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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Undocumented Irish in America: ‘Come in legit or stay at home’

The Irish Times 16 Jul 2019
‘If there are laws then they need to be followed by everyone’ ... I have since become a US citizen and the US is now my permanent home ... He broke the law, was caught and sadly will be deported. That’s the law and the US tends not to be flexible about it ... ‘The law must be applied equally’ ... Laws are in place to protect a country and it’s citizens....
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Turning a blind eye to illegal immigration

The Baytown Sun 16 Jul 2019
... laws and now living illegally in the United States ... Why? When we have US citizens and veterans that are living on the streets, hungry and at the mercy of the elements are these civil servants turning all of their efforts to help people that have broken our countries laws?....
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Irish in America: ‘Come in legit or stay at home’

The Irish Times 16 Jul 2019
‘If there are laws then they need to be followed by everyone’ ... I have since become a US citizen and the US is now my permanent home ... He broke the law, was caught and sadly will be deported. That’s the law and the US tends not to be flexible about it ... ‘The law must be applied equally’ ... Laws are in place to protect a country and it’s citizens....
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Letters to editor for July 16, 2019

The Facts 16 Jul 2019
My country that has a legal system based on laws ... My government’s ability to compromise for the betterment of all its citizens. My government’s ability to obey the laws, such that all citizens are equal ... Treasury for compliance with the law ... years ago when Congress passed the law....
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ROPAA-Committee-Begins-Engagement-Of-Diaspora

Peace FM Online 16 Jul 2019
"It has been over 12 years since ROPAA became law, but Ghanaian citizens living outside the country are yet to benefit from the opportunities presented by ROPAA ... The PNDC Law 284 did not make provision for Ghanaian citizens other than persons working in Ghana's diplomatic ......
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ROPAA Committee begins engagement of Diaspora

Ghana Business News 16 Jul 2019
“It has been over 12 years since ROPAA became law, but Ghanaian citizens living outside the country are yet to benefit from the opportunities presented by ROPAA ... The PNDC Law 284 did not make provision for Ghanaian citizens other than persons working in Ghana’s ......
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Business Owners React as New Gun Laws Go Live

The Centralia Chronicle 16 Jul 2019
Legal challenges have created an uncertain future for Washington’s new gun control laws enacted by the passage of Initiative 1639 ... Some of the provisions in the new law include ... The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is offering citizens firearm class July 20, which will cover the law changes that went into effect July 1....
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Gazette opinion: Lack of transparency at the federal level unacceptable

Billings Gazette 16 Jul 2019
Information like that, and the refusal to fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests, leaves citizens wondering about what kind of steps and details the U.S ... We believe that justice is being doubly denied to citizens living on the reservation who fall under the jurisdiction of the federal law enforcement agencies....
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Democracy requires restoration of voting rights

The Star Democrat 16 Jul 2019
restoration of voting rights to citizens convicted of a felony ... Larry Hogan (R) veto to restore citizens’ rights automatically upon release from prison ... up to 1.4 million formerly incarcerated citizens ... citizens, or about 1 in 40 adults, could not vote as a result of a conviction....
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Ask A Cop: Can I file a police report?

Scottsbluff StarHerald 16 Jul 2019
As a child, I imagined law enforcement officers spent most of their days chasing down bad guys and driving fast ... As far as a citizen wanting to file a police report, most often this would occur if you were a victim or witness of a crime ... Years ago, law enforcement carried around Slim Jim tools and would assist citizens in situations similar to yours....
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The Selfish Actors of Illegal Immigration

National Review 16 Jul 2019
... citizens on how best to cross into the United States — urging them to break American law and assuming that they could not read? Advertisement ....
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Commentary: An immigration fix that can happen now

Journal Courier 16 Jul 2019
They broke the law to find a better, safer life — the same motivation that brought people from Europe to these shores for five centuries. Laws are made by people; human need and human aspiration are primal ... Statistically, they are slightly more law-abiding than those who would have them gone by deportation....
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Congress is rushing to make the CIA less accountable

The Los Angeles Times 16 Jul 2019
But even though the law has only been used twice in 37 years — and even though no persuasive case has been made that it needs to be toughened or expanded — Congress is now proposing to broaden it, imposing new restrictions on free speech ... citizen whose relationship with an intelligence agency is classified....

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