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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Letter to the Editor: Former Sheriff Endorses Tracy Murphy

The Centralia Chronicle 01 Oct 2022
With that influence and power comes an immense duty and responsibility to work closely in managing their resources with the citizens, other law enforcement agencies, public and private entities and the Legislature to meet the mission of making a community a safer place....
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Swindling small investors – the legal way

The News International 01 Oct 2022
It is one of the most elementary principles of administrative law all over the world that vested rights cannot be taken away from citizens ... the citizens, and any change which is destructive to rights so vested is without lawful authority and of no legal effect (PLD 1970 SC 439)....
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Israel warns Russian citizens they might be drafted to fight Ukraine

Middle East Monitor 01 Oct 2022
"Israeli citizens who hold Russian citizenship who enter, stay in, or will visit inside the borders of the Russian Federation, will be subject to Russian laws and ......
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Senior citizen harassed, Delhi HC upholds order for son’s eviction

The Times of India 01 Oct 2022
has declined to stay eviction of a “disowned” son from the house of his father who filed a complaint against him under the senior citizen law. Justice Yashwant Varma, while dismissing a challenge by the son under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, ......
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'Statewide book bans' are coming to Florida's classrooms, enforced by the far right

Alternet 01 Oct 2022
It started in 2017 with the Florida Citizens Alliance ... The leader of Florida Citizens Alliance was recently quoted saying they're not happy with how the districts are responding; they're not taking enough action to remove these books, and the group wants to put more teeth in the laws in the next legislative session....
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Amid rising seas, island nations push for legal protections

West Hawaii Today 01 Oct 2022
APIA, Samoa — When and if an island nation fully submerges due to rising seas, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens?. APIA, Samoa — When and if an island nation fully submerges due to rising seas, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens?....
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CHIEF CHAT: Free Phoenix newspaper subscription available to Cherokees

Tahlequah Daily Press 01 Oct 2022
Informed citizens are crucial for Cherokee democracy. The Cherokee Nation best serves the Cherokee people when we have open and transparent communication and when citizens can access truthful information about what their government is doing ... Today, we want to offer the service again in order to ensure citizens remain engaged and informed....
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Chief Chat: Free Cherokee Phoenix newspaper subscription available to Cherokees

Muskogee Phoenix 01 Oct 2022
Informed citizens are crucial for Cherokee democracy. The Cherokee Nation best serves the Cherokee people when we have open and transparent communication and when citizens can access truthful information about what their government is doing ... Today, we want to offer the service again in order to ensure citizens remain engaged and informed....
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Update - Hit and Run injures man walking to work: Vehicle identified and suspect developed

The World 01 Oct 2022
The Coos Bay Police Department would like to thank the citizens who answered the call and provided the much-needed and valuable information.� We here at the Coos Bay Police Department will continue to do our very best to provide quality law enforcement services to the City of Coos Bay, which is done in partnership with the citizens whom we serve....
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Police start to enforce registration of tenants of residential, commercial properties

Urdu Point 01 Oct 2022
The spokesman said the measures were being taken to maintain law and order in the city. He said the district police had requested the citizens to fulfill their obligation of contacting their ......
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At-risk island nations push for climate change protections

The Mercury News 01 Oct 2022
APIA, Samoa — When and if an island nation fully submerges due to rising seas, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens?. This and other related questions are being considered by island nations advocating for changes to international law as climate change threatens their existence....
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IG Orders Tight Security Nationwide

This Day 01 Oct 2022
He, therefore, enjoined citizens to cooperate with the law enforcement agency and other security agencies for improved security management at various public gatherings during the independence celebration....
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Dafinone Felicitates Urhobo, Nigerians, Charges them to Remain Steadfast

This Day 01 Oct 2022
... abundant resources for the good of all urging the citizens should therefore, take more than a passive interest in governance by electing credible leaders in the 2023 general elections ... “I salute you all and urge all of you to remain patriotic and law-abiding citizens,” he said....

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