"Just And Unjust Laws" Essays and Research Papers

  • Just And Unjust Laws

    Unjust Laws The United States is homeland for millions of immigrants who risk their lives for a better existence. In Jefferson’s words, it is a nation in which “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Our nation is a country in which equal opportunity if provided for those in search of a better life and our law is meant to apply evenly to citizens and non-citizens alike. However...

    Civil disobedience, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Law 1053  Words | 3  Pages

  • Unjust Laws

    even unjust laws? Think about what this means. This means that laws, regardless of how unfair, unjust, or immoral they may be, must be followed with no better reason that they are the law. To the thesis that we are obliged to obey even unjust laws, I will argue that the standard objections to Civil Disobedience, given by Singer, are incorrect To begin, however, I believe it is necessary to define an "unjust" law. According to St. Thomas Aquinas, "Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any...

    Civil disobedience, Direct action, Henry David Thoreau 1740  Words | 4  Pages

  • Martin Luther King, Just and Unjust

    King What is law? Law is a system of rules used to govern a society and control the behaviors of its members. In this case, Martin Luther King is charged for breaking a law. King questions the differences between just and unjust laws to justify his actions in Birmingham and the charges of breaking laws willingly. Defending his willingness to break laws, King argues, “How can you advocate breaking laws and obeying other?” He answers to accusation of his willingness to break laws with a well-written...

    Civil disobedience, Henry David Thoreau, Human 1054  Words | 3  Pages

  • Unjust Laws and Civil Disobedience

    of protest in which protestors deliberately violate a law. Classically, they violate the law they are protesting, such as segregation or draft laws, but sometimes they violate other laws which they find unobjectionable, such as trespass or traffic laws. Most activists who perform civil disobedience are scrupulously non-violent, and willingly accept legal penalties. The purpose of civil disobedience can be to publicize an unjust law or a just cause; to appeal to the conscience of the public; to force...

    Civil disobedience, Henry David Thoreau, Jurisprudence 1979  Words | 5  Pages

  • Hammurabi's Code: Just or Unjust?

    the sixth king of its capitol city, Babylon. During his reign, Hammurabi established law and order and funded irrigation, defense, and religious projects. He personally took care of and governed the administration. In fact, in 1786, he wrote two hundred eighty-two laws governing family, criminal punishment, civil law, ethics, business, prices, trade, and every other aspect of ancient life—this set of laws became known as “the Code of Hammurabi.” Carved upon a black stone eight feet high...

    Akkadian language, Ancient Rome, Babylon 1585  Words | 5  Pages

  • Unjust Law Paper

    would consider this “just.” In the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from Birmingham Jail, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” LGBT people face serious discrimination in employment, including being fired, being denied a promotion and experiencing harassment on the job. In 29 states, there is no state law protecting a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person from being fired just because of who they are (Human Rights Campaign). In 33 states, there is no state law protecting a transgendered...

    Discrimination, Gay, Gender 977  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War Just or Unjust

    Matthew-Donald Toombs C & D Block 12-5-12 Vietnam, Just or Unjust? Some ask the question, was the Vietnam War just? Some may say yes it was just,and others say that it is unjust. However,Certain people view justice as slippery concept. There are always ways to get aroud justice, and that is why people believe that justice is a slippety concept. Even Plato one of the brightest of his time could not figure out whether war was just or unjust. A Certain individual, by the name of Aquinas, also...

    Aristotle, Natural law, Political philosophy 1038  Words | 3  Pages

  • Death Penalty Just or Unjust

     Carl Albert State College The Death Penalty Just or Unjust Phil 3203 April 14, 2014 The Death Penalty Just or Unjust? The Death Penalty Just or Unjust The death penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Capital crimes may include first degree murder (premeditated), murder with special circumstances (such as intentional, multiple, involved with another crime, with guns, of a police officer, or a repeat...

    Capital punishment, Capital punishment in the United States, Crime 736  Words | 4  Pages

  • Just and Unjust Wars

    not inevitable, and show that freedom of choice does not exists for the parties involved. I will present an argument for the inevitability of war after outlining Walzer’s objections to the realist’s point of view on the morality of war. In Just and Unjust Wars, Walzer argues against the realist’s view on the morality of war; namely, that war is inevitable therefore eliminating freedom of choice. Before delving into the argument, it is important that we understand a realist’s belief; Realism, as...

