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Iran Shoots Down US Surveillance Drone, Heightening Tensions

By   /  Mon 21 Shawwal 1440AH 24-6-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

  In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, members of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to launch an RQ-4 Global Hawk at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk on Thursday, June 20, 2019, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over […]

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The Vagrancy Act Of 1866

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Contributed by Brent Tarter   The Vagrancy Act of 1866, passed by the General Assembly on January 15, 1866, forced into employment, for a term of up to three months, any person who appeared to be unemployed or homeless. If so-called vagrants ran away and were recaptured, they would be forced to work for no […]

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The Convict Leasing System

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional amendments were passed with the intention of establishing equality under the law for newly freed slaves, or so the story goes. The fact of the matter is that slavery was – and still is – completely legal in the United States, only in a much […]

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Anti-Literacy Policy

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Anti-literacy laws were in force in many slave states before and during the American Civil War, affecting slaves, freedmen, and in some cases all people of color.[1] These largely came into force following abolitionist David Walker’s 1829 publication of Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, which openly advocated rebellion,[2] and Nat Turner’s slave […]

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Bretton Woods System & 1944 Agreement

By   /  Tue 9 Ramadan 1440AH 14-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

BY KIMBERLY AMADEO Updated January 02, 2019 The 1944 Bretton Woods agreement established a new global monetary system. It replaced the gold standard with the U.S. dollar as the global currency. By so doing, it established America as the dominant power in the world economy. After the agreement was signed, America was the only country with the ability to print dollars. The […]

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Roper vs Simmons

By   /  Mon 10 Shaban 1440AH 15-4-2019AD  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See […]

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Batson vs Kentucky

By   /  Mon 10 Shaban 1440AH 15-4-2019AD  /  Supreme Court Ruling  /  No Comments

Posted on November 1, 2012 | Constitutional Law | Tags: Constitutional Law Case Brief Facts Petitioner was an African American male found guilty of burglary. His jury at trial was entirely white; and he appealed on the basis of jury selection. The record indicated that the judge dismissed various jurors for legitimate purposes. In jury […]

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Strickland vs Washington

By   /  Mon 10 Shaban 1440AH 15-4-2019AD  /  Supreme Court Ruling  /  No Comments

May 14, 1984 Respondent pleaded guilty in a Florida trial court to an indictment that included three capital murder charges. In the plea colloquy, respondent told the trial judge that, although he had committed a string of burglaries, he had no significant prior criminal record and that at the time of his criminal spree he […]

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7 States That You Can Be A Lawyer In Without A Law Degree

By   /  Mon 10 Shaban 1440AH 15-4-2019AD  /  Law  /  No Comments

How to Become a Lawyer Without a Law Degree By Corey Adwar Aug 02, 2014 You can afford to skip it Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images This story originally appeared in Business Insider. A small minority of the thousands of people who take state bar exams each year to practice law don’t have a law […]

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Supreme Court ruling of the week

By   /  Sun 2 Shaban 1440AH 7-4-2019AD  /  Supreme Court Ruling  /  No Comments

April 1, 20195 Min Read The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington on Oct. 4, 2018. Texas death row inmate Patrick Murphy and Alabama death row inmate Domineque Ray both came to the Supreme Court recently with the same request. Halt my execution, each said, because the state won’t let my spiritual […]

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