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Origins of the Bill of Rights

Origins of the Bill of Rights

When many Americans think of civil liberties, they think first of the Bill of Rights. The first ten amendments to the Constitution are some of the most important guarantors of freedom in America. Unfortunately, many people think the Founding Fathers just thought these...

Origins of the Supreme Court

Origins of the Supreme Court

As the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court to hear about 100 to 150 court cases a year. With its power, it can even deem an executive or legislative act as unconstitutional. It aims to ensure that lower courts or other governmental decisions do not...

The Interesting History Behind Checks and Balances

The Interesting History Behind Checks and Balances

Although the term “checks and balances” is thrown around quite frequently in government, not many people know how it all started. To ensure that one branch of government wouldn’t become too powerful, checks and balances system was developed. The U.S. government is...

Some Facts You May Not Know About the Supreme Court

Some Facts You May Not Know About the Supreme Court

Just how did the Supreme Court form? How did it gain its power? The Supreme Court started in 1789 when the three articles of the constitution formed the development of a high-level court with lower level courts representing the legal system in its place. The Judiciary...

Why Lawyers Should Take on Pro Bono Work

Why Lawyers Should Take on Pro Bono Work

Why is pro bono work necessary for lawyers? This query is not clear-cut or straightforward. Like the legal profession itself, it is a complex and intricate issue. To better understand the concept, this blog will provide an overview of pro bono work and its importance...

How Social Media is Changing the Field of Law

How Social Media is Changing the Field of Law

In the past decade, the practice of law has undergone a huge shift. The increasing prevalence of social media undoubtedly contributed to this change. Though some people assume social media is merely a way to connect with others, it has indeed altered the way society...

How Technology Has Changed the Job of Lawyers

How Technology Has Changed the Job of Lawyers

Technology has a way of revolutionizing an industry once it's been introduced. This has been seen in the legal space as automation, and the introduction of spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and legal research software has made processes much more efficient....

Tips for Choosing the Right Law School for You

Tips for Choosing the Right Law School for You

Choosing the law school that is the right fit for you can be a daunting task. After all, where you earn your law degree from creates a lasting impression on both your future colleagues and clients. There are more than 200 accredited law schools in the United States,...

Trump Decreases Regulations on Elephant and Lion Hunting

Trump Decreases Regulations on Elephant and Lion Hunting

In 2014, Obama pushed through two regulations that banned imports of elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe. This was followed, in 2016, with the U.S Endangered Species Act officially putting lions on their list of endangered species, which led to further hunting...