Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen was reportedly arrested on Monday night on charges of misdemeanor harassment and for assaulting his wife, Libby Titus. The complainant in the case was not actually named in the New York Police incident report, but according to CNN, the age and address match Titus. The alleged incident reportedly took place on the couple’s home in Manhattan on Monday. According to the report filed, the 67 year old singer reputedly grabbed the complainant and allegedly shoved her onto the marble window frame in their bedroom that knocked her off to the ground. The alleged incident reportedly caused her “bruising and swelling to her right arm, as well as substantial pain.” A police spokesperson told CNN that it is still unclear if the complainant received a medical attention after being knocked down.
It is shocking to know that before 1967 youths in the United States did not have the same rights as adults in court. Before the landmark case In Re Gault individuals underage were not promised the freedoms under the fourteenth amendment. The court system did not take juvenile delinquent cases as seriously. It was almost as if they brushed the delinquents under the rug and put them into a detention center the first chance they got. The Supreme Court came to the conclusion that in the case of In Re Gault the requirements for due process were not met.
Clarence Earl Gideon was an indigent living in Florida who was accused of breaking into the Bay Harbor Poolroom in Panama City, Florida with the intention to commit petty larceny. He had to represent himself at trial since he was poor and Florida did not provide state-funded attorneys for indigents. Once the case was taken up by the Supreme Court, it was affirmed by unanimous decision that anyone had a right to counsel. In Betts v. Brady which Gideon’s case overturned, Betts was an indigent accused of robbery who, when he asked for counsel at his trial, was denied. He later appealed his case up the court system and eventually to the Supreme Court on the grounds that, due to such actions, he had been held illegally.
They raided the bar under the pretense that the Stonewall was serving alcohol without a liquor license. Raids on gay bars were common in the early 1900s. According to the Stonewall Inn’s website “During a typical raid... the customers were lined up and their identification checked. Those without identification or dressed in full drag were arrested.” The raid on the Stonewall Inn happened in this fashion. The patrons that had been released formed a crowd, waiting for their friends to come out
The effect of this ordeal seems to have taken a toll on Hogarth since he does not talk about it in his plates. Change here is seen when his character, Tom, finds himself in a similar situation. This happens after he loses his new fortune after his affair with the rich woman’s house cleaner is discovered. Tom goes to plead for help in the gambling club where he found himself in problems as the club caught fire. He is taken to the same prison that Hogarth father was detained.
Since Thomas Jefferson told Madison to not deliver the commissions, he is therefore denying Marbury’s right to his position. Marbury’s given right is therefore being denied, which means he was allowed to sue in court. To prove that Marbury was allowed to take this to the Supreme Court, there have been examples of people who did so prior to Marbury himself. William West had represented himself in the Supreme Court in 1791 after an issue with paying with paper money after David Barnes, a well-known attorney, refused to allow paper money payments (Revolvy). People therefore have showed up in the Supreme Court before Marbury has, so if they were allowed to, then surely Marbury could have taken his case to the Supreme Court if he had good reason.
I have chosen cases Gideon v. Wainwright and Miranda v. Arizona Podcast to expand on. In the case Gideon v. Wainwright, Clarance Earl Gideon was a man that didn’t have a very long education, he went until eighth grade and then ran away from home while in middle school. All of his early adult life he spent going in and out of prisons for crimes that weren’t even considered violent. Clarance was then accused of breaking and entering, stealing money out of the vending machines in Panama City, Florida. In his trial, Mr. Gideon requested that an attorney be appointed to him seeing as he could not afford one, the judge of his trial then told him attorneys only get provided for those whose cases would result in the death penalty if they were to be
Because the jury did not favor black men, Tom Robinson did not receive a fair trial, although Atticus made a great case. Segregation directly disobeys the fourteenth amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Maycomb Alabama is where the story, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place. Tom Robinson’s trial out come was not based on factual evidence. Mayella was lying to the jury, while Tom was completely innocent. He could not have done everything that Mayella said he did, due to the fact that he one has one working arm.
Two years after, in Michigan, she attacked a bartender, she was arrested for assault and disturbing the peace. Wuornos ended up in Florida after basically traveling america. She met wealthy yacht club president, 69-year old Lewis Fell, who fell in love with her, and they were married in 1976. He grew some sense in him and realized she was crazy and always in and out of jail so he had the marriage annulled after a few months. Overall this does not help our society at all, but really there is nothing we can do about it.
In an article from the Orlando Sentinel, the author writes, “The Herald uncovered hundreds of accusations over the past decade of physical and sexual abuse of teens by staff, who had not been routinely subjected to thorough background checks before being hired,” (“Florida’s Juvenile Justice System Cries out for Reform”). Such abuses occur due to an environment of carelessness. Additionally, they demonstrate the poor condition in which the detention facilities are managed and how harmful exploitation of children is fostered under the lax, neglectful administration. The Supreme Court case Graham v Florida where Graham, the defendant, is faced with the possibility of life in prison without parole for a non-homicide crime, is another instance of poor regulation of juvenile justice. Chief Justice Roberts states, “I agree with the Court that Terrance Graham’s sentence of life without parole violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on ‘cruel and unusual punishments,’” (Graham v Florida).
Prior to the case of Gideon v. Wainwright, defendant Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with breaking and entering in the state of Florida. This crime is a felony according to Florida state law. Unable to pay for defense counsel, Gideon requested that the court grant him one for free. The court denied Gideon his request of being granted defense counsel. The court stated, “Under the laws of the State of Florida, the only time the Court can appoint Counsel to represent a Defendant is when that person charged with a capital offense.” As a result of this denial of defense counsel, Gideon was forced to defend himself and did not succeed in doing an adequate job.
As acting Chief Justice John Marshall told Madison that what he had done was illegal, but since Marbury’s petition was out of jurisdiction Madison claimed it unconstitutional so the court could not order Madison to return the papers. During the Marbury vs Madison case many were able to identify unconstitutional issues regarding Marbury and his decisions.
This is a criminal case, in which the Supreme Court ruled that there was no probable cause to arrest Hayes. Hayes did not give consent to be taken to the police station and be detained plus fingerprint. Therefore, Hayed Fourth Amendment rights were violated and the conviction was overturned. Fact of the case: In the 1980’s there was a series of rape and burglary that happened in Punta Gorda Florida. The perpetrator left a fingerprint on the doorknob of one of the victim’s bedroom doors and a herringbone pattern tennis shoe print in one of the victim’s front yard near the front door.
First and foremost, the Amendments addressing rights related to court weren’t always fundamental, but were only in use for federal hearings. This first changed in 1963, starting with the 6th Amendment. In 1963, Clarence Earl Gideon broke into a Florida pool hall, stealing beverages in addition to $5 in cash. Shortly after, he was arrested. As he couldn’t afford a lawyer, he asked the state to provide him one,
Policing was forever changed in 1966 after the deciding factor of the case Miranda vs. Arizona. The case also addressed three other cases involving custodial interrogations, the cases were Vignera vs. New York, Westover vs. United States, and California vs. Stewart. Ernesto Miranda was arrested for rape, kidnapping, and robbery, after he was identified by the victim. Miranda was not informed of his 5th amendment rights to self incrimination, and also his 6th amendment right to have a counsel. Miranda was then interrogated by the Phoenix Police where he was arrested for two hours, and allegedly confessed to the crimes which was recorded by the police.