• The Scopes Trial Bryan People Time
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    In July of 1925, the Scopes trial began and made history for teachers. Also known as the Monkey Trial, it came about because of John Scopes', a 24-year-old biology teacher, violation of the Butler Act. The Butler Act was a state law in Tennessee forbidding the teaching of theories that denied the story of creation as stated in the bible in public schools or universities in Tennessee that is funded by the state. Any teacher found doing so would be fined $100-$500. The Butler Act came about by a ...
  • Scope Monkey Trial Scopes Case Media
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    In a tiny courtroom in the county of Dayton Tennessee, the jury settled into their seats, ready to return the verdict in the most controversial case of the 1920's, the scopes "monkey" trial. Up to this point, the trial itself had been a media spectacle; the lawyers, the witnesses, even the defendant had become media icons in the commercialism of the twenties. The trial itself was set up to be a media demonstration to challenge the constitutionality of the butler act. This act prohibited the teac...
  • Physics Lab Speed Of Sound In Air
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    Physics Waves Lab SL Introduction: This lab will investigate the properties of mechanical waves such as a longitudinal wave, focusing on the question: Does a change in the frequency of a wave result in a significant and convincing change in the speed of the wave? Hypothesis: Changing the frequency of the wave will not result in a change in speed because the wavelength will change proportionally as in theory. Student Designed Investigation Procedure/ Planning Procedure: 1. Three students would ge...
  • Captain Edward J Smith Trial Case Jury
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    Creative Essay: Captain Edward J. Smith on Trail for Sinking of the Titanic The entire world is preoccupied with the fact that Captain Edward J. Smith is going to court in New York City. Captain Edward J. Smith is being accused of negligence in the sinking of the Titanic. At this trial there will be lots of media coverage. Most of the news stations across the world are preparing to film this case, so they can bring it right to you on your television screens at home. The word is going around tha...
  • Scopes Trial Case Time Media
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    The roaring 20's, a definitive time for change in the world. An introducing to new technologies and philosophies is sweeping the country and with it a change that is met with opposition. A notable event that affects everyone, is the infamous "Monkey Trials." The lasting effect of a mockingly laughable monkey trial, was felt in many areas of everybody's lives. Specifically the impact felt was seen through media, changes in personal intellect and the transition from traditional to modern values. "...
  • Trial Verdict Race Simpson
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    Who will ever forgot O. J. Simpson? How will he be remembered? Will he be remembered for being a hall-of- farmer or will he be remembered as a celebrity that was acquitted of murder? In this paper I will discuss many issues that became prevalent in the criminal trail of O. J. Simpson and the impact these issues had on the verdict. I will discuss the legal, social and political impact this particular trial had on society. How was the issue of race incorporated into this trial? How important was ...
  • Science And Religion Trial Evolution Scope
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    In March 1925, Tennessee passed a law that made teaching evolution a crime. The state legislature passed the law forbidding public schools to teach the theory taught by Darwin, that humans evolved from lower forms of life through evolution, rather than from a single omnipotent creator as suggested in the biblical book of Genesis. The American Civil Liberties Union was outraged this restriction and promised to defend any teacher who challenged the new law. John T. Scopes a football coach and subs...
  • Trial Girls Accused Put
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    This play is named The Crucible, which means a severe test or trial, because the accused, the families, and the girls are being put through a great ordeal. Foremost, this is the most difficult for the men and women accused by the girls. They were actually put on trial and sent to jail, torn between the decision of lying under oath or being hung. In the Puritan society, it was unheard of the lie under the oath of God because of their deeply religious beliefs; they thought they would be sent to He...
  • Sixth Amendment Demand That A Trial Be Held
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    The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which means in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed. 2 The right to a speedy trial may be derived from a provision of Magna Carta and it was a right so interpreted by Coke 12. Much the same language was incorporated into the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 and from there into the Sixth Amendment. 3...
  • Arendt's Eichmann In Jerusalem
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    Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem The enthusiastic efforts of all those that have spent their time in the pursuit of former Nazis that successfully evaded capture by the authorities that tried their compatriots at Nuremberg state their reasons generally to be a pursuit of justice. Arendt makes the same case for the events surrounding the trial of Eichmann at Jerusalem. Justice, she implies, demanded that Eichmann be tried "fairly" for his crimes, and justice likewise demanded that he be convicted; ...
