Why is justice supposed to be blind?

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Justice is supposed to be blind because it is not supposed to have any personal bias.  When a judge looks at a small-framed woman who supposedly committed murder he must not feel sympathy for her due to her size.  Her lawyer may use her small frame as an argument if the victim was strangled or […]

What crimes qualify as grand theft?

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Grand theft is defined by a dollar amount that differs from place to place.  The average amount in the United States that creates the border between petty and grand theft is four hundred dollars, however in some places it is upwards of a thousand dollars. Petty theft is usually just a ticket and a phone […]

Can U.S. law enforcement come to Canada and arrest someone who was born and resides in Canada on a U.S. felony warrant?

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I encourage you to speak to a lawyer. My understanding is that the United States would have to have the Canadian citizen (presumably the person is a citizen if born and residing in Canada) extradited to the United States in order to execute the warrant, which would likely be done at the border following the […]

Can you print pictures off the internet for personal use?

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Any picture that exists on the internet is yours to use for personal reasons.  The only situation that you cannot use a picture for personal use is if the picture was intended to be sold and you stole it, music and movies are currently having that problem.  Many pictures can be used for profitable uses […]

In Texas if a widower dies without a will, does the widowers child or grandchild get his estate?

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Texas law states that if a person dies without having a will all of their property will go to the spouse.  Since in this case the spouse is already dead, all of the estate will go to the children. There are may be more details that you have not provided me and not only am I […]

What is a bureaucracy’s role in policy making?

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A bureaucracy is an unelected branch in a democratic political system.  Its main function is to ensure the decision made by the government is implemented.  Quite often a bureaucracy consists of many individuals whom each have a particular job to accomplish.  Since there are so many people working on any given project things can become […]

What is the position of law in Tanzanian government?

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The law in Tanzania has a storied past.  Tanzania’s law began with just traditional law. Islamic law was influential on the traditional law until Germany overlaid its Imperial law.  After World War I British law became the standard. Since then the law systems have been different in different areas. Islamic courts still exist even though in […]

Is it Illegal to Turn Without Signaling?

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I love the questions I don’t have to look up answers to.  Really it depends on where you are, but in most places it is illegal to turn without signaling.  No one has ever been arrested for something as small as this, but it is illegal nonetheless.  Even if it’s not illegal, it’s just a good […]

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