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Malden Mills II

The world of business often creates a hostile relationship between worker and employer. One company which seeks to overcome such conflict is Malden Mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Miranda Case

In 1966 John Flynn, a public defender from Arizona, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that his client was not given a clear description of his legal rights. The case was an important milestone in American justice.

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Pericles and Greek Democracy I

In the relatively short history of human civilization, democracy has only rarely emerged as a way of doing public business. In ancient Greece, democracy matured by means of the politics of rhetoric through the efforts of a group of aristocrats.

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Election of 1980 II

In the presidential election of 1980, incumbent President Jimmy Carter attempted to fend off the attacks of his Republican challenger Ronald Reagan. Reagan's victory is considered by many to be a turning point in American political life.

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Leadership: Brian Lamb and C-SPAN

Some of the most effective leadership is hidden. Consider the influence of one of the most "invisible" visible men in early 21st century America: the founder of C-SPAN, Brian Lamb.

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Roles in the Court

There is this idea that yes, England is far off. To some degree, Williamsburg is far off, but the people who serve in the local community are the connection with those far off governments. And the people who are appointed to serve on the court are from that community.

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Revolution and the Courts

Even as the Revolution gathered in strength, the basic court system changed very little. Although the Declaration of Independence sought to liberate the states from Britain, Jefferson wanted to continue the basic rule of English law.

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Court Days

Monthly Court sessions, known as “Court Day,” became woven into the fabric of society as a primary meeting place in the county. Court Day was a time to conduct business, vote or seek entertainment.

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County Courts

When the population in Virginia began to rise in the late 1620's and into the early 1630's, the volume of litigation is what ultimately lead to the movement to create the county courts as the ultimate institution of local governance.

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Lasting Impact of Virginia Courts

Virginia was home to the first courts of the new world and its founding fathers went on to influence the judicial system, not only of this nation, but beyond. As in the past, Virginia continues to play a role in making history.

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