The first amendment, which protects amongst other things our freedom of speech, is tantamount in “preventing the majority from imposing its views on [the minority]” (481). However, in this famous case the will of the majority, the Boy Scout of America leaders, leading to the exclusion of the minority, James Dale, from based on his openness about his sexual orientation which conflicted with the beliefs of the scouts at the time. Despite the fact that he was free to speak about his orientation with newspapers and whomever he wishes in general, the ideas were seen by the Scouts as an affront on their “morally straight” requirements which is also protected under the first amendment. This raises two integral questions about the nature of our fundamental
Mapp took to court when police forcibly entered her home in Cleveland, Ohio without showing any warrant. The police suspected Mapp of harboring a bomb suspect in her home and possessing illegal betting equipment. After she refused to let them in, the police torn off the screen door and broken the glass to gain entry. Mapp argued it was an invasion of privacy along with a violation to the Bill of Rights and Constitution. While the police did not find either of the two things they were looking for; they did find other illegal material in
-When it was learned that Plessy was of mixed race, he was thrown off the train and immediately arrested and put in jail. -He was convicted of violating a law that justified the separation of races on trains. 2. Procedural history: -In the district court, Plessy was charged for violating the law but countered that this decision was unconstitutional. -The district court then filled a demurrer stating that unless “enjoined by a writ of prohibition” (p. 1), Plessy would still have to plead guilty for his actions.
The four officers were brought to court and tried on charges of assault. During the trial, an officer argued that Rodney King resisted arrest, and that they believed King was under the influence of Phencyclidine (PCP) which caused him to be very aggressive and violent toward the officers. When the police thought King was reaching for a weapon near his waistband, they thought the use of force would be “necessary”. The officers did not handcuff King until he lied still.
2. What would have been the proper investigative steps to take? The right investigative steps would be to watch the man and when they had probable cause or enough evidence for a warrant then they could take action. They could ask to come in and if he lets them in and they find something in plain view then they can use that to arrest him.
• Search Warrant Case: Ps, Unique Allen and Justin Ramos, alleges excessive force and false arrest. Ps alleges that they were inside P Allen’s cousin’s apartment when MOS forcibly entered the apartment with their guns. P Allen alleges that MOS banged P Allen’s head against the wall, threw him to the floor, stepped on his head then threw him bed and strip searched him. P Ramos alleges that MOS grabbed him and threw on the floor and strip searched him. Ps allege that they were taken the 75th pct where P Allen alleges that his request for medical attention was denied.
Statement of Assignment You have asked me to prepare an office memorandum addressing the following question: Per statutory law and case law, was Mr. Darren Clavel’s Fourth Amendment rights violated when the police officers executed the search warrant? Issue U.S. CONST. amend.
In recognition of this principle, we perceive no basis for this Court’s jurisdiction to consider Father’s appeal of the denial of his petition for contempt because he “was not held in contempt, however closely related and intertwined it is with other orders or judgments” in this case. Pack Shack, Inc., supra, 371 Md. at 260. Accordingly, we hold that we lack jurisdiction to review the circuit court’s failure to hold Mother in
Facts of the case Same Sex Rights Vriend v. Alberta,  1S.C.R. 493 There was a guy named Vriend who was a college instructor. At the time he was in Alberta located in the prairies of Canada. In the year 1988 he was given a full time permanent position as a laboratory coordinator at a college. In the year 1991the president had told Vriend to resign from his position of being the college instructor due to the fact that he was homosexual. Vriend then refused to quit his job that the college fired him.
Three correction officers created a sadistic secret society on a Rikers Island cellblock, ordering prisoners to extort and beat other inmates. Officers Michael McKie, Khalid Nelson and Denise Albright called their fight club “The Program,” and the teens they recruited as enforcers were called “The Team” (Rayman, 2009). Team members were allowed to extort commissary money, clothing and phone privileges from other city jail inmates. Those who didn’t cooperate when they were asked “are you with it” were beaten and Mr. McKie and Mr. Nelson set the time, place and punishment (Rayman, 2009). I believe that the purpose of this program is for the correctional officers to extort money from other inmates for their own personal gains.
Karina Dyal PHIL 340: Ethics and Law Legal Brief Assignment—Lawrence v. Texas 04/01/17 Case: Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) Facts: Oral and anal sex between two individuals from the same gender was deemed illegal—implemented through a Georgia statute. Hardwick who was an adult male, was charged in 1982 for violating the statute by engaging in sexual activities with another male in his home. The case was not pursued by the District Attorney, who also decided to not have the case presented before a grand jury. Hardwick went to the federal district court where he questioned the statute’s constitutionality. Issue: Does the U.S. Constitution give homosexual individuals the fundamental right to have sexual intercourse, and therefore renders the laws
Symbols mean a lot, and when one represents a whole country a lot of controversy can surround that symbol; In this case, the flag of the United States is an important symbol that stands for many things. Some people put the flag of the United States on a pedestal, they look up to the flag, and value it, so when someone desecrates the flag they get infuriated. On the other hand, some people see the flag as a symbol of our freedom that supports the First Amendment which allows us to disrespect the flag if we want to. For many years controversy has surrounded flag desecration and one of the most famous cases surrounding the topic would be Texas v. Johnson (1989):
You may have heard about the $150,000 shirt in 2004 that was owned by Alan Newsom. The shirt was one of the reasons for Newsom v. Albemarle case that went to court. The shirt Alan Newsom wore was from an NRA shooting sports camp. He wore the shirt to school in hopes of encouraging other students to go to the camp, but he was told to turn the shirt inside out for the rest of the day. Later that same day Alan wanted to take them to court.
Supreme Court cases can shape our national laws; it can shape an American citizen’s future. Without them, the Bill of Rights could be left up for our own interpretation. This could cause unfair laws and create havoc. In 1966, a court case named Kent vs United Sates took place. This case could create the ability to shape a juvenile's life forever.
n 1984, Leroy Hendricks was convicted of having indecent liberties with two 13-year old boys. As punishment for his action, Mr. Hendricks was remanded to the penal institutional system to serve his prison sentence. After serving ten years in prison, Mr. Hendricks was going to be stepped down to a halfway house. In the state of Kansas, they implemented the Sexually Violent Predator Act in 1994. This act “establishes procedures for the civil commitment of persons who, due to a mental abnormality or a personality disorder, are likely to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence (Brody & Acker, 2010, p.4).