What Is Law? A Discussion Question
What is law? Law is a body of laws formulated by society. The law is legislation designed and administered to control behavior, with the precise definition sometimes a source of longstanding debate. It is commonly defined as the art and science of civil law. This body of laws generally governs conduct in the public sphere including private, business and political matters.
The body of laws continues to evolve as a result of societal norms. The history of mankind is marked by an incessant debate over what laws and rights should govern people’s lives. At times this debate has even spilled over into adversarial forms such as war and violence. A law consideredabsurd in one society could find widespread acceptance in another, a situation which calls into question the validity of any law if it is not accepted by the affected parties.
The area of law that concerns itself with private rights is known as jus primae judicatrix. The word jus means “of the judge”. This indicates that the jurisdiction over private issues is reserved for judges. Civil law, on the other hand, deals with disputes involving persons and organizations. Unlike judicial proceedings, the parties to civil disputes have no need to retain attorneys and, in most cases, jus primae means just before the action.
The theories and concepts that underlie the various systems of law are primarily grounded in socio-cultural factors. For instance, all civilized societies believe that honesty is an important element of interpersonal relations. Criminal laws, like all other socio-cultural ideas, are based on the various notions of right and wrong, which in turn are influenced by gender roles. What is law?
The legal system in any country is believed to impart and enforce certain rules and laws that govern the conduct of social life. When a societal norm clashes with a legal one, then the latter loses its legitimacy. A societal norm, when discovered to conflict with a law, is challenged and, if found to be justified in light of the competing legal standard, it may be modified, amended or revoked. A societal norm is not a fixed, unchanging set of rules that governs all people in all situations. Rather, a social norm reflects the basic social organization of a country or society and is applicable to all people in all circumstances unless it is found to be unjustifiable on moral grounds.
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What is Common Law?
In legal terms, what is commonly referred to as common law is the body of civil law developed by judges, lawyers and similar quasi-legal tribunals through the existence of written decisions. The defining feature of common law is that it derives as precedent. What this means is that prior decisions of the same court, county, or state are precedent in the same way that statutes and resolutions are precedent. Statutes and resolutions can be referred to as common law because they have been decided on previously. However, decisions of past courts are not binding on future decisions.
The existence of stare decisis is the reason most jurisdictions have a common law system. A country’s or state’s legal system depends upon the existence of precedents. This means that decisions of past courts are binding on current courts and they are cited whenever legal issues arise. stare decisis is necessary for a country’s or state’s legal system because without it, there would be no interpretation of legal documents or actions. Without precedent, decisions of lower courts would not be binding on higher courts.
A number of statutory decisions also derive from the use of stare decisis. These decisions include the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Loving v. Virginia. The Loving decision involved the violation of the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. Because of this, all cases that refer to a specific case or issue that happened in a past period receive what is called a “reliable rule.”
Some of the various common laws that derive from stare decisis are the Code of Professional Responsibility, Rules of Trial Procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the rules governing professional liability. One can draw a direct causal line between a breach of some promise of care and the formation of a reliable evidentiary record by relying on an institutionalized opinion. This causal relationship can easily be determined in past cases by judicial authorities. For example, a breach of a promise of professional duty may have been litigated in the past but the causal link could not be determined because nosuch case had ever been tried.
In order for a civil proceeding to be binding upon future generations of inhabitants, it must be substantially prejudiced against the plaintiff. Historically, the courts have been reluctant to enforce civil rights in the face of widespread discrimination. But the development of the common law, with judicial authority over …
How Can Laws Protect Me?
If you have ever been in a car accident you probably realize how important it is to have some sort of insurance policy that will cover you and your medical expenses. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that laws only protect you in certain areas. They do exist to protect everyone, but sometimes they get on the slippery slope and allow people to go way over the edge.
Let’s look at a real example. Let’s say that you are driving down the road and are surrounded by white wines. Suddenly you see two cars hit each other, one of them hits your windshield, and now you have to get legal advice from an attorney because one of them was speeding. Yes, this is an extreme example, yet somehow the car accident is being seen as a white wine versus a red wine collision. Of course, the cost for the damage and injury isn’t comparable, yet somehow the insurance companies have their rules, even if they don’t follow them. This has happened in the past, and unfortunately it’s happening more.
