In his article, “Amid Religious Discrimination Probe, Mobile Takes Buddhist Meditation Center to Court,” John Sharp states that the city of Mobile has filed a state lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against the Buddhist Center at the same time that the U.S Department of Justice is looking into whether the city’s commission and council violated the Federal Religious Land Use Law by denying the center’s project on Eloong Drive in South of Downtown Mobile. Late last year, Dr. Prasit and his wife Lar Nimityongskul being the head of the Buddhist Meditation Center in Mobile felt the need to relocate their meditation center from what they called “cramped and bustling Airport Boulevard” to a less lousy place on Eloong Drive. It was a perfect idea for them, except that the residents and the city weren’t in support. The group first sought their planning approval last year but nearby residents protested claiming that the meditation center would cause traffic and noise and that it didn’t conform with housing developed along the serene river south of Downtown Mobile. On two different occasions in March, Lar Nimityongskul gathered
While in jail, Neville reportedly wrote letters threatening the lives of the judge and three officers, said Haun, adding the letters were intercepted by jail staff. Haun declined to provide details as to the specific threats made. He did say this is not the first time Neville has made threats to others, but the first time his threats have involved public servants in their official capacities, which is what made the allegations felonies. On the intimidation charges, Neville is next scheduled to appear in court for a June 16 pretrial conference. A jury trial is scheduled for July 11.
Like Thomas-Rasset, Tenenbaum decided to fight against the lawsuit in Supreme Court. 2. Discuss the legal consequences of each particular case. Brianna LaHara and her mother settled with the RIAA for a $2,000 fee and the promise that LaHara would apologize. According to the research I did on her case, it appears that this particular lawsuit led to a lot of bad press for the RIAA
Chapter 3 Article 3: Racial Bias Among Jurors at Heart of Supreme Court Case How does the Supreme Court work and what is it made up of? These questions asked every day by some who do not have a full understanding of how the United States court system works. According to chapter three of the textbook, Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System by J. Scott Harr, Karen M. Hess, Christine Orthmann, and Jonathon Kingsbury the United Sates Supreme Court is the last and final word (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 59). Meaning that if the Supreme Court reaches a ruling it is set in stone and no other judicial or political person or group can overturn the decision (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 59). Nowhere in the article was it stated
The author has included two research questions: whether or not the original intent of the Three Strikes law is understood and whether the law has effectively reduced crime and recidivism rates. The method used in the article is case study whereby the author focuses on the California version of the Three Strikes law. In addition, the article employs a multidisciplinary approach in analyzing the case study including history, political science and sociology. The author found out that the California Three Strikes Law has failed to meet its initial goal of reducing the number of repeat offenders in the prison system. The article also found out that the California Three Strikes Law encourages racial disparity when it comes to sentencing offenders.
Katherine Vaskevich PAF3015 (ETRA): Qualitative Studies of Communities Professor Balboa Annotated Bibliography: Social Science Research (SSR) Students in Brooklyn Technical High School (BTHS) Cohen, P. (2016). A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. New York Times. Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/business/a-rising-call-to-promote-stem-education-and-cut-liberal-arts-funding.html?_r=0 With a masters in Public administration, Patricia Cohen, a Domestic Correspondent for the New York Times, critiques state officials’ proposals to cut funding for college students majoring in the humanities in order to push students for careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. She
So Gamble filed his complain in court, under section 1983, claim and unusual punishment in his medical care. In that case, the Supreme Court held that prison staff (whether doctors or ofﬁcers or any others) violated the Eighth Amendment if they were deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of prisoners.
Hospital Employee received 18 months in jail for HIPAA Violations On February 24, 2015, 30 years old Joshua Hippler, was found guilty for convicting HIPPA Violation and has been sentenced to serve 18 months in jail. Hippler was a former employee at East Texas hospital where he was alleged to have accessed to Protected Health Information. But instead he was intentionally selling patient’s information for his own personal gain. Hippler was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 26, 2014 and the case was heard by United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love on August 28, 2014.
Instead of opening by explicitly stating his stance on the issue, Gingrich uses the entire first few paragraphs to compare the governor of California at the time to an incompetent leader of an impoverished third-world country. His thesis begins to materialize in paragraph three, in which his heavy emphasis on blaming the state’s media is made clear. He specifically states: “What reporters don’t seem to understand is that the crisis in California is not electrical in nature—it’s political.” (Gingrich, 2004, p. 400-402). This political theme continues throughout the article, including blaming government leaders for over-regulating the entire electrical supply industry and bashing environmentalist lobbying groups for their efforts. While much of his argument seems rational, the initial comparison to a third world country seems to be a classic example of a faulty
As mentioned, physician- assisted suicide is a debate that has been discussed for decades. A newspaper article written by Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Four Myths About Doctor-Assisted Suicide, provides information about the arguments that have been debated decades ago. Emanuel informs the reader both the arguments and the realistic statics since 2012. The first myth is concerning of the pain patients endure, Emanuel quotes the main argument advocates gave, “Most patients want to die are suffering from depression, and not pain”(1). Emanuel claims the statement to be false, due to statics done in 2012.
The book A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr explains the predicament of a lawyer who rejected a case that was very risky and complicated as a personal injury lawyer. Through various legal concepts and terminologies discussed in class, the story details how the judicial system operates. Particularly, the case involves victims of childhood leukemia in the small town of Woburn, Massachusetts, where the city wells have been found to be contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (TCE) — a suspected carcinogen and other industrial byproducts. (Glantz, 1998). Two of the largest corporations, companies names, each with a plant near the wells were accused of being responsible.
This week’s assignment was to write an essay based on the questions presented in this week’s case study, “Minority Set-Asides” from Moral Issues in Business. which is based on the Supreme Court case, City of Richmond v. Croson (1989). The case involves the aspiration to mandate set-asides in government procurement, however, it was reversed on the basis of constraint to use as a “remedy for previous discrimination”. As Shaw and Barry (2001) explain, in 1989, the Supreme Court, in a 6-to-3 decision, ruled that the Richmond plan was in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (p. 1). Furthermore, described by Shaw and Barry (2001), “in delivering the opinion of the majority of the Court, Justice O’Connor argued that Richmond had not supported its plan with sufficient evidence of past discrimination in the city 's construction industry” (p.1).