The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia , Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana. The Venezuelan government maintains a claim against Guyana to Guayana Esequiba. Venezuela is among the most urbanized countries in Latin America;   the vast majority of Venezuelans live in the cities of the north and in the capital. The territory of Venezuela was colonized by Spain in amid resistance from indigenous peoples. In , it became one of the first Spanish-American territories to declare independence from the Spanish and to form part, as a department, of the first federal Republic of Colombia historiographically known as Gran Colombia. It separated as a full sovereign country in
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As the state's highest court, its decisions are binding on all other California state courts. The Supreme Court continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID coronavirus situation, and is following guidance provided by federal, state, and local health authorities to limit the spread of the virus. In response to the coronavirus situation, the court has adopted expanded e-filing rules for litigants , previously extended the deadlines under the California Rules of Court for an additional 30 days for all Supreme Court proceedings under an amended Administrative Order , and until further notice will be conducting oral argument from the San Francisco Supreme Court Headquarters building with counsel appearing through teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or similar methods of remote participation. The court has also implemented additional social distancing and density controls for oral argument. The court has issued a third standing order concerning oral argument relating to the time allocation for uninterrupted opening argument. Due to the COVID coronavirus pandemic and related public health directives from state and local authorities, the procedures specified by Administrative Orders Nos. Counsel will appear remotely and courtroom seating for the press will be strictly limited to achieve appropriate distancing.
2009 California Code of Civil Procedure - Section 2009-2015.6 :: Article 2. Affidavits
The Great Seal of the State of California was adopted at the California state Constitutional Convention of and has undergone minor design changes since then, the last being the standardization of the seal in The seal shows the Roman goddess Minerva , known as Athena in Greek mythology , the goddess of wisdom and war, because she was born an adult, and California was never a territory; a California grizzly bear , the official state animal, feeding on grape vines, representing California's wine production; a sheaf of grain, representing agriculture ; a miner, representing the California Gold Rush and the mining industry; and sailing ships, representing the state's economic power. The original design of the seal was by U. Army major Robert S. Garnett and engraved by Albert Kuner.
In the United States, age of consent laws regarding sexual activity are made at the state level. There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual states , District of Columbia , and territories. Depending on the jurisdiction, the legal age of consent is between 16 and In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other.