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  • Power Of The Supreme Court
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    By the early 1800's, the debate over Federal power which had been so tactfully postponed when it surfaced in previous efforts at unification (i. e., the Constitutional Convention) had again inevitably reared its head once the government was established and the neutral greatness of Washington's reign had ended. As the major issue of the day, the controversy of States' rights versus big government permeated politics in a profound depth and completeness: it was reflected in the core beliefs and pla...
  • Atwater The City Of Lago Vista
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    I selected the case of Atwater vs. The city of Lago Vista Gail Atwater was stopped by a police officer for not having her children seat belted. Instead of issuing a minor misdemeanor ticket, as is normally done, the officer arrested Atwater The city of Lago Vista removed the suit and sent it to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Which gave ruling to The city of Lago Vista. The court said that Atwater had failed to present proof that any constitutional right had b...
  • Sort Of Economic Constitution The Constitution
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    The Sort-Of-Economic Constitution The Constitution was written to provide the thirteen colonies with universal rules, laws, and regulations on all concerning issues. Many subjects were discussed; distributions of power locally and nationally, enforcement of the terms of the distribution, taxation, and commerce. Throughout the writing of the Constitution, issues that concerned the economy, such as taxation and economic powers, were uncovered, but in the end, a central theme became clear. The Cons...
  • House Of Representatives States
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    It was said that, "The genius of the Constitution is found in a series of compromises which made it acceptable to so many". This statement makes perfect sense, for if the constitution did not appeal to the wide variety of people that reside the United States, it would not still be in use today. It is hard to believe a document written more than 200 years ago would still be effective in governing such a large and ever-changing country but this is only because the rights and laws issued to America...
  • Issues Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall
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    Marbury vs. Madison Brief Facts of the case William Marbury was appointed Justice of the Peace in Washington D.C. by President Adams and conformed by the senate on March 3rd. John Marshall (the Secretary of State during the Adams administration) failed to deliver the commission of Marbury's office until the new administration took over. Then new President Jefferson directed his Secretary of State, James Madison to withhold Marbury's commission. Marbury proceeded to file suit against Madison, goi...

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