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Why Sonia Sotomayor Should Be Approved as Supreme Court Judge - President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court justice on May 26, 2009, making Sonia Sotomayor the first Hispanic female to be nominated for higher court. Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954. She is currently a federal judge on the U.S Courts of Appeals for a Second Circuit. If nominated she will be replacing the retiring Justice David Souter and she will also be the first Hispanic and the third female Justice. This will be a huge milestone for the Hispanic community. Looking closely into Sotomayor qualification and experience we can predict that she will most likely be approved by the Senate....   [tags: Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Judge, USA,] 1321 words
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Chinese Culture Exposed in the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee - Chinese Culture Exposed in the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee In by reading the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, I gained a perspective of the people and culture of China. This book showed the analysis of Chinese saw and the background of Chinese history. Judge Dee, during the Tang Dynasty, was a well-known statesman and a magistrate to a town called Chang-Ping. He was known to be a famous detective, in which he could solve all crimes. In the Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, he is faced with three murders, which develop throughout the book....   [tags: Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee] 622 words
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The Actions of Judge Danforth in The Crucible - In any community, the people rely on the power of law and justice to protect them. When the guardians of the law and order misuse their power it brings tragedy upon the town. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible the inappropriate actions of the character of Judge Danforth, the voice of authority of the community leads to the tragedy of social disruption of the town accompanied by breakdown in communal solidarity. Firstly, throughout the play Judge Danforth acts with pride and arrogance. At the commencement of act III Judge Danforth voices his view on the ongoing phase of the witchcraft trials by stating that “Do you take it upon yourself to determine what this court shall believe and what it sha...   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]
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The Power of an Unelected Judge - ... It can both be a tool and hinder to what many people including myself consider right. The year 1988 is an example of when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was upheld by the supreme court. In Dialogic Judicial Review and its Critics, it states that the supreme court was able to overturn a previous ruling on abortion. Legislative was voting to remove a law that allowed abortion in some certain cases. The law passed in the House of Commons but failed to pass from a vote of unelected officials (Dyzenhaus, David, Arthur Ripstein, and Sofia Reibetanz Moreau 610)....   [tags: charter, freedom, rights] 664 words
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The Judge's House by Bram Stoker - ... As the book by Jack Morgan suggested that in the tradition of gothic and horror it is a way of our mental life that can contain out of the ordinary events, which our physiological constitution is more notably implicit. In that saying the horror is actually a way of bio-horror which involves the negotiations of rationality, looming that concludes of rational mapping. Supernatural may vary from kindly spirits to an eerie atmosphere like a mysteriously, uncannily frightening or disturbing place to ghosts, demons, witches, spooks, preternatural powers, and demonstrations of voodoo....   [tags: gothic literature analysis] 787 words
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover - To the majority of individuals, no two topics can be more opposite than that of the little ice princesses and elite gymnasts that grace television sets throughout the country with their elegant and carefully choreographed routines and that of moldy and rotting corpses; however, this is merely a common delusion among most people. Both topics have their ugly sides, one, however, a bit more morbid than the other, but the fact of the matter is that one truly cannot judge a book by its cover. Elite level gymnastics and figure skating are seen as forms of art – forms that people can gawk at flabbergasted and in awe....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Don't Judge a Celebrity By It's Cover - Humans are judgmental creatures by nature. Since our inception it has been programmed into our brains to be this way and at one point with due cause. It was vital for the preservation of our species to make observations and respond to stimuli in our environments. However, as a necessity, being judgmental has for the most part dissipated. It is no longer vital to our existence to determine on the first encounter with a unfamiliar entity whether or not they are going to be friend or foe; if they bare their teeth and the hair on the back of their neck stands up, our culture acknowledges the safer bet is the latter....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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The Methods and Techniques of Judge Dee from Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee - ... When the heinous criminals are tortured, they refuse to confess their crimes even when tortured. Mrs. Bee née Djou was tortured with screws, she didn’t confess but when she was tortured even worse the second time, she confessed. Shao Lee-huai did the same thing, they gave him lenient punishments like screws at first but then his tortures eventually got worse and worse, to the point of burning him, until he finally confessed. The tortures would continue until the criminal’s spirits broke. He would also test to see what happened....   [tags: magistrate, detective, criminals]
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The American Legal System: The Title of Judge - ... To become certified, one must pass an exam that is proctored by state officials. Lay judges and many professional judges are elected to their position by the citizens of the area that they wish to represent on the bench. Alternatively, some judges as in the case of Supreme Court Justices are appointed to their position by the legislative body of the area that they represent. That is a simple view of the rigorous path to becoming a judge. The role of the judge in a court is essential and allows for disputes to be settled separate from the bias of the parties involved....   [tags: justice and equality] 877 words
