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  • Anti Child Pornography Law
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    CBS) Attorney General John Ashcroft denounced Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that overturned a law banning computer simulations and other fool-the-eye depictions of teen-a gers or children having sex, saying it would make prosecutions more difficult. Where possible, he said, the Justice Department will restructure prosecutions it has brought to pursue 'general obscenity charges against those who have victimized children. ' Child pornographers 'will find little refuge' in the decision, he said. '...
  • Marshall Appointment To U.S. Supreme Court
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    THURGOOD MARSHALL, associate justice Mr. Civil Rights 1) Life til Death: 1908-1993 (specific date insignificant) Dates on Supreme Court: 1967-1991 2) Great grandfather was slave... Grandfather, Isaiah Williams, organized demonstrations to protest police brutality against African Americans... therefore, from young age, Thurgood felt responsibility to live up to legendary deeds of ancestors Thurgood and father went to courthouse to watch white lawyers and white judges argue cases involving mostly ...
  • Finding Of The Present Supreme Court Justices
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    The Supreme Court is the highest governing body that is known to us as the people of the United States of America. In the 1998-99 term, the Supreme Court is slated to hear cases on subjects as diverse as business monopolies, labor unions, health insurers, initiative petitions and due process. The justices will also revisit the issue of sexual harassment. The following will just be an overview of how the Supreme Court operates. I will try to point out many things throughout the course of this pap...
  • Ways Of The Puritan Justice System
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    Justice Systems In The Puritan Societies Justice systems have changed greatly over the years. In the Puritan justice system, much has been improved. In 1692, in the town of Salem, many people lose their lives or are punished unfairly due to their justice system. Justice to Puritans really is not justice at all; it is a quick fix to a complicated problem. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the Puritan justice system is poorly illustrated due to the lack of evidence in trials, church influence in go...
  • Supreme Court By President Clinton
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    In 1787 Article three of the constitution created the Supreme Court, but not until 1789 was it configured. The way it was originally set up was with one Chief Justice and five associate judges, with all six members being appointed for life. This court serves as the "supreme law of the land", it has the power to determine if state or federal laws are in conflict with how the Court interprets the constitution. Presently the supreme court has nine members, which include one Chief Justice and eight ...
  • International Criminal Court
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    I do feel that they will be and in the next few pages I will explain why I feel this way and why I have taken this stand. First of all I read through the whole charter and as boring as it was I made it through unshaved. Just like anything in order to have something you need a purpose. A reason for doing something. The reason why this charter was brought forward was because that they realized that during that century millions of children, mean and women have been victims of unimaginable atrocitie...
  • Roger B Taney And William Hubbs Rehnquist
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    Roger b. Taney and William Rehnquist are two Supreme Court Justices separated by a time span of one hundred and fifty years. This distance between them means that while they may share the same views on some political issues, the majority of them will differ. Such differences have had and everlasting impact on the United States and made Taney and Rehnquist two highly recognized historical figures. In his early years, Rehnquist fluctuated between moderate and conservative tendencies. Taney on the ...
  • Support Of His Claim Of Absolute Privilege
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    In the early morning hours of June 17, 1972, District of Columbia police officers discovered five men, wearing surgical gloves and carrying tear gas fountain pens, walkie-talkies, and wads of new $100 bills, apparently attempting to plant electronic surveillance equipment in the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate apartment-office complex. The resulting investigation led to the discovery of the roles of several White House staff and eventually to the President himself. ...
  • Observations Concerning Supreme Court Justice Confirmations
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    The task of the Senate to confirm nominations made by the President for the position of Supreme Court justice has become increasingly difficult in recent years especially since each Senator must assess the stance of the nominees as it relates to certain issues-political party, race, gender, ideology, judicial philosophy, etc. In 1987, when Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. retired from the Court, President Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to replace Powell. Since Bork previously had published some ...
  • Selection Of A Supreme Court Justice
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    The Supreme Court: The Court of Last ResortbyJennifer F. Long Criminal Justice, CJ 6622 Dr. O'Connor 29 September 2003 At the apex of our federal court system stands the United States Supreme Court. It stands as the ultimate authority in constitutional interpretation and its decision can be changed only by a constitutional amendment. Two documents are responsible for its creation which is the Constitution, which explicitly creates the Supreme Court, and the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. T...
