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The Rats of Autun and the Power of Precedent

In 1508, an trial occurred in Autun, and by all accounts it was a normal one. There was one key difference - the case was against rats … Read moreThe Rats of Autun and the Power of Precedent
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The Rats of Autun and the Power of Precedent

Death to Police Brutality: ‘The Tyranny Must End.’

The Battle against Police brutality and the movement to eradicate prejudice from the ranks of law enforcement officers … Read moreDeath to Police Brutality: ‘The Tyranny Must End.’
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Death to Police Brutality: ‘The Tyranny Must End.’

How do broken windows cause murders?

Broken Windows Theory states that visible signs of anti-social behaviour leads to an increase in crime including murder … Read moreHow do broken windows cause murders?
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How do broken windows cause murders?

Juries – Democratic Genius or Mere Pawns?

A recent decline in the number of criminal cases tried by jury has led to dispute surrounding the nature of … Read moreJuries – Democratic Genius or Mere Pawns?
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Juries – Democratic Genius or Mere Pawns?

The Right to Die: Is Euthanasia Changing Status from an Arduous Conundrum, to a Luxurious Liberty?

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands aimed “to give direction to euthanasia law-making”, with regards to the new ruling … Read moreThe Right to Die: Is Euthanasia Changing Status from an Arduous Conundrum, to a Luxurious Liberty?
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The Right to Die: Is Euthanasia Changing Status from an Arduous Conundrum, to a Luxurious Liberty?

The New Immigration Bill – A Seed of Adversity

The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, introduced to Parliament in March 2020, brings with it an array ...
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/ Immigration, Justice, Law

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants

The decision of the supreme court in regards to WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, was that Morrisons was ...
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/ Great Cases, Law

‘Allegory of the morality of earthly things.’ – Part 2

...Through delving into Kant’s detailed thesis, it is overwhelmingly obvious that according to the philosopher, we are all responsible for ...
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‘Allegory of the morality of earthly things.’ – Part 1

Dissonance. Discrepancy. Depravity. Three pervading forces which have poisoned the nurturing well of societal wellbeing. Cynicism. Cupidity. Corruption. Three pillars ...
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The Rats of Autun and the Power of Precedent

In 1508, an Ecclesiastical trial took place in the French town of Autun, about 300km south of Paris. By all accounts it was a normal ...
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/ History, Justice, Law, Top Picks, Top Picks

Loving v. Virginia | A peron’s right to LOVE

Loving v. Virginia is said to be one of the most impactful events within the civil rights movement. The legal ...
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/ Justice, Law, Racial Justice

UAPA – THE STATE’S MACHINE TO CRIMINALISE DISSENT

The Constitution's Sixteenth (Amendment) Act, 1963, which amended clauses 2, 3 and 4 of Article 19 of the Indian constitution, ...
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/ Justice, Law

How has the Supreme Court stood by Transgender Rights?

With this Pride month comes a groundbreaking rule from the Supreme Court of the US, outlining the breach of civil ...
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/ Justice, Law

Systematic Oppression – It’s Built into our Legal System

The European Court of Justice has ruled that companies may ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols, but only as ...
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/ Discrimination, Law

Domestic Violence – What Happens Behind Closed Doors?

Last year, over 75,000 people were prosecuted using domestic violence legislation in the UK alone. It helps to protect people ...
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/ Abuse, Justice, Law

Corporate Law isn’t really Law

In 1962, Bayless Manning, the Yale corporate law scholar and later dean of Stanford, had announced that corporate law had ...
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/ Corporate Law, Law

Eating Humans – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The stars are engaged in a constant, cosmic cycle, with millions blinking out of existence across the cosmos, only to ...
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/ Great Cases, Justice, Law

Capital Punishment – Death in the Name of Justice

Capital punishments are government sanctioned punishments in which the person is put to death. This punishment is often referred to as the death penalty ...
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/ Capital Punishment, Death, Justice, Law

The Hand of the Law in the Seamless Synergies of the Business World

Mergers and acquisitions are ever present in the economy, and rightly so, considering the wealth of benefits which come with ...
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/ Corporate Law, Law, M&A

The Law on History

In the case of Irving vs Penguin Books Ltd, the law was embroiled in a difficult case, which forced them ...
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/ Famous Cases, Law

Notting Hill – the Turmoil and Triumph of Racial Law

Vibrant. Diverse. Energetic. These descriptors of the modern day Notting Hill carnival, encapsulate the bright, cultural event that occurs each ...
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/ Law, Racial Justice

SLAPP Suits: Can you Buy People’s Rights to Freedom of Speech?

