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  • Colorado Exoneration Argumentative Essay

    In the Supreme Court case, Nelson v. Colorado, the judgment revolves around the constitutionality of the Colorado Exoneration Act. This act stated that monetary fines paid due to conviction charges can only be returned to the exonerated individual if they can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they are innocent of the accused crime. The constitutionality of this law was debated and in question in regards to the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. I concur in the…

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  • Marbury V. Madison

    The Constitution sets limits in the actions of federal officials or institutions. Therefore, any other laws passed or enacted without a constitutional amendment is deemed invalid. Nevertheless, this issue has never been specifically addressed until 1803 when the case Marbury v Madison emerged. Conflict began as recently elected president Thomas Jefferson ordered his Secretary of State - James Madison to stop delivering the signed commissions to judges; William Marbury felt that he was deprived…

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  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    Introduction On March 12 2012, Harpers conservative government implemented omnibus bill that introduced many new mandatory minimum sentences (cbc,2012). As part of Harpers tough on crime agenda, the bill introduced mandatory minimum sentences for crimes such as drug trafficking, child exploitation and some other violent offences(cbc,2012).In accordance to their tough on crime agenda, the harper government has introduced so many new mandatory minimums sentence, to the point that we now have the…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Obamacare Case

    The second case was over religious businesses being forced to provide birth control to all employees. The Supreme Court voted down this specific mandate as it violated the freedom of religion. You may want to expand here? The third and most recent Obamacare case was in regards to the federal subsidies( money) being awarded to individuals from the federal government, even though the law specifically states that these subsidies should be, “Established by the State”. This case held an interesting…

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  • O Grady V. Inc Case Summary

    In Reno v. ACLU, the 1996 Communication Decency Act was challenged for its constitutionality. The Act criminalized the conscious transmission of “obscene or indecent” information, in order to protect minors from unsuitable internet content. While the purpose of this act had good merit, the Court held a unanimous decision that the Act…

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  • Religion In The 15th Century

    Early in the 15th Century, men and women came to America in search of religious freedom from their very restrictive society. They wanted to be able to express their own beliefs without the retaliation of a higher power. In 1791, James Madison proposed that the Bill of Rights be added to the Constitution. Included in those Bill of Rights was the freedom of religion. This country was built on the idea that people were allowed to be whomever they wanted to be. They were allowed to express their…

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  • Natural Law Theory

    Interpreting the Constitution of the United States of America has always been a challenge for Supreme Court justices throughout America’s history. Many justices have tried to interpret the Constitution based on the social consequences of their ruling in comparison to the historical context behind the law being debated. The rift between adapting the Constitution in order for it to keep up with changing times and maintaining the original intentions of the framers poses many difficulties for the…

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  • Article: The Effects Of Curfew On Juvenile Criminal Activity

    As many people would say “Nothing good happens after midnight” A municipal ordinance curfew is a time frame given by an authority like the government or sometimes parents to teenagers below 18 years of age, to be home before a certain time. They were intended to limit a minor’s time without supervision from an adult, and to keep them off the streets during late hours. This has become a very popular way to attempt to reduce juvenile crime and to keep teenagers out of trouble, although this has…

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  • Juvenile Offenders And The Eighth Amendment

    I was unaware that thousands of juvenile offenders are living with adults in detention and correctional facilities in the United States. In Pulaski County where I work all juveniles under the age of 18 are housed with other juveniles in our juvenile detention center. It is no surprise to find that juvenile offenders that are placed with adults are in danger of sexual abuse, physical assault and have a higher rate of committing suicide (Wood, n.d.). In the Eighth Amendment, the United States…

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  • Examples Of Institutional Discrimination

    1. Discrimination occurs when certain individuals or groups are treated one way, while others are treated another. It's an act of unequal treatment. In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal." It fits the definition of discrimination because whites and colored people were treated differently. At this time, society didn't like the idea of the two people affiliating with…

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