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In Law, What Is Comity?

Because of the existence of so many states, countries, nations, and other jurisdictions that have their own codified laws, it becomes difficult for such jurisdictions to maintain and exercise their laws amidst the laws of other jurisdictions. However, a legal tradition developed that allowed...

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Gary Brooks Faulkner: Osama Bin Laden Hunter

Osama Bin Laden hunted by Californian man.  Officials in Peshawar, Pakistan detained a fifty two year old construction worker by the name of Gary Brooks Faulkner after finding him in the forest of the Chitral region on Sunday, June 13, 2010.  When authorities questioned Faulkner, Faulkner...

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Al Gore and Laurie David Cheating Rumors End 40 Year Marriage

Al Gore and Laurie David's cheating rumors end Al's 40 year marriage.  The 40 year marriage between Al Gore and Tipper Gore ended just days after the Gores, once college sweethearts, celebrated their anniversary. Just weeks later details of the cause of the split have leaked to the forefront...

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What Is a District Court?

The US court system is comprised of a hierarchy of courts, from the lower local courts to the highest Supreme Court. These various levels of court address matters that directly correlate with the court’s scope and function. A district court is a court that operates within the federal court...

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What Is the Privacy Act?

Because of the number of methods that an individual or party may employ to observe, record, or take note of the private activities of another person or party, laws were enacted to respond to this form of invasion. The Privacy Act is one such law that addressed the concerns many people had with...

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Hurricane Alex Downgraded, Halts Spill Cleanup

Hurricane Alex has been downgraded to a tropical storm but halts oil spill cleanup on Thursday, July 1, 2010.  Though Alex has been downgraded a more serious threat is imminent.  Forecasters fear the 10 foot waves and 100 mile per hour winds that slammed Southern Texas and parts of Mexico...

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What Is the Queen’s Bench?

The United Kingdom, most notably Britain, adheres to a constitutional monarchy. This means that the reigning queen or king acts as a state representative. However, in the past, the king or queen held greater power as a statesman and legislator. This is the case for most countries or jurisdictions...

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Walmart Ceo's Hourly Wage Equals One Year Salary of New Employees

Walmart CEO's hourly wage equals one year salary of new employees.  Chicago, Illinois Alderman Ed Smith presented figures at a recent city council meeting indicating a massive wage disparity between Walmart Executives and employees.  Smith determined that Walmart CEO Michael Duke earns...

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What Is Official Misconduct?

A government or law enforcement official is also known as a public servant. This is because the duty of the government or law enforcement official is to serve the best interests of the public that has elected him or her into office. There are certain standards that a public servant are expected to...

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What Is Equal Opportunity?

It is generally believed that everyone should be given a fair and reasonable chance to perform a task or job without prejudice of race, sex, religion, or handicap. Thus, the concept of equal opportunity evolved in an effort to eliminate discrimination in the process of selecting persons or parties...