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  • Scopes Trial Set People
    592 words
    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 f...
  • Trial In California The Scopes Case
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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...
  • Far In The Clinical Trials
    272 words
    THE CANCER PILL Dr. Brian Druker of Oregon Health Sciences University was searching for a compound that could block the enzyme that caused chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML for short. He recently stabilized a compound he had noticed to suppress the enzyme, that compound, STI 571, was recently being run through clinical trials to verify its action. He has been working at Oregon Health Sciences University on the pill, but the distribution and trials of the drugs are being run through Novartis Ph...
  • Jury Duty In A Death Penalty Case
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    12 Angry Men A nineteen-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance", mutters the guard as the twelve jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. This drama explores the lives of a dozen American men from very diverse backgrounds as they are forced to decide whether a young man accused of homicide is innocent or guilty. For several of the...
  • Eeoc's Charge Process
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    Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint In order for John to file a discrimination complaint against his employer, he is required to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint counselor or representative of the company. Once the charge has been filed, an investigation is taken place, or the charge maybe selected to an EEOC program and maybe dismissed. In this case, John is given a certain number of days to file a lawsuit on his behalf. This process would have to go through seve...
  • Appeals The Parties To A Civil Case
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    Civil Cases - Return to Table of Contents Civil cases are those in which individuals, corporations or government agencies seek to recover damages, enforce their rights or otherwise protect a legal interest from interference by another. Essentially, the civil law enables people to assert or defend their rights in an orderly, nonviolent manner and enables them to resolve legal disputes in a fashion which society finds acceptable. As might be imagined, civil cases encompass a broad range of legal s...
  • Captain Edward J Smith Vs The People
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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 that...
  • R V Guy Paul Morin
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    This essay will give a critical review of the R-v-Guy Paul Morin case, which started to take place in Canada over twenty years ago. It will look at both the prosecution and defence cases, the evidence given within both cases and the decisions from both court cases and the appeal, which finally freed Guy Paul Morin. On New Years Eve 1984 Christine Jessop a nine-year-old girl from Ontario, Canada was found murdered in a field about fifty kilometres from where she lived. Christine Jessop's body had...
  • First Time News Of An American Trial
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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. "...
  • Differences With The Trial And The Metamorphosis
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    Two of Kafkas' most predominate works, The Trial and The Metamorphosis, are very similar in many aspects, yet also have unique differences. Many of these similarities and differences are very obvious, but also there are subtle comparisons that the reader might not pick up while reading. One would think, after reading both stories, that the differences outweigh the similarities, but that is not entirely true. Not only should the reader view the style of the writing when comparing the two, but als...
  • Drummond's Case
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    Brady and Drummond, two former partners, beginning their legal lives working together. Now each one strives to be superior, confident in their ways and beliefs, trying to out-do the other. Despite a common goal, the two gradually became very different people, as is evident in the play and movie, Inherit the Wind. Throughout the years, as each one fought cases, established a name for themselves, and gained popularity (or notoriety), they kept a careful watch on the other. Learning of the others t...
  • Credibility Of The Plaintiff's Attorney
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    The Decision to Litigate. The in-class video and lecture identified a number of factors that should be considered when making this decision. They include 1.) Trials are expensive and lengthy. Someone has to pay the costs. 2.) What is the like hood of recovery? 3.) Are the defendants able to satisfy the judgement? 4.) Will a suit impact the relationship between the defendant (s) and 5.) Will harmful publicity or loss of goodwill result? In the movie, the decision to go to trial was based on the a...
  • Americans Right To Freedom Of Speech
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    Is Censorship American Nothing is more un-American than violating the Constitution. So how does it happen everyday in our country without even a blurb in the newspaper Freedom of speech and freedom of the press were granted to United States citizens when the Bill of Rights was amended to the Constitution in 1791. By adding this to our constitution, it makes it illegal to restrict Americans from voicing their opinions. Yet these rights are hindered and completely revoked constantly in our country...
  • Sam Sheppard
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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 anonymo...
  • New Trial For Adams
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    Chaim H. Re spes September 16, 1999 Summary of Mark Singer's "Profile of Filmmaker Errol Morris" Dallas police officer, Robert Wood, was shot five times and murdered after pulling over a vehicle for a minor traffic violation. Randall Dale Adams was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for the crime. Adams plead "not guilty" to the charges. He claimed 16 year old David Harris, whom he had spent several hours with on the day of the crime, was the true killer. In Mark Singer's "Profile of Fil...
  • Judge Skinners Actions
    649 words
    The Woburn trial was an incredibly complex case involving thirty-three plaintiffs, two defendants, a mountain of conflicting hydro-geological and medical testimony regarding causation, and multiple claims including negligence, nuisance and emotional distress. That is why, in my professional opinion, Judge Skinner changed the complete outcome of the trial with his actions, concerning both the procedure of the trial, and his own personal interactions with myself. I believe that his actions should ...
  • Clarence Darrow And H.L. Mencken
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    William Jennings Brian was an American political leader, editor, and lecturer who was born in 1860. In 1891, he served as a member of the U. S House of Representatives from Nebraska for four years. While he was a member, he was also a leader of the movement for the unlimited coinage of silver. In 1896, he gave a speech known as the "cross of gold" at a national convention. He was then nominated for presidency, but was defeated by William McKinley. Brian was also the founder of the "Commoner", wh...
  • Frivolous Cases To Trial
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    My impression of the civil trial process as part of our system of justice is negative in that it permits large companies fight and preclude small people from bringing their actions, the way it is set up, and it overloaded and is not really an effective means of stopping people from bringing frivolous cases to trial, which helps lead to justice being slower and more expensive then ever. The first reason that my impression is negative of the civil trial process as part of our system of justice is ...
  • Eight Known Cases Of Leukemia In Woburn
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    A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr, tells the complex story of a civil case in Woburn, Massachusetts. The events of the Woburn case touch on many problems in the tort law system. The author really brings the reader into the story. you feel that you are there experiencing everything. And my personal favorite aspect is that it is a true story! I read the book long before the movie came out, but I have seen the movie as well. The book was much more intriguing and sentimental than the movie. The lawye...
  • Twenty Dollar Gold Piece
    320 words
    The 7th Amendment is very unusual. It speaks to trials at Common Law (civil trials), rather than criminal trials. It states that in trials where the value of the potential award is greater than twenty dollars, the accused has the right to demand that they be tried by a jury; and that no facts tried by a jury shall be reconsidered in any court in the United States other than by the rules of common law. What does this mean? It means that in any civil case where the potential award is more than twe...

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