A SLAPP suit, or strategic lawsuit against public participation, was coined by US professors, Pring and Canan in the 1980s. It is a lawsuit intended ...
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/ Freedom of Speech, Law

The Rule of Law: Origin and Concept

The rule of law possesses various definitions - on one hand it means that no person or government is above ...
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/ Law, Rule of Law

Male vs. Female Rape Laws – Are sexual predators prosecuted equally?

The aim of the Law is to protect and present a set of regulations that fairly prosecute those who break ...
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/ Assault, Justice, Law

The Police are Immune to the Law – It is Time for Change.

On May 29th 2020, the ex-Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested on the charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter ...
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/ Justice, Law, Racial Justice

The Prevalence of Police Brutality in Black Communities, and the Misconception of the UK’s Innocence

Sarah Reed. Sheku Bayoh. Mark Duggan. Joy Gardner. Cherry Groce. David Oluwale. Each person who had their lives cut short, ...
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/ Justice, Law, Racial Justice

Death to Police Brutality: ‘The Tyranny Must End.’

Instagram: @shirien.creates It is shameful that the Western World, or any nation on the face of the planet, which prides ...
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How do broken windows cause murders?

The broken windows theory - pioneered by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling - is one of the most ...
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/ Law, Policing, Top Picks

Juries – Democratic Genius or Mere Pawns?

A recent decline in the number of criminal cases tried by a jury has led to dispute surrounding the nature ...
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/ Jury System, Law, Top Picks

Donoghue v Stevenson: The Snail That Left its Mark in the Common Law, Literally

At the heart of Western society sits consumerism, which has become the driving force of economic growth, but what role ...
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/ Law, Negligence, Tort Law

Judge, Jury and CEO: The Privatisation of Justice

The Unites States of America has a prison population of over 2 million people. 1 in 110 adult Americans are ...
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/ Justice, Law, Prison System

British Drug Laws – Protection or Restriction?

With the rising correlation between tough drug laws and the use of drugs, they are not only constraining but harmful ...
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/ Drugs, Justice, Law

The War Against Drugs: Could Legalisation be a Solution?

The war against drugs has been raging for decades, with the cannabis trade still posing a problem to the British ...
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/ Drugs, Law

The Development of English Common Law: The Impact of Magna Carta

Part 2: 1200 AD – 2020 King Henry II was one of the most successful Kings in English history, having ...
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A Look Back: Brown v. Board of Education

"I don’t want any of you to fool yourselves, it’s just begun; the fight has just begun."Thurgood Marshall, Chief lawyer ...
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/ Justice, Law, Racial Justice

Should the Supreme Court be bound by previous decisions?

Stare decis is the old Latin term meaning, “To stand by things decided.” This legal principle states that all courts ...
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/ Common Law, Law, Supreme Court

Mysteries of the Mind: Who Knows?

The human brain is a truly remarkable thing: far more complex than any computer, filled with layer upon layer of ...
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/ Brain, Law, Medicine

‘Just Mercy’: Corruption of the US Legal system

Justice and Equality. Words that we hear out of every justice system in the world. Innocent until proven guilty is ...
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/ Corruption, Law, Racial Justice

When in Rome…

In the chapters of history, there has arguably never been a more successful classical civilisation then that of the Romans, ...
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/ Ancient Law, History, Law

An Intro to Meta-ethics: The Study of ‘What Is Good?’

In order to define Ethics, we must discover what is both common and peculiar to all undoubted ethical judgments...G. E ...
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/ Ethics, Law, Philosophy

The Right to Die: Is Euthanasia Changing Status from an Arduous Conundrum, to a Luxurious Liberty?

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands aimed “to give direction to euthanasia law-making”, through its new ruling, passed on 21st ...
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/ Death, Law, Medical Law, Top Picks

The 1950s: Finding the UN’s Role in Global Governance

We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination.John F Kennedy, ...
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The Development of English Common Law

Part 1: 0 AD to 1200 AD The English law system is internationally renowned and has been used as the ...
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‘After the Storm Come the Vultures’ – Justice in Times of Crisis

Justice. Freedom. Equality. Three pillars upon which we have established and nurtured the roots of civilisation. Three pillars which are ...
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/ Economics, Justice, Law, Markets, Price Gouging