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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Trump's signature saves more than 1,000 in CNMI from deportation ahead of June 29 deadline

Guam Pacific Daily News 26 Jun 2019
The CNMI-specific immigration law covers the following groups of people ... citizens 50 in-home caregivers Five persons born in the Marianas before the Covenant citizenship provisions went into effect, Persons who had been given permanent resident status under Commonwealth law in the early 1980s....

Petition regarding NAB chief video, audio clips

The News International 26 Jun 2019
He termed it a massive and brutal violation of the fundamental rights as guaranteed under Article 25 of Constitution as every citizen is equal before the law ... He termed it a massive and brutal violation of the fundamental rights as guaranteed under Article 25 of Constitution as every citizen is equal before the law....

Lagos residents urged to comply with laws of the state

Business Day Online 26 Jun 2019
It enjoined residents to be law abiding, saying that every law-abiding citizen has no fear of the laws put in place as they are meant to serve and bring succour to residents ... It called on all residents to view the state laws as a guide for responsible societal behaviour to save the government unnecessary expenditure in enforcing compliance....

Guest opinion: Hong Kong demonstrations and reflections of Beijing 30 years ago

Deseret News 26 Jun 2019
Over the past two weeks, up to 2 million Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets to protest against moves by Hong Kong leaders, with approval of China's leaders, to pass an extradition law that citizens fear would further reduce assurances people have that the "one country, ......

LPD: Judge's order not cause to seize guns

News Chief 26 Jun 2019
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TMC's Mahua Moitra points out 7 early signs of fascism seen in India in maiden Lok Sabha speech

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jun 2019
Mahua Moitra spoke about the contentious issue of the anti-immigration laws like the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. "Citizens are being thrown out of their homes and being called illegal immigrants ... She said that "we have redefined what it means to be a citizen"....

Editor of Kashmir daily gets bail within hours of arrest, J&K Police left red-faced

Indian Express 26 Jun 2019
“It is still not known why Qadri was singled out for allegedly defying the due process of law in a case he is not aware about ... Qadri, like every member of the media in Kashmir, is a law-abiding citizen and could have personally appeared before the police station or the court had he been informed....

44 years since Emergency: Leaders stress need to be vigilant for democracy

Indian Express 26 Jun 2019
Advertising ... Thirteen days later, Emergency was imposed ... Advertising ... The continuing violence in the state is against democracy ... Arif Khan ... This attack is by those who don’t think India belongs to all its citizens ... Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted ... Today I wish to remember every citizen of India who fought against Emergency to restore democracy.”....

Ensure laws regulating foreign retail trade are enforced – GEDA to government

Ghana Business News 25 Jun 2019
He said any attempts by government to change the existing laws in favour of foreigners would not augur well for the country ... “We are not only traders protecting our jobs but also citizens who will not give up the demand for the enforcement of the laws for which the state institutions were established, financed and paid with our tax money,” he noted....

Asheville Archives: Schools of dead fish float down the French Broad River, 1951

Mountain Xpress 25 Jun 2019
In a March 4, 1949, editorial, The Asheville Citizen informed readers about a recent article published in the hunting and fishing magazine Sports Afield ... If this bill is indeed ‘socialistic’ then a goodly number of members of the General Assembly and many private citizens who are concerned about our polluted streams deserve the same label.”....

‘Government surveillance at alarming levels’

Business Line 25 Jun 2019
“Regulations that allow governments to access personal data of citizens are still undermining the overall privacy protections that certain countries offer their citizens.” ... The surveillance practices may prove to be pervasive and not in line with the enforced data privacy laws, thus affecting data security of citizens....

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Deccan Herald 25 Jun 2019
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Police pick up GUTA executives over trade fracas with foreigners

Joy Online 25 Jun 2019
Confirming the arrest, GUTA president, Dr Joseph Obeng said the police is wrong to arrest citizens who are demanding that a law must be made to work. “This is an unfair treatment…it cannot be that we despise our own citizens and then love others when the law is even on our side,” he said....

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