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: The president's actions are illegal

The Huntsville Item 03 Jun 2020
... law enforcement officers. It simply isn't possible to violate American citizens' First Amendment rights and call what was done to the protesters "law enforcement."� ... So, federal law officers trampled all over those citizens' civil rights for a presidential public relations stunt....
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Kansas to ask Supreme Court to save voter citizenship law

Bowling Green Daily News 03 Jun 2020
Circuit Court of Appeals decision in April that said the state could not enforce a proof-of-citizenship law. An appeals-court panel said the law violated the U.S ... “Voting is only for citizens, and this Kansas law is designed to confirm the citizenship of those registering to vote," Schmidt said....
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Catherine Rampell: Two Americas get opposite police treatments

Winona Daily News 03 Jun 2020
There’s the America whose citizens the president praises as “very good people” when its members cosplay soldier or armed rebel, people with whom officials are urged to “make a deal.” And there’s the America whose citizens the president decries as “THUGS” whom law enforcement must “dominate” when they grow unruly....
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Respecting the Rule of Law, judicial independence

White Rock Lake Weekly 03 Jun 2020
It has evolved into clear and fair processes to enforce laws, so that all citizens are held accountable to the same laws ... But if our lawmakers do not first understand the consequences in the laws they enact for all of us citizens to follow for the safety of our community at large, ......
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UK's Johnson pledges to let in Hong Kong citizens if needed

Lebanon Express 03 Jun 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his country stands ready to open the door to close to 3 million Hong Kong citizens if China enacts a national security law for the city ... on Wednesday for meetings on a planned national security law that has many worried about their future....
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US raises travel alert for HK over higher risk of surveillance

Hong Kong Standard 03 Jun 2020
citizens, as well as U.S ... citizens traveling or residing in Hong Kong may be subject to increased levels of surveillance, as well as arbitrary enforcement of laws for purposes other than maintaining law and order, the State Department advises....
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Boris Johnson pledges to let Hong Kong citizens into U.K. if needed

Market Watch 03 Jun 2020
HONG KONGBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost 3 million Hong Kong citizens as the city’s leader arrived in Beijing for meetings on a planned national security law that has many worried about their futures....
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Pledges to Let in Hong Kong Citizens if Needed

Time Magazine 03 Jun 2020
HONG KONGBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost 3 million Hong Kong citizens as the city’s leader arrived in Beijing for meetings on a planned national security law that has many worried about their futures....
photo: European Community / Lejeune Xavier
Visit of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
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UK’s Johnson pledges to let in Hong Kong citizens if needed

The Siasat Daily 03 Jun 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost 3 million Hong Kong citizens as the city’s leader arrived in Beijing for meetings on a planned national security law that has many worried about their futures....
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Opinion: If President Trump does use the military to quell protests, he’ll likely rely on the same law used to aid the Civil Rights movement

Market Watch 03 Jun 2020
Almost immediately after the Constitution’s enactment in 1787, Congress passed a law that allowed the president to use the military to respond to a series of citizen rebellions ... Signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Congress originally passed the law in order to help fight citizen rebellions against federal taxes....
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GUEST EDITORIAL: An agenda for change as the city approaches the centennial of the 1921 ...

Enid News & Eagle 03 Jun 2020
Ninety-nine years ago, Tulsa law enforcement failed to protect the city’s black citizens ... • Fix Oklahoma’s restrictive voting laws ... In words, attitudes, deeds and law, discrimination against the city’s black citizens was assumed, enforced and virtually unquestioned in white society....
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Can the president really order the military to occupy US cities and states?

Waco Tribune-Herald 03 Jun 2020
Almost immediately after the Constitution’s enactment in 1787, Congress passed a law that allowed the president to use the military to respond to a series of citizen rebellions ... Signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Congress originally passed the law in order to help fight citizen rebellions against federal taxes....
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This Is Not a Revolution. It’s a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

Antiwar 03 Jun 2020
They want an excuse to lockdown the nation and throw the switch to all-out martial law ... Now you can make all kinds of excuses to justify these shootings, and in fact that’s exactly what you’ll hear from politicians, police unions, law enforcement officials and individuals who are more than happy to march in lockstep with the police....
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