Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for the Education of Children of Low-income Families

In Legislation Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for the Education of Children of Low-income Families in the U.S. Code: Title 20, Chapter 13, Subchapter II The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating assistance to local educational agencies for the education of children of […]

Financial Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for Education of Indian Children

In Legislation Financial Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for Education of Indian Children in the U.S. Code: Title 20, Chapter 13, Subchapter III The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating financial assistance to local educational agencies for education of indian […]

Probation

Probation in the United States A criminal sentence that allows a person to return to the community under supervised release. Probation is an alternative to imprisonment and is applied to almost two-thirds of sentenced offenders in the United States. Control is maintained over the offender by […]

Families

Families in the United States Introduction to Families Presidential Memoranda Presidential Memoranda in relation with the White House Task Force on Middle-Class Working Families (January 30, 2009): "For many years, middle class Americans have been working harder, yet not enjoying […]

Equity

Equity in the United States Decisions based on a judge's sense of fairness rather than strict common law standards. The equity model permits judges to issue remedies in civil cases based on equitable principles that are outside or that supplement common law. Some of the flexibility of equity […]

Stare Decisis

Stare Decisis in the United States Latin for "let the decision stand." Stare Decisis (Judicial Function) holds that once a principle of law is established for a particular legal situation, courts should adhere to that principle in similar cases in the future. The case in which the […]

Adoption

Adoption in United States Adoption Definition

The act by which a person takes the child of another into his family, and treats him as his own. A juridical act creating between two persons certain relations, purely civil, or paternity and filiation. 6 Demolombe Code Nap. § 1. As […]

Appeal

Appeal in the United States A request to an appellate or superior court to review a final judgment made in a lower court. Appellate jurisdiction is the power conferred upon appeals courts to conduct such a review. It empowers the court to set aside or modify the lower court decision. An […]

Mandamus

Mandamus in the United States An extraordinary writ issued by a court under its equity jurisdiction to require anyone, but most often a public official, to perform a specified official act. Mandamus is an affirmative command calling for an action to occur. When a mandamus is issued against a […]

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in the United States Cause of Action Against Police for Failure to Protect Victim of Domestic Violence: an Overview This section examines this type of action. This subject identifies the various elements of the Cause of Action Against Police for Failure to Protect Victim of […]

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction in the United States The power of a court to act, including its authority to hear and decide cases. Jurisdiction defines the boundaries within which a particular court may exercise judicial power. Judicial power is specifically conveyed through the assignment of jurisdiction. The […]

Child Support

Child Support in the United States Child Support in Plain-English Law Money paid by a parent to support children (Child Support as defined by Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law in page 437-455) until the children reach the age of majority or become emancipated usually by getting married, […]