Shield laws in the United States

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    Shield laws are enacted in 49 states and the District of Colombia (Riker, 2015), based on the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of the Press (Shield Laws, n.d.). Although, most states have enacted shield laws for their journalists, there does not exist a federal journalist shield law. This is because the U.S. Supreme Court does not want to interpret the First Amendment as mandating a news reporter 's privilege (Shield Laws, n.d.). The media is supposed to have the role as the country 's watchdog. If the fear of getting subpoenaed, and maybe even penalized, causes the media to not tell the public about controversial matters, the main function of having the media is jeopardized. If journalists have to worry about being forced to testify in…

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    topic in the United States. As a result, it has left a nation divided. Many people are against abortion because of political, religious, moral and public views and opinions. Some feel that it is necessary to have abortions, while others suggest that it should be illegal and not freely accessed. With different views nation wide this leaves the matter in the hands of the government. This creates the question of abortion laws being left up to the state or federal government. Background When…

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    These awful acts of the criminal justice system exonerates many families throughout America society daily. Upon these reasons the prison system continues to grow because government focus poverty and unfair laws. The American government focus should be on correcting it society and not it’s pockets. For years the States justice system…

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    Comparison of the Government Information Release Systems in the United States and China A. Introduction Due to globalization and an increase in peoples’ demands, many countries have established government information release systems (hereinafter GIRS), which require that governments open their files and information to the public actively or passively. Government information release systems are important systems to protect peoples’ rights, to promote business, to prevent corruption and to…

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    INVITATION TO TREAT UNITED STATES In United States the invitation to treat is known as invitation to bargain. Invitation to bargain in the US also same as invitation to treat in UK, because the primary sources of the US law is from English common law, case law, statutes and the constitution. Therefore, the English common law was used as foundation of the US law. The UK and US lawyers break down the procedure of contract information into three steps, which are invitation to treat (invitation to…

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    belongs to the living generation. Its history, the government, the freedom, and the laws of this land belong to those before us- those who have fought and deliberated American liberty for years. The institutions we enjoy today are byproducts of history, ones we “inherited” through trial and error of our previous generations. As so, although the evolving standards of decency calls for evolvement of laws, the idea of rewriting the American Constitution every 19 years elicit many concerns. First,…

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    flipped from how they are now it would do better for the United States economy, personal privacy, veteran treatment, and military success. If there were more regulations placed in terms of surveillance it would greatly help stress the importance of the fourth amendment and the privacy of citizens. People currently have problems with the National Security Agency spying on calls of the American citizens. Even though it is in a clear violation of the basic fundamentals the United States were…

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    Law is a service to the world, a way to better England 's economic status and provide people with jobs. Law is everywhere; a collection of rules which by each individual country conforms too and each country have their own collection. By choosing to study Law I am hoping to gain a thorough understanding of how the law system works in this country, how it plays part on a day to day basis and in order for me to gain fundamental skills to fulfil my aspirations of working within corporate law.…

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    to the United States and for this reason it is been more complicated to apply for a visa. The United States embassy wants to make sure visitors do not overstay in the country. Data shows that there are many over stayers and the punishment is not as harsh as to enter illegally to the country. In the book punishment, politics deviance and injustice Martinez explained how people are been affected psychologically and emotionally for continuously being discriminated and punished by racist laws and…

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    Omar Mateen, Dylann Roof, John Houser, Syed Rizwan Farook, Christopher Harper-Mercer and Aaron Alexis are just a few names of mass murderers who obtained guns legally in the United States. The Virginia Tech massacre sparked the idea of gun control. It has been a controversial issue in American politics ever since, yet Congress refuses to strengthen restrictive gun control laws. Although background checks have prevented 2.8 million gun sales to unqualified purchasers since the enactment of the…

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