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Judge Advocate General - Judge Advocate General (JAG): These words represent greatness not only in the military world but in the civilian realm too. JAG officers have that type of toughness that is just giving to make you want to respect them. A JAG officer to earn respect in the military. Being a JAG officer lets an individual have an outstanding career due to the toughness of the selection process and also because of all of the hard work that this career requires. The research describes and evaluates everything from the duties of the officer to qualifications of the field....   [tags: JAG officer, military, career, occupation]
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Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover - I don’t really understand what it means to be me. I know who I am but it’s hard to just define yourself as one specific genre of person. What I have realized growing up is that I have never been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to first impressions, because everyone has already made their own assumptions. What it means to be me is to be me is be judged as a druggie, be treated like a Cinderella, and someone who never lets it get to them through it all. Most people in today’s society judge a book by the cover and when that happens to me I always get the worst descriptions....   [tags: Personal Intropective] 604 words
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Dont Judge a Book by the Cover - You Can’t Tell Many people feel that you can tell a lot about a person by observing what they wear and what they eat. This is not the case. Choice of clothing and eating habits, in no way, allow you to pass judgment on a person. Judging people based on these factors is extremely shallow. What one wears and eats in no way depicts character, behavior, or even intelligence. One simply cannot know a person by looking at them and observing what they eat. Such a thought is ridiculous. Instead of looking at clothing and what one is eating, character should be the basis for opinion....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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Judge Holden of Blood Meridian - Judge Holden of Blood Meridian Although Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian tells the story of the kid and his journey through the harshest of environments, much of the action in the novel centers around Judge Holden. Judge Holden is a mystery from his very first appearance in the novel and remains so until the very end of the novel, when he is one of the few characters surviving. The kid first comes face to face with Holden in a saloon after a riot and eventually joins with Holden and a gang of misfit scalp-hunters to roam the Mexican-American borderlands....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 679 words
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An Analysis of The Judge's House - An Analysis of The Judge's House This compelling 19th Century thriller by Bram Stoker has many typical elements of the 19th century ghost story genre. The author has used many rudiments, which make this a very popular ghost story. "The Judges House" which is set in an isolated setting, this can clearly be seen when the author describes it as "…desolation was the only term conveying any suitable idea of its isolation." Here the author wants to portray the sense of seclusion, as this is a typical element of a 19th century ghost story....   [tags: Papers] 1082 words
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Judge Declares Microsoft A Monopoly - On November 5, 1999, District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson declared one of the leading software companies in the world, a monopoly. The United States' government has what are called, antitrust laws, which prevent a company from having a monopoly on a market. The US charged Microsoft with violations of these laws, stating that they were thwarting such competitors as, Netscape Navigator, and other web browsers. The US justice department has accused Microsoft of being "engaged in massive anticompetitive practices." Bill Gates, owner of Microsoft, believes that the practices of Microsoft are in no way that of a monopoly, and are just forms of very aggressive competition....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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Who Are We to Judge? - Who Are We to Judge. Sometimes it is easy to form an opinion about someone based on what you see from the outside, but by no means is this an effective way of assessing the way someone is inside. Just like you cannot judge a book a book by its cover, you cannot judge a person without getting to know them. Both Edwin Robinson's, Richard Cory, and Wystan Auden's, The Unknown Citizen try to do this. Who is to say that their analysis of the two characters is correct. The two poems are based only on what is observed, not what is known....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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Don’t Judge Me, by Chris Brown - “Don’t Judge Me” by Chris Brown explains the struggles he went through because he beat his girlfriend. He regrets what he had done and elaborates it in his song, apologizes, and tells people and his past girlfriend to not judge him. The title of the song “Don’t Judge Me” shows a lot about his identity, a woman beater; he made so many accomplishments in the past and one mistake ruins it all. Within his song he shows how people see him on the outside, where he is different in the inside....   [tags: Chris Brown Beating Rihanna]
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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover: First Impressions - We have all been taught that a book should not be judged by its cover. In theory, this makes perfect sense. However, in reality, this is not practical and is very difficult at best. First impressions, regardless of how minute or seemingly insignificant the encounter may be perceived as, can play a huge part in determining the actions of others. A first impression is everlasting and has the influential ability to “make or break” a situation regardless of whether or not the perceived notion is accurate....   [tags: Psychology]
