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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.

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

Paul of TarsusSaul of Tarsus, a.k.a. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus [?-65 c.e.] was a Hellenistic Jew and student of Gamaliel the Elder who served as enforcer for the Pharisaic Sanhedrin against the apostate Christian sect following the crucifixion of Jesus. Around 33 c.e. he experienced a dramatic...

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The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The MeditationsBy Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E.Translated by George Long Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. From my mother, piety and beneficence, and...

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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...

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What Is a Letter of Intent?

A letter of intent is a written document that may clarify, declare, or safeguard a present or future transaction between 2 entities. The content of a letter of intent may be very similar to a contract, but is not binding. However, a letter of intent may contain binding provisions such as non-disclosure...

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What Is a Legal Precedent?

Some court cases often set a milestone or an example for other court cases to follow. This is because such cases are often necessary to judge based on the circumstances rather than the actual letter of the law. When this happens, the court case is said to be a legal precedent, or a legal ruling...

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

Universally and instantly recognizable, the President of the United States – the heads of state and government of the world’s largest superpower, the commander–in-chief of the US Armed Forces, the omnipotent and oft-termed “Leader of the Free World” – requires no long-winded or flowery introduction. What does require clarification, however, are the notions of “smartness” and “dumbness”.

16 Victims of the Church of Scientology

16 Victims of the Church of Scientology

For the past 56 years the Church of Scientology has blazed a path of headlines and mystery across the globe. Once existing only as the idea held by a single man, the Church has grown into a multinational, highly organized institution in record time. There is little doubt...

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What Is Condition Precedent?

Some court cases often set a milestone or an example for other court cases to follow. This is because such cases are often necessary to judge based on the circumstances rather than the actual letter of the law. When this happens, the court case is said to be a legal precedent, or a legal ruling...

50 Best James Madison Quotes

50 Best James Madison Quotes

James Madison, Jr. was the fourth President of the United States, an American politician, and political philosopher who contributed as a Founding Father during the late 1700s. Madison was born to Colonel James Madison, Sr. and Eleanor Rose Conway on March 16, 1751 in Orange County, Virginia. As...