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    death that protects the dying from what they fear most- not only excruciating pain, but the loss of their dignity. The issue of whether or not American citizens have the right to die via physician assisted suicide has questions rooted in the constitutionality of its prohibition. In the United States this issue is argued by proponents who claim the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment explicitly protects one’s right to when and how they want to die, but ultimately the interpretation of the

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    The Debate of the Death Penalty's Constitutionality Capital Punishment has existed in civilized society for thousands of years. One of the world’s largest religions is based on the execution of its leader. In America the execution of Timothy McVeigh is around the corner, and is possibly the nation’s and the world’s news story for upcoming weeks. In the United States the death penalty has existed since the creation of the union, and well before that in colonial America. Public executions once

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    Many people agree against prayer in public schools, while others think that people should be able to express their religion in their own ways. In public schools, they are not allowed to hold prayers at all during the school day due to the mixed religion students that are attending the school. Over the past few years, this has become an extremely controversial issue in our nation. Many people find it proper to pray in school but many people also agree that it is extremely wrong and that if there

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    photo ID” to requesting identification without the requirement of a picture. “Some states do not require any documentation to vote” (NCSL).1 Voter ID cards can legally be attained by any United States citizen, yet controversy “regarding the constitutionality of Voter ID Laws has arisen due to the cost of voter ID’s” (Identification Cards).2 Concerns associated with attaining ID’s include transportation to a Department of Motor Vehicles where identification is issued, limited office hours and long

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    The Constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act

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    The Constitutionality of the USA PATRIOT Act One of America’s founding father said that “those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin’s belief is especially relevant today, following the introduction a Big Brother-like Act of Congress, the USA Patriot Act. In such a case, which employs draconian methods to stop terrorists, an important question must be asked: Should we give up our constitutional rights to facilitate the prosecution

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    thirty-one words, and only two of these words are the source of much debate within our country today. This pledge has changed throughout the years, since it was published in 1892, in seemingly small ways. Yet these two words have threatened the constitutionality of the pledge itself, and have been the cause for many an argument. Why do these two small words make so many people uncomfortable in reciting the pledge? Although the words are small, they signify much by being placed in our flag’s national

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    Menacing spy craft... unmanned aerial vehicles... and missile laden predators. These are the images that come to mind when the word "drone" is spoken. Taken to new heights during the Global War on Terror, military drones have struck fear into the hearts of America's enemies. Now the U.S. government is starting to look inward toward its next target: the American people. Already starting along the US/Mexico border, big brother is indiscriminately watching whole neighborhoods via high tech zoom and

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    Facts: New York City residents who received financial support through federal programs such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and the Home Relief Program commenced a case in the southern district of New York that was represented by plaintiff John Kelly. The complaint that was issued declared that the City officials who were directing these financial benefits were terminating such aids without any notice prior to cancellation or any chance for a fair hearing, leading to a violation

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    The United States Constitution was originally drafted in 1787 and this did not contain the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was ratified December 15, 1791 (McClenaghan 71). At that time, George Mason and others argued that it should not be included (Bender 27). James Madison believed that adding a bill of rights could give the government powers to take away people’s private rights (Madison 44). He stated that wherever power gives people the right to do something wrong, wrong doings will be done

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    government. In the readings for this week, judicial review, its constitutionality, and its necessity were examined in several different context, largely in modern states like America, Canada, the U.K., and Australia. There were many international comparisons and questions raised, but the most

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