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Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover or The Importance of Beauty - ... The author stated this as “horns / halo effect” a tendency to allow one's judgement of another person, especially in a job interview, to be unduly influenced by an unfavorable (horns) or favorable (halo) first impression based on appearances beside that , attractive children tend to be treated better by both teacher and parents.in a studies done by Dion, provide 243 female university studies with identical detailed account of the misbehavior a seven-year old school child. then she showed pictures of seven-year-old boys or girls who have been rated in high physical attractiveness ; the other half of boys and girls who weren't that attractiveness....   [tags: attractiveness, deductive argument, evaluation] 660 words
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Who is to Judge What is Right and What is Wrong? - Since there are so many "moralities" as there are people and cultures, who is to judge what is Right and what is Wrong. Whose morality do we ought to follow and why. To answer this question one must first come to a clear understanding of the meaning of right and wrong- a topic that has become so subjective and distorted that it is practically impossible to clearly define. Individuals have come to create their own morality so that what is right to one may not be considered right to another and what is wrong to one may not necessarily be wrong to another....   [tags: Morality, argumentative, persuasive] 531 words
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How will History Judge the Events of September 11, 2001? - ... The principle is that there are two “houses” in the world: the House of Islam and the House of War. The House of Islam is a Muslim government or Muslim governments ruled by law based on their holy book, the Quran (sharia law). The House of War is the rest of the world. Thus, 9/11 was a continuation of the war between the House of Islam, and the House of War. This idea has been interpreted my many Islamic leaders as an armed conflict between infidels and Islam. Osama bin Laden believed that this is “a perpetual state of war until the entire world either embraces Islam or submits to the rule of the Muslim state.” (Lewis, page 3)....   [tags: terrorism, middle east, muslim] 1864 words
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Frankenstein: Don't Judge a Monster Based on His Appearance - Do not judge a book by its cover. A famous American proverb that says a person’s character cannot by judged by their appearance. A prime example of this is the monster from Frankenstein. On the outside, he has a terrible appearance but he is a kind soul simply looking for a little compassion. He is a victim however due to his monstrous appearance and is left in bitter misery in the story. Both the book and the play present him as a sufferer in a cruel world but ultimately the book does a better job portraying his pain and creating compassion for him....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1505 words
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You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover, Sometimes - Human beings have evolved an incredible ability to form first impressions, rapidly and with a high degree of accuracy as a survival mechanism. Admittedly, it is still difficult to know whether to trust first impressions, given there are so many cautionary warnings. We are told how important it is to make a first impression when going on a first date, a job interview or to meet with a new client. We are also warned to never judge a book by its cover, indicating that our first impression could be flawed and suggesting that first impression are formed solely from appearance....   [tags: Psychology]
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First Impressions, Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover - ... The woman on the right can also be identified due to her religious clothing. Her traditional religious habit is easily recognizable among Roman Catholics. The large crucifix dangling from her neck also gives us reason to believe that she is a nun. The habit is also not required, but nuns must dress modestly if they do not wear it. The woman sitting in the middle, however, shows no indication of a religious belief. Her racy clothing does not have a certain religion attached to it; perhaps she has no religion at all....   [tags: conclusions, religion, stereoypes]
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Straight Talker and Judge in Adaptation by Malinda Lo - ... I would tell Reese to stay in the airport to wait for further information because they can save their coach’s life and keep them away from trouble by just staying in the airport. After Reese returns to home, she meets Amber Gary in a coffeeshop. She falls in love with her quickly. She does not know that she is bisexual until Amber kisses her. Because of Amber, Reese gives up her longtime crush,David. But Reese does not even know Amber anything, except her name. She basically falls in love with someone that might be a serial killer, she has no sense of security....   [tags: bisexual, san francisco, phenomenom] 936 words
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Judge First: Bite Last - Judge First: Bite Last The soccer ball hit the grassy field with a minor thump, while screams centered attention near the goalie’s post. The child’s puny hands showing little resistance to the canine incisors planted deep within his pierced left arm. The Pit Bull only winced his eyes to squeeze the blood laden arm beyond the shattering point. The Pit Bull’s head shaking as a crocodile with morning’s breakfast, forced his meal to lifelessness on the soiled grass. The child’s lame arm dropped, signaling the lost battle....   [tags: social issues] 833 words
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The Right of Juries to Judge the Justice of the Law - The Right of Juries to Judge the Justice of the Law For more than six hundred years-that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215--there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than that, in criminal cases, it is not only the right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is also their light, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge the justice of the law, and to hold all laws invalid, that are, in their opinion, unjust or oppressive, and all persons guiltless in violating, or resisting the execution of, such law....   [tags: Papers] 4046 words
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Judge Pycheon in The House of the Seven Gables - Judge Pycheon Kryptonite. Even Superman had a weakness that could lead to his death in a matter of minutes. Why. No man is all-powerful or has no flaws. Does true character always shine through one’s public persona. The answer is no. In the House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne effectively shows his disgust towards Judge Pyncheon whose later exposed as someone different from his public image. What breathes life and interest into the passage. It is Hawthorne’s deft use of sarcasm and his cunning delivery intertwined with society’s....   [tags: essays papers] 828 words
