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“The SAFE Act stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun by requiring universal background checks on gun purchases, increases penalties for people who use illegal guns, mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder, and imposes the toughest assault weapons ban in the country. For hunters, sportsmen, and law abiding gun owners, this new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns.”

– Governor Andrew Cuomo

Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

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Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

Adopted by General Assembly resolution 34/169 of 17 December 1979

Article 1

Law enforcement officials shall at all times fulfil the duty imposed upon them by law, by serving the community and by protecting all persons against illegal acts, consistent with the high degree of responsibility required by their profession.

Commentary :

(a) The term “law enforcement officials”, includes all officers of the law, whether appointed or elected, who exercise police powers, especially the powers of arrest or detention.

(b) In countries where police powers are exercised by military authorities, whether uniformed or not, or by State security forces, the definition of law enforcement officials shall be regarded as including officers of such services.

(c) Service to the community is intended to include particularly the rendition of services of assistance to those members of the community who by reason

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Trump Signs ‘Families First’ Relief Bill Into Law: Here’s What That Could Mean For You

While his administration and congressional leaders continued to hammer out a trillion-dollar COVID-19 stimulus package, President Trump signed into law Wednesday evening the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second bipartisan coronavirus relief bill Congress has passed so far  the first providing around $8 billion in emergency funding for emergency prevention and response efforts. So what’s in the “Families First” bill? Below is a breakdown of its key provisions.

The Families First law addresses the following key priorities, among others:

  1. provides additional funding for nutrition and food assistance programs, particularly in light of schools being shutdown and additional needs for elderly assistance programs
  2. expands paid leave benefits
  3. expands unemployment benefits
  4. provides coronavirus testing at no cost to consumers
  5. temporarily increases the Medicaid federal medical assistance percentage

Food and Nutrition Assistance Funding: Families First infuses significant federal money — nearly a billion dollars’ worth  into various nutrition assistance programs,

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‘Why law?’ It’s the question every would-be law student dreads | Law

Why law? That’s a question you’re going to be asked over and over again if you are starting to think a career in law might be the one for you. You’ll be answering it on work placement application forms, during mock interviews, at tutor meetings, when applying for courses, at scholarship interviews… the list goes on.

It has some variations – “why do you want to be a lawyer?” and “why do you think you’re suited to a career in law?” – but it’s basically the same question.

So if you are at school or college and thinking about a career in law, it’s a good idea to start considering how you’re going to answer it. And not just because you’d look stupid if you fluffed it.

Once you’ve worked out “why law”, you will find you can apply yourself to the process of achieving your goal in a

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The Law of Sines

The Law of Sines (or Sine Rule) is very useful for solving triangles:


a
sin A
=
b
sin B
=
c
sin C

It works for any triangle:

triangle

a, b and c are sides.

A, B and C are angles.

(Side a faces angle A,
side b
faces angle B and
side c faces angle C).

And it says that:

When we divide side a by the sine of angle A
it is equal to side b divided by the sine of angle B,
and also equal to side c divided by the sine of angle C

Sure … ?

Well, let’s do the calculations for a triangle I prepared earlier:

5,8,9 Triangle


a
sin A
=
8
sin(62.2°)
=
8
0.885…
= 9.04…


b
sin B
=
5
sin(33.5°)
=
5
0.552…
= 9.06…


c
sin C
=
9
sin(84.3°)
=
9
0.995…
= 9.04…

The

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Legal Careers List | Careers in Law

legal careersHow to Become an Attorney

The path to becoming an attorney can be a bit challenging. It is important to start on your path at an early age and learn great study habits while still in high school. Read more..

 

Border Patrol CareersBorder Patrol Careers

In order to qualify to be a border patrol agent a person must be under the age of 40, unless the individual is a Veteran’s preference candidate or if they have experience as a federal law enforcement agent. Read more..

 

CIA Careers CIA Careers

The Central Intelligence Agency is the primary agency in the United States that is responsible for providing the government with global intelligence for the ever changing social, economic, political, military, and technological environments throughout the world. Read more..

 

Becoming a chief legal officerWhat is a Chief Legal Officer?

The majority of people that work as a chief legal officer have worked in legal careers but also in a related

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World Association for Medical Law

Medicine and Law is an international publication
dealing with medico legal issues. It consists of original articles, court
decisions, and legislation on: Medical Law, forensic medicine, sexology and
law, psychiatry and law, psychology and law, dentistry and law, nursing law,
pharmaceutical law, medical ethics, clinical criminology, drugs, alcohol, child
abuse, medical experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation,
abortion, contraception, sterilization, euthanasia, religion, AIDS, etc.

The journal (Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Roy Beran) has been
in publication since 1980 and has been recognized by the renowned Kennedy
Institute of Ethics as a “priority journal”.

The Journal accepts electronic submissions at jmedlaw@research.haifa.ac.il.
All submissions must include abstract and keywords.

Information for authors can be found at http://wafml.memberlodge.org/sys/website/?pageId=1841471

The membership fee for The World Association for Medical
Law includes a free subscription to the Electronic version of the Journal and
access to previous issues (See: Members-only/Medicine and Law Journal). 

You can purchase access to the journal

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Keith Law Blog- ESPN

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The ball was absolutely flying out of Nationals Park at this year’s MLB Futures Game; I think everyone except 2017 No. 1 pick Royce Lewis homered, and that’s only because he wasn’t in the game. The power surge takes a bit of a shine off of some of the home runs, although there were still many positive takeaways from the game.

  • Dodgers outfielder Yusniel Diaz homered twice in five at-bats, both of which were hit very hard to center field on fastballs of 96 and 95 mph, respectively. Diaz was a top-100 prospect right after he signed but

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Office of Information Practices

EMERGENCY ALERT:

As the COVID-19 virus has become a global pandemic and a serious threat to the health and welfare of our state’s population, the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, HRS, was temporarily suspended and the Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS, substantially suspended by the Supplemental Memorandum of Governor Ige dated March 16, 2020, to give government the maximum flexibility to focus its attention and personnel resources on directly addressing the immediate situation at hand.  When the situation is stabilized and there is proper leeway to re-direct those resources, the suspension of these laws will be lifted.

In the meantime, OIP is not accepting new cases until clarification of its authority to do so is received or the Supplementary Proclamation is terminated.  Moreover, in accordance with the Governor’s emergency directives and the State’s social distancing efforts to keep the community and government employees safe and

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