Antonin Scalia Essays

  • Antonin Scalia

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    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was born on March 11, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey to a Sicilian immigrant father and an Italian-American mother and was raised in Queens. He attended Catholic schools in New York City as a child and teen. Scalia then attended Georgetown University, spending his junior year at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and graduated at the top of his class with an A.B. (Sorry, I don’t know what that means) in 1957. He also attended Harvard, serving as the editor

  • The Case Of Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

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    The case was between Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc in 2006. The case started on Feb 25, 2015, and came to final decision on Jun 1, 2015. The facts of the case can be summarized to the Abercrombie & Fitch Co has drawn criticism for not hiring a Muslim woman because of her headscarf. The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman, who was sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing

  • Gun Control And Mass Shootings

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    conscionable limits to the Second Amendment. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated in the majority opinion of the District of Columbia V. Heller decision, “like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited”(Supreme Court). These sanctions are legal evidence that the Second Amendment allows for the government to regulate the distribution, ownership, and use of weapons. Moreover, Justice Antonin Scalia, is regarded as the most conservative justice, and clearly highlights

  • Anthony Kennedy: Supreme Justice Law Maker

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    Anthony Kennedy is known for his conservative views while having a sided decision that focuses on individual rights, Kennedy join the U.S Court of Appeals in the 70’s and in 1988 in which he was appointed by Ronald Reagan. As a young boy he became in contact with prominent politicians and developed affinity for world of government and public service. Kennedy grew up around law at an early age because his father work his way through law school to build a substantial practice as a lawyer, while his

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Fourth Amendment Of The United States Constitution

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    The Fourth Amendment of the U.S Constitution provides protection to the people against unreasonable searches and seizures. The exclusionary rule was a judicial precedence that made evidence obtained in violation of the US Constitution inadmissible in federal, state and local courts. Its primary focus being to discourage illegal or inappropriate law enforcement investigation practices. This ruling applies not only to evidence obtained directly from an illegal search or seizure, but also branches

  • Second Amendment Today

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    It states “Times change, though, and so do constitutional interpretations. In 2008, Stevens was on the losing end of a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, a landmark ruling in which the high court, in an opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, for the first time declared that the Second Amendment protects a civilian’s right to keep a handgun in his home for self-defense”[Gun Control and the Constitution: Should We Amend the Second Amendment?" Bloomberg, n.d. Web. 5 June

  • Interpreting the Constitution

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    then. An example of a person that is a textualism would be Supreme Court Antonin Scalia and a person that is a originalist is Supreme Court Justice Stephen Boyer. In this paper, I am comparing and contrast, both of these judges to determine which person and their argument is right. The first article that I am contrasting is called: A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law by Antonin Scalin. In this article, Scalia defines and defends the concept of texualism, or the belief that a text

  • Dick Heller Case Summary

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    The original case had six plaintiffs but the plaintiff that carried the case to the U.S. Supreme Court was Dick Heller. Heller was a special police officer in the District of Columbia. Heller was authorized to carry a firearm on duty, but not at home. Heller's neighborhood was experiencing a rise in crime and Heller naturally wanted to keep a handgun for protection at his home. Unfortunately, for Mr. Heller, the District of Columbia banned the possession of handguns. The D.C. law made it illegal

  • Juvenile Court Case: Thompson Vs. Oklahoma

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    Brennan, Jr. Byron White, Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun, John P. Stevens, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, and Anthony Kennedy. The final decision of the case 5-3 in favor of William Payne Thompson to overturn his death sentence on June 29, 1988. The justices that voted the majority of the vote were Thurgood Marshall, Harry Andrew Blackmun, and William

  • Analyzing Critical Thinking: The Supreme Court Vacancy

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    Inference and Interpretation: Supreme Court Vacancy Introduction For this week’s assignment, we have been asked to select and select and analyze an issue that is now in the national debate, such as health, education, climate change, role of the US foreign policy, United Nations, undocumented workers, or unions and the minimum wage. We will discuss how applying critical thinking impacts one’s meaning to events, social issues, or facts. As we explore the selected issue we will look at the critical