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Judge Posner's Challenge to the Philosophy of Law - Judge Posner's Challenge to the Philosophy of Law ABSTRACT: This paper presents a conceptual analysis of Richard Posner's empirical theory of judicial behavior. His theory opposes the conventional view which holds that judges are insulated from external pressures so their judicial decisions will be based upon a disinterested understanding of the law. Since economics holds that all people — including judges — attempt to maximize their utilities, Posner thinks that the conventional view is an embarrassment which presumes judges are not rational....   [tags: Posner Law Essays]
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Film Judge Dredd as a Commercial Enterprise - Film Judge Dredd as a Commercial Enterprise 'Judge Dredd' was a blockbuster. Heavily marketed, produced and directed by Americans and heavily funded - by 75% of English money. And of course, the main role played by Sylvester Stallone makes it an attractive movie. We can see how it sells from these points. Because 75% is funded by English lottery money, the British public could also say that this was an English film. This works because the film could be called 'global or international' and therefore people may not see it as a stereotypical American film....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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The Character of Judge Pyncheon Revealed in Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of Seven Gables, reveals Judge Pyncheon’s character in a strategic manner to show the shallowness in Judge Pyncheon’s good deeds. The author uses the position of details, diction, and tone to express his dislike for Judge Pyncheon’s character and also to reveal the judges character as two-fold, first good, then evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne strategically reveals Judge Pyncheon’s seemingly good side to the reader in order to show how “fake” Pyncheon really is....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables] 665 words
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Logical Fallacies and the Bumper Sticker "Real Christians Don't Judge" - While driving behind a vehicle plastered in bumper stickers, the first one to catch someone’s attention may say “Real Christians don’t judge.” Most will not give it a second thought, while others may analyze its message and the individual giving the message. In general this sticker may be found on a variety of vehicles. The vehicle itself is not as important as the individual driving it. While discussing this bumper sticker it will be important to understand where it is found, the fallacies it involves and the problems with the argument....   [tags: Logical Fallacies, Bumper Stickers] 590 words
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Don't Judge a Book By its Cover: Macbeth by William Shakespeare - ... Macbeth observes that the day is ‘foul’ because so many lives were lost in the battle against the Norwegians and Scottish rebels. After the battle the army was also experiencing poor and dreary weather. Despite the lives that were lost and the weather they came out victorious and caught the traitors. This shows that even though they day may have been great for most of Scotland, there was still much grief for others who lost their lives and family members. Another way “fair is foul, foul is fair” is shown, is through appearance verses reality....   [tags: analysis, foul is fair]
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Style and Content of The Red Room and The Judge's House - Style and Content of The Red Room and The Judge's House Using reference to style and content I will explain how and why these two short stories are typical 19th century stories. The two short stories that we have read, ' The Red Room' by H.G. Wells and 'The Judges House' by Bram Stoker, are heavily concerned with the supernatural world, with people in the Victorian era preoccupied with ghosts. When Darwin wrote his book 'The Origin of Species' this hugely questioned Christian beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 1821 words
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We Should NOT Judge Students by Test Results - We Should NOT Judge Students by Test Results Are people who get good grades and/or who get high scores on tests more intelligent than those who do not. Can we just distinguish people who get good grades and/or high scores on tests are more intelligent than those who do not get good grades. I firmly believe that it is not fair to judge people who get good grades are more intelligent than those who do not. Test scores are not a fair judgment to distinguish one’s intelligence. Test scores can not show the actual intelligence of an individual....   [tags: essays papers] 737 words
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Abortion rights Organization vs Judge Roberts - Abortion rights organizations declared their opposition to Roberts, a 50-year-old federal appeals court judge. But as yet, there were no outright calls for his rejection from any of the Senate's 44 Democrats. "I urge the Senate to rise to the occasion, provide a fair and civil process and to have Judge Roberts in place before the next court sessions begins on October the third," said President Bush, the morning after he tapped the Harvard-educated lawyer with a sterling resume and impeccable conservative credentials....   [tags: news on Abortion] 840 words
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Society's Media has Altered the Court Experience - ... With readers both informed of the real and non-real sides of the law, I will lastly give a brief story of my own experience of going to court. The law is here to protect our rights and freedom, yet somehow media has create a great amount profit in using law as entertainment. To my knowledge, today’s civilization towards media has been nothing but a growing industry that all, but not many, have been exposed to. With that big of a margin for the world of television, media has to continuously focus on the rating and the frequent fluctuations of interest a viewer has towards a show that is produced on a channel....   [tags: law, entertainment, judge judy]
