Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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  • Fields Vs Fields

    This is the Supreme Court opinion on the case of United States v. Fields. Abel Fields, a resident of California, is being tried for violating the Stolen Valor Act which was signed into law in 2006. I will be reviewing this cases and cases like it to better determine a decision. In 2011, Abel Fields attended a city meeting about public safety. He spoke publicly at the meeting, explaining that his military experience gave him the knowledge to speak with authority about public safety issues. During…

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  • Florence V. Theodore Case Study

    Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, 566?U.S. ___ (2012) Parties: Albert W Florence,?? Plaintiff Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington et. al,? Defendants Facts: Albert Florence was arrested during a traffic stop by a state trooper as he had a bench warrant for his arrest due to a failed appearance at a fine enforcement hearing. He was first detained at Burlington County Detention Center where like every incoming inmate; he showered with the delousing agent and…

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  • Igaham Vs Ingraham Case Study

    The Court didmy see any need to go on with the Eighth Amendment to include disciplinary actions taken by public schools to punish students. Also it was held that because the punishment caused upon the students was physical punishment it was not covered under the process and understanding in the Fourteenth Amendment. In making this decision the Supreme Court looked at cases such as Powell v. Texas, United States v. Barnett, and Greene v. McElroy. These cases were looked up to because…

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  • Malloy V. Hogan Summary

    The ruling of The United States Supreme Court on Malloy v. Hogan,378U.S. 1(1964), the court was confronted with the issue of whether Mr. Malloy could utilize his Fifth Amendment right. To ensure that he did not incriminate himself in criminal activity during questioning in the state trial in the State of Connecticut (Neubauer and Fradella, 2009). The Supreme Court saw that the defendant had answered four of five questions during his testimony during the hearing and upon the last issue, Mr.…

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  • Bill Of Rights Vs Fifth Amendment

    The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land made up of the 7 articles and the U.S. Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is a document with a group of Amendments, which are articles added to the U.S Constitution. The Fifth Amendment was introduced into the U.S Constitution on September 5th, 1789. The five clauses within the Fifth Amendment stay consistent with the meaning of the Bill of Rights in that they promote a balance between the people and the government, and limits on government…

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  • Texas V. Johnson Case Analysis

    Reagan administration. In the initial case, the state court ruled that Johnson was guilty and in fact violated a Texas law that banned flag desecration. However, the because of the constitutional nature of the case, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction and sent the case to the Supreme Court. The fundamental constitution question was whether or not such disagreeable acts were protected under the first amendment. The 1st Amendment was constructed to protect unpopular speech…

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  • Maverick V Harper Case Summary

    Feist Publication, Inc v. Rural Telephone Service Co and Maverick Recording Co. v Harper are two cases of copyright infringement. The court ruled in both cases that there was evidence of copying. However, in Maverick Recording Co. v. Harper, the court determined that there was infringement. In the Feist v. Rural, there was copying of the yellow pages (advertisement) and not the white pages. In Maverick v. Harper, the courts determined that there was infringement because Harper admitted to…

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  • Women's Suffrage

    the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920, women were not legally allowed to vote nationally, as their white and black male counterparts were. Year by year, states accepted the Nineteenth Amendment; with Mississippi was the last state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment in 1984, sixty four years after the initial enactment of allowing women to vote. The wording and format of the Fifteenth Amendment, the prohibition of federal and state governments from denying a United States citizen from…

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  • Constitutional Democracy: Gideon Vs. Wainwright

    A constitutional democracy, a governmental system that states the limitations of political figures and allows the removal of ineffective groups, is clearly depicted as beneficial during the case of Gideon v. Wainwright. With the preservation of freedom in mind, constitutional democracies provide individuals with the right to exercise the law in order to preserve the concept in which power belongs to the masses. In addition to allowing ramifications to laws and rules regarding governmental…

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  • Civil War And Reconstruction: Race Relations In The United States

    The Civil War and Reconstruction had far-reaching results in terms of race relations in the United States. After the Civil war in 1862 several legislations were passed to help the freed slaves. The Civil Rights act of 1875 prohibited segregation in public areas and many amendments gave African Americans more rights (Brinkley, 2014). Even with new legislations the status of the newly freed African Americans didn’t change mush until the twentieth century. The reconstruction was to provide a new…

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