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  • Funny Face And Novelty Now Case Study

    This case of Margolin versus the businesses of Funny Face and Novelty Now is most likely best served by having this case done in a State court as the issue is a matter of product liability and does not fall into the federal court system guidelines for them taking this case. Since all parties involved are from different states and the long arm statutes in this case can be used, as “The Supreme Court stated that, with the advancement of modern communication and transportation, it is usually not unfair to require a party to defend itself in a state in which it conducts some business activity.” ("Personal Jurisdiction in Federal Courts - Jurisdiction - Personal Jurisdiction - Civil Procedure," 2016) Funny Face does market nationally through many…

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  • Kansas Case Law

    B. Assessing the impact of the California, New York, and Massachusetts statutes on Kansas state pay equity case law With respect to the four divisions differentiating state pay equity statutes nationally, Kansas’s current pay equity statute applies to all employers, public and private, and falls into the “equal work” or “equal worth” category with twenty-one other states. Kansas’s law does not include language that would potentially broaden the scope of comparison employees bringing claims…

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  • Alien Tort Claims Act Case Study

    Barclay National Bank, Ltd. Adopted in 1789, the Alien Tort Claims Act allowed even those who are not citizens of the United States to bring forth civil suits in U.S. courts for injuries related to violations of a U.S. treaty or international law. The plaintiffs in the case of Khulumani v. Barclay National Bank, Ltd sought damages against a collection of corporations including, but not limited to, BP, General Electric, IBM, Citigroup, Ford, GM, and Barclays. In Khulumani v. Barclay National…

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  • Adjudication In Juvenile Justice

    As a result, juvenile justice has been reformed to reflect a fair judicial process. Ultimately, there is a continuum of juvenile justice models that are currently being practiced. Some countries emphasize the need to provide treatment to juvenile delinquents, while other countries emphasize the need to hold these juveniles accountable for their actions. In the United States, juvenile justice tends to fall towards the justice end of the continuum. Rehabilitation is not strictly ruled out, but it…

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  • District Court Observation

    I visited the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on February 10. This court is a federal district court and it is in the fourth position from the top, Supreme Court in the structure of the federal court system. District court has general trial jurisdiction. The Courthouse is consisted of 6 floors and each judge has his or her own courtroom. The district court and the United States Bankruptcy court are in the same building. Regarding a courtroom, when I entered there, I…

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  • Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (CFAA)

    significant federal legislation designed to combat the growing threat against computer based crimes. In the 1980 's, Congress would only have the vaguest of notions how computer technology would evolve as a medium for communications and social-networking. Lawmakers, at the time, recognized the federal interest of the U.S. government was to protect computers under control of a federal entity, part of a financial institution or somehow involved in interstate or foreign commerce. The CFAA was…

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  • Social Security Amendment

    Introduction In this paper, I will analyze the Social Security Amendment (SSA) of 1974. The Social Security Act of 1974, established a state and federal child enforcement program under part D of the title IV of the Social Security Act (Morgan, 2002). This social policy works to address issues of poverty and child welfare. I’m using the Segal and Brzuzy framework for policy analysis to direct my research. This framework has seven major sections: social problem, goal, identification and policy…

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  • The Cause Of Global Warming And Climate Change

    The students are suing the United States federal government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. The government is being blamed for allowing the oil companies to continue using and making the supposed dangerous fossil fuels. The judge in this case ruled against the oil companies’ and government’s motion to dismiss the case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon in deciding the case will proceed stated, “It may…

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  • Circuit Courts Case Study

    The federal judiciary branch consists of ninety-three district courts, thirteen circuit courts of appeals, and one Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is authorized under Article III of the Constitution. District and circuit courts are created by congressional statutes and can be eliminated or reorganized (Ginsberg et al. 609). All federal judges, except for judges of certain specialized or territorial courts, are appointed by the president for life. The president will discuss a lower federal…

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  • Grove City College Vs Bell Court Case Study

    “Consider how deeply this issue intrudes into the life of the college, how it effects the college even in unexpected ways”( Lascell). In 1996, Grove City College withdrew from federal student loan programs and instead, created its own system. Because of the Grove City College versus Bell court case, the college is no longer able to offer some of the opportunities to incoming students that they once could. However, since then, Grove City College has been known for their exceptional effort and…

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