Dan Locallo is a very contradicting man. When he began his career as a prosecutor he was anything but polite to the defense lawyers. Locallo himself describes himself as “kind of an asshole” towards defense lawyers (Courtroom 302, 59). During his time as a prosecutor, Dan Locallo became intrigued by the opportunity to become a judge. When Steve Bogira asked Locallo why he wanted to become a judge, his reply seemed simple. Locallo claimed that he never wanted to become a judge because of a “power-trip” he does claim that “the power of attraction was a great influence” (Courtroom 302, 59). However, Locallo admits that the real reason why he wanted to become a judge was because he would have the “ability to make decisions, to do justice” (Courtroom 302, 59). As a judge, Locallo seems to express three different personalities, which tend to change depending on the current case at hand. His personalities are being compassionate judge, being an understanding judge, or being a hard-nose tough judge. Each of these personalities are not only determined by the case, but also by whether Locallo will profit on the long run; whether or not he will get reelected as a circuit judge at the end of his term.
These decisions led to a partial striking down of Texas’s capital punishment statute in 1989. The Supreme Court held that the question of whether a defendant would be a “future danger” to the community did not adequately allow for consideration of the defendant’s mental retardation as a possible mitigating factor. (Penry v. Lynaugh). Some jurors might believe that a defendant like Johnny Penry with a low IQ might be more likely to commit future crimes, perhaps because he could not learn from his mistakes or be deterred by the law. That ruling forced Texas to change the way juries were instructed in death penalty cases. Juries needed to understand that a person’s mental retardation should at least be considered as reason for giving him a life sentence.
Deere & Company (Deere) has been experiencing a decrease in its profit margins for one of its aftermarket resale products, specifically the gatherer chain, over the past couple of years. Currently, the cost-price ratio is at 80% compared to last year’s 50%. The purchase cost for the gatherer chain has been steadily increasing, while the aftermarket price has been decreasing. Deere has been budgeting its price to match that of a major competitor, which has been causing the decrease. The company’s main supplier of its gatherer chain is Saunders Manufacturing, with which Deere has established a long term relationship. The owner of Saunders has a reputation of being a tough negotiator, and is someone who is known for not willing to share financial information about the company. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce has provided financial estimates in Saunders’ industry as follows: material spend, 42%; direct labor, 16%; indirect labor, 6%; Overhead, 20%. These percentages are helpful to Deere because they can be used in the negotiation process with Sanders. Since Sanders will not share any specific cost information, Deere is able to use these estimates as a way to justify Sanders reducing its prices. Using these estimates during the negotiations might also incentivize Sanders to provide accurate numbers for its specific manufacturing costs.
Procedural History: The petitioner, who was serving as an active member in the United States Coast Guard, was facing a general court martial in New York for sexually abusing the underaged daughters of fellow Coast Guard members while serving at his previous duty station in Alaska and at his current duty station in New York. Solorio filed a motion to dismiss the charges stemming from Alaska arguing the court did not have jurisdiction of these alleged crimes as they were committed in his privately owned home. The military judge granted the motion to dismiss finding that the charges stemming from Alaska were not “service connected,” therefore, they could not be heard in a military court martial. The Government appealed to the U.S. Coast Guard Court of Military Review, which overturned the judges dismissal and restored the charges. The petitioner then appealed the decision to the United Supreme Court (Solorio, 1987).
Section 718.2e is a section of the Criminal code used to sentence aboriginal offenders. Its main purpose is to make the overrepresentation of aboriginal offending minimal. (Griffiths, 69). This idea was re established during the R.v. Gladue case in 1999 where the judge looked at the background factors that led the offender to commit a crime. Section 718.2e of the Criminal code states that the judge must consider the following:
The case I chose to do was Patrick Joseph Potter, Appellant, v. Green Meadows, Par 3, Appellee. The case was found in the Southern Reporter, volume 510 starting on page 1225. The District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District heard the case and made its decision on August 13, 1987; 510 So. 2d 1225 (Fla. App. 1 Dist. 1987).
Christopher Osinger harassed and intimidated his ex-girlfriend under 18 U.S.C. §§ 2261A (2) (A) and 2261(b) (5). He sent sexually explicit content of his ex-girlfriend to her family, friends, and coworkers without her permission, and tried to communicate with V.B in many occasions even after she told him to stop trying to contact her. Seeking to the demission of the charges, he stated that 18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2) (A) was unconstitutional because free speech was being prohibited and it is protected by the First Amendment. He challenges his conviction for stalking in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2261A and faces facial charges to 18 U.S.C. § 2261A as unconstitutionally vague as applied to his conduct. He maintains a sentence of 46 months imprisonment.
Facts:A detective dressed in plain clothes and carried a concealed weapon approached the D from behind while another officer waited near the area. The police officer identified himself and asked if D would like to talk which he agreed to. The officer asked D which state he lived in. D didn’t specify a precise location. The officer asked whether D was carrying drugs in his travel bag which D denied to. When he denied, the other officer appeared about five feet away from D. The search failed to show signs of illegal evidence. THe police officer then asked if he was carrying on his person which he denied to. The officer asked if he can conduct a body search, D complied. The officer started from his ankles, up his leg, and passed over the crotch area. the officer felt small rock-like objects and placed D under arrest. at the station, officer unzipped Ds pants and found a plastic bag of cocaine like substances. D was
Facts: Two residents of Virginia, Mildred Jeter a colored woman and Richard Loving a white man, got married in the District of Columbia. The Loving's returned to Virginia and established their marriage. The Caroline court issued an indictment charging the Loving's with violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriages. The state decides, who can and cannot get married. The Loving's were convicted of violating 20-55 of Virginia's code.
Conflict over the working woman’s hours lead to the Muller vs. Oregon case, which was one of the most fundamental cases, and decisions in the history of the Supreme Court. The issue at hand was to decide whether or not women should be limited to working a 10-hour work period each day because of the affects it may have on a woman’s mental and physical health. After much debate from both sides, the court eventually ruled in favor of the 10-hour work regulation.
As a nursing student, and a soon to be nurse, I am concerned about the potential impact of S-0371, or Samuel’s Law. I appreciate the work you have done to make a difference; however, I ask that you reanalyze the situation and seek information from an expert nurse counsel.
The Donoghue V. Stevenson Case 1932 was about the violation of a consumer’s right to safe consumption of a product. Mrs. Donoghue the plaintiff was bought for a drink (Ginger Beer) by a friend in a cafe store. In the process of consuming the drink, a decomposing snail was discovered after it floated from the opaque bottle. The plaintiff had already consumed the drink and was in shock to discover the snail. Mrs. Donoghue was later diagnosed with shock and gastroenteritis. She later sued the manufacturer, Mr. Stevenson, seeking fiscal compensation for the damages (Donoghue v. Stevenson, ).