This leads to another problem. Because laws are there to protect us, yet somehow they allow people to break the rules, without consequences. You have insurance policies that protect you against personal injury, property damage, or death. Yet, many times you do not have the protection that you need when someone breaks a rule and gets away with it. And this is why you have people breaking the law so often.
One example is when you are out drinking and you order a Chardonnay. The bartender then places the bottle of Chardonnay over the rim of your glass without giving you the chance to ask if it’s real or not. Chardonnay automatically becomes a bottle of cheap wine without any added value. Now, this might sound like a small thing, but it’s actually an important rule to follow. When you go to a restaurant where you are drinking red wine, you should ask if the Chardonnay that they are serving is actually a real Chardonnay.
If you’re out drinking and you order a Cabernet Sauvignon, again, without asking if it’s real, you can count on the fact that the wine that you are served is very inexpensive wine. Now, Cabernet Sauvignons come from different parts of the world. In most instances, you can expect that a Cabernet Sauvignon will be pretty …
What is the Importance of Law?
What is the Importance of Law?
What is the importance of law? This is the age-old question occupying the minds of the people all over the world. The importance of law can be explained as the need to have a legal system by which all the important decisions of a society are taken. Law is necessary for all those who wish to maintain social order. In other words, it is all about justice and the rule of law. According to the definition provided by the leading economists, law is “A body of knowledge, usually of a legal nature, concerning the actions of men… regulated by laws made by the society.”
A law is a set of rules or laws that are made and sanctioned by a society or government. These laws are created and set by the consent of the governed and cannot be changed in any way. It is an authoritative body that governs the actions of citizens in a particular society. In other words, law is a set of rules and regulations pertaining to right conduct, action and status in a particular society. In our daily life, all kinds of decisions are governed by law.
When the society makes a law, it not only defines the law but also the duties of citizens. It is basically an ethical code of conduct. A number of the social values are guided by these laws. Every citizen is aware of these laws and their importance. But how much do we actually know about the nature of laws and their own importance in our lives?
According to the leading economic thinker, Adam Smith the importance of laws can be understood through the prism of markets and consumer demand. According to him, a market is a place where goods and services are exchanged according to the demand and supply theory. In a marketplace, there is a brisk competition among buyers and sellers. Every businessman tries to improve the efficiency of his business and also tries to overcome the effects of competition. Laws play a crucial role in shaping the character of society and shaping the economy as well.
The importance of law can also be understood from the aspect of protecting the rights of the individual. Every country has certain laws that protect its people. But human behavior is often unexpected and sometimes contradictory. A government has to step in to prevent discord. …
Daughters Of The American Revolution organized an annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Daughters Of The American Revolution organized an annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Many people gathered today at the World Trade Center’s steel beam to remember nearly 3,000 of those who lost their lives.
“Everybody who was alive back then knows exactly where he or she was when they heard about the news. It was one of them,” Carloyn Therton, a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, stated.
Today the Bixby chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution had its annual remembrance service.
Today was dedicated in memory and honor to all the emergency personnel and civilians who died during the tragic events of 20 year ago.
Thornton stated, “We don’t wish to forget those that died senselessly on that day.”
Washington Irving Park is the memorial to that tragic day.
The Friends of Irving Foundation put a steel beam on the World Trade Center a year after the attacks.
The steel beam is used as a timeline by the memorial’s markers.
Walter Gund was the group’s President. He stated that many people don’t know everything that happened that day.
Gund said that “It isn’t just about New York City, it’s also about the I-Beam”
He said that was why events, such as today’s memorial service, are so crucial.
“They forget. People forget. Gund says that they must be reminded constantly.
The organizers expressed their hope that the event would be an educational and a reminder of history, so it doesn’t happen again.
“We just pray that this won’t be the last time we go through this.” Thornton shared that it’s why she does this, so she won’t have the same experience again.…
The Tragic Death of a Philosopher & Conservative Legend, Angelo Codevilla
On Sept. 20, the American conservative movement and the entire world lost one of their greatest thinkers and historians.
