, ?That the safety of the public is jeo

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  • Web 2.0 Web 2.0 technologies can basically revolutionize business practices by providing productivity advances and making user feedback a vital part of development process. Web 2.0 is an improvement of the present Internet and collects information and services technology and applications which are used by different web sites. Online users can interact with other web 2.0 user rather them just see what is on the web site. Web sites help the user to share information on the web sites through socia

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  • Should Marijuana Be Legalized in the states? Canada and other states have approved it. Some say that it will be in good use for people that are ill. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Marijuana should be used to heal innocent ill people, but some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left

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  • The Plea Bargaining System Your Name CJS/220 Date Your Name The plea bargain is a system used by in the vast majority of cases throughout the United States. Almost 90% of cases end in a plea bargain of some type. These types will be discussed later in this paper. Plea bargains have a big impact on our justice system, but some believe that this system does not help; in fact they believe that they are just allowing criminals to get back on the street. I believe it works. The basic idea for plea b

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  • Have you ever lost a loved one due to a young and inexperienced driver, or maybe your loved one was that driver. If young teens had more time to learn how to drive there would be less fatal accidents across the US, and this is why I believe the US driving age needs to be raised to 18. Two people every day across the US die in a car accident in a vehicle driven by a 16 year old. If teens were able to practice for 2 years longer before they could get their license this could save many lives of dri

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  • Curriculum Vitae Name : Prashant S Mane Career Objective: To Work for a professionally managed company with good organizational objective & friendly environment in capacity that offer responsibility, challenge, job satisfaction and scope for organizational and personal development and growth. I should be able to utilize my skill competencies in a challenging & professional environment / organization. Academic Qualification: B.A? General Class: ? Higher Second Class Subject: English, Hindi, Polit

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  • summer night in 1995 in New York City, teenager Rance Scully and three of his friends were walking home from a party when they noticed a police car following them. The four teenagers were doing nothing wrong, so Scully convinced his friends that they should turn around and go talk with the officers. When they headed for the patrol car, the officers suddenly blinded them with a police light and ordered them to stop and spread their legs. Three cops jumped out of the car with guns drawn and surrou

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  • The U. S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy. The Bill of Rights, however, reflects the concern of James Madison and other framers for protecting specific aspects of privacy, such as the privacy of beliefs (1st Amendment), privacy of the home against demands that it be used to house soldiers (3rd Amendment), privacy of the person and possessions as against unreasonable searches (4th Amendment), and the 5th Amendment\'s privilege against self-incrimination, which provides protectio

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  • Final Project: Fiction versus Reality In this assignment, you will exercise critical thinking skills. Remember to suspend judgment while inquiring into the reality-based aspects of the fictional courtroom drama as compared to its reality. Accurately comparing this fiction with its reality requires application of problem-solving skills and methods. The last item calls for an evaluative decision you will make on the fiction and reality of the court system. ? Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in A

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  • Segregation has been around since man can tell it has been a tactic that once used to practically drive individuals beyond the brink of sanity some experts to this day still believe that segregation in the prison systems is a prime factor for causing psychological disorders, many theories have been discussed but not very many have been proven about segregation and its effect on the human mind. Administrative segregation primary purpose is to keep an inmate from associating with the general inmat

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  • Introduction Rational choice theory has no true definition. We can base rational as being a sane act or having the ability to reason. And as far as choice is concerned, it is an option or having the ability to choose. Brooke Miller Gialopsos researched what rational choice theory really consists of. During the research, Miller came across Derek B Cornish and Ronald V Clarke?s Rational Choice Theory. The Cornish and Clarke basically stated that the process of rational choice theory is to understa

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  • In this assignment, you will exercise critical thinking skills. Remember to suspend judgment while inquiring into the reality-based aspects of the fictional courtroom drama as compared to its reality. Accurately comparing this fiction with its reality requires application of problem-solving skills and methods. The last item calls for an evaluative decision you will make on the fiction and reality of the court system. ? Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format comparing the entertainment

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  • Bibliography Bibliography is the academic study of books as physical, cultural objects. On the whole, bibliography is not concerned with the literary content of books, but rather the "bookness" of books ? how they were designed, edited, printed, circulated, reprinted and collected. A bibliography, the product of the practice of bibliography, is a systematic list of books and other works such as journal articles. Bibliographies range from "works cited" lists at the end of books and articles to co

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  • Justice Process After the burglary has been committed the Police Officer will go to the scene of the crime. The Police Officer will conduct an investigation where evidence will be gathered. During the investigation fingerprints will be collected along with any other evidence found. The officer will also talk to the people in the home and neighbors around the area to find out if they seen or heard anything. At this point, there might be a crime reconstruction to determine any additional informati

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  • There is a large amount of controversy concerning the legal drinking age in the United States; at present, you must be twenty-one years of age to drink legally. There have been numerous studies and published statistics that support leaving the legal age as it is now. These studies showed that an 18 year olds brain is not as matured as a twenty-one year old, and they also showed that there were more fatalities and accidents reported among the younger group. The studies of the brains of the younge

