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CZESAR

In the Roman law. A cognomen in the Gens Julia, which was assumed by the successors of Julius. Tayl. Civil Law, 31.

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CZETERUS

Lat. Other; another; the rest.

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Examining the President's Legal Responsibilities

Written by Christi Hayes and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff  



The position of President of the United States is often referred to colloquially as the "most powerful man in the world", or the "leader of the free world." More than just a figurehead in American democracy, the role of president does come with legal responsibilities under the framework of the United States set forth in […]

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How The Supreme Court Changed The Number of States that Allow Gay Marriage

Written by Christi Hayes and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff  



Before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2015 declaring laws banning same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional, a review of marriage laws throughout the country would have revealed that states that allow gay marriage far outnumbered those that did not. In fact, 37 states allowed same-sex marriages, so what were the issues preventing all states from […]

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Is Slander Protected by the First Amendment?

Written by Christi Hayes and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff  



The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of speech and is, as such, considered one of the most important protections that exist in a democratic society. Without free speech protections, citizens would have a hard time challenging their government or speaking freely about the issues that matter to them. A democratic system can […]

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Probable Cause Arrests vs. Arrest Warrants

Written by Christi Hayes and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff  



The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. It goes on to specify that warrants for searches and seizures may only be issued by a court upon a showing of probable cause. The seizure of a person, as occurs during an arrest, is a Fourth Amendment event requiring probable […]

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The Selection of a New Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Written by Christi Hayes and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff  



Justices of the United States Supreme Court are appointed through a process in which the president nominates a candidate who must then be approved by a majority vote of the Senate. While it might appear to be a simple process, it is one that was designed by the drafters of the Constitution 229 years ago […]

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