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Alaska Court Of Appeals
The ALASKA COURT OF APPEALS is an intermediary court of appeals in the State of Alaska
Alaska
's judicial department ( Alaska
Alaska
Court
Court
System ), created in 1980 by the Alaska
Alaska
Legislature as an additional appellate court to lessen the burden on the Alaska
Alaska
Supreme Court
Court
. The court of appeals consists of a chief judge and two associate judges, who are all appointed by the governor of Alaska
Alaska
(see List of Governors of Alaska
Alaska
) and face judicial retention elections every eight years; the chief judge of the court of appeals is selected from among the three by the chief justice of the supreme court to serve a two-year term. The court of appeals hears oral argument from lower state trial courts on a regular basis in Anchorage
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Juvenile Delinquency
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, also known as "JUVENILE OFFENDING", is participation in illegal behavior by minors (juveniles, i.e. individuals younger than the statutory age of majority ). Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centers , and courts . A JUVENILE DELINQUENT in the United States is a person who is typically below 18 (17 in New York , North Carolina
North Carolina
, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
, and Texas
Texas
) years of age and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Depending on the type and severity of the offense committed, it is possible for people under 18 to be charged and treated as adults
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Prison
A PRISON, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, DETENTION CENTER ( US English ), JAIL (US and Australia), GAOL (dated) ( British English
British English
), PENITENTIARY (sometime used in American English
American English
) or REMAND CENTRE is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state . Prisons are most commonly used within a criminal justice system: people charged with crimes may be imprisoned until they are brought to trial; those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified period of imprisonment. Besides their use for punishing crimes, jails and prisons are frequently used by authoritarian regimes against perceived opponents
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Habeas Corpus
HABEAS CORPUS (/ˈheɪbiəs ˈkɔːrpəs/ ; Medieval Latin
Medieval Latin
meaning literally "that you have the body" ) is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine if the detention is lawful. The writ of habeas corpus is known as "the great and efficacious writ in all manner of illegal confinement", being a remedy available to the meanest against the mightiest. It is a summons with the force of a court order ; it is addressed to the custodian (a prison official for example) and demands that a prisoner be taken before the court, and that the custodian present proof of authority, allowing the court to determine whether the custodian has lawful authority to detain the prisoner. If the custodian is acting beyond his or her authority, then the prisoner must be released
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Criminal Law
CRIMINAL LAW is the body of law that relates to crime . It proscribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. Most criminal law is established by statute, which is to say that the laws are enacted by a legislature. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law
Criminal law
varies according to jurisdiction , and differs from civil law , where emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Objectives of criminal law * 3 Selected criminal laws * 3.1 Elements * 3.2 Actus reus * 3.3 Mens rea * 3.4 Strict liability * 3.5 Fatal offenses * 3.6 Personal offenses * 3.7 Property offenses * 3.8 Participatory offenses * 3.9 Mala in se v
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Jurisdiction
JURISDICTION (from the Latin
Latin
ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice within a defined field of responsibility, e.g., Michigan tax law. In federations like the U.S., areas of jurisdiction apply to local, state , and federal levels; e.g. the court has jurisdiction to apply federal law. Colloquially it is used to refer to the geographical area to which such authority applies, e.g. the court has jurisdiction over all of Colorado. The legal term refers only to the granted authority, not to a geographical area. Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction
draws its substance from public international law , conflict of laws , constitutional law , and the powers of the executive and legislative branches of government to allocate resources to best serve the needs of society
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Missouri Plan
The MISSOURI PLAN (originally the MISSOURI NONPARTISAN COURT PLAN, also known as the MERIT PLAN, or some variation) is a method for the selection of judges . It originated in Missouri
Missouri
in 1940 and has been adopted by several states of the United States
United States
. Similar methods are used in some other countries. Under the Plan, a non-partisan commission reviews candidates for a judicial vacancy. The commission then sends to the governor a list of candidates considered best qualified. The governor then has sixty days to select a candidate from the list. If the governor does not make a selection within sixty days, the commission makes the selection. At the general election soonest after the completion of one year's service, the judge must stand in a "retention election ". If a majority votes against retention, the judge is removed from office, and the process starts anew
