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Open Abdication
Abdication

( in a political sense, renunciation of high public office, usually by a monarch. Some abdications have been purely voluntary and resulted in no loss

Abduction

In English law, the taking away by force, fraud, or persuasion of a woman or a child against her own will, or against the will of her parents or

Open Abortion
Abortion

Worldwide, some 46 million women have abortions every year. Of these abortions, only slightly more than half are legal, that is, take place under

Open Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971

( ăch'ĭsӘn ), 1893–1971, U.S. secretary of state (1949–52), b. Middletown, Conn., grad. Yale, Harvard Law School. He was (1919–21) private secretary

Admiralty court

English court that tries and gives judgement in maritime cases. The court is now incorporated within the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court and

Open African National Congress
African National Congress

South African political party, founded in 1912 as a multiracial nationalist organization with the aim of extending the franchise to the whole

Open Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
Alcatraz Island (Calif.)

The U.S. penitentiary on Alcatraz Island is perhaps the most famous of all American prisons. Located on the 12-acre island in San Francisco Bay,

Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)

1798 The Alien and Sedition acts, passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress with a modicum of Democratic-Republican support in the summer of 1798,

Open Alito, Samuel A., 1950-
Alito, Samuel A., 1950-

As a young Justice Department lawyer in the Reagan administration in the 1980s, Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. (1950-) described himself as a lifelong

Open Allegiance
Allegiance

in political terms, the tie that binds an individual to another individual or institution. The term usually refers to a person's legal obligation of