Essays Tagged: "legislatures"

Medical marijuana

and disorders.Each of these uses has been recognized as legitimate at least once by variouscourts, legislatures, government, or scientific agencies throughout the UnitedStates. Currently, such well r ...

(6 pages) 198 0 4.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

judical review and what it means in a democracy

instead of reviewing.Paradoxically, in some circumstances the constraints which courts representfor legislatures may actually empower politicians. In particular, whenrepresentatives have to deal with ... hat istruly victimized.The Role of Judicial ReviewIn most democracies of the world, parliaments and legislatures arerestrained by constitutional courts (or supreme courts). When electedmajorities make ...

(6 pages) 242 1 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

judical review and its criticisms

tead of reviewing. Paradoxically, in some circumstances the constraints, which Courts represent for legislatures, may actually empower politicians. In particular, when representatives have to deal wit ... n most democracies of the world, constitutional Courts (or supreme Courts) restrain parliaments and legislatures. When elected majorities make legislation, they must respect the content of fundamental ...

(7 pages) 227 0 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Goa's (India) government structure

the governance of state affairs. The union territories of Delhi and Pondicherry also have their own legislatures. Each of these 30 political units is formally headed by a governor, who is appointed by ...

(2 pages) 67 1 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

"The Shrinking Welfare State: The New Welfare Legislative and Families", by D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn.

orm is not actually helping any of the people that require the assistance. It also explains how the legislatures are not providing any solutions for how the people that are currently on welfare can ov ...

(4 pages) 75 0 1.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Political Accountability vs. Bureaucratic Autonomy: The Need for Changes in Policy-Making Procedures.

res to limit the power of those who have it, at least on the surface. Though there remains numerous legislatures and sub-governments who are deemed to create law, the bureaucracy has developed in acco ...

(16 pages) 248 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Review of Theodore Zeldin's The Political System of Napoleon III. Theodore Zeldin. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1958.

ues. He located and then dug through old, private family papers belonging to imperial officials and legislatures. He also managed to find new letters from Louis himself.The chapters on the government' ...

(3 pages) 33 1 2.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What are the relative merits and drawbacks of parliamentary and presidential systems? Why have most East European countries adopted parliamentary systems?

the legislature and members of the executive cabinet are appointed from outside any of the elected legislatures. Presidents are also forced to serve a fixed term in office, unlike a legislative cabin ...

(11 pages) 147 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Driving and Cell Phones

The increasing use of cellular phones among automobile drivers has been a serious issue, debated in legislatures all over the country. The reason for the debate is the fact that "the use of cellular t ...

(10 pages) 281 3 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


on, white southerners began exploring other means to maintain their supremacy over blacks. Southern legislatures enacted criminal statutes that invariably prescribed harsher penalties for blacks than ... ther, and have been generally, if not universally, recognized as within the competency of the state legislatures in the exercise of their police power. The most common instance of this is connected wi ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Black Codes in the Former Confederate States

self. That the Black Codes were not the result of a brief lapse in judgment on the part of Southern legislatures or the work of extremists but rose, rather, out of the famous grassroots is indicated b ... ferent, in most instances, from those under which they had fought the war and electing wholly white legislatures that proceeded to pass Black Codes, most states elected Senators and Representatives to ...

(12 pages) 80 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Which legislature has the most power in holding the executive to account, the UK or the US?

d to it in order to hold the executive to account. In addition to this, the changing nature of both legislatures must be taken into consideration in order to examine the powers that each exercise toda ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The American Constitution: A Highly Intelligent Document

use their home country was imposing its will on them without any colonial representation in British legislatures. Later, with democratic ideals in mind, the Framers of the Constitution drafted the doc ... t that neither senators nor the President were elected directly. Senators were recommended by state legislatures and then elected by the House of Representatives. The Framers had justified reasons for ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Why John Locke's government is the best choice to use

Locke's idea of government if the citizen's rights are not being looked after. He states, "When the legislatures try to destroy or take away the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery un ... to a state of war with the populace who can then refuse to obey the laws." This means that when the legislatures use their powers for their benefit instead of using it for the good of the people, the ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Articles of Confederation vs. The Constitution

constitutions consisting of the curbing of the power of governors, which increased the power of the legislatures, making them the focal point of government. Americans then realized that legislatures a ... ne vote in Congress regardless of size or population. Delegates carried out the intentions of state legislatures. Any amendments added to the Articles required the unanimous consent of the states. The ...

(4 pages) 72 3 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Declaration of independence.

George III denied the right of the American colonies to govern themselves through their own elected legislatures. In addition, the creators of this document continue to explain the king's failure at s ... repeatedly denied the right of the American colonies to govern themselves through their own elected legislatures. "He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness h ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Bus Blunders: "If its safe on Monday, its safe on Sunday"

April 10, 1995, the director of the state office contacted Attorney Hamilton to inform him that the legislatures and the Governor's office agreed with Pastor Thompson statement that, "If yellow is saf ...

(15 pages) 22 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Schools of reconstruction after the Civil War

ll and set up a new Freedmen's Bureau -- both designed to prevent racial discrimination by Southern legislatures.There were five major schools of reconstruction that emerged after the Civil War. The f ...

(4 pages) 60 2 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Precedence Of The American Revolution

was when King James II deprived the colonies of their local political rights and independence. The legislatures were dissolved, and the King chose officials to rule over the courts. This event led to ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Amer. Rev.

e was when King James II deprived the colonies of their localpolitical rights and independence. The legislatures were dissolved, and theKing chose officials to rule over the courts. This event led to ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History