    Ancient Greece, Classical Athens, Delian League 960  Words | 3  Pages

  • Capital Punishment: Just or Unjust?

    referred to as isolation from society, or imprisonment, and finally, justice which without a doubt, is one of the main reasons for punishment. (Van de Haag 53) In February 1963, Gary McCorkell, a 19-year-old sex offender, was scheduled to hang. Just days before his execution, the then liberal cabinet of Lester Person commuted McCorkell to life in prison. Less that 20 years later, McCorkell was arrested, tried, and convicted for the kidnapping and rape of a 10-year-old Tennessee boy. He was sentenced...

    Capital punishment, Capital punishment in the United States, Crime 966  Words | 3  Pages

  • Characteristics of Just Laws

    Characteristics of Just Laws And Views A just law has a number of widely recognized characteristics. A just law is characterized by the following: --treats all people equally The notion of equality is an important aspect of the law. Although a just law may be providing equality it doesn’t always occur that way. For example, a wealthy person may be able to afford legal representation, but those people who can’t afford legal representation will be disadvantaged and will not have an equal opportunity...

    Civil law, Common law, Equality 750  Words | 3  Pages

  • Three Strikes Crime Law: Unjust and Preposterous

    3 Strikes Crime Law: Unjust and Preposterous Nichole Burton COM/155 November 15, 2012 Brenda Granderson 3 Strikes Crime Law: Unjust and Preposterous The 3 Strikes Crime Law is one of the nation’s harshest sentencing laws. Are you aware that even non-violent criminals are sentenced to life in prison under the 3 Strikes Crime Law? More than 4,000 non-violent criminals are currently serving life in sentence in prison in California alone. (Vega & Galloway, 2012). If you take these outrageous...

    Court, Crime, Criminal justice 948  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparing Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King on Unjust Laws

    is for this reason that many times, laws that are enacted for the “good of the people” can be in direct conflict with a person’s conscience. Due to the various struggles that the United States has faced in building a government, this topic has been a popular discussion throughout American literature. Although they did not live during the same time, American writers Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr. each wrote about how a person should not follow laws that they believe to be immoral. Thoreau’s...

    Civil disobedience, Henry David Thoreau, Law 919  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Is The Most Effective Means Of Protesting An Unjust Law

    What is the most effective means of protesting an unjust law? by Maria Cristina Coello June 19, 2014 Summer 2014 No matter how much society fights against injustice and inequality, there is always something that corrupts laws into unjust ones. Often these “unjustlaws affect directly to a certain type of group or individuals just because of characteristics or social class. The minority groups affected by the special treatment given by the law to them for their characteristics should not be...

    Civil disobedience, Direct action, Human rights 1607  Words | 6  Pages

  • There Are Two Types of Laws: Just and Unjust. Every Individual in a Society Has a Responsibility to Obey Just Laws and, Even More Importantly, to Disobey and Resist Unjust Laws.

    types of laws: just and unjust. Every individual in a society has a responsibility to obey just laws and, even more importantly, to disobey and resist unjust laws." The speaker asserts that each individual in a society has a responsibility to disobey and resist the unjust ones. However, as far as I am concerned, such responsibility is neither jurally valid nor practically feasible and thus does not exist. People often try to modify the laws instead of passively disobeying the unjust laws. To...

    Democracy, Individual, Justice 610  Words | 2  Pages

  • Clouds Socrates Unjust Speech

    The Carnage of Just Speech William Myers Section Eschenburg Thursday 9:00am Topic B Aristophanes & Pericles In Aristophanes’ play, “clouds”, there is a battle between the “old” and “new” way of going out about life. This can be seen through the “just” and “unjust” speech, whose argumentative outcomes dictate the way in which society should go about educating its citizens. The “unjust speech”, which is a heavy logical and manipulative approach to thinking...

