Batson v. Kentucky

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  • Kalief Browder Case Analysis

    long hair, wore a beard (Liptak). These reasons are called peremptory challenges which are the right in jury selection for the attorneys to reject a certain number of potential jurors without stating a reason. Researchers found in Alabama, Louisiana and North Carolina, where prosecutors struck black jurors at double or triple the rates of others which can affect the outcome and severity of sentencing and acquittals. Although it can be argued that less African Americans are registered to vote or are in good standing to be called for jury duty, prosecutors still used peremptory strikes against 46 percent of the black potential jurors who remained, and against 15 percent of others (Liptak). After the Supreme Court’s 1986 ruling in Batson v Kentucky. Batson held that racial considerations are out of bounds in jury selection. Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote, "The decision today will not end the racial discrimination that peremptories inject into the jury-selection process,” he wrote. “That goal can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely." This exhibits another example of racism in the criminal justice system. The difference in percentage of non-white inmates vs white inmates, poor legislation, and lack of jury duty diversity have strong influences in the results of the criminal justice system. The criminal justice system is meant to serve justice to victims yet, these aspects of it show that the criminal justice victimizes minorities.…

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  • Night Comes To The Cumberlands Summary

    industries’ effects on mid 20th century Appalachia. Caudhill’s book tells the story of modern Appalachia, specifically the coal mining areas of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Caudhill was a lawyer who had stern opinions about the coal industry whose book stood as a voice for the people of Appalachia. Caudhill describes the coal industry as an industry that destroys the Appalachian hills. Night Comes to the Cumberlands consisted of issues that people may have not necessarily been able to…

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  • Was The Southern States Justified In Joining The Civil War

    The Civil War was a pivot point in the history of The United States. Between 1860 and 1861 Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Louisiana were the first seven states the seceded from the Union and carried on with their own political affairs and government hence leading to the Civil War. After the War began in 1861, the seven states were joined by four other southern states, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas. These eleven states formed the Confederate…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Missouri Compromise (1820.

    Missouri Compromise (1820) A Free State: (before the Civil War) A state in the United States in which slavery was illegal ( A Slave State: Any of the 15 states of the Union in which slavery was legal before the Civil War. ( In 1819, a huge debate grew in Congress as to whether or not to make the new state of Missouri and free state or a slave state. Missouri wanted to become part of the union…

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  • Save Lives Research Paper

    Liability Reduced liability in Jeffersontown Police Officers is one of the primary key selling points for this proposition. In one actual random event in Southern California in 2003, an officer lost 30% of his hearing when we fired his patrol rifle without any hearing protection. Had he been wearing a tactical communications device, he would have his hearing, and the City of Irvine would have saved $1,000s (if not $100,000s) in disability. Although it’s cliché, the underlying message with our…

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  • Bob Gibson's First Teachers Analysis

    As a result, Bob listened to lessons from the other grades, which encouraged him to “learn about reading more.” He also received his first recognition as a writer in fifth grade, with a story “about the Pilgrims landing in the New World.” He remarks that the story was probably “historically way off base,” but nonetheless the story reached “the top county educators in Harlan County, Kentucky.” They asked him if he had copied it or if his parents had written it, and when he finally convinced them…

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  • Should College Tuition Be Free Essay

    cost has made college simply unaffordable for numerous individuals across the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is a shame that more people can’t attend college to be able to have a greater chance of living the American dream. College tuition should be completely free for qualifying individuals that want to further their education and receive a degree. Several countries such as Finland, Sweden, France and Germany offer free college not only to their…

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  • Runaway Slaves In Virginia

    dependence upon it grew exponentially. The slave labor force increased southern economic prosperity, causing the growth of expansive plantations that enslaved hundreds of Africans. Virginia, one of the largest slave states, had a population of 747,610 in 1790, of which 292,627 were slaves. Due to Virginia’s heavy influence on Kentucky that was prompted by a majority of first settlers having Virginian roots, many expected Kentucky to follow suit in establishing harsh slave laws. However, Kentucky…

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  • Cause Of The Civil War Essay

    Introduction The American Civil war occurred during the years 1861 – 1865, and as stated in the article titled “The Civil War”, it “was the cauldron that created modern America. The war preserved the Union, ending the possibility of the American nation dividing into two or more separate countries, in the process altering the nations politics and government, creating a strong presidency and an increasingly important federal infrastructure” (Finkelman sec. 1) However, the American Civil War did…

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  • Poverty In Kentucky

    The term “poverty-stricken” tends to be synonymous with neighborhoods in urban areas that have median income that is substandard compared to the majority of the city. However, for those living in South Eastern Kentucky, poverty holds a definition that stretches far abroad the city limits. There is a large population in this rural setting who live below the poverty line. My point is not to invalidate those living in more urbanized areas, but bring awareness to the communities in South Eastern…

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