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  • Right Of Privacy From The Constitution
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    The Right to Privacy by Robert Bork. Robert Bork's The Right of Privacy examined the landmark case Griswald vs. Connecticut. Bork's 'original ist' view proclaimed that Justice Douglas erroneously interpreted the right of privacy from the Constitution. Theoriginalist view is that judges must strictly adhere to the language of the Constitution, thus people do not have a general right to privacy because it was never actually written into the Constitution. This view severely restricts judges in deal...
  • Vote Anyways
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    Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These women lived at the turn of the century, and fought vehemently for a cause they believed in. They knew that they were being discriminated against because of their gender, and they refused to take it. These pioneers of feminism paved the road for further reform, and changed the very fabric of our society. Although they were fighting for a worthy cause, many did not agree with these women's radical views. These conservative thinkers c...
  • Entrenchment Of Rights In The Canadian Constitution
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    BACKGROUND OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS The United States Bill of Rights came into being as a result of a promise made by the Fathers of Confederation to the states during the struggle for ratification of the Constitution in 1787-88. A great number of the states made as a condition for their ratification, the addition of amendments, which would guarantee citizens protection of their rights against the central government. Thus, we have a rather interesting situation in which the entrenchment of a bill o...
  • Use Of Amendments The Bill Of Rights
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    Through out the history of the United State of America many events have been seen and passed, all to leave their mark with our nation. As time ages people change along with our government. Many of these changes occur in our government affect our daily lives. Impacts of these severities are a direct result of our ever changing Amendments, which our Founding Fathers layed a pon us. The Constitution said by many to have 'stood the test of time' has lasted through many centuries through the use of t...
  • Constitutional Fourth Amendment Protections
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    The Fourth Amendment to the constitution protects United States citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. Our forefathers recognized the harm and abuses that occurred in the colonies to innocent people by the British, and they made sure to write protections into the U.S. Constitution. Fearing the police state that any nation has the potential to become and recognizing that freedom and liberty is meaningless when victimization by the police is a real and foreboding threat the Fourth Amend...
  • Amendment Of The Constitution
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    The U.S. Constitution is the central instrument of government and the 'supreme law of the land'. It is the oldest written Constitution in the world that is in force. It was written in 1787 in Philadelphia by the Continental Congress of the new American republic and was officially adopted in 1789. The objective of the writers was to outline the structure of a new, strong central government after the years of weakness and chaos resulting from the preexisting 'Articles of Confederation and Perpetua...
  • Two Connecticut Laws State
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    Griswold vs. Connecticut appealed to the Supreme Court on errors of the state court of Connecticut. This case deals with the right to prescribe the use of birth control to a married female. This action is found unconstitutional under the state laws, but this law invades a persons rights under the constitution. Here the problem evolves and must be decided upon in the courts. The appellant Griswold is an Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut (Janosik, 1035). Appellant ...
  • Equal Protection Key Part Of The Fourteenth Amendment
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    EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE Latin school especially, as well as throughout our daily lives, we learn in America to live by the idea of freedom and equality for all. We do not allow race, class, or creed to determine a person's stature in the community. It may seem as if this is the standard of society, but these ideas of equality have been fought over since the beginning of written history, and even in America today, prejudice still exists. To address these and similar problems, the founding fath...
  • Property Without Due Process Of Law
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    How Democratic is the Constitution? In the dictionary definition, democracy "is government by the people in which the supreme power is, vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system". The constitution is a perfect example of this. The first amendment in the Bill of Rights states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the ...
  • People's Representatives For The Constitution
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    How much power and liberty did the constitution give to "the people?" The constitution is the document that has framed and shaped the United States from inception. It is the document that is defended by all new presidents and also the document which affords the citizens of the United States freedoms and rights that cannot be removed. In its drafting it shaped the formation of a new country and a new style of governance. It is a 'bottom up' as opposed to established ways of government which are '...
  • Constitutional Amendment On School Prayer
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    Brandi Pet elle 339-70-2665 9/21/99 Our constitutional rights and civil liberties come into conflict with each other periodically because of certain disagreements and new issues that arise. This week a new conflict has come into play between the U.S. Constitution and voluntary school prayer. This week the House Speaker-elect, Newt Gingrich, announced his intention to immediately push for the adoption of his proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution relating to voluntary school prayer. His proposal...
  • Included Some Of Louisiana's Own Citizens
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    The eighteenth amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified in the year 1919. This amendment made buying, selling, and producing alcoholic beverages illegal. However, this amendment did not stop some on the citizens in the United States, this included some of Louisiana's own citizens. Even though the making and selling of beer and wine was illegal the citizens did not seem to care to much. The majority of the people, who brewed their own beer and wine at home, and even the people who...
  • Framers Of The Constitution
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    The Constitution: Law of the Land or Outdated News Our constitution was written over a century ago, by our forefathers who had thebest intentions. But what they did not have was a way to predict how our society has evolved, and how the Supreme Law of the Land would come under question. Many parts of the Constitution have been left open to interpretation due to the changing times andstagnance of the Constitution itself. How would our forefathers feel about new issues arising Their original intent...
  • Section 1 Of The 14th Amendment State
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    More often than not, most Americans look upon the constitution as the guiding light of our country. Recent events occurring in our national election no doubt prove that. There are many important amendments to our Constitution regarding our rights as citizens and the delegation of powers to branches and states. However, I believe that the 14th amendment is the most important to our constitution. When the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, it put a whole new spin on our Constitution, far surpass...
  • 17 Other Amendments To The Constitution
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    The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were the two most important documents in shaping the United States of America. They both were equally important in doing this. Although, they both had different ways of accomplishing their goals. The Declaration of Independence was basically the "why" we were doing this. The Declaration of Independence listed the main grievances we had with the homeland, along with the specific principles concerning the rights of man. Finally the official...
  • Due Process Clause Of The 14th Amendment
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about adultery in The Scarlet Letter, but the "A" word these days is abortion. People often break off friendships, ostracize each other, and are intolerant of others having different opinions on this subject. This is sad, because we can all learn from each other. The rest of this abortion essay is divided into two parts. First is a general discussion mentioning some legal issues. Then the legal issues will be discussed in more detail. Be aware that some of the following...
  • People Vote On Constitution Amendments
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    Article V in the U.S. Constitution discusses what is needed bring about an amendment to the constitution. According to Article V, two thirds of both houses or two thirds of the states have to be in agreement to call a convention for the amendment of the constitution. This process could lead to some problems such as blocking the will of the majority of the people. One solution that has been suggested is to amend the constitution to a vote of the people. Some problems with this are that people som...
  • Constitution As Reference
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    The Constitution What is the Constitution? The Constitution is a text that states the basic rules for the government as well the basic rights of the citizens. The Constitution is the law that is the basis of laws in the United States of America. It is the framework and reference for all the other laws of the USA. All the other laws have to comply with what is written in the Constitution. What is its history? The first main law (before the Constitution) was called the Articles of Confederation. B...
  • Fascinating Article About The Flag Amendment
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    Flag Summary No Flag Amends Oh say can you see... the point? by John Leo is a fascinating article about the flag amendment. The point that John is trying to get across in this article is that there is no need for a new amendment in the constitution. He opens his point by discussing how some gay protesters expressed their point to the Roman Catholic Church by simulating anal sex acts outside the St. Patricks Cathedral. This example he uses is to show the "the uncanny ability to conduct symbolic w...

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