Legal procedure

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  • Analysis: The Jury System

    right of law. The author provides incentives for logic and reasoning, as well as injustice with case trials that of the Menendez brothers and Rodney King. In saying so, he proceeds to challenge the slow proceedings that occurred in the Menendez brothers’ case where jurors had a difficult time in making a decision even after confessions were made of the killing. Likewise, in the case of Rodney King, there were visual proof of police officers beating the defendant. Though, only two were found guilty as the other two were acquitted by a jury in a predominantly white suburb. Thus, the author concludes that certain jurors are purposely picked to be discriminatory and/or be susceptible to manipulation, meriting abuse of the peremptory challenges procedure. - As for the opposing side, the author lays out the perspectives of a local attorney, Michael D. Barnes. Barnes credits himself as a working prosecuting attorney for over 20 years in disagreeing with the abolishment of peremptory challenges. According to the favoring side concerning the process of peremptory challenges: “just seat 12 randomly selected, qualified candidates whose minds are open to a serious evaluation of the facts”. In that aspect, Barnes questions the validity of who and how these potential jurors’ “qualifications” and “openness” are to be determined and to what extent. Subsequently, he asserts that his credentials allow him to obtain no difficulty in implementing impartial judgements accordingly. Thus, he…

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  • Bratton Et. Al. V. Mcdonough Case Study

    process." While waiting to be relocated, the Brattons' continued to reside in the home, but blocked off some of the rooms that contained lead hazards. In November of 2009, the Brattons' filed a complaint against McDonough claiming that the children's exposure to lead in the home had injured them. Issue: Did the trial court err in excluding the Brattons’ expert witness testimonies? Did the trial court wrongfully grant the judgement as a matter of law motion in regards to the alleged claims of…

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  • Basic And Legal Procedure For Name Change After Marriage

    “NAME CHANGE AFTER MARRIAGE AFFIDAVIT” Marriage is a moment of bliss for the husband and wife because it is a beginning of a new relationship. It is a legal duty, which is bound by specific laws and rules recommended by the lawmakers. In India, numerous ladies only follow the custom of changing the last name after marriage. However, it is not necessary to change the name. It is just an act of love and affection. For a few, changing name strengthens their lawful bond and for some others, it's…

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  • Conciliation Court Case Study

    This letter is a privileged communication subject to the attorney/client privilege; therefore, you must not disclose this letter to anyone else. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an outline of the pertinent arguments that you may use at the Conciliation hearing against American National Property and Company. Procedure Procedures at Conciliation Court vary depending upon the Judge presiding over the proceedings. Regardless, you will check in with the Clerk and you will be…

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  • Whistleblower Protection Case Studies

    the Automobile Manufacture Integrity Act of 2014 (AMIA). Price was a contractor for Ford Motor Corporation (FMC). The primary focus of this case is the interpretation of the word “employee” in § 114(a)(1) of the AMIA and whether it includes contractors. Before analyzing the interpretation of the statute itself, it is crucial to consider whether Congress delegated authority to the Occupational Protection Administration (OPA) and if it followed necessary procedure during implementation. After…

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  • Bankruptcy Law Memo

    Page 1: South Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties, Bankruptcy Law - http://www.fortlauderdalebankruptcylaw.com/bankruptcy_law.html If you’re facing bankruptcy and need legal representation, turn to O'Brien & Solomon and see if working with our bankruptcy lawyer is beneficial to you. Our goal is help the residents of Fort Lauderdale, FL, obtain debt relief while protecting their assets. We realize that you may feel overwhelmed by bankruptcy law, which is why…

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  • Openness Of Court Essay

    McLanchlin points out that there is the side-effect of competition among media business, which might evoke extreme reactions of misled public by the sensationalisation and distortion (2003). However, as long as the appropriate and various means of broadcasting could be employed in the open process, there would be a considerable progress in the civil society. A probative example is given by the Chinese court’s practice where the Weibo, a microblog, was first time adopted as the transmedia for…

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  • Difference Between Procedural And Substantive Law

    courts nationwide are dealing with the ever-increasing number of pro se´ litigants. If you have made the difficult decision to pursue personal legal matters alone, you are considered to be a pro se´ litigant. While hiring an attorney to provide representation is typically the best way to proceed, doing so may not be an option for many. We all have access to an attorney for criminal matters, but the same does not apply to most civil issues. Pro se´ litigation should not be taken lightly, and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Drug Courts

    which they are entitled to. It would not be fair for a drug court participant not to receive a hearing when jail time is possible, when a probationer or parolee is allowed a hearing for their revocation. On the other hand, where they do give a drug court offender a hearing, then there is a high chance for bias from the judge for the termination of the offender (meyer). Most of the time, it is the same judge that does the termination hearing and runs drug court, therefore, causing an unfair…

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  • Case Study: Colonel Dynamo, Inc.

    fails to address specifically what members made these comments. The complaint in its entirety fails to provide any time, date or location of when the alleged fraud had taken place. Although the complaint suggests what Yuliano considers to be fraud his complaint fails to provide specificity to his allegations. A complaint that has failed the majority of the elements for pleading should be dismissed. III. Yuliano’s complaint fails to state a claim where relief can be granted and should be…

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