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Definition of treason in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is treason? Meaning of treason as a legal term. What does treason mean in law?
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Weird Missouri bill defines sex as a "gift" - AvvoStories

Weird Missouri bill defines sex as a "gift" - AvvoStories | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Sex has been variously described as an expression of love between two consenting adults, an act for the purpose of procreation, or maybe just a good time. But if one Missouri legislator gets his way, sex will be legally defined as a gift. Not all sex, of course—that would be weird. No, the bill, proposed by Montgomery County Republican Bart Korman, applies to sexual relations between lobbyists and Missouri lawmakers.

 


Cited from: Weird Missouri bill defines sex as a "gift" - AvvoStories http://stories.avvo.com/nakedlaw/bizarre/weird-missouri-bill-defines-sex-as-a-gift.html#ixzz40Tdcb4bV

 

The bill comes in the wake of recent scandals that have embarrassed Missouri politicians on both sides of the aisle.

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A Story to Kill for: Writing Crime & Detective Fiction

A Story to Kill for: Writing Crime & Detective Fiction | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
By Victoria Salvas Are your Twitter and Facebook feeds filling up with True Detective and Sherlock predictions? These hit series are just the latest detective stories to overtake mainstream media, ...

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EU to Nokia: Don't be a 'patent troll'

EU to Nokia: Don't be a 'patent troll' | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said he's concerned Nokia might try to leverage its patent portfolio for its own legal good. [Read more]
    
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Less serious legal research – Slaw

Less serious legal research – Slaw | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Why is it that legal texts turn off many eager readers? Sometimes this is due to their inherent complexity. No one can reasonably expect to obtain a simple overview of the Canadian tax system. It is complex and so are the rules that enforce it. Sometimes, legal information is made unnecessarily complex. One could think that plain language is heresy amongst authors of primary legal information. Even though court cases stand closest to common everyday communication, a trend becomes apparent that court opinions are getting longer and more complex. Public access analysts say that it has become a challenge for judges and justices, public information officers, and members of the bar to make sure that the public understands what is expressed in a court opinion. Evidently, contracts are among the less legible documents. 

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Although this page basically reviews Canadian law, it offers an important rationale for learning critical thinking skills and explains the problems of overly complex legal language. "Public access analysts say that it has become a challenge for judges and justices, public information officers, and members of the bar to make sure that the public understands what is expressed in a court opinion." So, there is problem in understanding the law and its interpretation as well as the reasoning involved in judgments, among other decions made in the courtroom. 

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