  • Conformation And Appointment To The Supreme Court
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    The appointment and conformation to the Supreme Court has become on of the most sought after and most prestigious positions in the U.S. Government. In the past two hundred years the Supreme Court has changed in many different ways and with each decision affecting the delicate balance of the U.S. legal system the appointment of justices has become a very watched over subject. In all conformation and appointment to the Supreme Court there is politics involved but with each presiding president thei...
  • Accusations Against Benare
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    SILENCE THE COURT IS IN SESSION 1) TITLE- The original title of the play is SHANT ATA! COURT CHALK THE. The words of the title are very common in law courts where the honourable judges pronounce the words to bring back order and decorum if the parties concerned or the mob present in the court become unruly or create chaos and commotion. In other words the very words SILENCE THE COURT IS IN SESSION indicate the absolute authority of the judge in the court room to decide upon the manners of others...
  • Case Of Griswold Vs Connecticut
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    The United States is considered by many to be one of the most powerful nations in the world. It has accepted some of the more liberal ideas pertaining to it's citizens rights that other countries have not acknowledged. These other countries have a fear that a good deal of governmental power will be lost if too much freedom is bestowed upon it's citizens. However, the American government still manages to hold a strong united nation with citizens, who for the most part, believe that they are free ...
  • Supreme Court Cases
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    Between 1800 and 1835, the Supreme Court dealt with many cases of great importance to the United States of America. John Marshall served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court during this time. The case of Marbury vs. Madison, in 1803, was one of the most crucial court cases and decisions made in this time period. During the early 1800's, the Supreme Court had none of the power and authority that it holds today. Very few cases of importance had ever been brought into the Court, and the Court ...
  • Petition Before The Florida Supreme Court
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    Gideon vs. Wainwright What most people don't know is that in the past those arrested for a crime did not really have "the right to an attorney" unless they had money. This became a right because Clarence Gideon, a prison inmate who did not have the money for a lawyer, took a pencil in his hand and wrote his own petition to the United States Supreme Court. Clarence Gideon, without a lawyer, took his case to the highest court in the country and won important rights for all of us. In 1961, Clarence...
  • Social Justices
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    Justice in the Crucible Clarence Darrow once said, "There is no such thing as justice-in or out of court". While a reference towards modern forms of law, this quotation is also applicable to The Crucible. People's rights are trampled both in the book and in real life. Defendants in every case have rights, but they become moot. Everyone decides what they think and will put forth their own justice, despite what the facts or logic may be. The presence of the rights of the accused and the lack of th...
  • Supreme Court Decision
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    United States vs. Nixon Ruled that presidents cannot withhold information from a grand jury proceeding. United States vs. Nixon is the Supreme Court's major ruling on the matter of executive privilege. The privilege would allow the president to refuse legislative or judicial requests for information. This case arose out of the Watergate scandal and the additional legislative and judicial inquiries into the matter. In addition to the investigations made by the Ervin Committee in the senate and th...
  • National Parliaments Throughout The Member States
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    Intergovernmental vs. Supranational The European Union of today has been described as an intergovernmental organization by some scholars and a supranational organization by others. But which one is it in reality The answer to this question is very trivial. There are many different aspects of the EU in which we first must look at. The different branches of the European Union contain these aspects. These branches include the Commission, the Parliament, the Councils and the European Court of Justic...
  • The Role And Appointment Of Lay Magistrates Essay
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    Describe the role and appointment of Lay Magistrates. Discuss the use of ordinary members of the public within the Magistrates Courts. Lay magistrates otherwise known as lay justices or Justices of the Peace (JP's) are ordinary, non-legally qualified people who volunteer to sit and hear cases in the Magistrates Courts. These are local courts that have a geographical limit on their jurisdiction. Lay magistrates are not paid for carrying out their duties, but may claim allowances for travelling, s...
  • Juvenile Courts With The Youth Courts
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    Do you know what Teen Court is? If you " re thinking that it is similar to Prom court, you are way off! Teen Court is an actual legal Court system, designed just for teenagers. It gives youth a say in the. ".. solution to teen crime, by participating in the jury. Teen Court helps teens understand the legal system by providing them the opportunity of participating as a juror. As a juror, teens make actual court decisions for the youth that is being tried. As for the minor defendant, only those wi...

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