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What Is Capital Punishment?

Also referred to as the death penalty, capital punishment handed to those who are convicted of a capital crime. The term capital punishment originates from the Latin word capitalis, which literally translates into “regarding the head”. As history would prove, capital punishment usually meant...

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What Is Limited Jurisdiction?

A court is only allowed to hear certain cases that fall into their authority, which refers to their limited jurisdiction. Also referred to as special jurisdiction, limited jurisdiction is given to courts that exert their authority from the law as provided for by a statute or the Constitution. The...

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Topless Women March in Portland, Maine

Topless women marched in Portland, Maine on Monday afternoon. Nearly two dozen women slipped out of their shirts and walked topless from Longfellow Square to Tommy's Park on Congress Street's sidewalk to protest present gender double standards regarding nudity. The women brought attention to...

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What Is the Administrative Procedure Act?

The Administrative Procedure Act or the APA is one of the most important pieces of the administrative law and is a federal law in the United States which was enacted in 1946. The APA, a law under the United States government federal regulatory agencies, creates rules and regulations to implement...

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Obama vs. Palin on Nuclear Issue

President Obama versus Sarah Palin on the nuclear issue took an interesting direction. Obama released a new nuclear policy early this week which disarms the United States of the use of nuclear weapons against countries without nuclear capabilities if they comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation...

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Polish President Lech Kaczynski and Other Top Government Officials Killed Plane Crash

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and several other top government officials killed result of plane crash. The President and several other upper members of Polish government were killed when their plane crashed outside of Smolensk, Russia. The President and others were flying in a Tu-154 and missed...

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Nuclear Summit Begins in Washington, DC

The Nuclear Summit begins in Washinton, DC on Monday, April 12, 2010. Forty seven nations' leaders will convene at the Summit to discuss Nuclear Security in the wake of President Obama's latest plan. The focus of the Summit will be to formalize plans to keep nuclear weapons from terrorists. The...

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Neil Armstrong Launches Anger at Obama's NASA Cuts

Neil Armstrong launches anger at Obama's NASA cuts. One of the first men to walk on the moon has reacted strongly and critically to Obama's plans to decrease funding of NASA's space exploration programs. Armstrong typically shies from the spotlight since his famous moon walk 41 years ago but...

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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 Is Federal Common Law?

Laws can be classified according to their origin or to who is to implement them. Legislation can come from bills passed by the Senate or House of Representatives. Laws can also originate from the chief executive or the president. Another body of laws is derived from the Constitution and directly...