The Melton v. Young case is about a high school student that was suspended for wearing a jacket with a Confederate flag. The issue that was discussed is, whether or not the school officials could suspend a student for wearing Confederate flag. The clothing sparking racial tension was also discussed. The racial tension from the previous year was an argument for the defense because it can be said that the jacket could have refueled this. The defense also stated that the Melton family was informed of the new rules and chose to break them. The plaintiff’s argument was that the student’s suspension was unconstitutional and the confederate flag is a part of his heritage. The district court ruled the school’s dress code policy unconstitutionally
A Washington police officer stopped a student at the Washington State University after observing the student was carrying a bottle of gin. After asking the student for identification the student informed him that is was in his dorm room. The student, followed by the officer, then went into his room get his identification. While the student was searching for his identification, the officer noticed that the student 's roommate, had marijuana seeds and a pipe on his desk. The officer asked the students if they had additional drugs in the room and the students provided him with a box with marijuana and money. Another officer arrived on the scene and they search the student’s room and found additional drugs. The student (roommate of the original student) was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
How does the Supreme Court work and what is it made up of? These questions asked every day by some who do not have a full understanding of how the United States court system works. According to chapter three of the textbook, Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System by J. Scott Harr, Karen M. Hess, Christine Orthmann, and Jonathon Kingsbury the United Sates Supreme Court is the last and final word (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 59). Meaning that if the Supreme Court reaches a ruling it is set in stone and no other judicial or political person or group can overturn the decision (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 59). Nowhere in the article was it stated
Race can be an important fact when selecting a jury. It’s important to have a jury of different racial, ethnic, gender or religious believes to helps limit racial discrimination.
Tammy V noticed Richard put something in his pants and took him to officer Cooker to have him check. Richard turned over a bandanna that was not his that he had taken from the staff mail room were he was doing work on an in house detention for cutting class on 9.20.16. I confirmed for officer Cooker that it did not belong to Richard even after Richard told the officer that it was not his and he took it for his collection at home. It was at this point that officer Cooker sighted Richard for stolen property and issued a citation. VPA notified home and Richard will be suspended at home for 2 days starting on Thursday September 22 and returning to school on Monday September 26. Mr. Humphreys will consult with the school principal about further
A homicide occurred at the defendant’s filling station. At the filling station the deceased was previously drinking and was sweet talking the defendant’s wife in a whispering conversation. The deceased was asked to leave the building, yet the defendant order him more than once. The deceased would not leave the filling station. While, the deceased had alcohol in his system, they took off their hat and slammed it on the counter. The deceased uttered some very foul words to the defendant. In the other hand, the deceased picked up a hammer. Unfortunately, the defendant fired his gun because he thought the deceased was going to hit him or kill him with
The Obergefell v. Hodges (2014) case involved the marriage of same sex couples. Groups of same sex couples sued their state agencies to challenge the constitutionality of them refusing to recognize legal same sex marriages. Plaintiffs argued that the states’ statutes violated the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. One group of plaintiffs also brought claims under the Civil Rights Act. “The U.S. court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed and held that the states’ bans on the same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize marriages performed in other states did not violate the couples’ Fourteenth Amendment rights to equal protection and due process.” The justices that were on court
Justice Charles Lawrence of Illinois Supreme Court made an appalling statement in the case Bradwell v. Illinois back in 1873. "God designed the sexes to occupy different spheres of action, and that it belonged to men to make, apply, and execute the laws, was regarded as an almost axiomatic truth," Lawrence said (Lupton). At that time, other justices also had the same thought; as a result, Bradwell could not be allowed to be an attorney only because she was a married woman. However, in 1981, according to "Sandra Day O'Connor," O'Connor became the first women to be on the United States Supreme Court in 191 years of history of the court. Her becoming a justice in the court gave other women to have a chance to proceed in male-dominant fields, and
Though in Grutter v. Bollinger we deal with the 14th amendment of the Equal Protection Clause and racial classifications too, the way race is used is slightly differs. In this particular case, the court had to decide whether the use of race at the Univeristy of Michigan Law School during the admissions process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment. Barbara Grutter, a Caucasian applicant, applied to the University of Michigan in 1996 with a 3.8 GPA and a score of 161 on her LSAT. Grutter was placed on the waitlist, but was subsequently denied admission to the school. Grutter claims that she was only denied because of her race, as the University uses race as a factor in the admission process. She also claims that the Law
Antonin Scalia one of the Supreme Court judge was born on March 11, 1936 in the town of Trenton, New Jersey. He was the only son of Salvadore Eugene a Professor of Languages at Brooklyn College and Catherine Panaro. She was a public school teacher and also the first Italian American generation to work as a teacher in the Unites States. Also he was the only child in the family and as well in his extended family and being the only child gave him a lot of confidence growing. Not only that but also since he was the only child in his entire family, the family expectations were higher. As he grew up he acquire the nick name of “Nino” witch was
Reciting the pledge of allegiance has become an everyday norm for most who live in the United States. The pledge of allegiance states, “with liberty and justice for all”. By this, a promise is made that all citizens of the United States have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else in the nation. American Realists viewed the promise of American justice as unethical. Writers like Mark Twain used satire to abolish the idea of justice present in man. Mark Twain’s satire is present in, “The Lowest Animal,” when he states that man’s moral sense is his ultimate weakness. His literature challenged American views by his experimental discussion of how men have not evolved but have done the vice versa of that. Twain contributed to the idea
Between the January 2002 and January 2004 the defendant, Collins, made a series of telephone calls and voice recordings on an answering machine to members of his office. Within these telephone calls, and answering machine recordings the defendant used a number of pejorative racist phrases, such as; “wogs”, “pakis”, “black bastards” and “niggers”. The terms were not heard by members of ethnic minorities, but some of those who received the calls and heard the messages described themselves as “shocked”, “alarmed” or “depressed” by the defendants language.
My research will be on the case law of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. I will discuss how the pledge was created through the constitution and changed over time, US presidency, government involvement in public school systems, and legal cases presented through the Supreme Court of Justice that’s made an impact to the recitation of the Pledge since it was founded.
I strongly believe that judge Foster’s view is more persuasive. The judges should take into consideration the legislative intent when judges interpret and apply statutes due to the fact that words do not always show the intent that the legislative branch had when it created a statute. As a result, the goal of the statute will not be reached.
One of the best rights granted to the individuals in America is the privilege to be viewed as honest until demonstrated blameworthy in the court of law. It is the job of the prosecutor to demonstrate to the on lookers, to the jury, and to the court that the blamed is liable for a wrongdoing. In the event that the prosecutor has a substantial case, the blamed, either on his or her own or joined by an experienced lawyer, can display different defenses to contend why they acted in the manner in which they did. Schmalleger (2010, p. 114) states, “A defense consists of evidence and arguments offered by a defendant and his or her attorney(s) to show why that person should not be held liable for a criminal charge”.