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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Government tyranny comes to Main Street, with the feds more powerful than ever

New York Post 06 Dec 2023
Politicians are hell-bent on protecting citizens against everything except Uncle Sam ... But today’s politicians never lack a pretext for plundering private citizens. Federal law-enforcement agencies arbitrarily confiscate more property from Americans each year (without criminal convictions) than all the burglars steal nationwide....

Proposed Cincinnati law would require people to report their guns stolen immediately 06 Dec 2023
State Attorney General David Yost has defended Ohio's law saying all citizens should be subject to the same laws regardless of where they live in the state.What cities have done ... The group argues that before preemption laws existed otherwise law-abiding citizens could find ......

Express View on latest NCRB data: The crime story

Indian Express 06 Dec 2023
Even then, the data is a valuable aid for policymakers and law enforcement agencies ... An increase in crime numbers in state or city-level police data \u2014 in Delhi, for instance \u2014 could be on account of greater awareness, increased presence of law enforcement agencies or citizen-centric initiatives....

Pratt County Farm Service Agency Foreign Investors Must Report Agricultural Land Ownership to the U.S. ...

Tri-County Tribune 06 Dec 2023
citizens or citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; • individuals who are not lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence or who are not paroled into the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act; • ......

Remember learning ‘how a bill becomes law’? Well, forget it in the Kentucky legislature

Commonwealth Journal 06 Dec 2023
Remember what you learned about “how a bill becomes law”? Well, forget it for a sizable portion of bills and laws in Kentucky ... Now they brazenly keep concerned citizens and groups in the dark until they’re ready to slip controversial proposals into law, allowing no opportunity for public input or time for comment....

A “Geopolitical Debacle”: ‘Dubious Information and Evidence’ Used Against Extradition Detainee

Sydney Criminal Lawyers 06 Dec 2023
Australian citizen Dan Duggan has been held in prolonged isolation in the NSW prison system since October 2022. The former US marine fighter pilot is currently detained in Lithgow’s maximum-security facility, as Washington seeks to extradite him over alleged breaches of US arms control law....

St. Clair County Board may take up another 2nd Amendment resolution

Port Huron Times Herald 06 Dec 2023
The new red flag laws that Gov ... The word sanctuary is commonly used as a symbol against enforcing laws deemed unconstitutional in U.S ... And in Rushing’s proposed measure, it details sanctuary policies as those advocating “not to strictly enforce gun laws in any manner that infringes upon a citizens’ rights” at the local and state level....

Letter to the Editor: Biden has set America back decades

The Eagle-Tribune 06 Dec 2023
To the Editor. ... Trump. He makes several unverified references about President Trump, about the country as a whole, and I believe that he has that right ... Most Americans are giving, want "legal" immigration, want citizens to follow laws, and have the courts and the president enforce those laws in fair and unbiased ways. Mr ... Mr ... ....

Texas woman whose fetus has fatal condition sues for abortion

Citizen Tribune 06 Dec 2023
But because of the way Texas' abortion law is formulated, her physicians told her their "hands are tied" and she will have to wait until her baby dies inside her, the filing brought on Cox's behalf by the Center for Reproductive Rights said ... Texas also has a law that allows private citizens to sue anyone who performs or aids an abortion ... ia/st ... .......

Opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan is now available for free in two vending machines provided by the north Idaho Panhandle Health District

The Spokesman-Review 06 Dec 2023
Placed inside two vending machines in North Idaho, free Narcan is now available to combat opioid overdoses ... The Panhandle Health District plans to counteract that barrier by providing Narcan for free in a vending machine ... Both Idaho and Washington have a “good Samaritanlaw allowing regular citizens to administer Narcan without any legal liability ... ....

Bayer, BASF lobby pushed to scrap safety rules on new GM crops – even if ...

GM Watch 06 Dec 2023
The Commission justified its move on the grounds that it would include provisions on HT in its seed law proposal ... With the killing of the pesticide reduction law, citizen concerns about their health and environment have been jettisoned – while with the deregulation of new GMOs, industry interests are being served up on a silver platter....

Citizens Insurance under investigation for its ability to pay out claims. What to know

Herald-Tribune Sarasota 05 Dec 2023
“If Citizens were to pay out all reserves and reinsurance following a major storm or series of disasters, it is required by Florida law to levy surcharges and assessments on its policyholders and all Florida insurance consumers until any deficit is eliminated ... The Citizens ......

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