    Aristophanes, Athenian democracy, Democracy 2144  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Unjust

    Tamara Clore Krystalin Posligua English 112 DO1B July 7, 2008 Essay III The Unjust There have been many racial biases throughout history. Many cultural groups have overcome diversity in their own ways, for instance the Jews against Germany, the Native-Americans against England, the Irish against England as well as African-Americans against majority white Americans. In “A Modest Proposal” written by Jonathan Swift and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” written by Martin Luther King Jr., both...

    A Modest Proposal, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Civil disobedience 1054  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Foundations of Law

    The Foundations of Law Over the course of many centuries, theorists and philosophers had come up with several different justifications to explain an unclear relationship that exists between law and justice. Thomas Aquinas, a thirteenth century theorist, enlightened everyone with his opinion about this relationship when he wrote Treatise on Law. Breaking down law into four different types, eternal, natural, divine, and human law, Aquinas created an order of laws that society must follow in order...

    Jurisprudence, Justice, Law 1042  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Brokedown Palace" Law Essay

    based upon ethics, law, religion, rationality, and fairness. But justice is not the same in every country. What some countries may consider to be just may be considered unjust and ever immoral by others. This is demonstrated in the 1999 film “Brokedown Palace”. In the movie, two lifelong friends take a trip to Thailand to celebrate their high school graduation. Long story short, they are accused of smuggling drugs and are sentenced to 33-years in a Taiwanese prison. What seemed just by the Taiwanese...

    Civilization, Ethics, Illegal drug trade 949  Words | 3  Pages

  • "The Law Is the Law": an Analysis of Law and Justice in Antigone and Trifles

    "The law is the law": An analysis of law and justice in Antigone and Trifles Néstor Díaz Dr. Rosa Vallejo INGL 3012 LI1 March 19, 2011 "The law is the law": an analysis of law and justice in Antigone and Trifles “Objection!” The lawyer acts quickly in an attempt to disallow a certain piece of evidence. He or she considers the evidence unjust and opposes its use. The lawyer’s opposition may bear fruit in the form of a rejection to said piece of evidence. Much like a lawyer opposes an...

    Antigone, Justice, Law 1622  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Just or Unjust

    The Just or Unjust Dillon S. Mike C. In reading Dante’s Inferno, there were many just punishments that correlated with there punishments. There are three that stand out as just and equal to the sins that were committed. The fortune tellers, hypocrites and thieves are some examples of suitable punishments. The fortune tellers predicted the future and for a just punishment they have their heads on backwards, because they looked into the future and now they can only see what is behind them...

    American films, Christianity, Crime 609  Words | 2  Pages

  • Hammurabi's Code, Was it Just?

    7th Period 9-9-13 Hammurabi’s Code Was it Just? Mesopotamia, “the Land between Rivers,” was one of the greatest and the oldest ancient civilizations of the world. This civilization flourished around 3000 B.C.E. on the piece of fertile land, now known as Iraq, between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. Before 1792 B.C.E the city-states of ancient   Mesopotamia were not united and constantly clashed in turmoil and warfare. In 1792 B.C.E King Hammurabi conquered and merged the neighboring city-states...

    Akkadian language, Babylon, Babylonia 823  Words | 3  Pages

  • Unjust Justice

    Unjust Justice: Juveniles Serving Life Without Parole The 14th amendment of Constitution of the United States grants every American Citizen the right of due process of the law. This right is being denied juveniles sentenced to “life without parole”. Recent Supreme Court rulings have held that “life without parole” is cruel and unjust punishment for those juveniles sentenced for non-homicidal crimes, because of limited capacity. Life without parole is essentially cruel and unjust punishment...

    Capital punishment, Crime, Criminal justice 1794  Words | 6  Pages

  • Just or Unjust

    Just or Unjust? Yolanda Esco BCOM/275-Business Communications and Critical Thinking July 20, 2013 Mr. Stephan Goodman For about a year and a half now, the world has been in shock over the events the occurred in the Trayvon Martin case. Some may say that they are happy about the outcome of this trial! Many have had opinions about the events, but do their opinions show credibility? The problem that the world does not understand is: We were not there; who are we to even have a comment...

