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  • Mavis Baker Case Summary

    The case that will be examined in this case analysis is Baker v. Canada. It is a case about a mother, Mavis Baker. Ms. Baker overstayed her visa in Canada. After supporting herself illegally for eleven years, she was ordered deported. She asked to be exempt from the law based upon other circumstances. This case will be analyzed from the theoretical perspective of a legal positivist; conclusions will be made by viewing the case through this perspective. This perspective essentially sees law as…

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  • High Court Hierarchy: The Australian Court System

    INTRODUCTION This essay examines the Australian court hierarchy, and the extension power the High Court attains as it has the ability too overturn decisions made by the Supreme Court. As it is the final court of appeal therefore reintegrates the point that the power of appointment is held within the body of the High Court. As the Australian Federal system consists of national court and a court system for each individual state and the two territories. It will highlight the power comparison…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis: The Supreme Court Says Again

    Rhetorical Analysis I will be analyzing, "The Supreme Court Says Again: Juveniles Are Different”, a 7 paragraph article written by the Editorial Board and published to the New York Times on January 25, 2016. In discussions of The Supreme Court’s repeated ruling over the last decade, it has become a controversial issue that it is morally and constitutionally wrong to equate offenses committed by emotionally undeveloped adolescents with crimes carried out by adults. While some argue that no…

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  • Arizona Judicial System Case Study

    limited jurisdiction. This would consist of local, municipal, and Justice Courts. These courts tend to handle local matters and municipal violations. Municipal courts also handle a lot of misdemeanor violations of state law that took place within their jurisdiction. Justice Courts oversee a broad range of civil cases as well as hold preliminary hearings for many felony cases. Level 2 is the Superior Court. The Superior Court is able to oversee most cases within Arizona. Felonies, large lawsuits,…

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  • Grutter V. Bollinger Case Analysis

    The issue of equality based on race has given people a plagued view of America since its existence, and this issue of race does not stop when it comes to college admission. In 2003, a case known as Grutter v. Bollinger came in front of the Supreme Court and challenged the constitutional protection or lack of on an affirmative action plan adopted by an university. Grutter deals with the role the state plays in including a minority group into a larger part of the schools student body for…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Non-Partisan Elections

    non-partisan judges to both the Supreme and Appellate Courts. This system allows justices and judges to stand unopposed for a retention vote in the general election. An approval vote starts a new ten-year term for the incumbent judge or justice. A rejection makes the office vacant for appointment. Judges in the lower levels are still chosen by election. With a few exceptions, most candidates for the trial courts compete in partisan primary elections. The trial courts are made up of the…

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  • William J. Brennan's Opinion On Acceptance

    We walk through the hallways at school and streets on the block everyday, constantly discriminating against the decisions of those around us. We view traits such as, what someone chose to wear today or how organized someone is and we hold them to it, without full understanding as to why a person may have done this. Within the excerpts: "What of This Goldfish Do You Wish" written by Etgar Keret (Page 3-8), "Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion" written by William J. Brennan (Page 15-17), and…

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  • John Rapanos Case Digest

    wetlands were considered adjacent to a navigable waterway, which makes them covered by the CWA, (a regulation issued by the Army Corps of Engineers). In response to the suits filed against him by the government, Rapanos argued before the District Court that the wetlands on his property are not included under the jurisdiction of the CWA. Rapanos insisted that these wetlands were not considered WOTUS because they were not…

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  • R. V. Paterson Case Analysis

    Style of Cause and Citation: R. v. Paterson,(2017) SCC 15 Court: “Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) and Court of Appeal of British Columbia (British Columbia’s Court of Appeal) Facts of the case: Following an agreement with the appellant to affect a “no case” seizure if he surrenders three marihuana roaches. The police make a warrantless search and entry by police into the home of the appellant. Once inside, the police found a bulletproof vest, a firearm and drugs (R. v. Paterson, (2017)). They…

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  • Hobby Lobby Case Study

    Hobby Lobby challenged the ACA in the Supreme Court on the basis that as Christian employers, they are exempt from the law because of their first amendment right to religious freedom. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in 2014. According to Salem Press Encyclopedia, Hobby Lobby pays its employees much higher than the minimum wage requirement; full-time…

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