American Civil Liberties Union

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  • Traditionalism In The 1920s

    The union usually intervened on laws that impacted civil liberties. One of the biggest cases to represent traditional vs. secular was the case of Tennessee banning the teaching of evolution in institutions. John Scopes battled Tennessee with ACLU by his side. Scopes was a former biologist who became a high school teacher. Scopes wanted to teach his class the scientific theory, but was forbidden based on Tennessee law. ACLU and Scopes argued that this went against the 1st amendment. ACLU retrieved Clarence Darrow, a famous attorney, to help with the case. By the end of the trial, Scopes was fined 100 dollars and the case was left unresolved. One of the victories Scopes achieved was hearing William Jennings Bryan admit that not some religious ideas could possibly have more than…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Patriot Act

    officers, and a few hundred Special Operations military folk are all that's needed to deal with the terrorism threat” (Intelligence Gathering). In addition, opponents argue that the liberties of the American citizen are at constant stake due to the internet wiretapping. Julia Angwin, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, contends that the centers of intelligence have become “government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime.… The agency has…

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  • The Patriot Act: The Dangers Of The Patriot Act

    According to the American Civil Liberties Union “The Patriot Act increases the Government 's power to obtain information from wiretapping and surveillance.”( The Patriot Act was developed to keep the citizens of America more safe from terrorist attacks. There is also a disadvantage of this Act because this an infringement of the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures. The American Civil Liberties Union also…

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  • John Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soul

    old math and science teacher, were approached by George Rappleya and Fred Robinson. The American Civil Liberties Union was willing to cover the costs for any teacher willing to violate the Butler Act, the law in Tennessee which outlawed the practice of teaching evolution in schools. Rappleya and Robinson wanted Scopes to break the law both in protest and to put Dayton on the map of American media. After Scopes used a textbook that contained evolution, he was charged and his trial was set. Both…

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  • Supreme Court Case Essay

    decision and dismissed the Fry’s case. In October 2015, the Fry’s filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Solicitor General wrote up a brief report to the U.S. Supreme Court recommending the case be examined. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case after the start of the next term which will start in October 2016. Legal Significance for the Special Educator: If the case were awarded to the Fry family, it could mean school districts would be required to allow service dogs to…

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  • Analysis Of The Film Inherit The Wind

    are the main characters whose attitudes and beliefs differ between mediums. Furthermore, Dayton, Tennessee is transformed into heavenly Hillsboro. Scopes himself expressed the filmmakers took many liberties with, “the facts of the real trial”. Before outlining the main concepts, similarities and differences, it is essential to take a step back to understand what was going on during the time and how those events impact the grand narrative. To start in Tennessee, an act is created to pass into…

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  • American Culture In The 1920s

    During the 1920s, many events had taken place that have impacted American culture to this day. Some of these events include: the 1925 Scopes Trial, women’s suffrage and behavior, and the American film industry, too. The Scopes Trial brought about debates on evolution in schools, women’s rights are becoming more equal to those of men, and a revolution has begun in the American film industry. All of these events have had a lingering effect on how the American culture is today, and without them,…

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  • Argument Against Censorship

    However, there was no practical evidence indicating the effectiveness other than turning regular citizens in to suspects. For instance, according to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), between 2003 and 2006, the government issued 192, 499 National Security Letters (NSLs) which led to only one terror related conviction. Under the Patriot Act, NSLs are issued by FBI agent without a judge’s approval, to obtain personal information, including phone records, computer records, credit history and…

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  • John Scopes Research Paper

    Scopes eventually retired as a geologist in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1963. In June of 1967 Scopes published his memoirs called Center of the Storm. John T. Scopes died of cancer on the 21st of October 1970. Before he died, he did get to see a victory against an anti-evolution statute in the case of Epperson v. Arkansas in 1968. The US Supreme Court ruled that the Arkansas anti-evolution law violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution . Bibliography…

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  • Andrew Napolitano Analysis

    Terrorism”, is an article written on September twenty-second by Andrew Napolitano. The article discusses the use by the American Justice system of the practice of Due Process in extreme cases such as terrorism. Due Process is defined as, “fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen 's entitlement”. Since the turn of the twenty first century there has been a worldwide increase in the amount of large scale terror attacks especially on our domestic soil. Napolitano’s…

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