    Belief, Critical thinking, Epistemology 416  Words | 2  Pages

  • Critically Discuss Augustine's Distinction Between Just and Unjust Wars

    Augustine is highly acclaimed as the originator of the Just War theory. He founded a concept that would be built upon for many years to come. Augustine argued that war was sometimes sadly an unfortunate necessity to preserve order in society. He believed that wars should only be undertaken if they satisfy a certain criteria for a just war. McCellend notes how ‘the original condition of man's soul was innocence' but since the Fall the soul has been tainted and is thus incapable of achieving goodness...

    Just War, Laws of war, Original sin 1168  Words | 4  Pages

  • Civil Disobedience in Unjust America

    Disobedience in an Unjust America According to the infamous essay by Henry David Thoreau, civil disobedience is the conscious and intentional disobeying of a law to advance a moral principle or change government policy. Throughout the essay, Thoreau urges the need for individuals to put their personal and social consciousness before their allegiance to their government and its range of policies. Thoreau believed that if a government is unjust, citizens should simply refuse to follow the law and eventually...

    Civil disobedience, Federal government of the United States, Henry David Thoreau 1660  Words | 5  Pages

  • Law Notes

    Law Notes 1. Law: set of statutes and rules that individuals within a society are governed by and are compelled to follow Statute: law passed by government you must follow unlike a rule which you can’t be punished for 2. Jurisprudence: wisdom/knowledge/skill in law -- the science that deals with investigations of concepts, notions, and principles of legal thought. It enables us to explore origins of law and legal institutions. It also helps clarify the principles on which they were founded. It allows...

    Civil law, Common law, Human rights 2385  Words | 6  Pages

  • Law - Wrongful Dismissal (Employment Law Canada)

    Employment Law-Wrongful Dismissal Sandy Baratta (former Oracle Vice President for Global Alliance) vs Oracle (software and Hardware Company).2000-San Fransisco. Sandy Baratta claimed to have been fired for her pregnancy and whistle blowing against co-workers. The pregnancy termination claim was based on some deprecating comments made to her by the Oracle Vice President about pregnant executives. Sandy claims she was fired just after she had made a report about Oracle software group lifting some...

    Constructive dismissal, Employment, Labour law 1915  Words | 5  Pages

  • Disenfranchisement Just or Unjust?

    Disenfranchisement: Just or unjust? Background and Thesis Should American citizens who were once incarcerated lose their right to vote? Currently across the nation American citizens who were once convicted of a felony has lost their right to vote, even after being released from prison, parole, probation, and paying all of their fines to the county or state in which they live. The term of this current condition is Felon disenfranchisement. Once being released back into society, Those who have...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 619  Words | 2  Pages

  • Unjust Application of Law

    It was the great Martin Luther King Jr. who once stated, "Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application." He was right in his beliefs as a law may appear correct on paper but when practiced, it becomes unfair and seemingly no longer applicable to the situation. In my own experience, King's statement came alive when a close friend was unjustly sentenced. It was through this that I discovered to never put myself in a position where I could be made an example of. It was more then...

    Bipolar disorder, Creativity, Idea 600  Words | 2  Pages

  • Is Antigone just?

    11-1150 Is Antigone’s execution just? The question of justice comes up a lot within Greek tragedies. Throughout the book, The Republic, Socrates is trying to define justice and what it truly means. A famous philosopher, Martha Nussbaum, analyzes the idea of human ethical life according to the Greeks and understanding the cause of human tragedy. I will be relating Martha’s interview to the story of Antigone, answering the question of whether her execution was just or not. I do believe that Antigone’s...

    Creon, Euripides, Haemon 1304  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Critique of Natural Law

    A Critique of Natural Law Essay #2 Barbara Palombo 256 Pinevalley Crescent Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 2W5 Email: palombo5152@rogers.com Student #: 923621220 Phil 1002 6.0 Q Class ID: 1227265 Team Instructor: Carol Bigwood Natural Law is a concept that has caused ambiguity throughout the history of Western thought. There is a multitude of incompatible ideas of natural law that have caused even those who are in basic agreement on natural law theory to have opposing notions...