  • Johnny Cochran Trial Law
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    Johnnie Cochran was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1937. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Cochran graduated from the Loyola University School of Law in 1962. In 1963, he began his legal career in Los Angeles, California as a Deputy City Attorney for the city's criminal division. He remained in that position for three years before co-founding Cochran, Atkins and Evans. The firm practiced civil and criminal cases....
  • Kafka Guilt Trial Courts Bureaucracy
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    Guilt has relative existence; in one sense or another, every man experiences guilt. Whether or not this guilt is worthy of punishment, however, is another question. For this, modern society has created trials that decide whether or not a person is guilty. However, sometimes the actual guilt or innocence of an individual is not the most important aspect of his or her trial. In the novel, The Trial, Franz Kafka uses his main character Joseph K to show the unimportance of the actual guilt of an ind...
  • Scopes Monkey Trial Jennings Bryan
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    I think the Scopes trial brought together a great cast of characters: three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan; America's best defense attorney, Clarence Darrow: and its most popular journalist, H. L. Mencken. It was a trial about ideas, a contest between traditionalism, the faith of our fathers, and modernism, the idea that we test faith with our intellect. And it had what the New York Times called the most memorable event in Anglo-Saxon court history: Darrow's calling of Willia...
  • Sheppard Vs Maxwell Media Trial Case
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    Sheppard Vs. Maxwell 384 U. S. 333 Action: Sheppard was convicted of second degree murder. He was convicted of killing his wife. Facts: The Media had gotten word of what sam Sheppard had done had had been incriminating him. They would even come out with titles like, "Why isn't sam Sheppard in Jail" these statements and more incriminated him and affected the trial. As the jurors were selected, the media announced the names and telephone numbers of these jurors, and they have been receiving anony...
  • Law Vs Media Shield Laws Trial
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    Law Vs Media On July 4, 1967, a law entitled "Freedom of Information Act," was passed. This law states that the public has the right to all federal records dealing with almost any subject (excluding those matter's in reference to national security). The act has been used time and time again in court to reveal such information as JFK's murder and "the UFO conspiracy." However, this act was not formed solely to exploit the government's records, but also for the public's rights granted in the 6 th ...
  • Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial Virtual Tour
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    web > The Virtual Tour of the Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven begins w/ an overview of the crime: the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968. web > This is a fairly extensive description of the trial by a law professor: web > This is a chronology of the events leading up to these riots and the effects it had years later. web > South Kinston High School along w/ Brown university create an excellent website on the event call "The Whole World is Watching." It has essays, interv...
  • Narrative Essay On Law System
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    There are two main law systems in the world: Common Law System and Civil Law System. Common Law System is established and developed from England, and most of the British colonized countries, such as Australia, New Zealand and a majority of states in USA inherited it. Civil Law System, on the contrary, came from France and Dutch. The main difference between these two Legal Systems is their trial methods, the adversary system is used in Common Law System and Civil Law System takes the inquisitoria...
  • Scopes Monkey Trial People Darrow Evolution
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    The Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 The tumultuous twenties were a time in which there was much commotion and chaos. The country was emerging out of World War 1, where many Americans in the South and Midwest turned to their faith for comfort (Background, November 26, 2001). In the rest of the country, technology flourished and America was becoming an industrialized nation. Many new inventions were being built and the nation was becoming more and more urbanized. Because of the changes the nation was ...
  • Proven Innocent Court Lawyer Trial
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    An individual has quite a few rights when in court. One right is that everyone is entitled to a lawyer and a fair trial as seen in "Gideon's Trumpet" when Gideon gets convicted of robbing money from the pool house he soon goes to trial after that. At first, he cannot afford to pay for a lawyer so he defends himself. A person in court can also choose to defend themselves in court if they feel that they do not need a lawyer to defend them. Another right an individual has while in court is to be a...
  • Litigation Process Trial Parties Case
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    Steps for a legal process To understand the operation of a legal process better, this article will brush on some steps of a legal litigation. It will allow you to grasp some legal terms and definitions used in litigations as well as briefly describe each step. Every case or claim begins with a complaint. The complaint is the key reason to why there are litigations in the first place. The Complaint After spending $150 in civil case fees, the Litigation process starts when the plaintiff files a co...