Horton v. California

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  • Plain View Doctrine (PVD)

    Arizona v. Hicks, 480 U.S. 321, 325 (1987). In Hicks, the officers, responding to a shooting, moved a stereo to view and recorded the serial numbers. Id. The Supreme Court held that recording the numbers was allowed, however, what was not reasonable was the action of moving the stereo in order to make the serial numbers in plain view. Id. Another case that that determined the object is not contraband, is Nicholas v. State. In this case, the officers noticed photographic negatives in plain view, however the officers had no knowledge or suspicion that these negatives evidenced an illegality until the officer turned on the lights, held the negatives up to the light, and after looking closely he determined that the negatives contained evidence of a crime. Nicholas v. State, 502 S.W.2d 169, 257, (Tex. Crim.…

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  • Essay On Music Censorship

    (3) Many other occurrences as well as this one have happened in the past. Extremely famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Velvet Underground have had their albums pulled from record stores in the past for being too controversial (Newton). This is even still happening today; in 2010, MIA’s song, “Born Free,” was banned from Youtube.com (Newton). While people may not be able to avoid profanity and obscenities on public media, they do have the choice to watch a video,…

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  • Pope V. Illinois Obscenity Case Study

    “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric”-Justice John Marshall Harlan What is value? This question swept the court room in 1987 during the case of Pope v. Illinois. Pope and Morrison, the Petitioners in the case, had been charged with the illegal sale of obscene magazines. They argued that the State of Illinois Obscenity Statute- under which they had been convicted- was unconstitutional because it had allowed the “value” of the magazines to be judged by community standards. In response,…

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  • Worthless Speech Freedom Of Speech

    Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that expression is divided into two categories: speech that has social value, or is “worthwhile speech,” and speech that has no social value known as “worthless speech” (Tedford & Herbeck, 2013, p. 189). Known as Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, this case established what was determined “fighting words, but also stated that language that is obscene and profane can be regarded as worthless speech. Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire was a result of a Jehovah’s Witness distributing…

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  • Summary Of Charlotte Anita Whitney's Speaking Freely

    Arguably the most profound is freedom of speech. So that while we indulge in the privileges of today, we regard with great respect the fight that it took to get here. Charlotte Anita Whitney fought until her final days for freedom to speak in America. In the impressive book, “Speaking Freely,” Philippa Strum outlines both the struggles and victories of Whitney’s life testament through the Progressive Era, I.W.W, and state and federal courts. In her third book of the Landmark Law Cases and…

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  • Essay On Obscenity

    under the rule of strict scrutiny. In contrast, obscenity is understood to be a form of pornography which is not protected under the First Amendment and is reviewed under the rational basis test. Historically, the United States Supreme Court has struggled to create a satisfying definition of what obscenity entails and how to differentiate pornography from obscene material. The case of Roth v United States in 1957 marks the first time the Court established a definition of obscenity which did not…

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  • Minneapolis Institute Of Art Case Study

    Minneapolis v. ACLU (2015) Opinion of the Court: Bradley May 2013 saw the arrival of an exhibit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The exhibit contents featured were A)photos of nude men and women depicted in a variety of poses, B) photos of adults engaged in various sexual activities, and C) pictures of several nude men standing very close to one another. Finally, there were several pictures that resembled recent advertisements by a famous clothes designer. This last set of photos portrayed…

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  • Native American Dance: Lester Horton Technique

    Lester Horton Lester Iradell Horton was born January 23, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Iradell and Pollyanna Horton. As a child he was interested in Native American culture, which is also what sparked his interest in dance. He studied several Native American tribes including, the Iroquois, Red River Indians, Penobscot, and Ojibway. Horton also studied ballet for two years, and took classes at the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis while working for the Indianapolis Little Theatre.…

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  • Bp Oil Spill Case

    With turnover at the CEO level constantly changing viewpoints of where the company should go, lack of company culture being spread throughout rigs and locations, and a lack of safety procedures actually being carried out, BP was doomed. CEO Robert Horton, 1989 wanted to cut expenses by $750 million, he started by removing management levels and cut back on the people working at BP headquarters. Horton also changed the decision making process so that there were smaller teams that were meant to…

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  • Nation Identity Research Paper

    Patricia Cormack (2008)’s ‘True Stories’ of Canada: Tim Hortons and the Branding of National Identity has described the famous coffee chain brand Tim Horton’s successful approach of making itself an authentic icon of Canadian national identity. According to her theory, Canada’s identity was “in crisis” at that time: Canada has been always portrayed as analogous to the United States, a typical symbol of Canada is rarely observed and strong flows of various forms of American culture had…

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