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    The United States Constitution prohibits both the legislature and states from implementing ex post facto laws. The ex post facto clause, found in section 10 of Article I, provides that, “no State shall pass any ex post facto law” (Gaudet 2003, 646). A similar provision, in the ninth section of the same article, applies the same prohibition to congress. It is evident that ex post facto laws were largely condemned by the framers of our government and were intended to be unachievable under our system. Although the prohibition of ex post facto laws is demanded in the constitution, it is unclear as to what these laws refer to. An ex post facto law is one which is retroactive or changes the legal consequences of an action that occurred before the…

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    Susan B Anthony Analysis

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    a stand, making a change, and helping the nation prosper. When just one person takes a stand for something they believe is not right, they give courage to other people to stand up as well. Susan B. Anthony was a strong leader that gave other women courage to take a stand for their rights. In her speech “ On Women 's Right to Vote” she states “Friends and fellow citizens: I stand before you tonight under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election.”…

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    Jeremy Bentham Court Case

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    In an instance where an individual decides to take another’s life in order to preserve their own life might be under the assumption that their action is just based on necessity. However, the assumption would be false, a fact that has been proven in a number of court cases throughout history. In the case of Her Majesty the Queen v. Thomas Dudley & Edward Stephens (1884), Jeremy Bentham’s principal of utility presents a valid defense for the reasons that led to Crown choosing a guilty verdict. The…

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    however, Good (p. 3) quantitative methods have been shown most effective in exploring the relationships among variables in humanistic research (Balkin, 2014). For the purposes of the proposed research, the relationship among motivation source, substance abuse treatment compliance, and substance abuse treatment completion will be studied. Though various methods of quantitative research exist, the two designs most appropriate for the intended study are a non-experimental ex-post facto…

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    as the rights of the states that divided the delegates, which were resolved in the Constitution. The major governing principles that lie at the heart of the Constitution that contrasts with those of the Articles of Confederation such as legislation, Congress, executive role, national judiciary, ratification of amendments, ex post facto laws, and taxation. Legislation under the Articles of Confederation stated…

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    The case of Kansas v. Hendricks, 521 U.S. 346, (1997), is a United States Supreme Court case involving the constitutionality of a state civil commitment law, and how that law was being applied to persons who had been convicted of certain crimes. The law in question, was designed to civilly commit people who had a history of predatory sexual violence, and who had a personality disorder, or who had a mental abnormality (Cornell University, n.d.) In generic terms, the law was designed so that…

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    Samuel Nielsen Unit: 5 Question: 2 There are multiple ways that individual rights are protected in the body of the Constitution. In Article I, Section 9, clause 3 of the constitution provides that, “ no Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.” Also, in Article I, Section 9, clause 2, individuals are guaranteed, “ the privilege of the writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended.” James Madison understood the carnage these laws could employ when he said, “Bills of…

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    Thinking about Joshua Wong’s additional sentence: Rule of Law and Rule by Law in Hong Kong On January 17, a Hong Kong court sentenced Joshua Wong, one of the leaders behind the Umbrella Revolution, an additional 3 months imprisonment term. The reason for this was a failure to vacate when prompted, the commercial district of Mong Kok, which allegedly had “adversely affected” the normal pursuit of activities for normal citizens. The sentence, given by Andrew Chan of the High Court, was but one of…

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    Historical women’s rights innovator, Susan B. Anthony, in her speech, On Women’s Right to Vote, argues that in voting in a presidential election, she has committed no crime. She supports this claim through the use of the preamble of the Federal Constitution. Then she emphasizes on the statement that says, “We, the people of the United States,” and finally she speaks of the “disfranchisement of one entire half of the people,” in the government, speaking against the different oligarchies of it.…

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    Must Follow the Law (Most of the Time) There is no easy conclusion regarding the case of Jay Jones. While the national law for post-birth abortion is legal and binding, the law may not be legal under United Nations international treaties and statutes. The police might be liable under international law while they have no liability in the United States. The officer must weight utilitarian concerns with what is best for the greater good, with deontological concerns over absolute moral rights and…

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