Law (national or international).

Differing Opinions/Single Law


gavel on laptop.A proverb provides that, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This statement applies equally to the law. When viewing legislation or agreements, the viewpoint or filter through which one “sees” the law greatly affects how it is viewed. The following articles are an example of just such an instance. Is one viewpoint “right” and the other “wrong”? The judicial branch is to be an unbiased arbiter of justice, applying the law without regard to politics or personal viewpoints. Is this truly possible?

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  • Senate Ratification of Cybercrime Treaty PraisedLinks to an external site.


After reading the two articles provided, relate your thoughts as to how opinions differ within the Legislative branch regarding a law (national or international), and to differing opinions in different branches.

  • Why do such differing opinions occur regarding the same law?
  • How do you think this could and does affect negotiations for and interpretation of laws and agreements?


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