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The Forms of Prejudjudice in Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson, Hairspray - ... There was also a difference in how the slaves were treated based on where they lived. In Dawson’s Landing, the slaves are treated fairly well as long as they didn’t do something bad, but if a slave were to be sold down the river, they would be treated horribly. In the book you can tell the slaves are treated badly, because Roxy would rather kill her and her baby than be sold down the river. In Hairspray, there isn’t the issue of slavery, but there is segregation against African-Americans. The black people in the movie all hang out by themselves and there are no white people around them....   [tags: slavery, segregation, judge] 596 words
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Montaigne in The Return of Martin Guerra by Natalie Zemon Davis - ... It is important to note that Montaigne makes reasonable judgments from the information provided by his servant, who had lived in the New World. Contrary from educated men, Montaigne’s servant is a simple man who is not compelled to interpret on what he observes, but rather just simply tells the truth. The servant “was a plain ignorant fellow, and therefore the more likely to tell truth: for your better bred sort of men are much more curious in their observation” (Cannibals, 2). Thus, Montaigne illustrates that his own reasonable judgments of the New World are based on a man “so simple that he has not wherewithal to contrive, and to give a color of truth to false relations, and who can ha...   [tags: relationship, knowledge, judge, self] 1854 words
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Parenting Advice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Atticus states in the book To Kill a Mockingbird that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(30) There is a meaning and reason behind everything Atticus states to the kids, but this is among one of the most important quotes, mostly towards Scout. What is his meaning and why will this help them. Why offer this to the kids why tell them a riddle, well it is simple. He continues to offer this advice to the kids whether they decide to followed or just simply disregarded what their father has stated quite simply for them....   [tags: judge, understanding, differences]
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The Role of Sentencing in the Justice System - ... Some pros of mandatory minimum are crime deterrence and conformity in sentencing. This gives criminal offenders an good idea of the consequences for committing or participating in a life a crime. It further dissolve the terminating persistence on the sentencing of a criminal from the judge or jury. This originates a more symmetrical distribution of justice for undoubting categories of offenses rather than the inconsistency noticeable in use of judicial discretion and jury verdict....   [tags: crime, judge, prison] 641 words
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Native Community Life in Invasion by Benjamin Percy and The Barrio by Robert Ramirez - ... There are roads where there were none before. There are roundabouts where there were once intersections. Acres of sagebrush have given way to big box stores”. Percy left Oregon for a long time, but when he came back he saw something he had never expected to occur. As he drove around Percy got lost because this was a new town, there were lots of stores and streets where there was only grass fields. This was unbelievable for him because he actually loved his town and this was heart breaking to see....   [tags: transform, anger, judge, orgin] 1076 words
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Journalist's Privilege to Keep the Identity of His or Her Sources Secret - ... Many informants only supply a journalist with information if the journalist can guarantee anonymity, so they would not trust a journalist who constantly reveals his sources. Consequently, individuals will begin to withhold their knowledge, which in turn, will create a “chilling effect”. A “chilling effect” occurs when the free flow of information is restricted and the public have less information available. This type of situation is unfavorable though, because people have the right to know as much as they can....   [tags: media is crucial, judge's decision] 657 words
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Attitudes and their Influence on Physical Attraction - ... In their results, similarity wasn’t considered significant but implied evaluation was and in the Byrne, London, Reeves, similarity and implied evaluation were both overwhelmingly significant. The differences in these two studies ended up being the measurement of similarity. Knowing this, Insko, Thompson, Stroebe, Shaud, Pinner, and Layton set out to improve these 2 previous studies by hypothesizing that there is an interaction between similarity and implied evaluation participant opinion (Insko, Thompson, Stroebe, Shaud, Pinner, & Layton, 1971, p....   [tags: appearance, judge, magnetism]
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The Problem of Stereotypes in Our Society - Stereotypes are a large problem in our community. It puts labels about how a person should act or live according to their sex, race, personality, and other facts. This could affect individuals who perhaps like different things or do different activities, but feel ashamed of doing so because of stereotyping. Stereotypes such as all men like sports or women are not as strong as men, are among the most common in our society. Stereotypes have created a distortion of how every individual should be....   [tags: judge, discriminate, emo] 693 words
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Sentencing After a Guilty Verdict - A sentence is a decree of a punishment assigned to a defendant who was found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offence. If is a defendant found guilty, the type and amount of the sentence will depend on a number of factors, which every judge or magistrate must consider. Between these factors belong the six main aims of sentencing (retribution, denunciation, incapacitation or protection of the public, deterrence, rehabilitation and reparation), the age of the defendant (as there are available different types of sentences for young offenders), previous convictions (if the defendant has committed a crime before), the seriousness and nature of the crime committed (what ha...   [tags: court, defendent, judge] 1987 words
