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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A pro bono mission for open government | Opinion

Penn Live 22 Jan 2020
Transparency allows citizens to see their government at work, understand their officials’ actions, and hold their leaders accountable. In Pennsylvania, our laws protect the public’s right to know what its government is up to ... But, Pennsylvania’s laws safeguarding citizens’ access to government information are not perfect....
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Govt urged to rectify controversial IT Bill

The Himalayan 22 Jan 2020
Law is enacted to protect and promote citizens’ rights. Any law, which curtails rights of the people will not be acceptable ... The bill, if enacted into law will replace the existing Electronic Transactions Act, which has been widely misused to arrest and harass citizens over their posts on social media....
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Illinois: Error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

News & Record 22 Jan 2020
citizens being registered to vote, 16 of whom cast ballots, state officials publicly acknowledged this week ... Dietrich said it was possible some people indicated that they weren't citizens by mistake ... citizen ... Both state and federal law bars non-citizens from voting ... A portion of the law streamlining registrations went into effect in 2018....
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Illinois says error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

The Paducah Sun 22 Jan 2020
citizens being registered to vote, 16 of whom cast ballots, state officials publicly acknowledged this week ... Dietrich said it was possible some people indicated that they weren't citizens by mistake ... citizen ... Both state and federal law bars non-citizens from voting ... A portion of the law streamlining registrations went into effect in 2018....
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SC to hear petitions challenging CAA today

DNA India 22 Jan 2020
Moreover, it will also hear petitions filed by the Centre looking to transfer petitions related to the controversial law from several High Courts to the Supreme Court ... Massive protests have erupted across the country against the controversial law and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). ....
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Joining the race for justice of the peace

Independent Record 22 Jan 2020
I have over 30 years of combined training and experience in Corrections and Law Enforcement ... As Justice of the Peace, I will be steadfast in interpreting evidence in accordance with the law alongside protecting the constitutional rights of citizens ... I am committed to treating citizens in a fair and impartial manner without prejudice....
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We can defend rights of gun owners without being a "sanctuary" county

Messenger-Inquirer 22 Jan 2020
The last several weeks have seen a great deal of discussion concerning the Second Amendment and the role of local government in enforcing laws that may be an infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms ... Opponents of that ruling argued that it would endanger citizens by enabling criminals to avoid prosecution....
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SC refuses to stay CAA, gives Centre 4 weeks to respond

DNA India 22 Jan 2020
The apex court also ordered the petitioners to compile a list of all categories on which the law is to be challenged and submit it in the court ... Massive protests have erupted across the country against the controversial law and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). ....
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Whitley Co. passes resolution to become a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County

Times-Tribune 22 Jan 2020
... any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the right of the citizens of Whitley County to keep and bear arms ... And furthermore, that the Whitley County Fiscal Court herby declares its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms....
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Robbins: Korematsu v United States and righting a historic wrong

Vail Daily 22 Jan 2020
This is the 11th part of an ongoing series on seminal cases in American law. The United States Supreme Court is — as its name suggests — the supreme law of the land ... Korematsu, 23, was an American citizen of Japanese ancestry ... While Kelo and Citizens United have been nibbled at, for now at least, they both remain controlling law....
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Commentary: Major changes needed for USC Board of Trustees

The Post and Courier 22 Jan 2020
USC is governed by a board majority that demonstrates a reckless disregard for fiduciary duties, a contempt for procedures and a shocking ignorance of applicable state laws ... However, he also ignored state law when he made his two appointments ... the board reflective of all citizens....
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5th body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custody

Beaumont Enterprise 22 Jan 2020
Baja California state prosecutor Hiram Sánchez said the suspect, who is the son-in-law of the first couple found buried on the property last week, may have lured victims with offers of cars for sale ... Authorities said they initially found the bodies of the suspect's in-laws, dual U.S.-Mexican citizens....
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Fifth body discovered on Mexico property where California couple was found dead

East Bay Times 22 Jan 2020
Sánchez said the suspect will face murder charges in the deaths of his in-laws ... Authorities said they initially found the bodies of the suspect’s in-laws, dual U.S.-Mexican citizens....
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