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  • Beauharnais V. Illinois Supreme Court Case Study

    The Supreme Court is that of a Chief Justice of the United States and a set number of Associate Judges, fixed by congress and appointed by the President. The Supreme Court has specific guidelines on how many cases they are to hear in a set time but, they have discretion on which cases they choose to hear out in court. Many cases they hear deal with questions, or conflicts, with the interpretation of the constitution, such as the cases: Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, Beauharnais v. Illinois, and…

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  • Assumption Approach Case Study

    The assumption approach is also harmful to plaintiffs, because courts allow claims to continue even if the claims are not viable. One of the reasons that the assumption approach exists is that courts rarely find that students were not provided enough process. Courts do not have to address the merits of the property interest question if they find that process was sufficient. The reason this is bad for plaintiffs is that this allows claims to continue even if they are not viable meaning that…

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  • Minnesota Vs Dickerson Case Summary

    conducted was reviewed, Terry vs. Ohio case. The court further went into other cases that had resolved issues on the fourth amendment and the Terry search (Minnesota v Dickerson, 1993). Indeed, in Michigan vs. Long, the Court held that in the context of that case, a Terry search allowed the search of the individual and passenger’s compartments of the automobile to ascertain beyond doubt that the defendant was not armed and dangerous. In limited cases, the Court held that when contraband is…

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  • Difference Between Formal And Informal Power

    It wasn’t until the first half of the twentieth century but since has been growing less popular in the last few decades. This is due in part because they often are overturned in court if Congress has not given prior delegated authority to the president. Executive orders that are sustained, are those not overturned in courts. Sustained executive orders most often have some prior authority from Congress that legitimizes them. Informal powers are those of persuasion and…

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  • Maryland Vs Pringle Summary

    Case: Maryland v. Pringle, 540 U.S. 366 (2003). Court: United State Supreme Court Dates: Argued November 3, 2003—Decided December 15, 2003 Parties: Maryland / Appellants Pringle / Appellee Procedural History: Pringle, along with three other men, were arrested for possession of drugs and large sums of money but Pringle took full guilt. Pringle first filed a motion with the trial court to suppress his confession with claims that his arrest was illegal because the officer did not…

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  • The Fire Next Time: Plessy V. Ferguson Case

    segregation beginning with his administration and extending to places such as Haiti. The NAACP had a significant in 1922 with Moore vs. Dempsey where twelve black men faced charges of killing whites during a riot. "During the trial a mob surrounded the court building, shouting that if the accused black men were not sentenced to death, the mob would lynch them." ( As a result of prisoners being tortured and the jury finding the accused…

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  • Automatic Roadside Prohibition Summary

    Summary B.C’s controversial automatic roadside prohibition (ARP) scheme – the toughest drinking and driving law in the country – has been largely upheld in a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada. Introduced in 2010, the ARP scheme involved efforts to remove impaired drivers from B.C’s roads through the use of license suspensions, financial penalties and remedial programs. The scheme necessitates roadside checks and analysis of drivers’ breath samples using an approved screening device…

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  • Judicial Approach

    Reinterpretation by the Supreme Court leads to inconsistency in approach The shift in approach and lack of consistency is also evidenced in the approach taken in Hall then subsequently reinterpreted in St- Cloud. In Hall, the issue was regarding the tertiary ground for denying bail, the Supreme Court made statements regarding the rare circumstances that the tertiary ground would be used. The Chief justice stated that “while the circumstance in which recourse to this ground for bail denial may…

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  • Minor Consent And Refusal

    This paper attempts to explore the health laws surrounding minor consent and refusal in Canada. Throughout this paper, particular attention will be given to a case AC vs. Manitoba [2009] within the Supreme Court of Canada and Van Mol vs. Ashmore [1999], within the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Many legalities and ethical issues surround this topic and concerns arise when particular decisions are made on behalf of the minor. Canadian federal legislation considers anyone under the age of…

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Court Case

    The court case of 1896 was the year that Plessy v. Ferguson was settled. Establishing the term separate but equal after Plessy was denied his rights on riding a train. Even though this was a step closer to equality for all. In the long term, it was another way to stall and keep segregation in certain places around the united states. In the movie "Simple Justice" Thurgood Marshall, the main character goes through rigorous training to become a lawyer that could someday overturn Plessy v. Ferguson.…

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