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Is Personality Important to Society? - ... I think this personality fits me some-what because I love to lead and often think of ways to start my own business someday. It takes money and time to do that but, oneday I will. I love to inspire people and help other people, especially young kids. Kids these day need that inspiration to build a better tommorow and stop all the violence. I am also very confident about accomplishing hard tasks big or small. My weakness are I don't have great communication skills, I tend to only respond or listen to topics of discussions that interest me....   [tags: judge, characteristics, strengths, weaknesses] 792 words
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Perception in Mary Shelly´s Frankenstein - ... Some common racial stereotypes that they reveal include: "All blacks are thugs and steal", or "All Mexican girls get pregnant and drop out of high school.” While these assumptions might seem laughable to many people, they are the actual basis for how individuals perceived race and ethics during the 18th Century. If the creature were to be asked questions such as --"Who are you?" "What are you?" "Where do you come from?"--he would be hard pressed for an answer. However, there are certain subtle clues in the text to point to the Creature possibly being of the Mongolian/Asian race using the th Century descriptions of man....   [tags: demise, villagers, reader, judge] 813 words
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Appeal the Arbitration Decision - ... if they didn't agree then the matter will be left to the provisions of the arbitration rules which is chosen by the arbitration process. Despite the fact that some of the rules of international arbitration are not provided for the appointment of a specific destination so they can be in front of it to appeal arbitral award decision. For example, as stated in the Arab Convention on Commercial Arbitration, as approved for one of the parties it may request the Chairman of the Arbitration Centre to invalidate the decision if he finds one of the reasons contained in this Act , The regulated period in which the the revocation must be applied by the legislature....   [tags: national laws, judge] 707 words
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"North Eastern Chinese" Stereotypes - ... It is located in the North Eastern part of China. However, every time my Chinese friends, who do not come from the same region as me, find out that I am from North Eastern China, they say "You do not act like people from North Eastern China!". I ask them why, and their answers are roughly the same: people from North Eastern China are hard to get along with because they are quick-tempered and violent, but I am nice and sweet. Some of my friends even believed that North Eastern China is very dangerous because there have been many gangsters....   [tags: facial, appearance, judge, group] 1371 words
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Biography of Roger Sherman - ... He took the responsibility, although he had an older brother in New Milford, Connecticut, almost 163 miles away with modern road systems. A little bit later, about 2 years, Sherman and his family resettled to New Milford. Throughout Roger Sherman’s entire life, he was looking for new knowledge. Along with the previously stated things, such as Reverend Samuel Danbar teaching him, he also had earned an honorary M.A. degree from Yale. M.A. is Magister Artium, Latin for Master of the Arts. Throughout his life, Roger Sherman has married twice, and had a total of fifteen children....   [tags: father, poltician, lawyer, judge] 546 words
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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime - A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers] 801 words
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Morality: You Be the Judge - For many centuries, man’s ability to rationalize and make good decisions has always been in debate. Through this rationalization, morals, or the rules that govern one’s ability to determine what is right and what is wrong, begin to develop. For some, these morals are drawn out and predetermined by a divine being, but others derive their morals from other means. Charles Darwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson fail to obtain their sense of morality from religion, so they formulate their own new ideas from which they acquire their morals, although these ideas are very different....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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The Red Room and The Judge's House - Typical Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories? - The Red Room and The Judge's House - Typical Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories. Nineteenth century ghost stories are typical of the gothic genre. They are referred to as stereotypical, because in the period they were written in, it was the practice to include several distinctive elements which are now exclusively associated with this genre. 'The Red Room' by H. G. Wells (1894) and 'The Judge's House' by Bram Stoker (1891) will be discussed in this essay to assess them as distinctive examples of ghost stories....   [tags: English Literature] 1499 words
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The Various Approaches a Judge May Use to Decide the Meaning of a Statute - The Various Approaches a Judge May Use to Decide the Meaning of a Statute When a judge comes to deciding upon a case he must apply the necessary legislation, and although it is drafted clearly and with great detail, problems can sometimes arise in the interpretation of what the actual law is. Sometimes the problem can be that the language of the statute could be misunderstood, or not clear enough to what is actually meant. For example, in the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861, it was stated that, 'whosoever, being married, shall marry any other person during the life of the former husband or wife shall be guilty of bigamy.' But what does the word marry mean....   [tags: Papers] 1380 words
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Real People, Real Cases on Television - ... Viewers unfamiliar with the genre might think that they are all the same; however, the personalities and various style of judging is what makes each stand out from the other. Judge Judy is known for her “no non-sense” style of rulings, while Judge Marilyn Milian (The People’s Court) is less abrasive yet still assertive in the eyes of the law. We love seeing Judge Judy losing her temper while embarrassing the defendant or plaintiff who is in the wrong, and making the guilty parties take responsibility for their actions and (hopefully learn to) make the right choices in the future....   [tags: courtroom, judge judy, judicial system] 593 words
