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Is any part of the Magna Carta considered valid US law?

The Magna Carta acted as an origin of many legal concepts of today, includng the English, and thus US, common law system. It clearly affected the Founders' views of government and was instrumental in ...
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Is there any truth in that social security was based on models of either railroad worker or maritime insurance schemes?

According to the Wikipedia article "History of Social Security in the United States": In the 1930s, the Supreme Court struck down many pieces of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, including ...
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Judges upholding the rule of law

I argue that when people say such things, they mean that the judge must uphold the spirit and purpose of the Law -- things which might transcend the Law itself, like morality, history, or inalienable ...
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Judges upholding the rule of law

The Wikipedia article Rule of law favorably quotes the Encyclopedia Britannica defining the rule as: the mechanism, process, institution, practice, or norm that supports the equality of all citizens ...
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