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  • The Unfair Court Case: The Cases Of Unfair Court Decisions

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    Unfair Court Decisions Suppose a special prosecutor tired you on purpose to put you in jail, and you didn’t plead guilty to show that you are truly innocent. Is it fair to you when the prosecutor tried knowingly and willfully while you are innocent? What do you do if you are harshly punished because you do not want to plead guilty to show that you’re innocent for real? This thing has been happening in our court system in criminal cases for many decades. In criminal cases, punishing defendants who

  • Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

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    Landmark Supreme Court Decisions About 32 years ago, in December of 1965, a group of adults and students from Des Moines, Iowa gathered to show their dislike towards American involvement in the Vietnam War. They decided to wear black armbands and fast on December 16 and 31 to express there point. When the principals of the Des Moines School System found out their plans, they decided to suspend anyone who took part in this type of protest. On December 16 - 17 three Tinker siblings and

  • Race and Supreme Court Decisions

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    In 1803, the decision in Marbury v Madison held that the Supreme Court had the ability to practice the process of judicial review. With this ruling, the Court gave itself the power to deem legislation constitutional or unconstitutional. With this bolstered power, the Supreme Court made numerous landmark decisions throughout the 19th and during the first half of the 20th centuries. The Supreme Court’s power of judicial review played an integral role in shaping post-bellum racial laws and attitudes

  • Unjust Law And Supreme Court Decisions

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    question of just versus unjust concerning its laws and Supreme Court decisions, as they reflect the legal standards by which people are governed. Unjust decisions can result in an injustice by prohibiting conduct that should be permitted and encroach upon the citizen’s rights. The Supreme Court of the United States is considered to be the law of the land and the decisions it makes must be obeyed. However, the Supreme Court decisions, despite being the law of the land, can be unjust as they reflect

  • Supreme Court Decisions

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    Supreme Court decisions have been the building blocks for the upkeep of our nation. It has caused a drastic change in the nature of federalism, specifically between national and state power. A significant amount of the change is due to the Supreme Court’s rulings. Two specifically, Gibbons v. Ogden and McCulloch v. Maryland, gave the federal government reigning authority over the states. In Gibbons v. Ogden, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress had the power to control interstate commerce. In McCulloch

  • Court Case Decisions for Amendment I, IV, and VIII

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    Amendment I: 1.) Van Orden v. Perry (2005), 545 U.S. 677, 125 S. Ct. 2854 2.) The case was brought to state court by Thomas Van Orden over a monument that had the Ten Commandments engraved upon it. The monument was given to the Texas government and governor Rick Perry. The monument was erected between the State Capitol and the State Supreme Court. Van Orden argues that the monument violates the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The Establishment Clause, which is the one of the first clauses in

  • The Supreme Court Decisions: Cherokee Nation V. Georgia

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    Supreme Court Decisions Introduction The research paper will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision on the cases Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Worchester v. Georgia. The discussion will cover the conflict of the decision, the decision that led to the trail of tears and the implications of the court making a decision without an execution arm. Cherokee Nation v. Georgia In order to understand the real cause of conflict that existed between the State of Georgia and Cherokee Nation, one needs to find

  • Rosenberg, Epp, and Miranda: Implementation of Supreme Court Decisions

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    it seems that determining how much power courts have would be a simple task. However, history has proven this to be false. The courts have been viewed in many different ways through out the history of our country. There are three common views of court power that are important for modern scholars of the court system. Those who believe courts have little power to cause social change are said to adhere to the Constrained Court view. Those who believe courts have a great deal of power to cause social

  • Decision-Making in a Democracy: the Supreme Court as a National Policy-Maker

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    The significant impact Robert Dahl’s article, “Decision-Making in a Democracy: the Supreme Court as a National Policy-Maker” created for our thought on the Supreme Court it that it thoroughly paved the way towards exemplifying the relationship between public opinion and the United States Supreme Court. Dahl significantly was able to provide linkages between the Supreme Court and the environment that surrounds it in order for others to better understand the fundamental aspects that link the two

  • Ten Supreme Court Decisions that Impacted the Reproduction Rights of Women

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    Ten Supreme Court Decisions that Impacted the Reproduction Rights of Women When talking about Supreme Court decisions that have greatly impacted the lives of women it is very hard to settle on just five of the many cases that have been ruled in favor of the rights of women. When discussing the topic of reproductive freedom and The Supreme Courts rulings on these matters ten cases can and must be discussed in order to provide a total overview and timeline of these historic rulings. The American

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