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The Trial and the Surpise Twist - ... Kinnear had been shot in the kitchen, as determined by the chief of police. “I says, I found Ms. Montgomery thar, under that tub thar. She ‘ad been sitting awhile thar. We found her much long after Mr. Kinnear, you see. At this same time we found that curious shirt thar, that shirt it happened to be McDermott’s.” David Bridgeford says, clutching his cap. He had been one of the corners on scene, as well as the chief of police. I scribble furiously, trying to catch the unfolding drama of Nancy being discovered half decomposed....   [tags: judge, murder, courtroom, crows, guilty] 1345 words
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Investigators: Digital Evidence - Field Report Investigators must ensure the integrity of all evidence collected, analyzed, processed and presented to a courtroom and jury. The reason that this is important is because the improper collection and analysis of evidence can lead to compromised data and potential damage to a prosecution. The seizure and analysis of digital evidence can be particularly challenging but is just as critical to a case as physical evidence. There are specific procedures that must be met to ensure the successful collection and analysis of digital media and guidelines or best practices for collection of all evidence, both physical and digital that must be followed....   [tags: investigation, judge, forensic science]
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The Basketball Dream of Luigi - ... “10” announced Ladoo. “0”, yelled Budda. Luigi was very confused, he had no idea what just happened. He thought he would get in until he heard 0 from Budda. Luigi left the gym in confusion, so he went home and slept. When he woke up, he heard from judge Ladoo that there is another tryout 6 days later. He went to the Baker Walter Gym to practice. He was all alone until he saw Miami Lightning’s star player James Lebron. James Lebron gave Luigi tips to get into the NBA draft, he also helped him practice....   [tags: basketball, player, judge, practice, tryout] 546 words
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Pearl: Judge and Jury of the Puritanically Repressed - Readers of The Scarlet Letter perceive Pearl as she who personifies her mother’s sinful extramarital affair. After all, Hester adorns her in the same manner as the infamous letter. Yet, near the end of the book Hawthorne revealed, through Reverend Dimmesdale’s final moments, another reason behind his characterization of Pearl: “Pearl kissed his lips. A spell was broken. The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part, had developed all her sympathies; and as her tears fell upon her father's cheek, they were the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow, nor forever do battle with the world, but be a woman in it....   [tags: The Scarlett Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]
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Are Generational Differences a Reason to Judge Similarities in the Workplace? - Edward S. Lyba, Ed.D. proclaimed, "Diversity in the workplace means creating an environment where people from dissimilar backgrounds can utilize their talents and work productively together,” (NEPA Diversity Guide, 2007). Organizations have been striving to understand and create an abundant amount of diversity amongst their employees. It has been instilled in the minds of today’s employees that everyone is different and unique and companies want originality. Since companies have been putting a strong focus on diversity, it has encouraged employees to develop excuses as to why they are different....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Brief Commentary on Ride the Dark Horse by Stefan Judge - ... The first inference I composed was when the story talked about riding a “dark horse” and said that the St. Maurice was a workhorse. The inference is that they are not actually horses the characters are talking about, but water. In the story, the character talks about losing fishing gear a while ago to a horse. However, why would he need fishing gear if he was riding a horse. I can infer that it was a metaphor where the horses represent water. This makes sense since people fish in water and nowhere else, explaining why he had fishing gear....   [tags: Novel, Accident]
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Do Not Judge Me: Stereotypes are Ruining Our Society - Stereotypes “Dumbjocks”, “Women don’t belong in a professional setting, they belong in the kitchen”, “He must be a Jew, just look at his nose.(stereotypes and prejudices, para. 1) Today’s society is based solely on face values where people tend to place someone in a category because of those individuals actions. (Mcrae & Stangore, 1996, p. 13) Prejudicial notations used to define members of a social or ethnic group are called stereotypes. People stereotype various groups of people, but none like women, different ethnic groups, and athletes....   [tags: Stereotypes, prejudice, ]
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Personal Narrative: Don't Judge Too Quickly - Lack of perception has a tendency to lead people to having communication problems. People who lack perception, they only view certain details that they hear or visualize. People can not fully understand the situation that they are viewing. Perception checking skills are something I in fact need to improve. I am at error with misunderstanding or comprehending the situations. I myself have jumped to conclusions without fully considering the circumstances around the situation. I have done this to my husband several times in the past and some recently....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 705 words
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Stages Of The Criminal Trial Scott Peterson - Stages of the Criminal Trial "Scott Peterson" Voir Dire This stage is an examination of potential jurors to ensure a fair trial for the defendant. Ideally, voir dire will result in an impartial jury for the trial of the accused. On March 4, 2004 jury selection began for the trial of Scott Peterson. Nearly 100 potential jurors began answering questionnaires about their views on the death penalty and their opinions on extramarital affairs. The nearly 30-page questionnaire given to prospective jurors also included questions as whether they read Field and Stream, what stickers grace their car bumpers and whether they have lost a child....   [tags: Scott Peterson Trial Judge Court] 1322 words
