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U.S. SUPREME COURT VS. EMPLOYMENT DIV., ORE. DEPT. OF HUMAN RES. v. SMITH, 494 U.S. 872 (1990) »

Number of pages 3

This 3-page paper is an analysis of a brief, which determines if religious practices are exceptions to state law. View Full Description
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Maimonides/Political Theory »

Number of pages 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the philosophical viewpoint of 12th century Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides in regards to 'perfect law.' Maimonides proposed that humanity should model all law on Biblical law, which is by definition 'perfect' due to his divine origin. The writer argues that this viewpoint in regards to political law is ... View Full Description
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Sex Offender Legislation »

Number of pages 10

A 10 page research paper on recent laws and scientific support for the laws affecting sexual offenders. The writer focuses on both state and federal laws, including 'Megan's Laws,' Kansas's States recommitment law, California's chemical castration law, Delaware's drivers' license law, and recidivism statistics. Bibliography lists 14 sources. View Full Description
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Structural Functionalist Themes in “Black Elk Speaks” »

Number of pages 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing structural functionalism in relation to themes presented in “Black Elk Speaks”. “Black Elk Speaks” as told through John G. Neihardt portrays several social and religious aspects of the Sioux while they are faced with their own destruction by the invasion of the white men. Black Elk, a holy ... View Full Description
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Anti Religious Discrimination Laws in the UK and US; A Comparison »

Number of pages 7

This 7 page paper is critical comparison between UK and USA religious discrimination law, commenting on the laws as well as the differencing approaches and influences. The bibliography cites 15 sources. View Full Description
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Natural Law Theory »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper examines natural law theory. Contemporary examples are provided. This theory is discussed in terms of how it can be used in either a religious or secular way. The argument that natural law theory is good is taken form an agnostic perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources. View Full Description
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Cicero: On the Commonwealth »

Number of pages 7

7 pages in length. Discusses the great work by Cicero as to the concept of law. Cicero the philosopher assigned to the positive laws of humans an altogether subordinate place by comparison with the law of nature. The mere fact that a measure has been enacted by a commonly accepted method does ... View Full Description
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International Law in U.S. Foreign Policy »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page paper assessing the question, “should the US place more or less faith in international law?” The paper concludes that the US needs to acknowledge, support and work for greater influence of international law, yet retain the ability and willingness to work outside of it if conditions warrant. Terrorists, religious fundamentalists ... View Full Description
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Lisa and MJ Electricals - A Case Study »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper examines a contract law case posed by the student. A consumer makes a purchase by mail order, The goods sent differ to those ordered, and the seller refuses to accept them back. The paper examined the position of the seller and the consumers using case law and legislation. The paper is ... View Full Description
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Crime and Punishment in England 1800 - 1850 »

Number of pages 16

This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation ... View Full Description
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Usury Laws - General And North Carolina »

Number of pages 3

This 3 page paper explains and discusses usury laws. There is no federal law specifying maximum interest rates and fees for credit. Congress believed the Truth in Lending Act would provide sufficient protection for debtors. That is not true. This essay reports the number of states with and without usury laws and then provides the ... View Full Description
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Robert Orsi & William James/ A Comparison »

Number of pages 10

A 10 page research paper that contrasts and compares William James' Varieties of Religious Experience and Robert Orsi's Thank You, St. Jude. While separated by decades and widely different in style, largely due to James' now rather antique turn of phrase, an examination of these two volumes indicates that these two authors are ... View Full Description
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Religious Philosophy of Mahatma Ghandi »

Number of pages 8

An 8 page paper which examines the religious philosophy of Mahatma Ghandi. His religious philosophies were, in a sense, very universal, and his approach to politics as it involved his religious philosophies involved a powerful approach to non-violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources. View Full Description
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Old Believers and Cultural Migration »

Number of pages 4

The fight to retain religious freedom to practice one’s beliefs has been the main reason for war and migration in civilization throughout modern history. Religious autonomy is the reason for most of the conflict in the Middle East that raged for thousands of years and escalated with the formation of the Jewish state following World ... View Full Description
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Baby Owens: When Medical Professionals and Parents Clash »

Number of pages 4

A 4 page examination of the ethics and law surrounding an infant diagnoses with Downs Syndrome and duodenal atresia. The baby needed medical intervention to survive. The baby's parents, however, refused treatment on the basis of their religious beliefs. The parents were Jehovas' Witnesses and believed that medical interventions such as blood transfusions were prohibited ... View Full Description
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WIDMAR ET AL. v. VINCENT ET AL. »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page overview of this Supreme Court Case reviewing the question of whether state university facilities can be used by students for religious purposes. Additional case law is included to illustrate the intricacies that are involved in this decision. Bibliography lists 5 sources. View Full Description
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Women in Hindu society »

