Most agreements require consideration before they can be enforced by the Court, except for deeds, some equitable issues and many international contracts. The most complete and effective definition of consideration was adopted by Lord Dunedin in his speech to the House of Lords in Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, Limited v Selfridge and Company, Limited [1915]…

A groundswell of public outrage and protest erupted after a Florida jury absolved Casey Anthony of responsibility for the death of her 2-year old daughter Caylee. In light of the recent results of the post-trial USA Today/Gallup poll that showed nearly two-thirds (64-percent) of Americans believed that Casey Anthony “definitely or probably murdered her daughter,”…

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is controlled by the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government and does not perform legislative functions. Environmental statutes empower and delegate responsibility to the EPA to develop and enforce regulations. Federal trial and appellate courts interpret environmental legislation and handle regulatory actions. Limits of Environmental Protection Agency Authority The EPA…

An influx of illegal immigration in recent years is straining social services and costing the taxpayers billions of dollars a year. States are stepping up to the plate to enforce immigration law in the absence of federal enforcement. Border states, which have been hit the hardest by illegal immigration, are leading the way in new…

For parents outside the nuclear family model, knowing where to go with disputes about children has not always been a straight forward matter. Traditionally the jurisdiction was scattered. Changes in society and rapid advances in technology have meant the family law courts in common law countries such as Canada, the UK, the USA and Australia…

In his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 24, 2010, President Barack Obama stated very clearly that the promise of international law is not an empty one. In making this statement the President was referring to Iran thumbing it’s nose at the norms of international law, specifically its position respecting…

American immigration law provides for immigration to the United States and for restrictions that limit immigration to only those immigrants who fit under the categories the policy defines. Though people come to the U.S. illegally in violation of those policies, the laws providing for legal immigrants illustrate the basic policies behind them. American immigration laws…