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Nuclear Summit Warns Iran's Recipe for Atomic Ingredients Within Year

Nuclear Summit warns Iran's recipe for atomic ingredients will be complete within a year. Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, delivered this news to a Senate Panel Wednesday. Burgess maintains that Iran could build one nuclear bomb within a year if...

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What Do Public Defenders Do?

A person has the right to an attorney or legal counsel in the event that he or she is charged with an offense, whether criminal or civil. If the person cannot afford an attorney of his or her own, then he or she will be provided for one by the state. A public defender is an attorney-at-law who...

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What Is a Federal Indictment?

An indictment is essentially a formal accusation based on a severe or serious criminal offense. The prosecution files a complaint, legally referred to as information or accusation, in a court of law. Upon the filing and recording of the complaint, a federal indictment is issued by a federal court...

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Americans Oppose New Reagan $50 Bill

Americans oppose a new Ronald Reagan $50 bill. A Marist College poll on Thursday, April 22, 2010 found that 79 percent of Americans oppose Rep. Patrick McHenry's proposal to use Ronald Reagan's image on the new $50 dollar bill rather than former president Ulysses S. Grant. McHenry (Rep., North...

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What Is Public Interest Immunity?

There are instances when a litigant, whether it is a plaintiff or defendant, during the course of a court trial, is allowed by the court not to reveal evidence because such evidence would prove to be detrimental to public interest. Such cases refer to public interest immunity, a British common law...

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New Illegal Immigration Laws for Arizona Lawmakers

New illegal immigration laws for Arizona lawmakers have been approved with a focus on preventing racial profiling. The laws are expected to be in effect in 90 days time, pending a much anticipated approval from Governor Jan Brewer. A series of bills focus entirely on strengthening restrictions...

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Faisal Shahzad Arrested by Fbi

The FBI has arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year old Bridgeport, Connecticut resident in connection with the failed bombing attempt in New York's Times Square. Pakistani Faisal Shahzad was attempting to leave the country for Dubai after his car bomb attempt in New York failed. Although Pakistani,...

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What Is Diplomatic Immunity?

When a foreign diplomat is charged with an offense or violation, he or she may not be prosecuted or charged because he or she is given diplomatic immunity. This is a kind of legal immunity extended by governments to high-level diplomats in order to prevent any kind of lawsuit or prosecution if a...

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What Is a Law?

Every state or nation has a set of rules by which its citizens live by. These rules are generally written down for future reference by the state or nation’s posterity. This collection of rules is loosely called law and is applicable to any form of organization or society. Each organization or...

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What Is a Tribunal?

Various types of courts exist to serve numerous purposes. Courts can be referred to in numerous terms as well, one of which is a tribunal. A tribunal is an entity that is given the authority to pass judgment on an issue that has been brought to its attention. A court may be a tribunal in the sense...