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Six Types of Business Organizations
Business Law
Introduction: Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each business type is imperative; since the right business organization is based on individual circumstances, not a magic bullet that works for everyone and every unique situation.... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

Checks and Balances within the United States Constitution
Constitutional Law
Introduction: Each branch of government checks the power of the other branches to be sure that every branch has equal power. The people of the United States put their trust into the government and in return want their rights to be protected. If all branches were run by themselves it would not be fair or constitutional.... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics for Police Officers
Introduction: Throughout an officer career He has referred to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics which is a code that represents everything that a police officer should be. This code was established by the Peace Officer’s Research Association of California in 1956 and since then has made its way throughout the country to Police departments and its officers.... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

Should Euthanasia be Legal?
Medical Law
Introduction: Active euthanasia is criminal while passive euthanasia is non criminal. The big debate surrounding euthanasia is whether to consider it as voluntary thus becoming a suicide or involuntary murder. Further, there have been numerous arguments as to whether a certain death could be considered easy, happy, painless or wrongful.... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

Arguments for the Legalization of Same-sex Marriage
Family Law
Introduction: To make a valid argument concerning the legalization of homosexual marriage, one must consider a few important factors. First, is whether or not the right to marry one that should be granted to everyone regardless of sexual orientation. Secondly, is sexual orientation an innate feature or a personal choice?... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

Majority Rule and Respect for Minority Rights
Administrative Law
Introduction: Democracy is a way of government of the people which is ruled by the people. Democracies understand the importance of protecting the rights, cultural identities, social practices, and religious practices of all individuals. In order for the people’s will to govern, a system of majority rule with respect to minority rights has been put into place.... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

Which Branch of Government in the US Has the Most Power?
Constitutional Law
Introduction: When taking things into consideration, the Legislative branch is the most powerful; with its ability to create laws, borrow money, collect taxes, regulate commerce, and most importantly develop a social contract with its citizens in return of ensuring safety and maintaining order.... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

The Federal System of Government
Constitutional Law
Introduction: The Constitution created a federal system of government (federalism) as a compromise. Under federalism, power is shared and divided between national and state governments. Both levels have their own agencies and officials and directly affect the people. The Founding Fathers really had no other choice except federalism. ... Last modified: 26th Aug 2021

The Laws of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Business Law
Introduction: Mergers and Acquisitions in other words can be termed as a business phenomenon wherein the senior executives of the companies foresee the market strategies of economic growth, higher revenues and garnering higher synergies by merging to create a higher pie in the market or acquire a company to obtain competitive advantage in the market... Last modified: 11th Jun 2021

Payment and Promotion Discrimination at Wal-Mart
Employment Law
Introduction: In this respect, it is possible to refer to the experience of Wal-Mart, which faces the problem of payment and promotion discrimination of female employees (Trevor, 2005). In actuality, the discrimination of female employees tends to disappear but, nonetheless, the problem of discrimination persists, including such large companies as Wal-Mart. ... Last modified: 11th Jun 2021

Summary of the Nancy Cruzan Case (Mercy Killing)
Family Law
Introduction: When the United States Supreme Court handled the case, it ruled in favor of the Missouri Supreme Court’s judgment that Nancy Cruzan should remain on life-support because her family failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that their daughter would have wished to have them terminate her life.... Last modified: 11th Jun 2021

United States v Florida East Coast Railway Company
Administrative Law
Introduction: Case Summary of United States v Florida East Coast Railway Company. The decision demonstrates that courts are the ultimate mediator in interpreting administrative law.... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

US Right to Work Laws
Employment Law
Introduction: This paper will attempt to detail the history of right-to-work laws, explain current issues, forecast future issues and solutions, and describe how New Mexico is affected by the laws. Right-to-work movements emerged in the 1940’s, and in 1994, the first law was passed in Arkansas.... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

4th Amendment and Police Body Worn Cameras
Criminal Law
Introduction: Freund (2015) studied the body camera issue and the 4th amendment implications by comparing them to other surveillance devices. In his study, he focused on dashboard camera recordings and the surveillance cameras. He later found that the main difference is that where those two devices are usually placed, an ordinary citizen can not have a reasonable expectation of privacy... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

Consumer Protection Laws and the Antitrust Laws
Business Law
Introduction: This paper defined and discussed consumer protection laws and their importance, along with antitrust laws and why they are both necessary to have in place to protect consumers and companies. The case study involving Amazon is just one example of a company that has had consumer protection issues and has had to take the necessary steps to correct these problems.... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

US Homicide Laws
Criminal Law
Introduction: In conclusion of this paper each type of homicide is a serious offense. However, getting convicted of first degree murder is going to represent the longest punishment period. In addition, justifiable homicide is going to have the least, to no punishment time depending on the situation.... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

Effect of Police Profiling on Arrest Misconduct
Introduction: Citizens’ rights are guaranteed by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Such as protecting them from unreasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, right to remain silent, and excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment, from the fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth amendments of the U.S. Constitution.... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

Operation Ghost Stories: Inside The Russian Spy Case
International Law
Introduction: The case that I chose and would like to address further is  “Operation Ghost Stories: Inside the Russian Spy Case”.  On June 27, 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested 10 illegal agents of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). ... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

Analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Educational Law
Introduction: As such, this paper analyses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It provides an overview of the ADA, issues associated with the ADA in the context of students in higher education, presents some cases related to the ADA, associated with those issues that shaped higher education, and provides some possible solutions to the issue of funding and access in disability in higher education. ... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

Felony Disenfranchisement in the US
Introduction: Felony disenfranchisement had been a problem in the United States since we started voting and it is still something we can’t figure out. People are stripped of a right that built this nation. American citizens whether committed a crime or not are still citizens.... Last modified: 10th Jun 2021

Comparing the Italian and US Legal Systems
International Law
Introduction: The main source of law in Italy is the Italian Constitution followed by the constitutional laws which happen to be the same for the United States where the United States Constitution is the highest form of law.... Last modified: 9th Jun 2021

Evaluation of Proposition 63, California's Safety for All Act
Criminal Law
Introduction: At this time in California, citizens must go through a background check to purchase firearms, but it is believed that this is not enough. Proposition 63 “The Safety for All Act”, states that citizens of California should not only have to go through a thorough background check to purchase firearms, but ammunition as well... Last modified: 9th Jun 2021

Effects of TCJA on ACA
Health Law
Introduction: In this paper, the effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (TCJA) passed by Donald Trump will be discussed, along with the effects it has had on Obamacare (ACA) and how such actions lead to the modification of Obamacare. ... Last modified: 9th Jun 2021

Unlawful Surveillance - Caitlin Cobb and Joe Johnson
Criminal Law
Introduction: Cobb’s privacy and reputation were put on the line. Caitlin Cobb fell victim to the very few and underdeveloped laws that are in place to protect both victims and companies. The few laws in place are not equipped to protect individuals from the harmful and unguarded territories the Internet has to offer.... Last modified: 9th Jun 2021

2016 Missouri State Dyslexia Law
Educational Law
Introduction: No published study has explored factors that may account for the lack of effect of any state’s dyslexia law. The present study pertains specifically to Missouri’s recently enacted dyslexia law but will hopefully contribute to a knowledgebase of more general relevance and application.... Last modified: 9th Jun 2021