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Eternal Law and Human Law As humans live in this world, laws and regulations are strictly enforced for the justice, safety, and rights of the humans. Whether those laws are eternal or temporal, all laws require standards. Saint Augustine’s On the Free Choice of the Will discusses these standards and defines what each laws mean. Most importantly, Augustine argues that eternal law is necessary for temporal law to exist and for the nation to function properly. I agree with Augustine’s argument on...

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Law and Morality in English Law

Discuss the relationship between law and morals and whether law should uphold moral values? Phil Harris in an introduction to law defines a society’s ‘code of morality’ as a set of beliefs, values, principles and a standard of behaviour. A compliance with these rules is not compulsory and not required by the state. People are influenced by their family, friend’s religion. However, they could consider from themselves what they believe to be moral or immoral in their view, because a society is pluralistic...

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Written Law and Unwritten Law

The Difference between Written and Unwritten Constitution are as follows: Written Constitution: Written constitution is one which is found in one or more than one legal documents duly enacted in the form of laws. It is precise, definite and systematic. It is the result of the conscious and deliberate efforts of the people. It is framed by a representative body duly elected by the people at a particular period in history. It is always promulgated on a specific date in history. The Constitution...

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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...

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Rule of law

1.0 Introduction The rule of law is fundamental in any society where human rights are to be protected. The word rule comes from “règle” and law from “lagu” roughly translating to “supremacy of law”.1It is a mechanism for safeguarding human rights by guaranteeing them legally and at the same time providing a means for redressal where violations occur. The most important application of the rule of law is the principle that government authority is legitimately exercised in accordance with...

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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...

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Sociology and Law

Relevance of Sociology for the study of Law. If societies are based upon agreed upon laws, then they are very much interrelated subjects. They are symbiotic, interwoven, interconnected. When someone commits a crime against another person or their property, they will have to face the consequences in a court of law. Or reduce it to a smaller group such as a tribe. Even amongst members of a tribe, there are laws that may only be verbal, or perhaps not even as formal as that. They are followed because...

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Unjust Laws

obliged to obey 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...

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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...

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Sociology & the Law

Abstract The Overview of this paper will be about Sociology & the Law, The U.S. Court System, Areas of Sociological Study Impacted by Law, Aging & the Elderly, Marriage & Family, and Divorce. The Author Michael Erbschloe is an information technology consultant, educator and holds a Master Degree in Sociology. The article fits into the overall field of society because it explains how our society is affected by the law that governs us all from the elderly, marriage, divorce and sexuality...

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