• United States Law Religion Mormon
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    In the Supreme Court case of George Reynolds vs. United States, 1879, concerned an older Mormon living in the Utah Territory under federal laws, was charged with a violation of a federal law forbidding marriage in all federal territories. The practice of multiple marriage couples is a practice common among Mormons of that time period. The United States put into effect a law the restricted multiple marriage couples upon receiving word that Mormons were moving into the Utah Territory. Since the U...
  • Con Law Supreme Court
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    Constitutional law Outline 7 Sources- know all and have a separate and distinct case for each 1. Stare dec isis (basic) o Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida- o ct overruled Pennsylvania v. Union Gas Co. , 491 U. S. 1, 105 L. Ed. 2 d 1 (1989), wherein the Court found that the Interstate Commerce Clause, Art. I, SS 8, cl. 3, granted Congress the power to abrogate state sovereign immunity, stating that the power to regulate interstate commerce would be incomplete without the authority to render ...
  • Gibbons V Ogden 1824
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    In America's time there have been many great men who have spent their lives creating this great country. Men such as George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson fit these roles. They are deemed America's "founding fathers" and laid the support for the most powerful country in history. However, one more man deserves his name to be etched into this list. His name was John Marshall, who decided case after case during his role as Chief Justice that has left an everlasting mark on today's jud...
  • Medical Marijuana Federal Court Cooperative
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    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that federal law bars the distribution of marijuana even to people who say they must have it to alleviate symptoms of serious illness, dealing a setback to the movement for 'medical marijuana' laws and limiting the impact of the state laws already on the books. Ruling 8 to 0 in a case involving a California 'cannabis cooperative' that supplied the drug to patients suffering from cancer, AIDS and other illnesses, the court said federal anti-drug law allows no 'me...
  • Marijuana Federal Law
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    Marijuana: Persuasive Essay In California there is still more controversial debate over the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The advantage with using marijuana for medical reason is, it eases the pain, and relaxes them so they can enjoy the rest of their life. For these terminally ill patients the marijuana also makes them happy and enjoyable to be around. The disadvantage is that after smoking it for an extended period of time the majority of the patients will develop lung cancer. That is...
  • Supreme Court Justices Justice Cases
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    The Supreme Court: The Court of Last ResortbyJennifer F. Long Criminal Justice, CJ 6622 Dr. O'Connor 29 September 2003 At the apex of our federal court system stands the United States Supreme Court. It stands as the ultimate authority in constitutional interpretation and its decision can be changed only by a constitutional amendment. Two documents are responsible for its creation which is the Constitution, which explicitly creates the Supreme Court, and the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. ...
  • South Dakota Vs Dole
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    In 1987, the power of the 21 st Amendment of the Constitution was in question by South Dakota and the State Secretary of Transportation (1983-87), 1 Elizabeth Dole. The 21 st Amendment declares that states have complete control over production, sale, and transportation of alcohol and that liquor importation and sale are no longer prohibited among states of the US (since the prohibition law of the 18 th Amendment). However, a federal law states that in order for a portion of federal highway funds...
  • Constitutional Law Interstate Commerce
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    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Two foundations of our government, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. -Individual rights from God, give up some liberty to the state. -A federation is a union of states. -States do not give up their own sovereignty. -Taxation supports the army -balance of power- -absolute power corrupts. fed. v. state Central govt of seperated powers, the three branches of limited and separate power. 1 st Attempt, the Articles of Confederation. The constitution protects ind...