Number of pages 4

A paper which looks at the role of women in Hindu society, based on religious texts such as the Laws of Manu, and considers the socio-cultural reasons why they should have a subordinate role. View Full Description
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Should the Church Stop Gay Marriages? »

Number of pages 5

5 pages. This paper argues that the government and/or church or religious institutions should have the power to stop same-sex marriages. According to Canadian and United States research materials there are many people that feel the same way. The laws are in many cases in complete agreement with this feeling. Bibliography lists ... View Full Description
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The Effects of Court Decisions on the Deductibility of Educational Expenses »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page paper emphasizes the role of the Supreme Court in making law regarding the deductibility of educational expenses. Homeschooling, religious issues and other applicable topics are discussed in conjunction with this tax-related matter in education. Bibliography lists 6 sources. View Full Description
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Parents, the Law, Religion, and Medical Treatment »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page paper which examines whether or not parents should be forced by law to provide medical treatment for children regardless of religious beliefs. Bibliography lists 4 sources. View Full Description
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Supreme Court Cases »

Number of pages 8

8 pages in length. Within the past several years, the Supreme Court has had to grapple with many controversial issues and decide accordingly the best way to appease both the law and the public. A number of such issues have represented the changing times where individuals are routinely forced to seek legal guidance ... View Full Description
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Religious response to Technology and Science, Historical and Contemporary »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page report discusses the fact that throughout history, technological advancement and human knowledge has served as a threat to religious predominance in society. Beginning with the radical Copernicus, who taught that the earth revolved around the sun, Europeans began to reject medieval scientific thought. They developed an unheard of conception of a universe ... View Full Description
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The Role of Judaism in the United States »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page report discusses the role of Judaism in the United States, not just the Jews but the actual role of the faith. Judaism must, in any circumstance, be examined from its long-standing traditions which have served as a hallmark of faith for thousands of years. It carries with it a codified history ... View Full Description
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The Law and Society »

Number of pages 22

This 22 page paper looks at the interdependency and interaction between the law and society. The role of law, the way it impacts on society and ways it is influences and the linkage between the law and morals are examined. The paper is written looking at the concept of law and incorporates discussions of the ... View Full Description
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Intellectual Journal »

Number of pages 3

This 3 page paper is a journal kept by a student for a religious studies class. View Full Description
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Religious Belief System »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper which presents a religious belief system. No sources cited. View Full Description
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Religious Profiling And Police Brutality: How They Affect Operations »

Number of pages 6

6 pages in length. The criminal justice system operates from two different sets of rules: one mandated by the Constitution and another both self-imposed and under the radar. For example, the presence of law enforcement provides retailers with a temporary sense of security; when police are having lunch in a particular restaurant, the ... View Full Description
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Matthew 22:34-46 »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page sermon on Matthew 22:34-46. In Matthew's Gospel, that is the Jewish world of the first century, the only people whom demographic groups that Jesus spurns are religious leaders, the "chief priests, Sadducees, scribes and Pharisees" of Jerusalem (Kozar 78). When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, it is presented in Matthew as the "culmination ... View Full Description
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ISRAEL: POLARIZATION AND CONSENSUS? »

Number of pages 11

This 11-page paper discusses the polarization of Israel, the differences between the religious and secularist parties, and whether there is any consensus. View Full Description
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Customary Law »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper looks at how customary law may be seen in mainstream law and the issues of customary law form alterative cultures, such as aboriginal law and sovereign law and the difficulties of both co-existing. The bibliography cites 7 sources. View Full Description
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The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Statutory Interpretation »

Number of pages 7

This 7 page paper looks at the way in which the implementation of the Human Rights Act, specifically S3(1), has impacted on the way the judiciary, including the Law Lords, interpreted statues and assesses whether or not they are now making law as well as interpreting law. The issue is discussed looking at the statue ... View Full Description
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Three Of Maxwell’s Laws Of Leadership »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper that explains three of Maxwell’s Laws and how to apply them in life. The three laws are the Law of Influence, the Law of Process and the Law of Navigation. Bibliography lists 1 source. View Full Description
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Scottish Law »

Number of pages 16

This 16 page paper looks at Scottish law from a number of perspectives. Written in three parts the first part looks at the basis and development of Scots law. The second part of the paper examines the way promises may be enforced under Scots law comparing it to Islamic law. The last part of the ... View Full Description
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Sources of English Law »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page paper considers the different sources of English law. The writer outlines the history and development of common law, statute law and the law of equity and how they form the current structure of English law. Relevant cases and statutes are cited. The bibliography cites 6 sources. View Full Description
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Megan's Law: Fair Or Not? »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper. Megan's Law is the federal and state laws that require sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies upon release from prison. This essay provides information about the law, how it came to be, and argues that this is a fair and just law. Bibliography lists 7 sources. View Full Description
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Mosaic Dietary Laws »

