First Female Lawyer in the United States: Arabella Mansfield
In 1869 there was a state law in Iowa that limited the taking of the bar exam to any white male. Arabella Mansfield ignored this law and took the bar exam to become a lawyer. She got high scores. After winning a court battle, she became the first female lawyer in the United States.
Intergenerational Responsibility and the Right to a Healthy Environment
The right to a healthy environment predates governments and constitutions. Today's generation has a responsibility to preserve the environment for generations to come.
Understanding Texas Presumptive Law for First Responders
Texas Government Code 607 is the state's presumptive law for first responders. The law protects first responders from untoward actions by local governments. This article briefly examines its history, intent, and future.
Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' Preamble Is More Important and Relevant Than You Think
The preamble of the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) is a great reminder of how much we must pay attention to human rights and promote equality in the face of a potentially dangerous 21st century.
Formation and Dissolution of Customary Marriage in Papua New Guinea
The formation and dissolution of customary marriage in Papua New Guinea is recognized by the Laws of Papua New Guinea, and customary law is still applicable in Papua New Guinea if and only if marrying parties agree to conduct their marriage in the legal process, apart from the Statute marriage.
Why the Constitution's Preamble is More Important and Relevant Than You Think
A detailed look at the preamble of the United States Constitution and it's relevance to life today in America.
HOA Gone Bad: Can Homeowner Associations Do That?!
It's no secret that homeowner associations wield power and sometimes it seems they wield too much. This begs the question—can they do that?
Status of Customary Law Within Papua New Guinea's Legal System
Papua New Guinea is part of the Commonwealth legal system of the world, but her legal system is divided into two areas—the customary laws and the introduced and thus written law (statutes).
What You Need to Know About Florida's Condo Laws
People who want to purchase condominium homes in Florida would do well to find out about the biased and unfair laws in that state that strip them of many rights once they become owners. Here are the worst of them.
Tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
The tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress has evolved, by slow degrees, into the legal lexicon. For some time, physical symptoms were required for a claim to be viewed as valid
I'm Being Watched—How to Deal With Stalkers and Spies
Do you ever get the feeling that you are being watched—that your life is being monitored by some unknown person or organization? This article will discuss how to catch someone spying on you in your home as well as tips for what to do if someone is spying on you.
Polygraph Tests and How to Beat Them
Have you ever wondered if it's possible for you to outsmart a polygraph test, better known as a lie detector test? You should know it is not only possible but relatively easy to do so. This article will give an overview of how to beat a polygraph.
Schools of Criminology
Criminology is an important part of society today. For people to understand the criminal justice system and what is happening in the world today, they must go back and look at previous generations of data and research and view the different schools of criminology.
Contract Law Cases: Carlill vs. Smoke Ball Company
Learn about Carlill vs. Smoke Ball Company – an interesting contract law case.
Eugène Vidocq: The Convict Who Became the Father of Modern Criminal Investigation
Eugene Francois Vidocq was an 18th century criminal who reformed himself and became the father of modern criminal investigation. He was a convict, an escape artist, a fugitive, a master of disguise, and a detective.
What Happens After Harassing Texts Are Reported to Police
Learn what happens after harassing text / SMS messages reported to law enforcement. Find out what you can expect from police after filing a report.
Football Player Falsely Imprisoned for Rape, Exonerated, Gets Pro Contract
Brian Banks was a high school football star when he was falsely accused of rape. After spending five years in prison, he was completely exonerated. And now he has a chance to play in the NFL.
How to Report Harassing Text Messages to the Police
Harassing text messages come in many forms; from an angry / emotional individual to non-stop harassment from a business in the form of Text Spam. Learn how to solve your SMS Harassment
Psychology of Crime: Why Do People Become Criminals?
Why do people become criminals? This article takes a look at biological, socialisation, societal and community theories on criminal behaviour that were developed from research carried out by psychologists.
Public Urination: A Lawyer's Guide
Nearly every town, village, city and state has some type of law prohibiting public urination. If you're one of the hundred thousand or so people each year who have been caught in the act, this article examines how to get out of a public urination ticket.
How to Cite the Amendments in the U.S. Constitution (MLA, APA, Bluebook)
If you are a serious writer...it is highly recommended that you get the books on citation so that you can deliver a clear and precise paper. (This article is at 34,000+ reads)
NYC Open Container Tickets and Summonses: A Lawyer's Guide
Learn everything you need to know about open container laws in New York City and what to do if you are issued an 'Open Container of Alcohol' summons or ticket in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, or Brooklyn.
Presidential Memorial Certificate to Honor Deceased Veterans: Information on the Application Process
Families of honorably discharged, deceased veterans are eligible to receive a Presidential Memorial Certificate. Included are instructions for obtaining this tribute to the deceased veteran.
Sample Letter Requesting a Continuance for Court
This article will describe the ways in which you can ask to postpone your hearing in small claims, bankruptcy, or family law court if you're unable to be present on the scheduled date. Also included is a sample letter you can use to ask the judge for a new hearing date.