United States v. Lopez

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  • Prejudice And Acceptance In Speech Sounds By Dwight Okita

    the convenience of stereotyping to achieve an understanding of any one human being. This leads to a huge problem in human interaction because beliefs of one person are based solely on the way that person looks versus who that person truly is. In Speech Sounds Rye used great caution based on appearance, much like modern day American citizens do. Ironically, current citizens use he exact same observation and caution with those dressed in uniform. With police brutality at an all time high (or more noticeable and evident thanks to camera phones and social media), authority figures are seen as threatening. Homosexuality has also been at the forefront of prejudice and discrimination. An article written by Harvey Fierstein in The New York Times states, “Hate speak against homosexuals is as commonplace as spam. It’s daily traffic for those who profess themselves as regular Joes, men of God, public servants who live off my tax dollars, as well as any number of celebrities.” (Prejudices). WILL BE ADDING MORE SUPPORT AND INFO…

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  • National Football League: Negotiation Analysis

    The National Football League has had its number of lockouts, the most recent and historically longest being in 2011. It lasted 132 days until an agreement was made between the players and owners. There are many aspects involved in reaching their agreement, however at the end of the day it comes down to money, $9 billion dollars annually to be exact. Back in 2006 the current agreement was set to expire but was extended by both the players and owners. In 2008 owners chose to opt out of the…

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  • Identifying Human Cooperation

    perceived in a negative light. While also, acknowledging the importance of cooperation and the practice of psychological principles within this given study. Definition of key terminology Cooperation to most individuals is simply seen as a basic form of teamwork. This is the common understanding and conclusion most people come to without needing to think very much of it. Using cognitive frameworks to automatically connect individuals coming together with cooperation. Before…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Innocence Project

    Being wrongfully convicted of a crime is a reoccurring issue and the Innocence Project states that in the United States "since 1989, there have been tens of thousands of cases where prime suspects were identified and pursued until DNA testing proved that they were wrongly accused" (Innocence Project). Wrongly convicted individuals serve an average number of 14 years in prison before they are exonerated and 29% of the cases involved false confessions (Innocence Project). Included in those tens…

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  • Nostalgia Research Paper

    nostalgia is labeled as bittersweet because of the mixture of unhappiness and joyfulness. When people speak reflectively of their past, they become more optimistic and motivated about their future. During the class discussion of civil war reenactors, the concept of nostalgia was examined. In the Journal of American Culture, it is explained that nostalgia grew popular throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s (Hall 1994). Nostalgia is expressions of a sense of powerlessness during rapid changes in the…

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  • Dog Whistle Politics Analysis

    Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, by Ian Haney Lopez, Oxford University Press: USA, 2014. 304 pages. Reviewed by Dionte Z. Edwards. Race has been a factor that has dictated a variety of societal views towards individuals that embrace different cultures, ways of life, and skin tones. This issue which has evolved over time is one which, led Ian Haney Lopez to expose the American government and its tactics to cover up racism. I…

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  • Gibbons Vs Ogden Analysis

    Take the case of Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), where Ogden received an exclusive license to operate steamboat ferries between New Jersey and New York City on the Hudson River from the state of New York. Gibbons, a competitor, wished to conduct his own ferry business on the same route. Ogden sought an injunction against Gibbons since he had the exclusive rights to operate the route. Since the route crossed state lines, Gibbons claimed he had the right to operate on the route pursuant to a 1793 act…

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  • The Importance Of Equality

    Equality is the state of being equal, which means everyone in a society has the same rights and opportunities. Groups of people, such as African Americans and women, have been fighting for equality for millennial years. Currently, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people are fighting for equal treatment. The obstacles faced by a person, or group of people, can determine how their life will turn out. Like any group of people, the Latinos have faced issues in the past, currently facing…

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  • Liberalism In Latin America

    impact politics in South America, specifically in the liberal sense. My personal interest is understanding why the states of Latin America did not unify under a similar fashion as the United States of America, but rather fought wars against each other and were plagued by economic and political decadence. In this sense, I am trying to understand how the Latino political mentality legitimized illiberal…

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  • Gun-Free School Zones Act Case Study

    On March 10, 1992, Alfonso Lopez Jr. brought a .38-caliber handgun and five bullets to Edison High School in San Antonio, TX. He was arrested under Texas law but the next day, state charges were dropped after he was charged by a federal grand jury for violating the Gun- Free School Zones Act of 1990. He was convicted and sentenced to 6 months in prison and 2 years of supervision. Lopez’s lawyer, John R. Carter, a federal public defender, argued that the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) is…

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