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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We’ve lived through worse in this great country

Chicago Sun-Times 13 Feb 2020
So the law-abiding citizens don’t carry on public transportation and the criminals know that no one is carrying. The Concealed Carry Law should be amended to allow law-abiding citizens to carry on public transportation....
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Berrien County leaders join movement supporting Second Amendment rights

Michigan Live 13 Feb 2020
Walker requested commissioners declare the county a “sanctuary county” and that the board “affirms its support” of the sheriff and prosecutor’s office “in the exercise of their sound discretion to not enforce against any citizen an unconstitutional firearms law.”....
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Landmark case says Aboriginal Australians cannot be deported

The Jakarta Post 11 Feb 2020
Australia had been trying to deport two men -- Papua New Guinea citizen Daniel Love and New Zealand citizen Brendan Thoms -- under laws that allow a convicted criminal's visa to be cancelled on character grounds ... But it also touched on the contentious question of how Aboriginality is defined in the law....
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Not all born in American Samoa want US citizenship

The Concord Township News-Herald 11 Feb 2020
District Judge Clark Waddoups sided with three people from American Samoa who live in Utah and sued to be recognized as citizens ... Imposing “blanket adult curfews to United States citizens could be unconstitutional under existing case law," the American Samoa government said in a court filing opposing the lawsuit ... citizen....
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EBT hears both sides of the SASO debate

The Milton Standard Journal 11 Feb 2020
Citizens have the right to bear arms ... “We look to you, our leaders, to fulfill your oath to uphold these laws,” Peck said to the supervisors ... Similarly, George Bothelo said the proposal brought to the board was a “broad brush stroke.” Citizens and law enforcement could be at risk, he said, and hoped anything unreasonable would be turned down....
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EDITORIAL: Good news about enforcing this law

Newburyport Daily News 11 Feb 2020
Healey’s office holds webinars and in-person training on the law for government officials, members of the press and regular citizens ... That means, in effect, that the more citizens get educated about this law, the more they pay attention to whether their local governments are abiding by it....
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Our View: Good news about government meetings

Eagle-Tribune 11 Feb 2020
Healey's office holds webinars and in-person training on the law for government officials, members of the press and regular citizens ... That means, in effect, that the more citizens get educated about this law, the more they pay attention to whether their local governments are abiding by it....
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Our view: Good news about enforcing this law

Gloucester Times 11 Feb 2020
Healey’s office holds webinars and in-person training on the law for government officials, members of the press and regular citizens ... That means, in effect, that the more citizens get educated about this law the more they pay attention to whether their local governments are abiding by it....
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Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee

The Salt Lake Tribune 11 Feb 2020
And rather than eliminate polygamy, Henderson said, the state’s laws have created “a full-blown human rights crisis” in which victims of abuse and fraud are afraid to come forward, and in which otherwise law-abiding citizens are labeled as criminals ... “They are tired of being treated like second-class citizens....
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Manton city commission to consider Second Amendment sanctuary proclamation

Cadillac News 11 Feb 2020
“That the Mayor of Manton hereby declares his intent to oppose an infringement on the right of law abiding citizens in the City of Manton to keep and bear arms, using such legal means as may be expedient, including without limitation, court action;‘ the resolution reads....
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County residents invited to comment on 2nd Amendment gun sanctuary issue

The Courier Times 11 Feb 2020
A growing number of counties in multiple states have passed “Second Amendment Sanctuarylaws or resolutions to protect law-abiding citizens’ rights to own guns ... But gun rights advocates contend taking weapons away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to make anyone safer....
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Attorney general announces round of lawsuits to confront resistance of 'sanctuary cities'

CNN 11 Feb 2020
Speaking at an annual gathering of sheriffs in Washington, Barr put politicians on watch and announced a trio of lawsuits aimed at laws that he said were putting the safety of undocumented immigrants ahead of law-abiding citizens ... the federal enforcement of immigration law."....
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