3. Discuss the issue regarding the victims ' rights to notification regarding important proceeding, decisions, and actions related to their case.
Under the first category of Victim’s Rights, known as The Right to be Informed, the textbook states, “all states provide victims with the right to be notified about important proceedings, decisions, and actions related to their case” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn, 2013). This includes the following victims are to be informed of: time and place of court proceedings, release of a defendant from custody, dismissal of charges, negotiating plea agreements, sentence imposed, and the defendant’s final release from confinement. However, issues can occur with notification from prosecutors to the victim.
1. Briefly discuss the four general methods of selecting state judges (appointment, partisan election, nonpartisan elections, and merit selection) and choose one in which you feel will result in the best judicial candidate, and why.
When selecting a state judge the methods used are diverse compared to selecting a federal court judge since there are four general methods used, this …show more content…
For partisan judicial elections, candidates are selected by and affiliated with a political party whereas nonpartisan judicial elections “require candidates to campaign unaffiliated with any political party, and they appear on the ballot without a party designation” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn, 2013). Partisan elections allowed for judges to be responsive to the same forces as those given to other elected officials; therefore, the concern of this feature caused for a shift leading away from partisan elections to nonpartisan. This is because these elections “reduced the influence party politics have on judicial elections, they also remove party identification as a basis for voters to cast their ballots” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn,
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Hadoop  is an open source implementation of MapReduce programming model which runs in a distributed environment. Hadoop consists of two core components namely Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and the MapReduce programming with the job management framework. HDFS and MapReduce both follow the master-slave architecture. A Hadoop program (client) submits a job to the MapReduce framework through the jobtracker which is running on the master node. The jobtracker assigns the tasks to the tasktrackers running on many slave nodes or on a cluster of machines.
Having root access on the Huawei Ascend M860 comes with great responsibility. It means that you will have full control over the Ascend smartphone root file system. That same root file system stores your critical system files and if you were to delete any, it could brick your device. As serious as that sounds, you can always backup your device using the internal SD card. Those of you looking to save some more space on the internal memory can connect an external SD card and backup using Titanium backup to that external drive.
In general, all the predators and prey (regardless of habitat) began with the same amount of population. For instance, there are a total of six predators (2 had forks, 2 had spoons, and 2 had knives)—regardless of habitat, Meaning each predator contributed to 33% of the population (Tables 1A, 2A). For prey, each bean contributed 25% of the population (Tables 1B, 2B). However, as generation progressed, differences began to appear.
The 13 inch MacBook Air MMGF2LL/A is thin, light, and durable enough to take anywhere. With 5th generation Intel processors, fast graphics, and fast PCIe-based flash storage, it’s more than powerful enough for your everyday things like email, web surfing, photo organizing and editing, and more. With all-day battery life, MacBook Air 13 128GB will go with you and stay with you the entire day. The Apple MacBook Air 13 128GB is incredibly thin and light at under an inch and as little as 2.96 pounds.
WOOSTER — Could a case in Lorain County, where a federal and an appeals court upheld a county board of elections’ decision to keep an independent candidate off the ballot because he voted in a partisan primary, have an impact on the state representative’s race in Wayne County? Republican Scott Wiggam and independent candidate Stephen Spoonamore are running for the District 1 seat being vacated by Ron Amstutz. Controversy has surrounded Spoonamore’s candidacy because right after filing to run for the seat as an independent, he requested a Democratic Party ballot and cast a vote on it. Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, broke a tie, ruling Spoonamore could not appear on a ballot. The Wayne County Board of Elections was split along party lines.
We see multiple successes of voting equality attempted through amendments, however, the Supreme Court’s decision on Shelby County v. Holder has pushed back years and years of effort for voting rights. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling was in Shelby County’s favor, stating that the Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional along with Section 5. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr, who wrote the majority’s opinion, said that the power to regulate election was reserved to the states, not the federal government. As a result to the court’s decision, the federal government can no longer determine which voting law discriminates and can be passed. After the case, many states had freely passed new voting laws; the most common voting law states passed
Brett Kavanaugh's nomination hearing was marked by venomous and vitriolic rants that reflected the caustic political climate in America. The documentary's material demonstrates how the Democratic and Republican parties use the judiciary as a political battleground in their contest for power. The Supreme Court has become a politicized, politically dominated body due to a dispute between the two parties that began in the late 1980s. The nominations that were shown in this film were very hasty. Mitch McConnell had a hand in every nomination that was seen in this film.
ssue networks will not replace the more familiar politics of iron triangles (in Washington), but will overlay the once stable political reference points with the new forces that complicate calculations and decrease predictability. He believes that issue networks wield their power due to the fact that they comprise of a large number of participants with quite various degrees of mutual commitment or of dependence on others in their environment, the participants move in and out of these networks almost constantly. 5. Issue networks at work behind the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”.
When the nominees are finally given the opportunity to be a judge, they are under the impression that they have to be partisan. The Senate will continue to not grant hearings for nominees, and the nominees will be continued to be questioned about cases already settled in the Supreme Court. Nominees will continued to be called out on their opinions, even though they have very little to do with their jobs. This may happen, but Rosen found that at that time this was written the D.C. Circuit courts had been becoming more bipartisan and cohesive in the past decade or so. Though, this is the already elected judges and not the nominees.
Alex Frost Values: Law & Society 9/23/2014 The Hollow Hope Introduction and Chapter 1 Gerald Rosenberg begins his book by posing the questions he will attempt to answer for the reader throughout the rest of the text: Under what conditions do courts produce political and social change? And how effective have the courts been in producing social change under such past decisions as Roe v. Wade and Brown v. Board of Education? He then works to define some of the principles and view points 'currently' held about the US Supreme court system.
Government Institutions in Texas Many people believe the Texas Judicial Branch needs refurbishing for the 21st century. However, the Texas Judicial Branch operates efficiently now because of the way Texas has set up its Judicial Branch and court system. The reason for this is because Texas has structured layers of courts and those layers of courts allow cases ideal time to be heard, which works efficiently and adequately for the court system.
Ideally, being able to elect judges seems like a fair concept. Both parties present a field candidate and the voters decide which to choose; however, this system is flawed. Not only is it difficult for the people to obtain any real information about their candidates, there is also the issue of “…Texas justice being sold to the highest bidder.” As a result, many cases have been influenced because of these generous contributions to the candidates. Rather than electing judicial officials, Texas should adopt a system of having a governor, or the Senate, appoint its judges, then every few years, voters sustain the right to retain those judges if they so desire.
The court structure in the United States is comprised of a dual court system. The dual court system consists of “one system of state and local courts and another system of federal courts” (Bohm & Haley, 2011, p. 274). Although the system has a separate court system for state and federal court, they do connect in the United States Supreme Court. Each court has various levels of jurisdiction to hear and make decisions over cases (Bohm & Haley, 2011).
Dontae you have a really good point. In comparison to appointments however I have to go with the partisan election of judges. Appointments faults are far greater than the partisan’s approach for me. In addition, I looked at the non-partisan type of election and I can see where this would be more effective than both simply due to the voters not knowing their party affiliation but qualifications
Judicial selection is an intriguing topic as there are multiple ways that judges take their seat on the bench. The United States Constitution spells out how federal judges are selected and leaves it up to the individual states to establish their means for selecting judges. In federal courts, judges are appointed and it varies between appointment and election for state courts. The purpose of this paper is to examine the differences between appointments and elections (as well as the multiple types of elections) and to give an opinion as to which is the better alternative. Federal judges are appointed by the President of the United States and are confirmed on the advice and consent of the United States Senate.