Day: March 24, 2020

American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!)

American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!)
 American  Law  Sources  On-line 
 

Contents

  1. Separation of Powers
  2. Legislative Branch
  3. Executive Branch
  4. Judicial Branch
  5. Implied Powers of the Three Branches of Government
  6. Checks and Balances
  7. Sources

The three branches of the U.S. government are the legislative, executive and judicial branches. According to the doctrine of separation of powers, the U.S. Constitution distributed the power of the federal government among these three branches, and built a system of checks and balances to ensure that no one branch could become too powerful.

Separation of Powers

The Enlightenment philosopher Montesquieu coined the phrase “trias politica,” or separation of powers, in his influential 18th-century work “Spirit of the Laws.” His concept of a government divided into legislative, executive and judicial branches acting independently of each other inspired the framers of the U.S. Constitution, who vehemently opposed concentrating too much power in any one body of government.

In the Federalist Papers, James Madison wrote of the necessity of the

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Society definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

Examples of ‘society’ in a sentence

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It
also
highlights meticulously the
paradoxes of
modern government and society in general.

The Times Literary Supplement (2011)

There
must be more to high society than
horses and
house
parties.

Times, Sunday Times (2014)

The
biggest
danger to human society
comes from
civil
servants in an environment like this.

Times, Sunday Times (2008)

The
programme is incredibly
successful at
improving the life
chances of the most
vulnerable group in society.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)

The
second
theme is
stronger families and a more
responsible society.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)

And they
cost less to the
health system and society.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)


Publicly
arguing
matters of interest to society.

Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Some people

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Intimate Justice – Hardcover – Shatema Threadcraft

Cover

Intimate Justice

The Black Female Body and the Body Politic

Shatema Threadcraft

Reviews and Awards

Sara A. Whaley Book Prize, National Women’s Studies Association
W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists
Race and Political Theory Best Book Award, American Political Science Association

“With theoretical sophistication and admirable moral clarity, Intimate Justice reframes what corrective racial justice should entail by taking the deprivation of black women’s intimate capacities as its starting point. Threadcraft makes a compelling case that the debate about racial justice has focused almost exclusively on the civic harms suffered by blacks in the public sphere, thereby overlooking the thwarting of black women’s intimate capacities in the private sphere. She brilliantly spells out what a fuller account of racial justice would entail.” –Juliet Hooker, Associate Professor of Government and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin

“‘Establishing meaningful intimate justice is every bit

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“The SAFE Act stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun by requiring universal background checks on gun purchases, increases penalties for people who use illegal guns, mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder, and imposes the toughest assault weapons ban in the country. For hunters, sportsmen, and law abiding gun owners, this new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns.”

– Governor Andrew Cuomo

Art Wood, an award-winning political
cartoonist himself, collected more than 16,000 political cartoons by hundreds of the leading creators of the ‘ungentlemanly art,’ a phrase that is commonly used to describe this type of graphic satire. He used the word “illustration” to describe the enormous talent and craft that went into a work of art produced to capture a moment in time. From the nineteenth century’s Gilded Age to recent times, political illustrations have appeared in magazines, editorial pages, opinion pages, and even on the front pages of American newspapers. These visual editorials reflect multiple viewpoints conveyed by a wide variety of artistic approaches, including the classic cross hatching techniques of Harper’s Weekly cartoonist Thomas Nast, the sweeping brush work of Ding Darling, the rich crayon line work of Rube Goldberg and Bill Mauldin, and the painterly styles of contemporary cartoonists Paul Conrad and Patrick Oliphant. The broad spectrum of

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Civil Law vs Criminal Law – Difference and Comparison

Civil law and criminal law are two broad and separate entities of law with separate sets of laws and punishments.

According to William Geldart, Introduction to English Law 146 (D.C.M. Yardley ed., 9th ed. 1984),

“The difference between civil law and criminal law turns on the difference between two different objects which law seeks to pursue – redress or punishment. The object of civil law is the redress of wrongs by compelling compensation or restitution: the wrongdoer is not punished; he only suffers so much harm as is necessary to make good the wrong he has done. The person who has suffered gets a definite benefit from the law, or at least he avoids a loss. On the other hand, in the case of crimes, the main object of the law is to punish the wrongdoer; to give him and others a strong inducement not to commit same or similar

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What is society? | HowStuffWorks

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” So said legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, and his words can help us understand what a society truly is.

Society is made up of individuals who have agreed to work together for mutual benefit. It can be a very broad term, as we can make generalizations about what the whole of Western society believes, or it can be a very narrow definition, describing only a small group of people within a given community. But no matter the size, and no matter the link that binds a society together, be it religious, geographic, professional or economic, society is shaped by the relationships between individuals.

There has been much debate over what makes a society successful. Philosopher Thomas Hobbes believed that without society, human life would be “nasty, brutish

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Branches of the U.S. Government

U.S. Constitution

The Founding Fathers, the framers of the U.S. Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much control. With this in mind, they wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers, or three separate branches of government.

Each branch has its own responsibilities and at the same time, the three branches work together to make the country run smoothly and to assure that the rights of citizens are not ignored or disallowed. This is done through checks and balances. A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.

Legislative – Makes Laws

Congress is composed of two parts: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Senate

The Senate has 100 elected senators total; 2 senators per state. Each senator serves

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