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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SHC seeks AG’s arguments on plea seeking publication of reports in Baldia fire, Uzair Baloch cases

Dawn 21 May 2019
... a federal minister and access to information was the basic right of every citizen ... The PTI leader in his petition submitted that the Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Law had been passed by the provincial assembly which allowed every citizen the “right to information”....
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UN Security Council Rejects Russian Request For Ukraine Meeting

Radio Free Europe 21 May 2019
The UN Security Council has rejected a Russian request to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine ... Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed the law in April. Under the new legislation, Ukrainian-language TV and radio programming is increased and all citizens have ......
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Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push

The Hill 21 May 2019
Now, Montana Gov ... I think life begins at viability Inslee gives public option first test in Washington state Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights MORE (D) is putting the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v ... “We see tax laws being written for the wealthy. We see environmental laws being gutted for the polluters ... .......
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NASSIT Strengthens Partnership With Sierra Leone Media

Sierra Express Media 21 May 2019
In his PowerPoint Presentation, the Director of Operations, Mr ... In another presentation, the Director of Investment, Dr ... He urged media institutions and Law firms to register their members and that the Trust is allowing every citizen to have a Social Security Number with complete documentation to avoid deliberate fraud ... By Alhassan Bangura ... ....
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Across America: May 21

The Philadelphia Tribune 21 May 2019
Reports indicate that the bill is being opposed by several Republicans who call it the “Criminal Bill of Rights.” Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan reportedly said that allowing convicted felons to serve on juries “is justice denied to all law abiding citizens.” ... Because law ......
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Letter to the editor: Suggestions for new laws for Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 20 May 2019
As our Pennsylvania state governor, please consider the following laws that would benefit the voting citizens of Pennsylvania. ... Voting citizens 65 years of ... A homestead law to protect homeowners from losing their homes to creditors....
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Swiss vote for stricter gun controls to the anger of firearms enthusiasts to fall in line with stricter rules in rest of Europe

This is Money 20 May 2019
They insisted it will not block law-abiding citizens from obtaining legal guns, but would simply do more to track them ... 'With no effect on the fight against terrorism, it will only hit honest, law-abiding citizens who possess legal weapons,' he wrote on his website....
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Newt Gingrich: Housing Chief Ben Carson Gives Needy Americans a Lifeline Instead of a Waiting Line | Opinion

Newsweek 20 May 2019
In a bold move, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is both helping poor Americans and enforcing the law ... These rules constitute more than a mere functional necessity for law and order; they are a moral necessity for any nation that takes care of its own vulnerable citizens....
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Switzerland voters approve tighter gun laws

The Los Angeles Times 20 May 2019
Europe World Switzerland voters approve tighter gun laws ... They insisted it will not block law-abiding citizens from obtaining legal guns, but would simply do more to track them ... "With no effect on the fight against terrorism, it will only hit honest, law-abiding citizens who possess legal weapons," he wrote on his website....
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US rejects bid by Iraqi man to avoid deportation, torture

Middle East Online 20 May 2019
US and international law prohibit deporting people if they are likely to be tortured. However, federal immigration law typically prevents courts from reviewing the deportation of non-US citizens who have committed serious crimes ... cases involving non-citizens with criminal records....
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Iraqi man's torture-related deportation challenge

Yahoo Daily News 20 May 2019
and international law prohibit deporting people if they are likely to be tortured. However, federal immigration law typically prevents courts from reviewing the deportation of non-U.S. citizens who have committed serious crimes ... Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that under immigration law it did not have jurisdiction to review the board's decision....
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Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

The Morning Journal 20 May 2019
They insisted it will not block law-abiding citizens from obtaining legal guns, but would simply do more to track them ... "With no effect on the fight against terrorism, it will only hit honest, law-abiding citizens who possess legal weapons," he wrote on his website....
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Swiss voters OK tight gun laws, lining up with EU

The Japan News 20 May 2019
They insisted it will not block law-abiding citizens from obtaining legal guns, but would simply do more to track them ... “With no effect on the fight against terrorism, it will only hit honest, law-abiding citizens who possess legal weapons,” he wrote on his website....

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