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    difference between those who are “civilized” and “uncivilized,” as we are shown a civilized society whose fear of a supposed attack from the “barbarians” is what justifies the members of the Empire's inhumane acts toward innocent natives. As the Magistrate attempts to speak for the natives, he shows control over them by taking away their voices and replacing them with his own thoughts representing his own motives. The idea of the voiceless oppressed comes from Spivak’s influential piece about…

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    establishing the motive and manner of the murder was insufficient; the magistrates wanted the investigation into Simon’s death to unlock the secret door of Judaism and allow them to construct an ethnography of Jewish rites” (Hsia,…

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    majority of cases are heard at a local court, its very nature is required to be brief and efficient.2 For minor cases such as mentions, or when the defendant in a hearing pleaded guilty, the magistrate took only a few minutes before moving on to the next matter. However, according to Graeme Henson J, Chief Magistrate of…

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    different courts around the UK;their functions vary between the resolution of disputes and the interpretation of law.This report will compare two criminal courts at different levels in the hierarchy in terms of layout based on a visit to Hendon Magistrates ' and Woodgreen Crown court,then will look at the physical appearance,the role of people present in the courts ' rooms,and will conclude with a description of advocates ' communication skills and methods of evidence by looking into two sample…

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    My judgement of the ministers and magistrates in charge of the Salem Witch Trials changes in attempt to accommodate for the differences in beliefs when looking at the circumstances in the perspective of modern standards with the advanced scientific information available, in comparison to the perspectives of the scientific and theological standards of the time at the particular point in history. In modern standards, the idea of witchcraft seems ludicrous and unimaginable to be legitimate because…

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    The author says that the larger the population of a society, the fewer magistrates there should be. Rousseau begins by describing a democracy. He says that this type of government is best suited for small states with a small population, where all or most of the citizens can be magistrates. Rousseau is more cynical about this particular type of government as opposed to the other two. He argues that it is almost impossible for a…

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    A Voice for Those Who Have None and Justice for Those Who Deserve It Judith Sheindlin, Joe Brown, Marilyn Milian, Greg Mathis, do these names bring back any memories? As a little girl I knew these names well. It was 1997 and my long time sitter had an infatuation with court television. Every weekday afternoon I would find myself, legs crossed sitting on the rough maroon carpet of my childhood home, tuned into a double feature of Judge Judy. Sitting in anticipation just waiting to hear those…

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    justifications for toleration; prudence and rationality. Locke goes on to elucidate that as citizens under the rule of a magistrate everyone has prudential reasons in which they tolerate or “co-exist” with other religious systems. He further explains this thought through the idea that all individuals in society have their own prudential interest in salvation and nobody, not even the magistrate, can compel belief through force. He also explains that religious intolerance causes social and…

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    justice. In 1905 the magistrates were the one that held rulings on misdemeanors and petty crimes, whether there rulings were justified or not could be held up to question. Someone who breaks the laws and before being convicted is considered a criminal; after he has been sentenced he is considered a convict; but during the proceedings he is considered to be a “prisoner at the bar”. When the criminal commits a crime he gets automatically sent to the police court where the magistrate will decide…

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    *Note: South Africa is the only country I have not yet written about. England History shows that King Henry II played a critical role in establishing the foundation of England’s judiciary (Terrill, 2013). Having the support of the people and combining his new ideas with past ones, he successfully restructured the system (Terrill, 2013). Because the people wanted the king to be a deciding factor of judicial cases, Henry created three courts. 1. Court of Exchequer: determines issues between…

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