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What Is the Adversarial System?

An adversarial system is a type of legal system that is implemented within a jurisdiction. The United States employs the adversarial system within its area of sovereignty. This kind of system distinguishes 3 kinds of parties that participate in a process of litigation, whether it is criminal or...

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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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Is It Illegal to Display the Swastika Symbol in Germany?

The Swastika has come to represent the Nazi regime, the atrocities performed in the concentration camps, the rule of fear and violence, and the powerlust of Hitler as he sent armies to ravage the surrounding countries. Post war Germany has banned anyone from displaying the swastika even if it...

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What Is a Crime Against Nature?

The term “crimes against nature” have been in use by the US justice system since 1814. Such crimes refer to sexual acts or practices that are not considered natural. Each state varies upon its definition of crimes against nature, but the most usual types of sexual behavior that are categorized as...

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Ronnie Lee Gardner Execution by Firing Squad

Ronnie Lee Gardner execution by firing squad is set for minutes after 12:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2010.  The U.S. Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver have petitioned Governor Gary Herbert for a temporary stay.  Gardner is an inmate in a Utah State prison....

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Al-Queda Issues New Attack Threats

Al-Queda issues new attack threats against the United States on Sunday, June 20, 2010.  Adam Gadahn, a U.S. born Al-Queda spokesperson issued a severe warning to President Barack Obama on behalf of the militant group.  Gadahn ominously warned Obama in a 24 minute long message the death...

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What Is a Writ of Mandate?

In most court systems, there exist a hierarchy that determines the rank and status of a court. For example, there exists a local court, which exists in a lower rung in the chain of courts. Above this local court is a district court, and superior to the district court is a federal court. Thus, a...

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What Is a Class C Felony?

Crimes exist under categories based on the severity of the offense committed. When classifying a criminal offense, the legal system may categorize the offense as a less serious offense, more commonly known as a misdemeanor, or a felony, which is a more severe criminal offense committed by an...

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What Was the Population of the U.s. Throughout Its History?

The United States of America’s population has been continually rising from the moment it gained independence centuries ago. Since 1790, a national census has been conducted at the start of each decade (the population for this year 3,929,000). The census numbers were gathered through various...

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Why Are Police Officers Called Cops?

Police officers are often called “cops.” This is a form of slang, the origins of which are the subject of speculation and debate even among etymologists.Some think that the “cop” is a reference to the badge, which is made of copper or tin. Others believe that it is the...