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    for-profit corporations’ religious beliefs. The decision was taken with regards to it being interpreted under the Religious Freedoms Restoration Act. By a 5-4 vote, the courts majority struck down the contraceptive mandate. Associate Justice Samuel Alito delivered the judgment on behalf of the court and four other justices joined him - Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia and Thomas. The courts majority decision meant that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 applied to family-owned corporations

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    On July 15 of 2003, Evan Miller, 14 years old, killed Cole Cannon by beating him and burning his trailer while Cannon was inside. Evan Miller and Colby Smith went to Cannon’s trailer to look for drugs. When they found nothing, they stole baseball cards and proceeded to Miller’s home. Later that night, Miller and Smith went to Cannon’s trailer again. Cannon was laying there unconscious due to smoking and drinking. Miller went to grab Cannon’s wallet and stole $300. While he was putting the wallet

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    “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court is a book written by Jeffrey Toobin. Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer for the New Yorker, as well as, a CNN senior legal analyst. “The Nine” starts in the Reagan and ends in 2007. Toobin discusses all the major cases that the Supreme Court made a ruling on during that time period. He also talks about each of the Justices, their personalities and how they came to make the decisions they did. One of the things that I found most interesting

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    Case Brief of Glossip v Gross On April 29, 2014, an inmate on death row, Clayton Lockett, was given a lethal injection to render unconscious in order to be executed. Clayton Lockett was charged with murder, rape, kidnapping, and assault in 2000. He was placed on death in Oklahoma due to it being constitutional under the equal act law. The lethal injection, Midazolam, may cause severe breathing problems especially when used for sedation in noncritical care settings. After Lockett received the injection

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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

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    It's Time for a Justice Hotline I believe that to ignore a cry for help is cruel.  Unfortunately, disregard for people in need is not unusual in our society. Every day, individuals experience discrimination.  The homeless are shuffled out of sight.  The mentally ill are neglected.  Elderly citizens are discounted and the incarcerated are abused.  I volunteer regularly at a San Francisco crisis hotline, answering phone calls from people who suffer because of injustice and who are, sometimes literally

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    Bertha Wilson, most commonly known as the first woman to be a judge at the Supreme Court of Canada and she is remembered as a great leader and changed the lives of many people. Bertha Wilson showed many good character traits that all contributed to her in becoming a successful leader. Bertha Wilson was very intelligent. The first woman to judge at the Supreme Court of Canada showed integrity towards the fact that woman and men should be treated equally. Bertha Wilson was courageous and brave. A good

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    The Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the United States. Since its creation in 1789, 112 justices have served on the Court. Of these 112 justices, four of them are women. President Ronald Reagan appointed the first female justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, in 1981; she served for 25 years. Sandra Day O’Connor changed the face of women in politics. Men dominated the Supreme Court yet Sandra Day O’Connor made strides in feminist politics and women's rights by breaking the glass ceiling in the

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    Many, if not all, people dream big when they are young. When I was a child, I aspired to be an entrepreneur and create something valuable during my lifetime. I remember my parents’ astounded faces when I uttered the term “entrepreneur” at my fourth grade graduation ceremony. I only used the term to impress my parents and boast my superior vocabulary to my peers. However, dreams change throughout our lifetimes and our goals begin to align with our current emotional and physical desires. During my

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    Over five years have passed since high school senior Joseph Frederick was suspended for 10 days by school principal Deborah Morse after refusing her request to take down a 14-foot banner he was displaying at a school-sanctioned event which read “BONG HiTS 4 JESUS.” Born as a seemingly trivial civil lawsuit in which Frederick sued the school for violating his First Amendment rights to free speech, the case made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the long-awaited ruling of Morse v. Frederick

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