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  • In the documentary The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, Adam Scorgie argues about the international effects of marijuana and how the citizens of the world benefit from it?s use. Scorgie compares how societies operate today with marijuana being illegal, to how the world would react to the legalization of marijuana. He uses logical and emotional arguments, logos and pathos, along with interviews of both average people and people who have a higher level of education to prove that marijuana

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  • *The Federalists wanted a stronger central government. The Anti-federalists did not want to ratify and wanted to establish a smaller central government, as with the Articles of Confederations. The Federalists wanted a weaker state government- while Anti-Federalists wanted stronger. They believed a stronger state government would be more sympathetic than a strong central government. Anti-Federalists supported the small farmers and landowners while the Federalists supported large landowners, merch

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  • Within society, the majority of civilians are able to function and abide by laws that the government has set forth for the better of our well being. For the individuals that are not capable of living a lawful life, they are placed into a correctional facility for the deterrence of their crime. For many years, scientists have tried to understand and reduce the amount of criminal behavior that occurs in the United States. Criminology has been used to study criminal acts such as organized crime, an

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  • changing the laws on divorces where men have equal right to their children. Men should be able to get the children the same as a woman. I have found that men are treated unfair just because the are a male. In a case which is about to come up in court soon, there are paper showing this woman has filed for social security for the following reason: lost of memory, seizure disorder, head trauma, migraine headaches and back injury. This should be enough to give custody to the father who is fighting f

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  • As in other countries, corruption is a problem in United States law enforcement. One primary factor underlying this corruption was the prevalent spoils system, whose motto, ?To the victor go the spoils,? resulted in gross political interface with policing. The winning party felt that its member should be immune from arrest, given special privileges in naming favorites for promotions and assisted in carrying out vendettas against their political forces with incompetent people as rewards for spor

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  • Capital Punishment Capital Punishment Capital punishment is a very controversial topic because of all the different perspectives it could be viewed by. Over 4,000 prisoners in the United States have been executed between 1930 and 1989. It does not seem like the best way to detter violent crimes and the courts should decide on alternative methods of punishment for serious types of offences. Politically it may seem like the right thing to do for various reasons including overcrowding of the jails;

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  • Plagiarism and Cheating Cause and Effect Essay School systems today are so lenient in their rules, guidelines and consequences; thus causing cheating, copying or forgeries to be frequently used. Many students take advantage of copying someone else\'s work whenever they are given the chance. Other times, students will simply have someone else do their work and turn it in as their own, not realizing the effects this behavior can create. This creates a lack of creativity, no sense of responsibility

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  • Public School Licensing Section 1. Purposes. The purposes of the rules are: (a) To establish a procedure for the licensing of post secondary education institutions (colleges, universities, correspondence schools offering degrees, etc.) with the exception of the University of Wyoming and the Community Colleges of Wyoming (21-2-102 and 21-2-103) or any post-secondary post secondary education institution possessing current accreditation by a recognized and accepted accrediting agency. (b) To estab

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  • Worker`s Injuries One million times a year, California workers seek help from their employers for an on-the-job injury. Most believe the state\'s workers compensation laws - created at the turn of the century and overhauled four years ago - will be a safety net. Instead, many will step into a world where, at perhaps one of the most vulnerable times in their lives, they will wander for years with little help. This is a world where doctors can earn $500 an hour writing reports, lawyers can earn $

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  • Capitol Punishment We can not afford to disregard the importance of capitol punishment and the crimes that deserve it. People have used a number of arguments to support their position regarding the death penalty. Among the arguments employed have been deterrence, cost, retribution, incapacitation, rehabilitation and mistake. It has been suggested, though, that a person\'s position on the issue of capital punishment is not determined by a rationale evaluation of the arguments for and against the

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  • Dressed in a baggy T-shirt, cotton pants and runners with long wavy hair falling around her shoulders, she looks like an ordinary teenager. Yet because of her crime she spent her "sweet sixteen" birthday locked up in one of British Columbia\'s closed custody units for youth. ?Janice" which is not her real name because the Young Offenders Act prohibits publication of a youths identity is incarcerated for her part in the brutal murder of 14 year-old Reena Virk in November 1997, an event that shock

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  • Drinking Age The drinking age is fine, if anything is should get raised. It is hard to ignore the fact that this law is broken everyday. It\'s the 90\'s all teens just want to fit in. Kids are drinking at a much younger age. Now, even 10 year olds and 11 year olds are trying to fit in with us older kids. It\'s amazing and sometimes funny what kids will do just to fit in with the "good" crowd. Well to some of us, that\'s considered the druggies and drinkers. Our parents call them the "bad" crowd

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  • Disputes In The Legal System Midterm Paper 20 October 1997 Law, Politics & Society Businesses are formed to make money. In the pursuit of making money, businesses deal with consumers and customers and other businesses. In all things in life when you have more than one individual or entity there will be some form of dispute that will arises in the course of time. This paper will focus on purchasing agents and insurance claim agents on why they avoid conflicts in the courts. It will also address h

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