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John Marshal's Life and Work - Confucius said, “May you live in interesting times.” John Marshall, fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court certainly did, from witnessing the birth of our country, to serving as the longest tenured Chief Justice in Supreme Court History. In a span of just under two years, he went from serving as a member of Congress, representing Virginia's 13th District, to serving as the nation's fourth Secretary of State, to being appointed the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, January....   [tags: Judge, Biography]
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Do Not Judge A Book By It’s Cover: Otello by William Shakespeare - ... “After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear / That he is too familiar with his wife. / He hath a person and a smooth dispose / To be suspected, framed to make women false. / The Moor is of a free and open nature / That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, / And will as tenderly be led by th' nose / As asses are.” (Othello 1.3.357-382) Iago presents himself as a trustworthy person, he makes everyone see the best in him. However, in reality, Iago is a scheming and manipulative person who just does everything for the benefit of himself....   [tags: desdemona, lago]
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Samuel Chase - Samuel Chase 1743-1811 In the year 1786, at the pressing invitation of his friend, Colonel Howard, he removed from Annapolis to Baltimore. By this gentleman, he was generously presented with a square of ten lots of land, upon a spot in which he erected a house, in which he lived until his death. On his removal from Annapolis, the corporation of that city tendered to him the expressions of their respect, in the following address: "Sir, the mayor, aldermen, and common councilmen of the city of Annapolis, impressed with a due sense of the services rendered to this corporation by you, in the capacity of recorder thereof, do take this occasion to assure you of their entire approbation...   [tags: Judge Biography Chase] 1727 words
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Are Beauty Pageants Harmful For Children? - ... Unfortunately, that’s not the case with a lot of young girls; some of the young girls are put into child pageants to keep on dreaming of becoming a princess or becoming the new next top model. But are the beauty pageants helping the children keep living there childhood dream or is it just holding them back from reality. As the competition gets tougher, the crowns get bigger. With a new generation of spoiled undisciplined kids and parents that will go to the extremes to do anything for their child to look and feel beautiful....   [tags: young girls, judge] 656 words
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Major Supreme Court Cases Under Judge John Marshall - The decisions made by Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall have had a major influence on today’s Judiciary System. One of his major decisions was in the case Marbury v. Madison, in which he set the precedent of judicial review. Another major decision is in the case McCulloch v. Maryland, in this case Marshall ruled that Congress possesses certain implied powers. Other major decisions made by Marshall were in the cases Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Gibbons v. Ogden, in which Marshall defined national power over interstate commerce, and Cherokee Nation v....   [tags: Law Legal]
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The Champ - The Alaskan environment is one of the deadliest and hardest environments to survive in the entire world and many have fallen victim to its harshness. Buck was the beloved St. Bernard that belonged to Judge Miller in the hills of the Santa Clara Valley in California , and his mother was a great German shepherd. Judge Miller owns a huge mansion complex with other dogs, horses, stables, vineyards. Buck loves this life, carrying the Judge's grandchildren on his back and serving as the Judge's faithful companion, as his father had been before him....   [tags: Call of the Wild 2 Buck Judge Miller] 1144 words
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Book Review Of Scalia Dissents - In Scalia Dissents, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, lets Justice Scalia speak for himself in giving his opinions on today's most controversial topics. Ring also provides helpful background on the opinions of cases, which makes them more accessible and practical. Scalia Dissents contains over a dozen of the justices' most interesting and controversial opinions. This book would not have been written if it were not for such an interesting character to talk about....   [tags: Scalia Justice Judge] 1665 words
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R.v.Feeney Supreme Court of Canada Hearing - ... If all of these objectives were shown by the police officer in the entry of the dwelling house for the appellant, the entry would be justifiable (R.v.Feeney,1997). According to the Supreme Court of Canada the primary issues are the appellant section 8 rights are violated when the police officer entered the trailer without reasonable grounds (R.v.Feeney,1997). The seizure of evidence that included the bloody t-shirt and the shoes and obtaining the finger prints also violated the appellant’s section 8 rights....   [tags: privacy, rights, police, house, suspect, judge] 2560 words
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Supreme Court Cases - Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. vs. Sawyer Also commonly referred to as The Steel Seizure Case, it was a United States Supreme Court decision that limited the power of the President of the United States to seize private property in the absence of either specifically enumerated authority under Article Two of the US Constitution or statutory authority conferred on him by Congress. The Majority decision was that the President had no power to act except in those cases expressly or implicitly authorized by the Constitution or an act of Congress....   [tags: Supreme Court Judge Court] 1759 words
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Tallerman & Co Pty Ltd v Nathan's Merchandise (Vic) Pty Ltd (1957) - Tallerman & Co Pty Ltd v Nathan's Merchandise (Vic) Pty Ltd (1957) PART I Summary of Facts The dispute occurred in Victoria between a registered company, Tallerman & Co Pty Ltd ("the plaintiff") and an incorporated company, Nathan's Merchandise Pty Ltd. ("the defendant), where both parties operated their business. Two previous binding contracts (orders No. 58 and No. M57) were made in communications on 14th May 1951 and 2nd August 1951 respectively, each for the sale by the plaintiff to the defendant of 1,000,000 Hungarian .22 bullets....   [tags: Legal Case Judge Court Judicial] 1392 words
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