Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or by judges through binding precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

A general distinction can be made between (a) civil law jurisdictions (including Catholic canon law and socialist law), in which the legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and (b) common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law. Historically, religious laws played a significant role even in settling of secular matters, which is still the case in some religious communities, particularly Jewish, and some countries, particularly Islamic. Islamic Sharia law is the world's most widely used religious law.

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This act states, “No one other than a citizen shall enter Malaysia unless he possesses a valid pass lawfully given to him to enter Malaysia.” Child refugees aren’t allowed to attend school because the law applies to Malaysian citizens, as the term “parents” in Section 29A excludes non-citizens....

It's time to look at U.S. Supreme Court with open eyes | ELAINE HARRIS SPEARMAN

The Gadsden Times 16 Jul 2024
Enough attention is not paid by the average citizen to the institution that dictates to all of America what kind of rights we have or don’t have ... We do hope that they would pray for guidance and wisdom to do the right and fair thing in the interpretation and application of the law on behalf of American citizens and those who wish to become citizens....

After Trump shooting, his supporters still fiercely oppose gun reforms

Colorado Springs Gazette 16 Jul 2024
The delegates were dead set against any type of reform to America's gun laws ... Constitution's Second Amendment, which grants citizens the right to own guns ... "When a perpetrator knows there may be law-abiding citizens that can defend themselves they are less likely to take action," Rust said....


Greek City Times 16 Jul 2024
Other countries provide that constitutional right to their nationals living abroad why not in Cyprus? If Cyprus wants to be recognised as a EU country governed by Rule of Law, then it’s only right to amend the constitution and to treat all Cypriots as equal citizens with equal rights without archaic bureaucratic exceptions!....

Despite attack on Trump, his supporters still fiercely oppose gun reforms

Khaleejtimes 16 Jul 2024
The delegates were dead set against any type of reform to America's gun laws ... During his 2017-2021 term, Trump tried several times to loosen gun laws, said Kris Brown, president of Brady ... "When a perpetrator knows there may be law-abiding citizens that can defend themselves they are less likely to take action," Rust said....

King William board backtracks on staggered voting terms

Daily Press 16 Jul 2024
“The issue with me was when this was done initially back in 2023, I don’t think many of the citizens in the county were aware of this change that was taking place.”. Robinson said the citizens could file a petition if they wanted to change the law ... “A lot of citizens today do not really know we are on staggered terms.”....

Considered application of law encouraged to safeguard societal norms

ECNS 16 Jul 2024
Xiao Yi, a criminal law professor at Capital Normal University, said that the subjective, causal, temporal, objective and defense limit conditions are all indispensable in determining and applying justifiable defense in practice. She suggested that not only legal professionals but also the general public should fully understand the law....

Stop Government Censorship

The American Spectator 16 Jul 2024
This abdicates the Court’s role as a forum where citizens can challenge government intrusions on their First Amendment rights ... While law enforcement agencies have legitimate reasons for asking to take down illegal content, and the rest of government should not be doing so ... Passing new laws through Congress can be difficult and time consuming....

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Eugine Weekly 16 Jul 2024
Alongside the three amendments from CRC, a private law firm, Harrang Long — representing Stanton F ... Former Eugene city councilor Claire Syrett voiced her concerns about the private law firm’s suggestions, asking the board to “stand by the citizen-informed CRC recommendations.”....

‘Watershed moment’: What Utah’s redistricting ruling means for voters’ ability to change laws.

The Salt Lake Tribune 16 Jul 2024
Utah voters have visited polls in three election cycles since the last time they had a chance to fill in a bubble for a citizen-led effort to popularly change state law in 2018. ....

Marcos urged to cancel licenses of Chinese Pogos

The Philadelphia Inquirer 16 Jul 2024
The Chinese Embassy in Manila even stressed that under their law, “any form of gambling, including online gambling and overseas gambling ......

With shootings up in Wilmington, how area law enforcement is fighting violent crime

StarNews Online 16 Jul 2024
Law enforcement and prosecutors in the Wilmington area are continuing the fight against violent crime — particularly firearm and drug offenses — through federal, state and local partnerships ... "Citizens are a huge part of this," Williams said. "Law enforcement alone cannot make our communities safe."....

Electing a virtuous president would make immunity irrelevant

Raw Story 16 Jul 2024
Constitutional lawyer Michael Waldman referred to the decision as an “instruction manual for lawbreaking presidents,” while law professor Michael Dorf noted that the ruling would seemingly allow a president to openly sell pardons for bribes ... What might bind a president to the norms and rules of the law, short of a threat of criminal punishment?....

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