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    The Great Debate: Does Australia need a charter of human rights

    Australian Human Rights Commission: everyone, everywhere, everyday The Great Debate — Does Australia need a charter of human rights? My role for today is to talk about what a Human Rights Act for Australia might look like and to address some of the arguments that have been made against an Act of this kind being adopted. But, I’d like to open with just a few general observations. The first is that there is no perfect model of human rights protection waiting to be discovered by this committee or anyone else. Thoughtful, informed well-meaning individuals who care about human rights can, and do, hold, sometimes passionately, very different views on the…

  • Win Most Court Cases in 5 minutes
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    Win Most Court Cases in 5 minutes

    Welcome to this video by you are law org This is TJ and I want to show you a simple fast way to stop illegal attack now We’re talking about something with a coming after you for something. Maybe criminal child support attacks something where an Agency, or government program is or you and maybe an opposing attorney is simply coming after you for a legal attack this isn’t for something Where there might be a dispute between two private parties? This is really more of an institutional attack? against you So just keep in mind typically most people with dealing with court situations are gonna, try to make things…

  • Rival parties clash over constitutional amendment
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    Rival parties clash over constitutional amendment

    Opposition parties claim… parliament should be at the forefront of the revision. But with rival blocs wide apart on major sticking points, it seems unlikely they could come up with their own proposals. Kim Min-ji sheds light on the different opinions on the process. Pressure has been renewed on the National Assembly to produce a draft amendment to the Constitution, with the government on track to submit a version of its own. The ruling Democratic Party of Korea said parliamentary negotiations on the issue need to be sped up — and called on the main opposition Liberty Korea Party to stop hindering the discussions. “Parliament has talked enough,… going back…

  • Fake News and the First Amendment: Free Speech Rules (Episode 3)
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    Fake News and the First Amendment: Free Speech Rules (Episode 3)

    Can the law punish deliberate lies about public matters? Well it depends. Here are the six rules of fake news One: false statements that tend to damage reputations can generally be punished. Of course the law doesn’t call this fake newsit calls it defamation. Written defamation is called libel, spoken defamation is called slander, radio and TV broadcasts are usually considered libel except in Georgia where they’re called “defamacast.” No, really. They made up a new word for it and it’s not catching on. Intentional lies about particular people or companies can lead to massive damages awards including punitive damages. they can even lead to criminal punishment in states that…

  • James Madison’s Constitution Two-Step
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    James Madison’s Constitution Two-Step

    How do you determine if something is constitutional? James Madison gave us a 2-step process. Writing in his famous Report of 1800, James Madison argued that the Alien and Sedition Acts clearly violated the Constitution. Why, because they failed a basic two-question test First, Madison said “whenever a question arises concerning the constitutionality of a particular power; the first question is whether the power is expressed in the constitution. If it be, the question is decided.” But that doesn’t settle the issue in every situation. We also have to consider the necessary and proper clause. Madison said if a power to take a given action isn’t explicitly in the constitution’s…

  • An Introduction to the Constitution
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    An Introduction to the Constitution

    It’s a very short document, which, by the way, I have a copy of. Just to show you how small the Constitution is… This is the Constitution. It’s a very very very small document that’s no longer than a term paper. In seven articles and 27 amendments, it creates the entire blueprint for our government. It identifies the actors, the institutions, the processes, and the ground rules by which we as a society choose to live. So once you understand the Constitution, you really understand the essence of how American government was designed. At the time of the writing of the Constitution, it was a brand new notion that people…

  • Dad of fallen Muslim soldier to Trump: Read Constitution
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    Dad of fallen Muslim soldier to Trump: Read Constitution

    DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE ASKING AMERICANS TO TRUST YOU WITH THEIR FUTURE. LET ME ASK YOU, HAVE YOU EVEN READ THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? I WILL GLADLY LEND YOU MY COPY. IN THIS DOCUMENT, LOOK FOR THE WORDS, LOOK FOR THE WORDS “LIBERTY” AND “EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAW.” HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO ARLINGTON CEMETERY? GO LOOK AT THE GRAVES OF BRAVE PATRIOTS WHO DIED DEFENDING UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. YOU’LL SEE ALL FAITHS, GENDERS AND ETHNICITIES. YOU HAVE

  • The 14th Amendment: The best idea in humanity’s 10,000-year history | Van Jones
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    The 14th Amendment: The best idea in humanity’s 10,000-year history | Van Jones

    This is the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. I’m not going to read the whole thing, I’m just going to read the first section: ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’ Any person within its jurisdiction cannot…

  • The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:  A History
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    The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: A History

    There’s a story about a white unionist in the south, who’s support for newly freed blacks angers his neighbors. They come over one night and basically tell him to shut up. When he refuses they take him outside, tie him to a tree and horsewhip him and they tell him That if they have to come back they’re gonna hang him from that same tree. But the man had nowhere to turn because the south at this time was a place of lawless tyranny. The 14th amendment was designed to stamp out that tyranny By requiring government officials to respect the basic civil rights of all Americans. The period following…

  • The Women of Hamilton
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    The Women of Hamilton

    Women in early American history are often forgotten because they weren’t allowed to play a part in the war or politics, and while Lin-Manuel Miranda does a wonderful job of displaying the importance of women during the founding of America, a lot of their stories are still untouched and incomplete. I want to talk about the women in the musical Hamilton and their stories, and just like in the musical I’m going to start with the Schuyler sisters Angelica Eliza and Peggy. Angelica Schuyler Church was born on February 20th, 1756. Little is known about her early life other than that she was most likely well educated due to being…