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United States

(Encyclopedia) United States, officially United States of America, republic (2015 est. pop. 319,929,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third…

State, United States Department of

(Encyclopedia) State, United States Department of, executive department of the federal government responsible, under the President's direction, for the making and execution of American foreign…

Roth v. United States

(Encyclopedia) Roth v. United States, case decided in 1957 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Samuel Roth of New York City was convicted of mailing obscene materials. On appeal his conviction was affirmed by…

court system in the United States

(Encyclopedia) court system in the United States, judicial branches of the federal and state governments charged with the application and interpretation of the law. The U.S. court system is divided…