"Since the Oklahoma Supreme Court 's decision in June regarding the Ten Commandments monument, my constituents wanted to know what could be done," Rep. John Paul Jordan (R-Yukon) was quoted as saying by Associated Press. "I knew it would be a difficult proposition to undo the ruling, so we looked at giving voters the opportunity to remove the basis for the ruling." After the monument was built, other groups also inquired about space to place their monuments on the Capitol grounds. The requests to put their statues came from a satanic church in New York, a Hindu leader from Nevada, and a satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The American Civil Liberties Union, who represented Prescott, will challenge the monument in federal court, if it returns after the referendum.
Recently, state-issued photo ID has been required in order vote since the law passed in the Texas legislature. This law has caused controversy as it brings up the question over the state’s power in the regulation of elections. “While pending review within the judicial system, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively ended all pending litigation. As a result, voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections” (votetexas.gov). The U.S. Supreme Court struck down on Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the Shelby County v. Holder case.
One of the major foreign relations acts done by the party was the reaction over the revolutionary war in France and John Adams’ undeclared naval war with the French, known as the Quasi War. They wrote up four bills named the Alien and Sedition Acts and were passed by the fifth United States Congress and signed into law by John Adams in 1798. The four acts were the Naturalization Act which increased the requirement for American citizenship from five years to fourteen years of residency. Another was the Alien Friends Act which gave the president power to deport or imprison any illegal aliens that were considered to be dangerous to the American society. The Alien Enemies Act while similar to the previous act, gave the president authority to deport or imprison any male citizen of a hostile nation during war as long as they were over the age of fourteen.
Five years ago, President Obama ordered that young illegal immigrants be protected from deportation, a program known as DACA. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to rescind that protection. He could have done it on his first day in office—but he didn’t, and still hasn’t, for reasons no one quite understands. Now, President Trump appears poised to revoke DACA. The action has not been officially announced, and administration sources believe that the impulsive president’s mind is not totally made up, but he is reportedly planning to do so as soon as Friday.
The Impact of Miranda V. Arizona When the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the prosecution could not introduce Miranda’s confession during trial because the police had failed to inform the suspect of his right to have an attorney present and that he did not have to incriminate himself, the impact the ruling would have on the entire U.S. judicial system was only beginning to become clear. The court said that police are compelled by the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth and Sixth Amendments to make sure suspects know they are not compelled to be a witness against him or herself, and that they have a right to have a lawyer present during questioning (McBride, 2006). The Court further held that ‘without proper safeguards the process of in-custody interrogation of persons suspected or accused of crime contains inherently compelling pressures
A perfect example is the Dred Scott v Sandford case. Dred Scott had moved with his owner to free states. When his owner died he tried to purchase his freedom; however, the widow rejected. Dred Scott filed suit and the case was heard by the supreme court. Chief Justice Roger Taney issued the decision, that Dred Scott whether free or a slave is not a U.S. Citizen and therefore had not right to sue in Federal court (Lecture, 05 February).
These new laws have been proposed for years, and will supersede the old laws that have been used for over a decade, which banned racial profiling for all federal law enforcement officials, but gave exemptions for national security and border investigations. In the article Matt Apuzzo and Micheal S. Schmidt shows the contradiction in Obama’s administration ideologies, due to the fact that at the border and airports they support the use of racial profiling to investigate civilians, but won’t permit it anywhere else in American soil. The contradiction in this new airport and border control policies show that at any intersection where immigrants of the US take place, rejecting them or profiling against them to prevent them from crossing into American soil is tolerable, but if someone is already in America that they are then given the right to no longer be racially profiled against. This ideology of treating potential on-American “looking” people different at airports and border crossings different is ludicrous because someone who is Caucasian, could be a lethal threat, or an illegal immigrant, but would fly under a radar because the infiltrators that are being suspected fit the “description”, that would fit a Caucasian
The day before John Adams left office, he signed documents to appoint the Midnight Judges, who were Federalists. William Marbury was one of the judges in which he was appointed for Justice of the Peace. James Madison didn’t deliver them, at the request of Thomas Jefferson. Marbury petitioned Madison over the failure of the delivery. Based on a 4-0 vote by the justices, Chief Justice John Marshall announced that although Marbury had a right to his notice, the Supreme Court couldn’t force Madison to deliver them.
The Alien and Sedition Acts were a series of laws that were passed in 1798 by the Federalist Congress and then were signed into law by President John Adams. These laws made it harder for immigrants to vote and also included powers that were new to deport foreigners. Before this law was passed, an immigrant had to live in the United States for 5 years before being able to vote, but the law changed it from 5 years to 14 years. The Federalists saw as a threat to American security. One Federalist said that there was “no need to invite hordes of Wild Irishmen, nor the turbulent and disorderly of all the world, to come here with a basic view to distract our tranquility,” even though the non-English people have been supporters of the Democratic-Republicans
The case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court and was argued in March of 2008 and the court ruled on the challenge in June of 2008. In its 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court majority stated that the districts laws, as written, were effectively a prohibition on gun ownership and violated the Second Amendment. The court stated that the requirement to have a permit to own the weapon was valid and as long as Heller remained qualified for the permit he must be issued one. What the court did not clarify in this case was whether or not the decision applied to states in addition to the District of
Instead they hire other countries to do their dirty work. Even Obama who promised, “In his campaign for the presidency, a repeal of some of its more sinister provisions (surveillance, wiretaps and so forth). It has not been repealed… Obama this year signed a four-year extension of it.” The Quote makes a point that the government officials believe that everything under the patriot act should still
America will not become a communist nation, ever. Harvard thought me, when we stand as one, then we can accomplish much more together. As I have been doing for the past decades. And I will intended to do that for the rest of my life. Rejecting or not given me a fair hearing as one of the best Supreme Court nominee by the President of the United States of America, because it is the last year of his Presidency, is unconstitutional in Harvard or any Princeton law books, the books inside of chamber is included.
Texas promptly passed its current voter ID law and Texas is being sued by the US Justice Department under the remaining provisions, Section 2, of The Voting Rights Act to stop the new voter identification system. Senate Bill 14 is very controversial today, but to me it seems normal. As a Colombian having an ID for any kind of election is second