Garratt v. Dailey, 46 Wash. 2d 197, 279 P.2d 1091 (Wash. 1955) In 1955, 5 years old Brian wanted to prank Ruth Garratt by pulled a chair from Ruth Garratt, when she wanted to sit on the chair. As a result from Brian’s prank, Ruth fell and broke her hip. Ruth filed a lawsuit against Brian’s family and stated that Brian acted intentionally, which cause her to suffer injury. Ruth wanted compensate worth $11,000 dollars from Brian’s Family. Brian’s family appealed on the basis that 5 years old children cannot be responsible for intentional tort.
Mr. James Kimball, at 23 years old, was a school bus driver who pursued a 15 year old student he’d known for two years. Eventually their “flirtatious” relationship escalated to a “single-sexual encounter” on or about October 3, 1991. The relationship was brought to light by the parents of the child henceforth urging Mr. Kimball to plead guilty to one count of statutory rape in 1992, where the judge then imposed a withheld judgment with a three year probation. After that, Mr. Kimball was accordingly put on the Sex Offender Registry. Due to the essence of the given facts and case report, the disparity in time from the crime to the present, and the technicality of the psychosexual evaluator’s report, I would not have aired the story on Mr.James Kimball.
It wasn’t long before other ministers in the Nation were also making incendiary speeches about Malcolm. Another conflict Malcolm had with the Nation was regarding his home in Elmhurst, Queens. The Nation of Islam attempted to evict Malcolm from the home by bringing an eviction case against him. In court, Malcolm once more publically mentioned that the reason for his suspension was because “the Honorable Elijah Muhammed had taken on nine wives besides the one that he had…” (Marable 347). This only helped to make matters worse between the two groups.
Title: Mendez v. Westminster (1946) Abstract: The Mendez v. Westminster (1946) was the stepping stone to ending school segregation in California. The lawsuit was led by Gonzalo Mendez and five other parents who were denied enrollment of their children in an Anglo school. This led them to protest and then file a class-action lawsuit against the Westminster School District of Orange County California. Accusing them of segregating Mexican and Latin decent students. With the help attorney Dave Marcus, the plaintiffs were able to prove segregation in schools by using social and educational theories conducted by social scientist.
Our right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is hindered within our school systems. If your opinion offends someone than you are given consequences for speaking your mind. That doesn’t sounds like our first amendment is being upheld to me. In the court case Morse v. Frederick it was stated that “Principal Deborah Morse took away the banner [Bong Hit 4 Jesus] and suspended Frederick for ten days.” The court had ruled in the favor of Morse and one of the reasons behind their decision was because she qualified for immunity from the lawsuit. “.
In December 2005, the National Security Agency was accused of wiretapping into calls without having a warrant. The program was confirmed by President Bush and many other public officials who considered the taping legal. The American Civil Liberties Union pressed a lawsuit. ACLU states “A federal judge in Detroit found the program both unconstitutional and illegal.” Furthermore, the case was appealed and entered the U.S. Court of Appeals where the circuit overturned the ruling stating “the plaintiffs could not prove with certainty the NSA was wiretapping phones, but decided not to rule on the
Growing up, Mailer successfully graduated from Harvard with a degree in engineering, and a great writer until he made a huge mistake by stabbing his second wife injuring her, “In 1960, after a night of drinking and partying, he stabbed his second wife, Adele Morales, with a penknife, seriously wounding her.” This tragic incident occured in 1960 and it happened because Adele said to Mailer, “he wasn’t as good at dancing as Dostoevsky. Since Mailer was charged with this awful crime, Mailer was arrested, but his wife declined to press charges, and he was eventually released after being sent to Bellevue Hospital for observation. The marriage did not last the incident. He used this experience to help write about his character Gary gilmore because he was arrested and knows what it is liked be portrayed as a dangerous and pitiful man. The Executioner 's Song is written from an authentic perspective regarding the sanity in a convict such as Gary Gilmore.
