Suppose I was asked to donate money to "Citizens for Better Schools," what would I need to find out about the group first? The first thing would be find out if they are a bona fide public charity -- a 501 C3 -- and if they were, I would examine their bylaws and mission statement. Secondly, I would locate board members and examine public statements they have made and projects they have injected themselves into. Something with a vague title like this one has could actually be a protest group trying to remove certain board members from the school board or they might be advocating to have the science textbooks changed so evolution isn't taught. I would also look through newspaper reports to find what the group has been advocating in its public pronouncements.
Should journalists have the right to protect their sources? The answer is yes. One example relates to the public good: if there is a whistle-blower that gave a journalist information that helped the journalist reveal an illegal act by a county executive, and the district attorney demands the journalist reveal the source of his or her story, no way should that journalist give his source away. This would be beneficial to society because corruption cannot be tolerated in government and it doesn't matter who leaked the information, the corrupt officials needs to be brought down. If on the other hand a journalist knows about a dangerous radiation leak in a nuclear plant but protects his source so the public doesn't find out that there may be radiation in the air than that is certainly harmful to the public.
Williams v. North Carolina
This case shows some sneaky manipulative actions...
Williams and Ms. Hendrix. But their little ploy did not work perfectly as they were prosecuted under the law in North Carolina for "bigamous cohabitation" because they got a divorce through "fraud" and under North Carolina law the degrees in Nevada were worthless. Moreover, according to FindLaw, "Each would be a bigamist for living in one state with the only one with whom the other state would permit him lawfully to live." Meanwhile, the ruling was offered in 1942 by the High Court, but the case was called back to court in 1944 because the trial did not present the question as to whether North Carolina had the authority to absolutely refuse Nevada's divorce degrees. Hence, the final ruling did not come down until 1945.
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American Government and Politics The Impact of Politics on People, Communities, and the World I have not personally been affected by American politics in ways that I can think of, possibly because I am not an American citizen. However, I understand that, in principle, political decisions can have extremely important affects on individuals. For example, if the Republicans win the presidential election and win back control of the Senate and retain control
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