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The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is a law that was passed in 1970 by Congress in order to combat organized crime groups. It is used to prosecute those who have a history of committing crimes while b... More »

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Possessing drug paraphernalia in Texas is a Class C misdemeanor, and selling or delivering drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor, as of 2015. A person caught possessing or selling drug paraphernalia faces up to two... More »

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Federal law regarding the explanatory materials that must accompany prescription drugs is found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Sections 201.56, 201.57 and 201.80, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Admini... More »

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The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is an act of Congress signed into law by President Richard Nixon, which extends criminal penalties and creates civil penalties for illegal actions committed by an in... More »

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The interactionist view of crime is that deviance is learned from the groups that a person associates with. The basis of Edwin Sutherland's theory of differential association states that deviant behavior is not due to pe... More »

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The final ruling in Gonzalez v. Raich (2004) held that Congress had the power to regulate the “manufacture, distribution or possession of marijuana” in contradiction to state law, according to Harvard Law School. The rul... More »

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The difference between misdemeanors and felonies are that if the law for a crime has a punishment of incarceration for longer than a year, most states define it as a felony, Nolo says. If the punishment is for one year o... More »

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