Bill Clinton regrets three strikes bill – BBC News #online #law #classes

Posted On Jan 6 2018 by

#three strikes law # Bill Clinton regrets ‘three strikes’ bill Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Clinton, right, says he helped create the prison problem President Obama is trying to solve Former US President Bill Clinton has admitted his “three strikes” crime bill introduced in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons. Speaking to a civil rights group, he said: “I signed a bill that made the problem worse and I want to admit it.” It put 100,000 more police officers on the streets but locked up “minor actors for way too long”, Mr Clinton said. President …


BBC – GCSE Bitesize: Copyright law #jd #phd #programs

Posted On Nov 24 2017 by

#copyright law # Copyright gives the creators of some types of media rights to control how they’re used and distributed. Music, books, video and software [ software. a general term used to describe an application or a program ] can all be covered by copyright law. Copyright law Limitations imposed by copyright When you buy software, for example, copyright law forbids you from: giving a copy to a friend making a copy and then selling it using the software on a network [ network. a group of interconnected computers ] (unless the licence [ software licence. a legal agreement between …


Rule of law in China, a country which locks up its lawyers – BBC News

Posted On Nov 21 2017 by

#china law # Rule of law in China, a country which locks up its lawyers Image copyright AFP Image caption Last year saw reforms designed to make courts less corrupt and less embedded in local politics Dozens of Chinese lawyers have been detained or interrogated over recent days in what seems to be a co-ordinated roundup. The crackdown has targeted those who take on cases involving free speech, human rights and abuses of power, presenting many of them as motivated by greed and a reckless disregard for social order. A statement from the Ministry of Public Security said suspects included …


China to end one-child policy and allow two – BBC News #online #nursing #programs

Posted On Nov 21 2017 by

#china law # China to end one-child policy and allow two Media caption The BBC’s Carrie Gracie explains China’s one-child policy China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports. Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party. The controversial policy was introduced nationally in 1979, to slow the population growth rate. It is estimated to have prevented about 400 million births. However concerns at China’s ageing population led to pressure for change. Couples who violated the one-child policy faced a variety of punishments, …


What is an English law? BBC News #mba #jd #programs

Posted On Nov 15 2017 by

#english law # What is an English law? 16 December 2014 But defining an English law is far from easy. For a start, any law that involves government departments spending extra money in England, or which reduces the amount of money spent in England, will have a knock-on impact on how much money other parts of the United Kingdom receive under the Barnett formula – the system for allocating Treasury funds to devolved administrations. How much Scotland receives for, say, health spending is dependent upon how much is spent on health in England. The precise amount is worked out on …


Online pirates could face 10 years in jail – BBC News #maryland #state #laws

Posted On Nov 14 2017 by

#piracy laws # Online pirates could face 10 years in jail Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The film and music industry have been lobbying for tougher penalties for online piracy Online pirates could face jail terms of up to 10 years under plans being considered by the government. Online copyright infringement currently carries a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment. Ministers have launched a consultation on increasing it to 10 years – bringing it into line with copyright infringement of physical goods. The government said tougher sentences would act as a “significant deterrent”. Analysis Image copyright Thinkstock By Dave Lee, …


BBC – GCSE Bitesize: Reflection #jobs #in #law

Posted On May 29 2017 by

#law of reflection # Reflection Sound waves and light waves reflect from surfaces. When waves reflect, they obey the law of reflection: the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection The normal is a line drawn at right angles to the reflector The angle of incidence is between the incident (incoming) ray and the normal The angle of reflection is between the reflected ray and the normal. Your web browser does not have JavaScript switched on at the moment. For information on how to enable JavaScript please go to the Webwise site . You will not be able to …


Immigration Bill: Landlords must evict illegal immigrants – BBC News #dog #laws

Posted On May 19 2017 by

#uk immigration laws # Immigration Bill: Landlords ‘must evict’ illegal immigrants Landlords in England will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. They will be able to end tenancies, sometimes without a court order, when asylum requests fail, ministers say. Landlords will also be required to check a migrant’s status in advance of agreeing a lease. Repeat offenders could face up to five years in prison. But critics have said it may lead to UK citizens being refused accommodation. ‘Right to rent’ The proposals …


What is an English law? BBC News #requirements #for #law #school

Posted On May 14 2017 by

#english law # What is an English law? 16 December 2014 But defining an English law is far from easy. For a start, any law that involves government departments spending extra money in England, or which reduces the amount of money spent in England, will have a knock-on impact on how much money other parts of the United Kingdom receive under the Barnett formula – the system for allocating Treasury funds to devolved administrations. How much Scotland receives for, say, health spending is dependent upon how much is spent on health in England. The precise amount is worked out on …


How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US – BBC News #laws #of

Posted On Apr 27 2017 by

#gay marriage laws # How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US Same sex marriage is now legal in the entire US after a Supreme Court ruling striking down state marriage bans. The ruling means all US states must grant marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples and recognise marriages that have taken place in other states. So how did we get to this point? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the first couples to wed in Massachusetts In 1996, the US Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a law …


BBC NEWS #china #law

Posted On Apr 26 2017 by

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Bill Clinton regrets three strikes bill – BBC News #bernstein #law #firm

Posted On Apr 16 2017 by

#three strikes law # Bill Clinton regrets ‘three strikes’ bill Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Clinton, right, says he helped create the prison problem President Obama is trying to solve Former US President Bill Clinton has admitted his “three strikes” crime bill introduced in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons. Speaking to a civil rights group, he said: “I signed a bill that made the problem worse and I want to admit it.” It put 100,000 more police officers on the streets but locked up “minor actors for way too long”, Mr Clinton said. President …


China to end one-child policy and allow two – BBC News #best #law #firms

Posted On Apr 13 2017 by

#china law # China to end one-child policy and allow two Media caption The BBC’s Carrie Gracie explains China’s one-child policy China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports. Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party. The controversial policy was introduced nationally in 1979, to slow the population growth rate. It is estimated to have prevented about 400 million births. However concerns at China’s ageing population led to pressure for change. Couples who violated the one-child policy faced a variety of punishments, …


Are Australia s gun laws the solution for the US? BBC News #law #schools #online

Posted On Apr 11 2017 by

#australian laws # Are Australia’s gun laws the solution for the US? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A memorial stands near the site of the 1996 shooting at Port Arthur which drove the change in gun laws “We have an opportunity in this country not to go down the American path.” Those were the words of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard before he radically changed Australia’s gun laws and – many believe – rid the country of gun violence on a large scale. After another mass shooting in the US – the recent one in San Bernardino killed …


New domestic abuse law comes into force – BBC News #law #and

Posted On Apr 9 2017 by

#domestic violence law # New domestic abuse law comes into force Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The abuse covered by the new offence could include a pattern of threats, humiliation and intimidation, the CPS said Domestic abusers who control victims via social media or spy on them online could face up to five years in prison under a new law which is now in force. The legislation will target those who subject spouses, partners and family members to psychological and emotional torment but stop short of violence. It paves the way for charges in cases where there is evidence of …


How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US – BBC News #labor #laws

Posted On Mar 27 2017 by

#gay marriage laws # How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US Same sex marriage is now legal in the entire US after a Supreme Court ruling striking down state marriage bans. The ruling means all US states must grant marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples and recognise marriages that have taken place in other states. So how did we get to this point? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the first couples to wed in Massachusetts In 1996, the US Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a law …


BBC NEWS #law #dictionary

Posted On Mar 25 2017 by

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