The film talks about Randall Patrick McMurphy(Jack Nicholson) who went to prison for criminal assault against an underage girl 15-year-old (she told him she was 18), he claimed insanity in order to be transferred to a mental illness hospital and to escape, and that 's what happened, they moved him to the hospital to evaluate and examine him if he’s mentally ill or not. That’s when he begins his attempts to escape, which occupy the whole of failure and end his life. The basic idea of the movie wasn’t at first to highlight on the mental illness or insanity, the main idea as I concluded it’s about how a
In 1969, Governor Ronald Reagan made what turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes of his political career, as seen in the eyes of many scholars and experts today. He signed the nation’s first no-fault divorce bill, ending what was our current fault-based divorce system. Prior to this bill, couples could only file for divorce on the grounds a fault, such as adultery or cruel or inhuman treatment. Sanford N. Katz, a Professor of Law at Boston College University who received his A.B. from Boston College and his J.B. from the University of Chicago, insisted that under the fault-divorce system, Americans were worse of than they are now.
During the second trial for the Scottsboro "boys" that was ordered by the Supreme Court, one of the women recalled her initial statement and denied that any of women had been raped. “ The trial of the Scottsboro Boys is perhaps one of the proudest moments of American radicalism, in which a mass movement of blacks and whites—led by Communists and radicals—successfully beat the Jim Crow legal system” ("Scottsboro Boys, Trial And Defense Campaign (1931–1937) | The Black Past: Remembered And Reclaimed"). In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson has features from all nine accused boys despite the fact he is far older. Tom Robinson was accused individually upon the word of a white woman. Atticus said to Jem concerning the death sentence of Tom that he is “a colored man, Jem.
Marvin Katko v. Edward Briney & Bertha L. Briney, No. 54169. Feb. 9.1971 Procedure Plaintiff Katko filed an action in Mahaska District Court against Defendants Briney. Plaintiff in an action resulting from injuries suffered by trespassing when he was triggered a spring gun set up in an uninhabited house by defendants. After the District Court gave judgment for plaintiff for both actual and punitive damages, and defendants appealed.
Transcript of Civil Liberties & the Civil Rights Court Cases Assignment Civil Liberties & the Civil Rights Court Cases Assignment Gideon v Wainright Dates: Argued January 15, 1963 Decided March 18, 1963 Background: Charged in a Florida State Court with a non capital felony, petitioner appeared without funds and without counsel and asked the Court to appoint counsel for him, but this was denied on the ground that the state law permitted appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases only. Mapp v. Ohio Dates : Argued March 29, 1961 Decided June 19, 1961 Effect on the Civil Rights/Liberties: The high court said evidence seized unlawfully, without a search warrant, could not be used in criminal prosecutions in state courts.
According to the national post, Christie Blatchford is an Alberta judge who was elevated to the federal court by the conservative government. He spent decades as a lawyer in south Africa and Botswana before immigrating to Canada. As many know this is the judge who asked a young women (age 19) who was sexually assaulted in a bathroom, he asked her “why not- why didn’t you just sink your bottom down the basin so he couldn’t penetrate you?” And “when your ankles were held together by your jeans your skinny jeans, why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” Four prominent law professors launched a formal complaint about this case and his decision back in September. They argue that cases like this often occur behind closed doors and frequently
Citation R. v. NS, 2012 SCC 72,  3 S.C.R. 726 – Niqab removal trial Facts: NS who is a Muslim woman made a complaint of being sexually assaulted by 2 men within family during her childhood. Both men were charged for the assault in 2007. During the opening inquiry in 2008, NS explained she was going to testify with her niqab on for religious purposes Legal issue Removing the witness’s niqab violates section 2 of the Canadian charter of rights and freedom Decision The Supreme Court dismissed the plea and is preparing a list of questions in order to decide whether or not the witness should be allowed to wear the niqab during the trail for religious purposes
Step 1: Facts of the case This is a case in which the plaintiffs are three long haired young men who were denied the ability to enroll in Tyler Junior College due solely to their hair length violating the schools dress code. One of the plaintiffs is a Vietnam War veteran who had attended the school for a semester the previous year and had caused no difficulties in that time. The school stated that long haired students had been known to cause disruptions in the classroom. It was due to this that the rule regarding hair length was implemented into the schools dress code. Step 2: Question of law presented to the court The legal dispute taking place here is a dissension between the applicability of the Tenth and the Fourteenth Amendments in the case of hair length regulations.