Number of pages 18

This 18 page paper provides an overview of the Mosaic dietary laws, the laws set forth through the directives of Moses in the Old Testament. The Mosaic dietary laws, the laws imposed by the directives of Moses on the Israelites, extended from earlier restrictions that had been placed on the eating habits of the ... View Full Description
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Is International Law Really Law? »

Number of pages 25

This 25 page paper considers whether or not international law may be seen as real law. The paper compares international law to domestic law and looks at why it may be seen as legitimate and why it may be seen as illegitimate. The paper includes the traditional arguments for and against, including theorists such as ... View Full Description
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Religion, Sex And Education: Review Of Two Articles »

Number of pages 7

7 pages in length. The ethical and moral tenets inherent to religious belief have help to guide civilized society through centuries of challenge and struggle. For those who depend upon the traditional practice to shepherd them down the path of righteousness, religion is incorporated into virtually every aspect of their lives. Indeed, ... View Full Description
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Diane Eck Does Not Make A Convincing Argument For Pluralism In Her Book "Encountering God" »

Number of pages 10

10 pages in length. On the surface of Diane L. Eck's Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, one might readily surmise how the author possesses an accurate understanding of religious presence in today's multicultural society; however, upon closer inspection, Eck claims there has been an epiphany where religious pluralism is concerned ... View Full Description
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The Role of Law as a Reflection of Social Change and Society’s Attitudes: Homosexual Rights and Euthanasia in The Netherlands »

Number of pages 9

This is a 9 page paper discussing how the homosexual right laws and euthanasia laws in The Netherlands reflect society’s attitudes. Two basic perspectives are considered in regards to the role of the law in society. One is that the role of the law is to reflect society’s attitudes and throughout the process of social ... View Full Description
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Ethics: Religious Discrimination »

Number of pages 7

A 7 page paper discussing the ethics of religious discrimination that a company wants to commit but has not yet done. Its receptionist has converted to Islam and has adopted the full attire of an orthodox Muslim woman, projecting an extreme image for visitors to the company's headquarters. The company wants to place ... View Full Description
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Privacy and International Law »

Number of pages 21

This 21 page paper looks at how privacy interpreted in international law. The paper starts with a consideration of the role of international law and considers now this may be applied to issues of privacy. The paper then looks at international law, focusing on the European Convention of Human Rights, examines the protection that is ... View Full Description
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The Advantages and Disadvantaged of Common Law »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper looks at English with law reference to case law and statute law and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the Common law system, particularly in the context of the modern business environment. The bibliography cites 8 sources. View Full Description
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Getting Tough on Gun Crime Does Not Work »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page research paper that argues that the "get tough" laws on crime and mandatory sentencing requirements do not work. The writer, first of all, discusses gun control laws and then focuses on the mandatory sentencing laws in California and Florida, arguing that studies show that these laws are ineffective as deterrents to crime. ... View Full Description
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Basis for Western Law »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper which examines where it originated (considering the influence of America’s Founding Fathers and the formulation of laws after the Revolutionary War), how Western law was incorporated into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, its similarities and differences to Islamic law, and explores how modern law has changed its conceptual focus. ... View Full Description
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Australia Arbitration Compared to International Acts »

Number of pages 10

This paper closely examines Australia's International Arbitration Law and its Commercial Arbitration Law. It provides a good background in the New York Convention, UNCITRAL Model Law, and International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Bibliography lists 18 sources, most of which is international case law. JVausarb.rtf View Full Description
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Accounting Implications post-Arthur Anderson and Enron »

Number of pages 7

In the wake of corporate malfeasance at Arthur Anderson, new laws have been passed that affect accounting practices around the world. New accounting laws have been passed by governments from the United States government, New York City, Texas, Greece, and African states. All of these laws will affect American companies. Covered are the new laws ... View Full Description
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Corporate Control and the Variation of Class Rights »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper is written with reference to English Law. The paper examines and considers the extent to which the law governing variation of class rights of shareholders may permit the increase of corporate control. Statute law and case law are quoted throughout the paper. The bibliography cites 7 sources. View Full Description
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Positivist Law and Natural Law »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper summarises two chapters of a law book. The first chapter summarised looks at the theory of positivism, explaining what it is, how it is perceived and the differences between classic and modern positivist theory. The second chapter summarised looks a natural law including the views of Aquinas and Finnis, comparing natural ... View Full Description
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Why the Law of Equity was Created »

Number of pages 6

This 6 page paper examines the development and role of equity law, looking at why and how it developed to supplement common law and dispense justice. The paper traces the role of the Lord Chancellor and considers how equity law still has a role to play today. The paper is written with reference to English ... View Full Description
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