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    The Truth About Partial-Birth Abortion Three Works cited    On June 28, 2000, Justice Clarence Thomas of the US Supreme Court explained a partial-birth abortion in his dissent re the court's ruling which overturned Nebraska's ban on such abortions: "After dilating the cervix, the physician will grab the fetus by its feet and pull the fetal body out of the uterus into the vaginal cavity. At this stage of development, the head is the largest part of the body. [. . .] the head will be held inside

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    Abortion

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    by a margin two votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. The congressional bills are similar to a Nebraska law that was struck down by a five-justice majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 in the case of Stenberg v. carhart. After carefully examining that ruling, the leading sponsors of the bill decided that it would be more productive to focus on other pro-life bills for the remainder of this congressional session. (National Right to Life News, August 2000) Partial-Birth

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    Abortion Abortion has been a controversial topic for many years. Many people are sensitive about this topic because they believe that it is just as bad as killing a human being. On the other hand some people are pro-abortion, meaning that they believe the mother should have the option of keeping the baby or not. According to the British Pregnancy advisory service Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Many are for

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    US. v. Lopez

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    U.S. v. Lopez 514 U.S. 549 (1995), Vote of 5 to 4, Rehnquist for the court. Congress in 1990 enacted the Gun-Free School Zone Act, making it a federal offence to possess a firearm in a school zone. Congress relied on the authority of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to justify passage of legislation as a way of stemming the rising tide of gun related incidents in public schools. In 1992 Alfonso Lopez, Jr. was a senior at Edison High School in San Antonio, Texas. Acting on an anonymous tip

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    In order to ensure that the United States government would possess the power necessary to enforce Constitutional laws while simultaneously limiting its grasp, the Founding Fathers coined the system of federalism. This system delegates the responsibilities of governing a nation to both the federal and state governments. Notably, this arrangement does not make the two balanced in power. In fact, the Constitution granted the Federal Government superiority over all state governments via the Supremacy

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    Also known as California Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 made headlines around the country as the first law ever to change the legality of medical marijuana for public consumption statewide. Originating in San Francisco, it was passed by 55.6% of California voters on November 5, 1996 (Human Rights and the Drug War). The ideology behind passing Prop. 215 is that marijuana contains a number of legitimate medical uses and should be made available to those who would benefit from it

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    The Status of Medical Marijuana

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    Medical Marijuana is a growing legalization movement throughout the United States consisting of 16 states and the Washington D.C area. This movement has grown immensely as a hot topic issue since 1996, when it began in California. The main issue behind Medical Marijuana results mainly from an ethical standpoint, yet this essay will refrain from discussing any morality and will strictly be structured through factual information. Arizona recently passed Proposition 203, also known as Arizona Medical

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    v. Lopez, Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce under three categories: channels of commerce, instrumentalities of commerce, and activities that have an effect on interstate commerce (local or not). Of the added categories of public accommodations that are subjected to federal regulation under the CNDA, all of which could fall within the categories and not contradict with previous precedents. After U.S. v. Lopez, two major cases struck down acts

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    Us V Lopez Case Study

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    In the U.S. Supreme Court case of U.S. v Lopez (1995), a twelfth grade boy, Alfonzo Lopez, brought a loaded .38 caliber firearm to his local Texas high school. After being reported to the front office, Lopez was questioned about the gun and openly admitted that the firearm was in his possession. Texas then convicted Alfonzo of a criminal statute, which prohibited the carrying of a gun on school grounds. However, the charges were dropped rather quickly when the United States Government charged Lopez

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    growing six marijuana plants. The marijuana plants were confiscated and destroyed by Alberto R. Gonzales. These events caused a case (Gonzalez v. Raich) debating can congress regulate a homegrown product that has never and may never enter interstate. The case raised questions about marijuana use for medical purposes and the fourth amendment that guarantees privacy rights. The officers in this case Gonzalez v. Raich violated the patients 4th amendments rights because they violated their medical privacy

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