  • Wards Cove Packing Company Case Study

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    • Facts of the case: Wards Cove Packing Company had two types of jobs available. There were the unskilled cannery jobs and then there were the non-cannery jobs which were classified as skilled positions. The cannery jobs were filled predominately by nonwhites, and the non-cannery skilled positions were filled with mainly white workers. The cannery and non-cannery jobs were put in separate housing, and the non-cannery positions were paid more than the cannery positions. A group of nonwhite cannery

  • A Case Review: Pennsylvania State Police Vs. Suders

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    Nancy Drew Suders was hired March 1998 by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) as a police communications operator for the McConnellsburg barracks, where her three male supervisors subjected her to a "continuous barrage of sexual harassment." Suders said one of the supervisors Sergeant Eric D. Easton, talked to her repeatedly about sex with animals. The second, Corporal Eric B. Prendergast sat on her desk and made gestures simulating oral sex. The third, Patrol Corporal William D. Baker made obscene

  • DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services (No. 87-154)

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    DeShaney v. Winnebago County was a landmark Supreme Court Case which was ruled on in February, 1989. The case revolved around Joshua DeShaney, a child who who was reportedly abused by his father, Randy DeShaney. In 1980, Joshua's parents divorced and his father won full custody. In 1983, Joshua was hospitalized for suspected abuse by his father. Winnebago County Department of Social Services got involved and four year old Joshua DeShaney was kept in the hospital's custody for three days. However

  • Planned Parenthood of PA v. Casey

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    Abortion is a topic that many don’t want to discuss. It’s a very personal decision that many women have to make each day, but in certain states, getting an abortion was becoming an even more difficult process. Not only did women have to decide to get an abortion that alone is a difficult choice, they now had to wait 24 hours, minors had to get consent, and/or inform the father of the child. But after all of this process, what if a woman couldn’t receive all of this? Would she be denied her right

  • A Look Back At the Dred Scott Case

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    I. BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 1. BREYER, STEPHEN G. "A Look Back At The Dred Scott Decision." Journal Of Supreme Court History 35.2 (2010): 110-121. History Reference Center. Web. 13 May 2014. 2. I know that this article is from a scholarly journal because it is from the Journal Of Supreme Court History. All the articles are peer-reviewed by the Board of Editors of the journal after submission. The Journal Of Supreme Court History is dedicated to persevering and educating all on the Court's history

  • Mcdonald's Second Amendment

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    Otis McDonald, a Chicago resident, sought to acquire a handgun for personal defense. However, the latter was not possible due to laws imposed by the city of Chicago requiring registration for every handgun, also the city refused to grant any new permits for almost twenty-nine years. The Chicago petitioner, McDonald, argues that the handgun ban has left him vulnerable to criminals. The Chicago Police Department statistics, reveal that “the City's handgun murder rate has actually increased since the

  • Supreme Court Case: Missouri V. Mcneely

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    Facts of the Case Missouri v. McNeely was U.S. Supreme Court decision, reviewed in certiorari, on appeal from the Missouri Supreme Court, regarding a 4th Amendment exception for the warrantless search of blood as evidence following the arrest of a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) suspect. The respondent, McNeely, was arrested for DUI and refused to take a blood or breath test – a legal requirement in Missouri following a DUT arrest. The police officer took McNeely to the hospital and directed

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) v. Fox Television

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    government passed the Communications Act of 1934, which created the rules that a broadcaster would have to obey to remain on the air and restricted broadcasters from “utter[ing] any obscene, indecent, or profane language by means of radio communication” (Scalia 2). This ban on obscene language was only to be in effect from the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in an attempt try to limit children from hearing the offensive speech. Congress created the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate this act

  • Federal Guideline Sentencing

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    In the past two decades, major developments in guideline sentencing have taken place due to Judicial Discretion and Sentencing Disparities which led to dramatic changes by the U.S. Supreme Court in Federal guideline sentencing. Prior to the implementation of sentencing guidelines, judges had total judicial discretion in determining sentence lengths leading to a wide fluctuation of sentences to offenders convicted of similar crimes due to the judge considering all information about the offender when

  • Football Case Study

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    In the 2015 AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots were accused of tampering with their footballs. They allegedly deflated the footballs to 2 PSI below the legal limit, supposedly giving them an unconstituted and illegal advantage. On May 11th, 2015, the National Football League ruled that the Patriots organization was guilty, penalizing them with a 1 million dollar fine, the loss of a first round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, and the loss of