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American Rule vs. Loser Pays Rule

In the United States and most countries of Europe, when there is a dispute between two parties, there are three options to choose so as to resolve their differences: mediation, arbitration and litigation. 410 more words

American Law

A Comic Scold

This case seems to be of a woman with endless energy and anger. Pity she’s not around now, we could try hooking her up to the national grid. 100 more words

Real Life

The bedrock of American Law (eighth and ninth part of twelve)

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury is preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. 422 more words

Political Thought

A fair trial is a human right (seventh part of twelve)

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witness against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witness in his favour and to have the Assistance Of Counsel for his defence. 559 more words


An Uncontrollable Woman

This is from the Derry Journal of March 1878 but refers to events across the pond. Probably printed to show the superiority of the Old Country: 94 more words

Real Life

Glenn Greenwald: A Quiz for the West’s Great Free Speech Advocates and Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s Arrest

Many of the West’s most vocal self-proclaimed free speech champions are perfectly happy to see ideas criminalized as long as the ideas are the ones they hate, expressed by those they regard as adversaries…   

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Did love really win?

Recently, gay marriage has been legalized in the US. While some states already had made this decision, most of them hadn’t. So of course, this is great news. 477 more words