    Common law, Jurisprudence, Justice 2524  Words | 7  Pages

  • Natural Law

    DEFINITION OF NATURAL LAW Natural law is a law or body of laws that derives from nature and is believed to be binding upon human actions apart from or in conjunction with laws established by human authority. John M. Finnis defines natural law as “a set of principles of practical reasonableness in ordering human life and human community”. Finnis states that natural law consists of two sets of principles. These consist of certain basic values and requirement of practical reasonableness. It...

    Black people, Justice, Law 2289  Words | 7  Pages

  • About the Law

    Discuss the connection between natural law theory and fundamental human rights as articulated in Commonwealth Caribbean constitutions. (Dec. 2009 #2) Generally, natural law theorists have purported that law comes from a body of rules or precepts that are distinct from human created legal systems. These rules are heavily influenced by morality and it centrally claims that there are moral principles1 of universal applicability, and principles of political morality in which human communities ought...

    Human rights, Law, Liberalism 2172  Words | 6  Pages

  • What is law

    Need the Law? Almost everything we do is governed by some set of rules. There are rules for games, for social clubs, for sports and for adults in the workplace. There are also rules imposed by morality and custom that play an important role in telling us what we should and should not do. However, some rules -- those made by the state or the courts -- are called "laws". Laws resemble morality because they are designed to control or alter our behaviour. But unlike rules of morality, laws are enforced...

    Administrative law, Human rights, Justice 1019  Words | 3  Pages

  • Classical Just War Theory and Its Relevance Today

    Martin White Government 260 Professor Gonzalez April 19, 2012 Reaction Paper: Classical Just War Theory and Its Relevance Today Cian O’Driscoll, author of the article Re-negotiation the Just War: the Invasion of Iraq and Punitive War, explains how the arguments of punitive war, or wars of punishment, from both Presidents George Bush and Tony Blair relate to the justification of going to war with Iraq in 2003. O’Driscoll, after explaining the justification...

    2003 invasion of Iraq, George W. Bush, Iraq 953  Words | 3  Pages

  • law

    Florence Low Poh Geok Program / Intake: BCom27 Module: Commercial Law Lecturer: Daniel Theyagu Student ID: 32736209 Program Manager: Hazel Ong / Ang Kang Ling Total Words Count: 1998 Question 1A The legal point in question is whether Leila advertisement constitutes a binding contract and that she go can back on her promise of paying the reward $50 to Julie for returning the gold chain and locket to her. Relevant principle of law relating to this issue is that an advertisement made to the world...

    Breach of contract, Contract, Contract law 2179  Words | 13  Pages

  • Unjust FDA

     Steven Denlinger          Unjust FDA Your standing in line at your local drug store, head killing you, your face feels like it’s ready to explode, and you cannot breathe if your life depended on it.  In short your allergies are making your life unbearable, and you are completely out of Sudafed.  When you finally arrive at the pharmacist and ask for a box, you are asked for your driver’s license and then promptly turned away. Recent laws have you waiting one more week before purchasing anything...

    Allergy, Aspartame, Aspirin 1784  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philosophy of law

    concepts to understand in this subject. These three tenets are as follows; law is whatever a judge decides it is, law and morality are independent of each other, and rights are conferred. This is in opposition to the theories of natural law and legal positivism. During this chapter we will examine three separate works from three different authors. The first article is "Legal Realism" by Jerome Frank, the second is "The Path of the Law" by O.W. Holmes Jr. and the third selection is "Ships and Shoes and...

    Court, Judge, Jury 2055  Words | 5  Pages

  • Just Be Nice

    A Rhetorical Analysis of “Just Be Nice” Zahra Khan Eng101 Feburary 19, 2013 A Rhetorical Analysis of “Just Be Nice” The article “Just be Nice” is written by Stephen L. Carter. Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. This article was written for the Yale Alumni Magazine in May 1998, and was a response to former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s remarks that the citizenry...

    Cohen v. California, Conservatism, Logic 1298  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legal Studies Essay- Rule of law

     Law is necessary for the effective operation of a society as it ensures the protection of a population and certifies that justice is fair. The law is essential as if it was non-existent, society would descend to anarchy. The law is in place to protect the whole of society, especially weaker individuals or groups within a community. Another reason that law is fundamental, is it provides equity and fairness within society; however, this is not always accurate as a number of aspects can result in...

