What Does the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Do?

US EPA or the United States Environmental Protection Agency is the US federal government body that was formed to protect both the environment and people through formulation and implementation of regulations on the basis of the laws. This agency was formed in December 2, 1970, which was also the day…


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Changes to Canadian federal privacy law include anti-spam laws

As of July 2014, the federal privacy law specifically states regulations against email spamming. This legislation is known as Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) and it refers to the law against spam and other electronic threats. Enforcing such laws belongs to the Office of the Privacy…


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Eleven states sue Obama government over transgender directive

The transgender law has escalated quickly across the country. Now, eleven states are suing the Obama administration due to its directive on transgender students in public schools. This is essentially the beginning of what many thing will be a messy legal battle. The government’s directive that…


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Federal law prohibits female WASPs to be buried at Arlington

The Women’s Air Force Service Pilots were a special program in World War II, which involved women flying non-combat missions so that their male counterparts would have more availability for combat operations. Many years later, they were granted veteran status, and could be buried at Arlington…


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What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act was established to make governments and public companies accountable by providing the public with the right to access information pertinent to them. It does not allow disclosure of your private information to unauthorized persons or companies. For example, a bank…


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Obama's Iron Pipeline Law

With the many tragedies of schools shootings and other public places, thousands have lost their lives due to gun violence. In an effort to curb this gun violence, the United States President Barrack Obama has passed a new law stating that there will be thorough background verification for all who…


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Are there federal laws that apply to bullying?

Even though there is no particular federal law that explicitly condemns bullying, keep heart. There are plenty of bullying instances that do come under the harassment laws! If the bullying is a type of harassment that is related to race, sex, age, religion or even disability, then bullying does…


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Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is a law that was approved by the U.S. Congress in 1990. The NCD (National Council on Disability) recommended enactment of the ADA law. The first version was introduced to the House and Senate in 1998. Tom Harkin, a senator, authored the final bill. A part…


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Federal, State And Local Laws.

In the United State, there are different types of law. And the difference between them is where they apply and who they apply to. Not all the laws in the U.S applies to all levels of state, but they are given limits to confine them. 1. Federal laws. This are the laws that applies throughout the…


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How many laws do we have?

When we think about the laws and the rules sometimes it may seem like we can’t do one single thing wrong without being punished. It is completely normal for every country to have their law, because it is one of the ways we can stop people from doing anything wrong (or at least we think so).…


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How the Federal Laws Changed the Real Estate Industry?

It is safe to say that you are certain you can issue that expulsion notification to an inhabitant? As a speculator, be knowledgeable in the Federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act before you thump on an entryway and issue a notification to empty. As an inhabitant, make sure you know your…


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Can You Keep the Gun Under Federal Law?

Timothy Theodore Duncan, born on April 25, 1976 to William Duncan and Lone and has two older sisters. He was raised in Christiansted and was very much interested in swimming and reach Olympics just like his older sister Tricia, who is an Olympic level swimmer. He was good in his academics and…


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Judge in Manhattan Grants Two Chimps Habeas Corpus Status

For the first time in the history of the United States, two chimpanzees were granted a writ of habeas corpus by Manhattan Supreme Court justice Barbara Jaffe. The non-human plaintiffs, Hercules and Leo, are being medically experimented on at Stony Brook University on Long Island. Jaffe ordered the…


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North Carolina Extends Abortion Waiting Period to 72 Hours

The North Carolina House of Representatives decided today that a woman will have to wait for three days for the procedure after consulting her doctor about an abortion. The bill was approved by 74-45 in the Republican-dominating House. The legislation now has to pass the state Senate, also…


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Grand Theft Auto

Grand theft auto is a felony that includes stealing any vehicle. Although, there are some minor differences depending on a state, there are some general principles that are applied in every state. There are two kinds of theft crimes. Minor, that are categorized as petty theft. They are usually…


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Terrorist Groups As I See Them

When it comes to religion everyone has the right to choose which religion suites them the most. In the past couple of years there have been several religions in the world that have been documented, that said this religions also tend to come with different ideologies and as a result it not advised…


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Lawsuit in Colorado over legalization of marijuana

A Colorado governor has been sued by six sheriffs in a federal court on Thursday claiming that the state laws legalizing marijuana will force them to violate federal law. Joining in the lawsuits are neighboring states of Kansas and Nebraska. They say the marijuana law creates a “crisis of…


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Weird Laws in the US

The law is designed to protect all people, so it is equally for everyone. People must obey these laws. But there are some funny and even weird laws. I don’t understand the point of laws like this, but maybe persons who made them had understood. Probably they had some important reason for…


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New Federal Law Change Still Barring Medical Marijuana Operations

Last month, Washington D.C. took away the government’s right to investigate, raid or prosecuted businesses that sell cannabis leaves if they are legal in that state. This was a huge victory for state residents who require the medical plant for their health. This was also a relief for legalized…


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Abortion bill dropped

Last week the republicans were put in the position of dropping a bill due to the lack of votes. The bill in case was concerning abortion and its criminalization in all late-term cases. This bill of law was supposed to ban all abortions (except outstanding cases) for all pregnancies past 20 weeks.…


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Ban on seizure

One of the traditions of police raids is about to top. By invoking a federal law local and state police can keep 80% of assets seized during an operation (e.g. drug raid). This was a very popular during the 80s and is better known as civil forfeiture. So why is this a bad thing you ask? Well unlike…


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Obama concerned about cyber security

More and more of our activities happen via internet so it is only natural to be concerned about the security of the pathway. More to the point we no longer have money in our pockets but somewhere in the cyberspace so it’s only normal that we are concerned with the security of the money…


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What is Jerry Goldman’s Oyez Project?

What is Jerry Goldman’s Oyez Project?

The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive created by Jerry Goldman and is devoted to the U.S Supreme Court. It is an unofficial archive containing all kinds of media, especially audios of oral arguments. The project, which is displayed as a website, was supported by the National Science Foundation…

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What Does the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Do?

What Does the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Do?

US EPA or the United States Environmental Protection Agency is the US federal government body that was formed to protect both the environment and people through formulation and implementation of regulations on the basis of the laws. This agency was formed in December 2, 1970, which was also the day…

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act was established to make governments and public companies accountable by providing the public with the right to access information pertinent to them. It does not allow disclosure of your private information to unauthorized persons or companies. For example, a bank…

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