Alabama Supreme Court

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  • Miller V. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455: Supreme Court Case

    In the case of Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 - Supreme Court 2012, the issue presented before the court was under the Eighth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment is it cruel and usual punishment to sentence a fourteen-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Kuntrell Jackson, Derrick Shields, and Travis Booker discussed a plan to rob the Movie Magic video store in the evening on November 18, 1999. It is alleged that once the time had come to rob the movie store the defendants were made aware that Derrick Shields was, in fact, carrying a .410 gauge sawed-off shotgun in his coat sleeve. Upon arriving at the video store, Booker and Shields went inside and Jackson stayed outside the door, as a look out. Once inside, the duo began demanding the video clerk Laurie Troup give them money; when Troup failed to comply after being instructed five-six times Shields shot Troup in her face after she said she was going to call the police. At this time, Jackson had made his way into the store prior to Troup being shot, but while the robbery was still in progress. It was after Troup was shot that the trio fled the scene empty handed. The juveniles were…

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  • Legal Case Study: Alabama Case Law

    B. Chef Curry’s Covenant Not to Compete Is Likely Unenforceable Because It Does Not Meet All Four Elements of Enforceability. If chefs are considered professionals, Alabama courts will only enforce a noncompetition agreement when an employer has a protectable interest, the restriction is reasonably related to that interest, the restriction is reasonable in time and place, and the restriction imposes no undue hardship upon the employee. All four of these elements must be found, otherwise the…

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  • Government Censorship

    way of forcing censorship by proxy is a decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to initiate criminal prosecution of executives of an internet provider for their failure to ban cartoons of Prophet Mohammad published by a Danish Magazine “Jyllands-Posten”. (REFERENCE) In the same vein, in 2012 a Thai court convicted a forum In Thailand intermediaries can be held liable for defamatory comments moderator for his failure to censor a comment that was defamatory of royal family.⁠1 In the current…

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  • Justice In The Crucible

    characteristics,traits, emotions,etc is hysteria or uncontrollable emotions or more specifically mass hysteria or group hallucinations of society threats caused and spreaded by fear and rumors. But in order to determine whether or not justice is best served in court of law, the terms justice and law must be defined first. Justice is broadly getting and knowing what is just based on moral concepts such as law, equity, ethics, rationality, religion,…

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  • Analysis Of EEOC Vs. Federal Express

    Federal Express (1995). A courier was harassed by a customer on her route. The customer made such comments as saying she looked better without any clothes on and repeatedly asked her out on dates. She brought this issue up with her supervisor who wrote to the customer asking him to refrain from ?any future conduct that could be perceived as offensive or intimidating?. The harassment continued and the whole building, not just the tenant was taken away from her route. The courts ruled in…

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  • Case Of Not Criminally Responsible On Account Of Mental Dilemma

    For an individual to be blameworthy and criminally responsible for their actions, the accused person must have committed the actus reus and the mens rea. In the case of the accused pleading Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCRMD), the court focuses on whether the accused had the mens rea while committing the alleged offence (Verdun-Jones, 2015). If the accused person did not know what he or she was doing was wrong, or did not appreciate the conduct or omission, the…

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  • Short Biography: Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks was born as Rosa Louise McCauley February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, to the parents of James and Leona McCauley. At the age of 2 her parents moved in with her grandparents. Two years later her mother gave birth to her brother Sylvester and shortly after that her parents separated. Her mother was an educator (a Teacher). Her Family had a great respect for education. Later on around the age of 11, Rosa moved to Montgomery, Alabama, She attended High School there, a laboratory school…

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  • Portugal History

    present day Brazil this that caused Portugal to decrease in power and wealth very drastically. Its population decreased drastically during the 1960’s and 1970’s due to the economy decline and the country’s colonial wars, many left and moved to Brazil and the United States. Portugal was under military dictatorship for much of the twentieth century until it was over thrown in 1974 and was replaced with parliamentary democracy. Portugal has grown very much since then and is now a member of the…

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  • Canada Supreme Court System

    The Highest Court and Final Court of Appeal in Canadian justice system build up the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court offers permission to over 40 litigants of appeal decisions annually that are rendered by the federal, provincial, and territorial appellate courts. The court gives the ultimate expression of the decision and application of the Canadian law. Besides, the lower courts abide by these decisions. The Supreme Court was created by an act of parliament in 1875. There are cases,…

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  • Stop And Frisk

    Stop and frisk search is one of the most controversial procedures that the police execute. According to the legal dictionary, stop and frisk refers to “the situation in which a police officer who is suspicious of an individual detains the person and runs his hands lightly over the suspect’s outer garments to determine if the person is carrying a concealed weapon.” The officer also questions the person during this process. The policy was put in place to stop crimes before they even happen. The…

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