    Appeal, Common law, Jury 1307  Words | 4  Pages

  • Civil Law vs Common Law

    Common Law vs. Civil Law There are nearly 200 nations in the world, each with their own distinct legal system based on one of the four major legal systems: common law, civil law, socialist law, and religious law. The majority of countries today follow either common law or civil law. Here in the United States we practice common law, as opposed to countries like France and Germany, which practice civil law. There are several differences between these two legal systems, however, common law in the...

    Civil law, Codification, Common law 1472  Words | 5  Pages

  • Common Law

    The term "common law" originally derives from the 1150s and 1160s, when Henry II of England established the secular English tribunals. The "common law" was the law that emerged as "common" throughout the realm (as distinct from the various legal codes that preceded it, such as Mercian law, the Danelaw and the law of Wessex)[43] as the king's judges followed each other's decisions to create a unified common law throughout England. The doctrine of precedent developed during the 12th and 13th centuries...

    Case law, Common law, Contract 1140  Words | 4  Pages

  • Law and Morality

    [pic] LAW 012- INTRODUCTION TO LAW 1 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT: REPORTED CASE ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW AND MORALITY OFFENCE OF INCEST MOHD RAMZAN BIN RAMLI v PUBLIC PROSECUTOR NAME: RAJA NUR HANANI BINTI RAJA ABD RAHMAN STUDENT’S ID: 2012205054 CLASS: LWA01A INTRODUCTION WHAT IS LAW? POSITIVISTS J.M. FINNIS: Rules made, in accordance with regulative legal rules, by a determinate and effective authority (itself identified...

    Ethics, High Court of Justice, Judge 1153  Words | 5  Pages

  • Law as a Living Body

    Law as a Living Body Laws are here for a reason they are here to protect us and our families or loved ones. Without them the world would be complete chaos and very unsafe. The law is a very complex thing, and when it comes down to it there are two types of law, law on the books and law in action. Law on the books is the law that is set in stone it cannot be changed to benefit certain situations it just is what it is. Law in action however can be twisted or reformed into something the same with...

    Civil and political rights, Human rights, Law 931  Words | 3  Pages

  • Just Deserts

    Was Just Deserts more about a crisis in rehabilitation and a lack of faith in indeterminate sentencing, than any commitment to retributive thinking? Within the various criminal justice systems throughout the world there has been continuous debate as to whether or not the system should be aimed at just punishing criminals for the crime they commit, or aim to rehabilitate them in such a way that they do not re-offend and continually re-enter the criminal justice system. Since the dawn of time retributive...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 2084  Words | 6  Pages

  • ‘The law relating to involuntary manslaughter continues to be muddled and unjust. Reform of this type of homicide is overdue. ‘ Assess the accuracy of this statement.

    ‘The law relating to involuntary manslaughter continues to be muddled and unjust. Reform of this type of homicide is overdue. ‘ Assess the accuracy of this statement. Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing without MR for murder. There are three ways of committing involuntary manslaughter and these are unlawful act manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and subjective reckless manslaughter. The liability for the death is built up or constructed from the facts that the defendant has...

    Injury, Law, Legal terms 1081  Words | 3  Pages

  • Just War Is Unjust

    (Return to CO.Quaker.org Home Page) 2013-07-09T16:58:18#BeginEditable "Heading" Just and Unjust War2013-07-09T16:58:18#EndEditable 2013-07-09T16:58:18#BeginEditable "body" by Howard ZinnReprinted (with permission of the author) from the book Declarations of Independence, (...also found in The Zinn Reader, and Howard Zinn on War) I enlisted in the Army Air Corps in World War II and was an eager bombardier, determined to do everything I could to help defeat fascism. Yet, at the end of the war, when...

    Adolf Hitler, Fascism, Laws of war 15274  Words | 35  Pages

  • Racial Profiling and the Arizona Immigration Law

    Classical Argument Final Draft Breauna Nooks September17, 2012 Racial Profiling and the Arizona Immigration Law The Arizona Immigration Law is a form of racial profiling, and it is wrong for the following three reasons 1) it is racists, 2) it is unconstitutional, and 3) it is regressive in today’s modern society. Supporters have taken the position that the Arizona Immigration Law should be welcomed in our society since similar legislation has been accepted in Utah, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana...