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Probation
PROBATION in criminal law is a period of supervision over an offender , ordered by the court instead of serving time in prison. In some jurisdictions, the term probation applies only to community sentences (alternatives to incarceration ), such as suspended sentences . In others, probation also includes supervision of those conditionally released from prison on parole . An offender on probation is ordered to follow certain conditions set forth by the court, often under the supervision of a probation officer . During the period of probation an offender faces the threat of being incarcerated if found breaking the rules set by the court or probation officer. Offenders are ordinarily required to refrain from possession of firearms, and may be ordered to remain employed or participate in an educational program, abide to a curfew , live at a directed place, obey the orders of the probation officer, or not leave the jurisdiction
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U.S. State
A STATE is a constituent political entity of the United States
United States
. There are currently 50 states, which are bound together in a union with each other. Each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the United States
United States
federal government . Due to the shared sovereignty between each state and the federal government, Americans
Americans
are citizens of both the federal republic and of the state in which they reside . State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states , except for persons covered by certain types of court orders (e.g., paroled convicts and children of divorced spouses who are sharing custody )
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Stare Decisis
In legal systems based on common law , a PRECEDENT, or authority, is a principle or rule established in a previous legal case that is either binding on or persuasive for a court or other tribunal when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts . Common law legal systems place great value on deciding cases according to consistent principled rules so that similar facts will yield similar and predictable outcomes, and observance of precedent is the mechanism by which that goal is attained. The principle by which judges are bound to precedents is known as STARE DECISIS
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Maryland Court Of Special Appeals
Motto(s) : Fatti maschii, parole femine (Literal: Manly Deeds, Womanly Words) The Latin text encircling the seal: Scuto bonæ voluntatis tuæ coronasti nos (With favor Wilt Thou Compass Us as with a Shield) Psalm 5:12 State song(s) : " Maryland, My Maryland
Maryland, My Maryland
" OFFICIAL LANGUAGE None (English, de facto) DEMONYM Marylander CAPITAL Annapolis
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Website
A WEBSITE is a collection of related web pages , including multimedia content, typically identified with a common domain name , and published on at least one web server . A website may be accessible via a public Internet Protocol (IP) network, such as the Internet
Internet
, or a private local area network (LAN), by referencing a uniform resource locator (URL) that identifies the site. Websites can have many functions and can be used in various fashions; a website can be a personal website , a corporate website for a company, a government website, an organization website, etc. Websites are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, ranging from entertainment and social networking to providing news and education. All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web , while private websites, such as a company's website for its employees, are typically a part of an intranet
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Westlaw
WESTLAW is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States
United States
and is a part of West . In addition, it provides proprietary database services. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law , state and federal statutes , administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises , legal forms and other information resources. Most legal documents on Westlaw are indexed to the West Key Number System , which is West's master classification system of U.S. law. Westlaw supports natural language and Boolean searches
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Defendant
A DEFENDANT is a person accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case . Terminology varies from one jurisdiction to another. For example, Scots law does not use the term "defendant"; the terms "accused" or "panel" are used instead in criminal proceedings, and "defender" in civil proceedings. CONTENTS * 1 Criminal defendants * 2 Civil defendants * 3 England and Wales * 4 See also * 5 References CRIMINAL DEFENDANTSIn a criminal trial, a defendant is a person accused (charged ) of committing an offense (a crime; an act defined as punishable under criminal law ). The other party to a criminal trial is usually a public prosecutor , but in some jurisdictions, private prosecutions are allowed. Criminal defendants are often taken into custody by police and brought before a court under an arrest warrant
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Supreme Court Of The United States
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D) * Congressional districts
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