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What’s the Difference Between a State and a Commonwealth?

If you grew up in the United States, you probably have the 50-states song burned into some indelible part of your memory. (If you’re like me, it’s the same place where a song made up of 62 preposi read more

If you grew up in the United States, you probably have the 50-states song burned into some indelible part of y read more

What’s the Difference Between a Cop, Sheriff, and State Trooper?

No matter how you feel about law enforcement these days, let’s face it: most of the time, we try to follow the law, and we expect the people in our lives to follow the law, too. The presence and imp read more

No matter how you feel about law enforcement these days, let’s face it: most of the time, we try to follow t read more

What’s the Difference Between Jail and Prison?

You can’t spell "correctional facility" without "correct"—and while there’s a lot that’s wrong with the criminal-justice system in this country, we can at least get our terminology right. Exhi read more

You can’t spell "correctional facility" without "correct"—and while there’s a lot that’s wrong with th read more

What’s the Difference Between a Lawyer and Attorney?

In the United States, the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are usually used interchangeably. However, according to LawyerEdu, there is a small—but important—distinction. A lawyer is s read more

In the United States, the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are usually used interchangeably. Howev read more