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What Is County Court?

A variety of courts exist to address issues and problems at various levels of a country—national, federal, local, etc. The purpose of having a hierarchy of courts is to process cases in a timely manner and commensurately address to the severity of the case. A county court is a local court...

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Glenn Beck Rally at Lincoln Memorial Sparks Controversy

So Glenn Beck has decided to do it again. It so happens that after his various foot-in-the-mouth comments, Glenn Beck has done a comeback by announcing to hold a so called “Restoring the Honor” rally on the steps of Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Yes, you have guessed it right. The exact date...

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What Is the Black Letter Law?

"Black letter law" refers to any law which is strongly established, recognized by everyone in the legal sector in that law's jurisdiction, and rarely, if ever disputed.

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What Is a Grandfather Clause?

A grandfather clause is an exemption to certain new regulations. This is commonly included when changes in rules, ordinances and codes occur. Covered are business establishments and private homes. An example where a grandfather clause may be implemented is when city officials modify zoning...

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What Is a Writ of Mandamus?

A writ of mandamus is a type of court order issued by a superior court that aims to compel a person to perform a mandatory duty and complete it. The term mandamus is Latin for “we command.” This order can be issued to a public authority, corporation or a lower court to complete an action or cease...

North Korea Readies Missiles in Prep for U.S. Aircraft

North Korea Readies Missiles in Prep for U.S. Aircraft

North Korea has braced for a war as it readies missiles in anticipation and preparation for the U.S. air craft carrier USS George Washington's arrival on Monday, November 29, 2010. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports that North Korea has deployed SA-2 surface to air missiles in the disputed...

Interpol Issues Warrant for Wikileaks' Julian Assange

Interpol Issues Warrant for Wikileaks' Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in some legal hot water. Interpol just added Assange to a world wide most wanted list. On November 30, 2010 Interpol released a warrant for Assange's arrest. The warrant was issued by the international public prosecution office in Gothenburg, Sweden and contains...

Prince Charles Car Attacked by "Wanton" Demonstrators

Prince Charles Car Attacked by "Wanton" Demonstrators

A Rolls Royce carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, was attacked by "wanton" demonstrators on Thursday during a student riot. Charles and Camilla were en route to the London Palladium Theater to attend a Royal Variety Performance when students protesting unfair university fees launched...

Westboro Baptist Church Protesting Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church Protesting Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards on Saturday. Per reports from CNN, the Kansas based church claim that the late estranged wife of John Edwards is now a "resident of Hell, where her rebellion and rage will take full flower." Westboro Church...

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Excludes the Obamas and Foreign Dignitaries

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Excludes the Obamas and Foreign Dignitaries

The Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is making new headlines as the invitation list does not include President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. As Prince William is not a direct heir to the throne, the upcoming April 2011 wedding between William and Kate is not classified...