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Obama's Healthcare Plan, Twittered Assassination Threat

Obama's healthcare plan has passed but assassination, impeachment, and vetoes to Obama's second term are flooding Twitter, the White House, and the media wave. On Sunday, after the passage of the healthcare reform bill, Solly Forell posted assassination threats on Twitter. The Secret Service is...

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Biden Drops "F" Bomb at Tuesday's Health Care Bill Signing

Biden dropped an "f-bomb" at Tuesday's health care bill signing ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden introduced President Obama at the ceremony and reportedly turned to Obama during the applause and one of the United States' leaders said "This is a big f***ing deal." Press Secretary Robert Gibbs...

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What Is Double Jeopardy?

In the constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights contains a double jeopardy clause that prevents individuals from being tried twice for the same offense. Specifically, the double jeopardy clause prevents individuals from being violated with regards to 3 specific rights. The...

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What Is the Supremacy Clause?

Supremacy Clause is part of the U.S Constitution, Article IV Section 2 which states "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of...

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What Is the Public Trust Doctrine?

The public trust doctrine explains the law and principle stating that certain resources need to be preserved for the benefit of the public. The government is also responsible for making sure that these resources are being used by the public reasonably. One main resource that this doctrine is...

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What Is the Marriage Amendment?

A marriage amendment was proposed to the constitution of the United States for the purpose of limiting marriage to only a union between a man and woman and not two people of the same sex. This is also clearly stated in a particular article in the constitution itself. This only means that this...

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What Is Strict Constructionalism?

Strict constructionalism refers to a judicial philosophy in a form of a literal or strict reading of the the Constitution of the United States. This philosophy was written by the Framers for the main purpose and intention of limiting the power of the Federal government. This power is sometimes...

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South Africa's Eugene Terreblanch Killed

South Africa's Eugene Terreblanche, the founder of the supremacist group Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) was killed as he slept at Villanova, his South African farm in Ventersdorp, on Friday, April 3, 2010. Terreblache was sixty nine when one 21 year old suspect and one 15 year old accomplice...

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What Is a Conflict of Interest?

Situations arise when individuals are given the power to decide on cases that may involve their personal interests. Such instances refer to a conflict of interest. It is important for individuals who are in a position of authority and judgment to avoid any conflict of interest in an effort to avoid...

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What Is the International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court also referred to as the ICC is an organization supported by a document called the Rome Statute that reserves the right to let individuals who committed a grave international crime to go into trial. The ICC, according to the Rome Statute is limited to the most serious...