Angelo Codevilla, 78, was tragically killed in an automobile accident.
His death comes at a moment when America can’t afford to lose an articulate voice of reason and deep learning. Codevilla’s words were music to the soul as irrationality, wokism and chaos raged across the country.
Codevilla referred to the American Revolution as exceptional in a lecture at The Heritage Foundation in 2014. This was because it was the first time that human beings recognized peace as a natural state and not conflict.
Codevilla’s speech was inspired by his book ” To Keep and Make Peace Between Ourselves, and with All Nations.”
He stated that the American Revolution’s intention to establish limited government was compatible with the American Revolution’s primacy in peace on revolutionaries’ thought.
This faith is rooted in historical fact and the principles of American founding. It’s inspiring even today as Codevilla’s death.
Codevilla was born May 25, 1943 in Voghera in northern Italy, near Milan. He immigrated to the United States as a student in 1955 and became a citizen of the United States in 1962. Codevilla, like many immigrants, felt a deep, enduring love of this country. This is evident in his remarkable career and numerous writings.
Codevilla, like other European observers who were perceptive about the U.S., such as Alexis de Tocqueville and others, understood American exceptionalism better that most. It was important to preserve this exceptionalism for future generations.
Codevilla, a 1965 Rutgers University graduate, earned his doctorate at Claremont Graduate University in 1973 after he served a stint with the Navy Reserve.
He was a U.S. diplomat and a congressional staffer on Sen. Malcolm Wallop’s Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. His work with the Reagan administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative was his most prominent accomplishment.
He was a history professor at Boston University, Claremont Institute and Georgetown University. He was also a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Codevilla wrote 14 books covering a wide range of topics. Many have been deemed classics. These books include “War: Ends and means” (with Paul Seabury), and “Informing Statecraft,” as well as “To Make and to Keep” and “Arms Control Delusion.”
Rush Limbaugh’s favorite Codevilla novel was “The Ruling class: How they Corrupted America”, which predicted the social fractures that we see today in American society.
Codevilla’s work …
El Dorado Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues to grow
El Dorado Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participants met Sept. 8. To install new members who have proved their lineage from individuals who supported the American Revolutionary War and fought in it, El Dorado Chapter Governor Ann Chambers and Susan Broderick performed the swearing in ceremony.
El Dorado DAR member have been in constant contact via phone, email, and video conferencing. This is similar to the experience with other chapters across the country. The members are especially thankful for the opportunity to gather to celebrate new members, despite not being together physically for so long.
To learn more about the work of today’s DAR visit DAR.org and for more information about the El Dorado Chapter or if you wish to learn about your Revolutionary War ancestors contact Chambers at [email protected]…
Daughters of the American Revolution Victoria Chapter Honors War Veterans
Recently, the Guadalupe Victoria Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored Vietnam War veterans.
During the Sept. 16 meeting at Victoria Archives Building they were presented with commemorative pins for their 50th anniversary service in World War II.
Diana Mason, a former professor at the University of North Texas, presented the program and distributed the pins.…
Attorney Hughes Speaks To a Local DAR Chapter
With 29 members and 12 guests, the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their September meeting at the Women’s Building Waxahachie.
Melissa Pegram was awarded a membership certificate for 10 years, Elizabeth Tull 25 years, and Juanita Mtt 40 years of service to the NSDAR. Debbie Davis was presented with the Distinguished Citizens Medal. She is a sponsor of flag raising school projects and a Patriot Paws volunteer for many years. Dr. Callie M. Hollenshead was inducted as the chapter’s newest member.
The Constitution committee was happy to report that each elementary school library in Waxahachie ISD received “A More Perfect Union” and that 30 WISD history teachers received a poster about the U.S. Constitution from the local chapter.
Chad Hughes, a criminal attorney in Ellis County, presented a program about the Constitution of the United States to the chapter and its guests. He discussed the rights and protections that it offers to those accused of breaking the law.
The meeting was closed by Regent Vicki Williams reading the Preamble of the Constitution. She encouraged everyone to reflect on what it must have looked like at the time that the Constitution was written.…