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  • Mr And Mrs Planck And Their Children
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    Planck vs. Indiana Lance Ito Essay #1 February 12, 1997 In the reviewing the case of Planck vs. Indiana, many complicated issues arise. Included in those, individual rights conflicting with the public good are among the most difficult. According to Mr and Mrs. Planck's attorney, John Price, the Planck's religious beliefs prohibit them from accepting professional medicine practice, as they practice alternative medicine and home school their children. After a complaint from an older Planck daughte...
  • Supreme Court Case The Court
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    One of the most controversial amendments is the second amendment, dealing with the right to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment gives people the right to keep a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Personally, I feel that we should be able to keep weapons, but I agree with the current movement to limit the ability to posses a firearm and the background checks involved with firearms. One of the fir...
  • Important Case
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    Important Cases of the US Supreme Court The United States Supreme Court has interpreted the constitutional guarantees contained in amendments to the constitution. Among these Guaranteed rights are the freedoms of religion, speech, and press, along with the right of protection against illegal search and seizure, equal protection under the law, and the right to counsel. These rights all contained in the first amendment to the constitution are arguably the most important rights guaranteed to citize...
  • Total Infringement On Escobedo's Sixth Amendment Rights
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    The case of Escobedo V. Illinois set the precedent for the sixth amendment, which is the right to a counsel. It guaranteed that if a person is arrested then they must be informed of their legal rights, which gives them the right to remain silent. When Danny Escobedo was arrested in connection for the shooting of one of his relatives he received an 18-hour interrogation and was later released for not making any self-incriminating statements. Another suspect was later arrested and told police that...
  • Majority Rule Minority Rights
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    The United States of America has five basic principles which ensure the ability of the country. The basic foundations: fundamental worth, equality of all persons, majority rule minority rights, necessity of compromise, and freedom. This paper reviews three of the five principles: majority rule and minority rights, individual freedom, and necessity of compromise. Two of these cases of individual freedom plus majority rule and minority rights the United States has failed to uphold. The third case ...
  • Our Right To Privacy
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    Our country's fathers found themselves in a dilemma ratifying the Constitution. New York, one of the most powerful states, required a Bill of Rights be added before ratification. This was an incredible task for James Madison, the Father of the Constitution. Madison opposed enumerating a Bill of Rights for reasons expressed in the Ninth Amendment. Madison feared the listing of specific rights might be construed as the only rights citizens possessed. He was quite correct in his perception. Advance...
  • International Attention To Women's Rights
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    Human Rights Women's Rights. International governments are only superficially committed to changing women's rights... Many governments openly strip women of their legal and personal rights... South Africa failed to protect girls in school against sexual violence at the hands of teachers and students... The war in Afghanistan was what really focused international attention to women's rights in that country and the world. North America. In the 1900's African Americans were forced into slavery, the...
  • Shawn Looks Back At Case
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    In his own backyard, Case lifts up a Newport cigarette until his mom rushed through the gate telling him to put it all down and enter the house. As Case faces his mom, all he can think about is his mom's smoking habits and problems. "Drop that and get inside of the house now", yelled Case's mom, pointing her fingers at Case. "I'm tired of you. I wish uncle Eddy was here, so I don't have to worry about everything", screamed Case, still holding the box of cigarettes. Refusing to listen by remindin...
  • Miranda Rights
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    In 1966 the Supreme Court made a ruling that every American would always know and remember. The case was Miranda versus The State of Arizona. Early in 1963, an 18-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped in Phoenix, Arizona. The police investigated the case, and soon found and arrested a poor and mentally disturbed man. The name of this man was Ernesto Miranda. Miranda was 23 years old when he was arrested. He confessed to the kidnapping and the rape after two hours of questioning. By confessing t...

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