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Parliamentary device to limit debate; specifically, one of a series of resolutions passed by the U.S. Congress that tabled without discussion petitions regarding slavery (1836–40). It was introduced by proslavery members to postpone consideration of antislavery petitions encouraged by the American Anti-Slavery Society. It was repealed in 1844 due to efforts of John Quincy Adams and others.

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In U.S. law, the principle that evidence seized by police in violation of the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure may not be used against a criminal defendant at trial. The Supreme Court of the United States established the validity of the rule in Weeks v. U.S. (1914). In Wolf v. Colorado (1949) the court limited application of the rule to the federal courts; this decision was overturned in Mapp v. Ohio (1961), which required the rule to be applied universally. In the 1980s the court allowed an exception to the rule, holding that evidence obtained “in good faith” with a search warrant later ruled invalid is admissible.

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Movement to secure internal autonomy for Ireland within the British Empire. The slogan “Home Rule” was popularized in 1870 when the Home Government Association (later the Home Rule League) called for an Irish parliament. It was led from 1878 by Charles Stewart Parnell, whose obstructionist tactics in the British Parliament publicized his country's grievances. The Home Rule bills introduced by Prime Minister William E. Gladstone in 1885 and 1893 were defeated. A third bill became law in 1914 but was militantly opposed by Ulster unionists and republicans in Ireland. A system akin to home rule was established in the six counties of Ulster (Northern Ireland) in 1920. In 1921 the remaining 26 counties in the south achieved dominion status, but the link with the British Commonwealth was severed in 1949.

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Movement to secure internal autonomy for Ireland within the British Empire. The slogan “Home Rule” was popularized in 1870 when the Home Government Association (later the Home Rule League) called for an Irish parliament. It was led from 1878 by Charles Stewart Parnell, whose obstructionist tactics in the British Parliament publicized his country's grievances. The Home Rule bills introduced by Prime Minister William E. Gladstone in 1885 and 1893 were defeated. A third bill became law in 1914 but was militantly opposed by Ulster unionists and republicans in Ireland. A system akin to home rule was established in the six counties of Ulster (Northern Ireland) in 1920. In 1921 the remaining 26 counties in the south achieved dominion status, but the link with the British Commonwealth was severed in 1949.

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Rule is a town in Haskell County, Texas, United States. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Rule is located at (33.183118, -99.893300).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 698 people, 300 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,003.4 people per square mile (385.0/km²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 554.9/sq mi (212.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.82% White, 2.15% African American, 0.14% Native American, 7.31% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.34% of the population.

There were 300 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,342, and the median income for a family was $30,069. Males had a median income of $22,708 versus $14,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,454. About 14.3% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Rule is served by the Rule Independent School District.

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