    African American, Illegal immigration, Immigration 1910  Words | 5  Pages

  • Canadian Law-Natural Law V. Positivism

    Law is invariably constructed as a response to conflict or, specifically, to a given social problem; it is a mechanism that attempts to control certain kinds of activities or behaviours” (Boyd, 2007, p.45). Every citizen in our society is affected by the law in one shape or the other. As such, this paper will examine that as students and analysts of law’s evolution we should accept both natural law and positivism. Consequently, this essay will gauge the strengths and weaknesses of this claim. Indeed...

    Ethics, Human rights, Iraq War 1388  Words | 4  Pages

  • common law system and ideology

    Common Law System and Ideology (9/9/13) Substantive justice VS procedural justice Influence of external forces on legal system, they interact in the law making processes and affect what is morally right or wrong, law is not the only tool responsible for maintain social order, people have private life and other systems (social control, culture, religions…) to guide people’s life and behaviours LAW: Certainty, predictability, there should be an authorities to refer to, neutrality, but law is not...

    Common law, Constitution, Judiciary 1171  Words | 5  Pages

  • What Law Is

    possible to capture what law is? It is possible to capture what law is from a standpoint independent of its content by positing a descriptive account of its characteristic features. In response to the limitations of early empirical positivism propounding the command theory, the conventional positivists put forth the separability thesis, by which law can be described distinct from any morally laden propositions. However, the value of such a purely descriptive account of what law is remains fundamentally...

    Jurisprudence, Law, Legal positivism 1736  Words | 4  Pages

  • An Analysis of Plato's Laws

    whether an individual is ever justified in disobeying the law. Since much of Plato’s work is written in the form of dialogues, with Socrates, it is sometimes not clear where Socrates finishes and Plato begins. Throughout the dialogues Plato utilizes Socrates as a fictional character, where Plato’s own personal views of philosophical issues are developed, expressed, and defended on his own accord. A grandiose example of this would be Laws of Plato where Plato chooses to present his thoughts through...

    Common law, Epinomis, Justice 1602  Words | 4  Pages

  • law law

    TASK 1 Explain the reference to legal principle and relevant case law, the legal aspect of placing the ‘Klick’ clock in the shop window with a price tag attached. Ann antiques has a rare ‘Klick’ clock on its shop with price tags of €1,000 attached. In spite of its wording the sign in the window does not constitute a legal offer, it is merely an invitation to treat. Invitation to treat is an indication that the person who invite is willing to enter into a negotiation but it is not yet prepared...

    Complaint, Contract, Contract law 778  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Makes a Just Society

    What Makes A Just Society? Throughout history, people have been trying to create an improved, fair, and equal system of justice, not only to better society in which one lives, but to also find a sense of meaning in what responsibilities people should hold within their civilizations in order to create this just way of living. As early as the Old Testament within the Bible, we see examples of how the Hebrews formed their own justice. This can be seen in the in text of the Ten Commandments...

    A Theory of Justice, John Rawls, Justice 2338  Words | 6  Pages

  • laws

    Problem 1 Issue1 Is the La Rochelle website, including the slogan, protected by copyright law? Law Copyright law protects text, images and other forms of expression. The requirements for protection are as follows: (1) The creation is a ‘work’ or ‘subject matter other than works’; (2) The creation is original; (3)The creation is expressed in a material form. Application The slogan is not a ‘work’ or ‘subject matter’ because Single words, names, titles, slogans are too short to be protected...

    Copyright, Expression, Fair dealing 591  Words | 3  Pages

  • Law and Society exam notes

    respected by all * Canadian Civil Liberties are outlined in our Charter of Rights & Freedoms Abstraction * it is the idea that the law should operate at a high level of abstraction that excludes consideration of the social context * law should operate in fair manner, not being attached to or have allegiance to a particular culture or set of norms. * The Form that the law takes is important, not content. * The Decleration of human rights speaks about the human as a subject. It is a universally nameless...

    Human rights, Jurisprudence, Karl Marx 929  Words | 3  Pages

  • Racial profiling and law enforcement

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