Canon law

Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority (Church leadership), for the government of a Christian organization or church and its members. It is the internal ecclesiastical law governing the Catholic Church (both Latin Church and Eastern Catholic Churches), the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, and the individual national churches within the Anglican Communion. The way that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times adjudicated varies widely among these three bodies of churches. In all three traditions, a canon was originally a rule adopted by a church council; these canons formed the foundation of canon law.


Greek kanon / Ancient Greek: κανών,Arabic Qanun / قانون, Hebrew kaneh / קנה, "straight"; a rule, code, standard, or measure; the root meaning in all these languages is "reed" (cf. the Romance-language ancestors of the English word "cane").

Canons of the Apostles

The Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons of the Same Holy Apostles is a collection of ancient ecclesiastical decrees (eighty-five in the Eastern, fifty in the Western Church) concerning the government and discipline of the Early Christian Church, incorporated with the Apostolic Constitutions which are part of the Ante-Nicene Fathers In the fourth century the First Council of Nicaea (325) calls canons the disciplinary measures of the Church: the term canon, κανὠν, means in Greek, a rule. There is a very early distinction between the rules enacted by the Church and the legislative measures taken by the State called leges, Latin for laws.

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Minor leaguers win partial class cert in wage row against MLB

Reuters 27 Jul 2021
Law firms ... The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article ... violations of state wage laws ... Despite those differences, he said, all of the state laws prohibit the same conduct – namely, not paying employees for hours worked....

Out of work, AC repairer kills, robs wife’s grandma

The Times of India 27 Jul 2021
Out of work, AC repairer kills, robs wife’s grandma ... Police said that the accused Mohammed Anees Khan was out of work and had run into losses due to which he hatched a plan to kill his grandmother-in-law Ameena Khatun at Sarvaiyanagar in Vapi town and rob valuables from her house....

Fired: California bill aims to decertify police for serious misconduct

San Francisco Examiner 27 Jul 2021
The bill would allow California to decertify police officers for misconduct — effectively stripping them of a license to work in law enforcement and kicking them out of the profession ... In the Gardena shooting, local law enforcement — as it typically does in such cases — investigated the shooting....

Editorial: Rollins must leave her no-prosecute list in her desk

Boston Herald 27 Jul 2021
According to one study, it seems to have worked to some degree. But the message conveyed early on landed more like an insult to law enforcers ... charged with ensuring ‘that the laws be faithfully executed,’ the 93 United States Attorneys work to enforce federal laws throughout the country,” the USAO states....

Biden taps Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins to become state's top prosecutor

Metrowest Daily News 27 Jul 2021
As part of its work to enforce federal laws, the U.S ... A Northeastern University School of Law graduate, Rollins worked as an assistant U.S ... "The ACLU looks forward to working with her if she is confirmed as U.S ... Baker to select a successor, interim DA "who will continue the work ......

AG Cameron taps Montgomery to lead state's special prosecutions

Commonwealth Journal 27 Jul 2021
"During his more than 20 years of service as a Commonwealth's Attorney, he gained respect across the Commonwealth for his dedication to seeking justice on behalf of crime victims and to upholding the rule of law." ... Brandeis School of Law ... he already has a few cases in the works....

Protecting objectors: N.Y. judge balks at tough rules in data breach class deal

Reuters 27 Jul 2021
Law firms ... Castel Law ... The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article ... A Dartmouth college graduate, she has worked as a journalist in New York covering the legal industry and the law for more than three decades....

The 'privacy by design' approach for mobile apps: why it's not enough

Beijing News 27 Jul 2021
The consent model on which privacy laws are based doesn't work ... As a result privacy laws have become more detailed, imposing additional requirements about notice, data minimisation, and user rights ... And the laws are often global in reach, such as the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation....

Study: Big Labor spent $1.8 billion on 2020 election cycle

Ashe Post & Times 27 Jul 2021
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the PRO Act, which would expand union power nationwide, eliminate right to work laws in 27 states, and require millions of American workers to pay dues or lose their jobs ... Recent polls have found that more than 7 in 10 Americans support right to work protections....

Ohio public universities team up to end hazing

The Athens Messenger 27 Jul 2021
Universities also pledged to work with law enforcement, strengthen the role of student organization advisors, improve hazing education for families and possible future students, provide data on hazing incidents and offer personal outlets to report hazing ... the work is not done....

Only talks can bridge China and EU

China Daily 27 Jul 2021
In order to create such a virtuous circle, hard work, rule of law and strict Party discipline are mandatory. China has specific socialist rule of law. support the Party's leadership; defend the principal position of the people, who are crucial for advancing the rule of law; uphold ......

Killeen City Council expected to vote on redistricting services, drainage improvements Tuesday

Killeen Daily Herald 27 Jul 2021
Should any be determined, the law firm would work with Killeen city staff to create a redistricting process that would allow for voting boundaries to be redrawn so they are in compliance with federal law ... Councilwoman Mellisa Brown made suggestions as to how the city can proceed without working with Bickerstaff....

State police charge three in Berks County Human Trafficking Ring

Courier Express 27 Jul 2021
HARRISBURG, Pa ... Hector M ... “We’re working with our state law enforcement partners to seek out and shut down human trafficking throughout Pennsylvania.” ... The public is encouraged to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity through the See Something Send Something mobile app, by email, or to a local law enforcement agency ... .......