Foster V. Chatman Case Study

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The case Foster v. Chatman is a very difficult and unpleasant case. The case highlights the embarrassing and disgraceful episodes of the United States’ history. Racism, discrimination and prejudice have occurred, since the inception of the country. The United States’ pledge of allegiance reads, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” This statement is a very strong declaration, when it is often said, it can lose its sticking meaning, however this pledge can be deceptive. Three words that stand out greatly in this pledge is justice for all. Does justice happen for all in this developed country? Has…show more content…
The most interesting fact of all this is that the most liberal justices are all women, and I do not believe that this is merely a coincidence. All of the conservative justices are men and the moderate justices are all men as well. By being informed of this information we can in some degree argue and assume what the holding of the court will be, regarding this case. Also, the holding of this case will definitely have some affect on other similar cases and perhaps could also cause more investigations over other cases. By reading the transcript of the argument of this case, in the end of the argument, they were focusing on the black jurors, so, I believe the decision of the court can go both ways. Thus, they can either side for the petitioner or the respondent. All-inclusive, if the court finds that Foster was denied a fair trial or a proper, fair jury then they might side with Foster, the petitioner. However, if they conclude that there was no injury for Foster, or that the jury selection was not unusual, bias or not breaking any laws then they could side ultimately with

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