Law

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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James W. Pfister: Citizens United, First Amendment and equality

The Daily Telegram 07 Feb 2023
Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v ... In Citizens United, written by Justice Athony Kennedy in this 5-4 decision, a federal law had prohibited corporations and unions from using their funds to make independent expenditures for political speech, called “electioneering communication.” This prohibition had been upheld by Austin v....
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PUTTING AN END TO JUNGLE JUSTICE

This Day 07 Feb 2023
But as more and more Nigerians shun the instrumentality of the law in the settlement of disputes, many innocent citizens are getting maimed and killed ... Under the rule of law, it is the sacred duty of the judiciary to safeguard the rights and liberty of citizens ... to the law....
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What Others Say: On safe haven status to Hong Kong citizens

Index-Journal 07 Feb 2023
Bravo to the Biden Administration, which on Thursday extended temporary safe haven status for another two years to Hong Kong citizens currently in the U.S ... Without an extension of the safe-haven order, Hong Kong citizens would have had to seek another form of immigration protection to remain in the U.S....
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Larry Ruark: Where Clarence Thomas errs

The Sun Chronicle 07 Feb 2023
The Fifth and 14th Amendments to the Constitution state that no citizen shall be deprived of life, liberty or property except by due process of law and that no state shall make or enforce any law which abridges the “privileges and immunities” of citizens of the United States....
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Ivey announces start of Sheriffs’ Grants to help offset lost pistol permit fees

Dothan Eagle 07 Feb 2023
Carroll routs Barbour County on Jags' home floor Enterprise attorney named to UA Law School Hall of Honor PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ... "Unlike states who are doing everything in their power to make it harder for law-abiding citizens, Alabama is reaffirming our commitment to defending our Second Amendment rights," Ivey said after she signed the measure....
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Protesters block road against F-9 Park rape incident

The News International 07 Feb 2023
In light of these facts, the Islamabad Safe City Project has proven itself to be a joke, and only used for surveillance of activists and against ordinary citizens, said the protesters ... She demanded the implementation of the 2016 law on Rape, enforcing life imprisonment till death, without possibility of parole or remission....
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Beijing blasts criticism against Hong Kong national security trial of 47 activists

Hong Kong Standard 07 Feb 2023
... saying it slandered the human rights and the rule of law in the city.  ... "Hong Kong has enjoyed a stable society status and better protection of citizen’s rights and freedom after the implementation of Hong Kong National Security Law," said the spokesperson....
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Chinese foreign ministry in HK blasts criticism against national security trial of 47 activists  

Hong Kong Standard 07 Feb 2023
... saying it slandered the human rights and the rule of law in the city.  ... "Hong Kong has enjoyed a stable society status and better protection of citizen’s rights and freedom after the implementation of Hong Kong National Security Law," said the spokesperson....
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Buhari Presents Tinubu to Katsina Emirate Council, Urges Them to Mobilise for His Victory

This Day 07 Feb 2023
The president used the opportunity of the visit to personally condole the leaders and citizens of the state following the recent terrorist attack on vigilantes in Bakori Local Government area of the state, in which many lives were lost ... “The president has worked for the interest of the country and citizens....
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Political parties urged to play imperative role to curb terrorism

Urdu Point 07 Feb 2023
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Feb, 2023 ) .The participants of a seminar on "Protection and Rights of Citizens ... Arshad Aziz Malik said that the constitution of Pakistan guaranteed the protection of the life and property of every citizen....
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Nancy Braus: Why critical thinking skills are vital

Bennington Banner 07 Feb 2023
Hopefully some of us can work to create similar laws in our own states ... If we are not successful in making sure our voters are able to understand issues, know how laws are made and broken, and understand what really benefits the majority of citizens and not only the elites, we might have a chance to save our democracy....
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Political parties urged to play imperative role to curb terrorism, extremism from society

Urdu Point 07 Feb 2023
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Feb, 2023 ) .The participants of a seminar on "Protection and Rights of Citizens ... Shahid Mehmood said that it is the responsibility of the state institutions and governments to implement the provisions of the international laws and Constitution of Pakistan....
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Islamabad police launch software to enter data of guests at hotels

Urdu Point 07 Feb 2023
He said that Islamabad Police is using modern technology and all available resources to maintain law and order in the city. He said that all possible steps are being taken to ensure the safety of the lives and property of the citizens .......

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