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    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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    I appreciated your discussion of the Supreme Court. The Judicial branch often is a terrifying display of near sovereign power. In 1803, William Marbury was commissioned to Justice of the Peace in Washington D.C by President Adams. However, when President Madison took office, the commission documents were undelivered. Marbury petitioned the court to force Madison to deliver his commission. The Supreme Court contended Madison’s refusal to deliver said documents was illegal, yet they refused to…

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    merely one of the multitude of universities in the United States that gives minority applicants an unjust advantage in the admissions process. The admissions program of the university was examined by the Supreme Court in a case regarding the constitutionality of the Affirmative Action practices in their admissions offices. When evaluating undergraduate applicants, the University of Michigan has a point system in which the maximum amount of points an applicant can get is 150 points. Minority…

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    between the 1870s and the 1950s. One law that is counted as a Jim Crow law is the Separate Car Act of 1890. This act was passed in Louisiana, and many people disagreed with it, particularly black people. One man named Homer Plessy challenged the constitutionality of this law, and ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986. Plessy claimed that the Separate Car Act violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution, but Justice Henry Brown decided that segregation was allowed as…

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    In recent years, spanking and use of physical discipline towards a child has not only been a hotly debated issue in parenting but in Canadian politics and law as well. For centuries physical acts such as spanking, slapping and grabbing have been popular ways to discipline children, but does that mean such abuse should be justified? Amidst numerous recognition of the rights of children by advocates and the government to monumental societal changes regarding parental discipline, correctional…

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    Judiciary Review Judiciary review is the process by which the Supreme Court decides if an action or decision made by the other branches of government is in fact constitutional. This idea was put into place by the 1803 case of Maybury VS. Madison. When President Adams was at the end of his term, he had appointed several new positions, one of which was the appointment of Maybury to the position of Justice of the Peace. James Madison was given the task of delivering the commissions to the newly…

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    Immigration is controlled by federal laws which govern the safety of America’s nation (Saltzman, 2016, p. 5). The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) was enacted in 1952 (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) and is governed by the federal constitution. Its sole purpose was to set regulations for noncitizens of the United States regardless of their nationality when attempting to become legal citizens. The Act serves as protection for those who may be in pursuit of obtaining their…

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    The Scopes trial took place in Tennessee centered around a teacher named John Scopes, who was arrested for violating a state law that prohibited the teaching of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The trial immediately attracted two different groups to the case, the Fundamentalist Christians and the religious modernists. The tension was already growing between these two trending groups in America and the Scopes trial was one of the cases that brought this tension to the spotlight. During this…

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    the Court resolving more than 1,700 instances in any given year. The Alabama Supreme Court has jurisdiction over appeals where the amount in question exceeds $50,000. The full Court must review cases involving the capital punishment or the constitutionality of laws it also makes rules for the governing of administration and procedure in all courts in…

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    In addition, the grand jury, while stating that the evidence would not be sufficient to indict Ware, refused to rule on the constitutionality of the state law, different than their counterparts in Kentucky a few weeks later. John L. Draper had refused to grant Ware a habeas corpus writ without providing and explanation why he chose to “respectfully” denied…

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