Law

As societies evolved, so did our courts of law. The courts were used to set a line between right and wrong, and when people crossed that line, they were prosecuted and punished according to the law.  (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

Did We Really Once Have Trials for Animals?

When animals attack, there is no formal prosecution, no court, or even a defense attorney appointed. However, this was not always the case. During the Middle Ages, animals were charged with crimes (usually murder), and were brought to court. They…

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Chinese Character for Law: Fǎ (法)

The Chinese character 法 (fǎ) stands for law or way. It is composed of two parts: 氵(shuǐ) and 去 (qù). 氵is a variant of 水 (shuǐ), the radical for water,…

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Did We Really Once Have Trials for Animals?

When animals attack, there is no formal prosecution, no court, or even a defense attorney appointed. However, this was not always the case. During the Middle Ages, animals were charged…

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When Chinese Were Banned From the U.S.

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring the entry of foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries — Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Iraq…

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Hong Kong Lawyers March Against Beijing ‘Meddling’

Approximately 3,000 legal professionals participated in a silent march on November 8 in Hong Kong. The protest was in response to Beijing’s most recent intervention into the special administrative region that…

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China: Corrupt Officials May Face Death Penalty

On April 18, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate released an updated “judicial interpretation,” which has clearly stated corrupt officials with bribery of more than 3 million…

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FDA Has New Regulations for Food Manufacturers

In what may seem to be an obvious move the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now finalized new rules that will require U.S. food manufacturers to prevent food-borne illness…