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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League of Women Voters of Montana: Abortion law and CI-128

Ravalli Republic 15 Jun 2024
If CI-128 is on the general ballot in November, Montana citizens will have the opportunity to weigh in directly on abortion law in Montana ... ....

The Supreme Court’s ruling on mifepristone isn’t the last word on the abortion pill

Baltimore Sun 15 Jun 2024
Citizens and doctors who object to what the law allows others to do may always take their concerns to the Executive and Legislative Branches and seek greater regulatory or legislative restrictions on certain activities,” he wrote ... Cohen, a law professor at Drexel ......

Sheriff's office announces next Citizens Academy

The Courier-Tribune 14 Jun 2024
ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Sheriff's Office is again offering its Citizens Academy to residents who are interested in learning more about law enforcement operations and the sheriff's office's internal processes ... The basic goal of the sheriff's Citizens Academy is to improve ......

Let Donald Trump vote. All returning citizens should be able to.

The Hill 14 Jun 2024
The problem stems from the patchwork of varying state laws that create confusing, and sometimes contradictory, directives for returning citizens. For example, consider the laws in two battleground states, Arizona and Georgia. In both, returning citizens must complete any prison, probation and parole sentences to qualify to vote....

With new criminal laws, rights won hard in the SC are at risk of being ...

Indian Express 14 Jun 2024
This is for the reason that criminal law has the potential to result in the deprivation of life and liberty of the citizens ... When there is uncertainty about criminal laws, the life and liberty of citizens is in grave danger as the consequence of violation of criminal laws is arrest....

Withdraw laws that curb press freedom: Media bodies

The Siasat Daily 14 Jun 2024
... the laws’ ambit ... “The sweeping provisions under laws such as the proposed Broadcast Services (Regulation) ... They also said the government will have to ensure that the proposed future laws should not impede press freedom, while upholding the right to privacy of citizens....

‘Why We Must Protect Nigeria’s Democracy’, Obasa, Fashola, Foreign Diplomats Speak

This Day 14 Jun 2024
Obasa noted the roles so far played by the state legislature in the scheme of Nigeria’s progress to include promotion of good governance, accountability, and the rule of law as well as passage of bills that had transformed the lives of citizens ... For example, the Senate cannot make laws on landlords and tenants laws and rent control,” he said....

Arizona legislators show us again that they are terrified of voters

Azcentral 14 Jun 2024
I’m talking about our leaders’ ongoing, longstanding crusade to make tougher for us to exercise our constitutional right to make laws at the ballot box ... Since then every year, the GOP-run Legislature has looked for new and improved ways to weaken our constitutional right to make laws via citizen initiative....

Russian ministry of internal affairs puts tv presenter Tatyana Lazareva on wanted list

The Eastern Herald 14 Jun 2024
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has put TV presenter and actress Tatyana Lazareva on the wanted list (included in the register of citizens – foreign agents of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation) ... did not reveal any violations of the law....

Washoe County registered voters include hundreds who moved, voted in other states, group says

Reno Gazette Journal 14 Jun 2024
The president of Citizen Outreach Foundation, Chuck Muth, emphasized that he’s not being critical of election officials — he thinks they’re complying with federal law on voter-roll maintenance and just wants to help ... "There are important state and federal laws that counties must ......

Actor-politician Divya Spandana on Darshan's arrest: ‘You don't go around killing people’

Hindustan Times 14 Jun 2024
In a long post, Divya shared that she has been a target of trolling but she takes the legal route to deal with it because ‘no one is above the law... Divya Spandana says 'no one is above the law'. ‘No one should take law in their hands’ ... Not just me, they’ve trolled other actors too.” She added, “I have filed cases like any law abiding citizen should....

UK Requires Residents to Register Chickens – War on Farming

Armstrong Economics 14 Jun 2024
Nations are slowly implementing laws to restrict our access to food ... The previous law required anyone ... Will the people of the UK protest or fail to adhere to this asinine law? Germany already requires citizens to register their chickens, and other nations will follow the WEF agenda....

‘Election integrity’ group appeals dismissal of lawsuit against Maryland State Board of Elections

Baltimore Sun 14 Jun 2024
“The position of the BOE is that citizens have no right to demand that the BOE comply with state and federal law ... “We are confused because voting is a right, a civil right, not a privilege, and as United States citizens we have a right to question issues that concern us about our rights....