One of the major considerations on how someone is tried in a court of
law depends upon the previous convictions of similar cases. This law of
precedent (stare decisis) was founded hundreds of years ago as part of our
common law. The literal translation of stare decisis is "that like cases...
In the Human Rights Act, Chapter 214 of the revised statutes, 1989, it
states that 'in recognition that human rights must be protected by the rule of
law, this Legislature affirms the principal that every person is free and equal
in dignity and rights without regard to race, religion, religious...
Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of
America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections
of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence
the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest...