1. Is the Court correct? Explain your reasoning The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the lower courts approval of the drug checkpoint saying, “the checkpoint contravened the Fourth Amendment” (Cornell University Law School LII, 2000). The United States Supreme Court affirmed that decision stating that the, “checkpoint program was indistinguishable from a general interest crime control” (Cornell University Law School LII, 2000) that violated the Fourth Amendment.
The Christopher Vaughn case is a popular case in which ballistics and blood spatter aided in solving. Vaughn pleaded not guilty in court, and the defense stuck to the case that it was a murder-suicide case involving his wife. Paul Kish, a blood spatter expert assigned to the case, said that the evidence found at the crime scene did not correlate with Vaughn’s story. Vaughn’s blood was found in many different places; the center console, on his wife’s shorts, on the front and back of her seatbelt, and on the carpet between her shoes. Vaughn’s original statement did not mention the blood present on the seatbelt. When investigators at the crime scene unlatched and then re-latched her seatbelt, the wife’s chin was directly above the bloodstain. She was shot under the chin, therefore it was previously concluded that it must have been her blood present on the seatbelt. However, the Illinois State Police crime lab proved that it was in fact Christopher Vaughn’s blood on it. His wife’s blood was also found on the center console, but it was disturbed before it began to congeal. In addition, it appeared that some of her blood on the console was wiped towards the passenger seat from the driver’s seat. Kish concluded that someone had come into
In November 1997, Casey Martin, a highly talented, professional golfer, filed a suit against the PGA tour. The first hearing took place in the United States District Court in Oregon with a case title Casey Martin, Plaintiff v. PGA Tour, Inc., Defendant (984 F.Supp. 1320). Casey Martin has a rare degenerative circulatory disorder in his right leg that inhibits his ability to walk naturally and can cause severe pain. Martin’s disorder is classified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During the 1997 PGA golf tour, Martin was denied a request to use a golf cart during the third round of the tournament to accommodate his special needs. The tournament rules prohibit competitors to use golf carts during the third round. Martin filed a suit under Title III of the ADA, which
Dustin Seal, a junior at Powell High School, Knoxville, TN drove his mom’s car to Friday-night football game with his friends who had put a knife in the glove compartment without his information. Over a suspicion of drinking alcohol, school vice principal searched Dustin’s car and found a hunting knife. Being unaware of the knife Dustin got suspended with pending expulsion from Powell high by the principal. Following with several appeal processes School board sided with the school principal on expelling Dustin. His father sued the school board for violation of Dustin’s right under fourth and fourteenth amendments to Federal court ruled in favor of Seal and the case was settled with $30,000 award to Dustin. six months after the award Unfortunately
FACTS: Jenny Stracner an employee of the Laguna Beach Police Department was told by several people that there several vehicles were seen in front of Greenwoods resident and the vehicles were only there for a couple of minutes. Stracner investigated these claims by staking out the residence and witnessing the vehicles at the residence for herself. After staking out the residence, she asked the garbage man to isolate garbage picked up and Greenwoods residence and hand them over to her. While looking through Greenwoods trash, Stracner located evidence that led her to believe Greenwood was involved with drugs. Stracner then received a search warrant and found large amounts of cocaine and other substance in the residence.
This complaint is based upon the allegation of sexual harassment, disruptive, hostile work environment & racial discrimination filed by Brandy Stockton against Dr. Gregory McClain, stemming from their working relationship at the University of Missouri Hospital. Stockton received repeated harassing / threatening phone calls, some of which started the day Dr. McClain resigned subsequent to a peer review. The caller threatened to chop her up and deliver the pieces to her family. A criminal case has been presented to the Cole County Prosecutor against McClain by the M.U. Police Department. They identified an individual in Texas as the probable source of harassing / threatening calls. McClain denies knowing the suspect, although 697 calls were linked between McClain and the suspect. A full order of protection was filed against Dr. McClain by Stockton resulting from the calls and stalking allegations. Dr. McClain denies all of the allegations.
I. INTRODUCTION The Plaintiff, Jessica Kemper, was injured at a Toledo Mud Hens game when an intoxicated fan, Daniel Kolleng, hit Jessica Kemper with a small wooden bat. An employee of the Toledo Mud Hens served alcohol to Kolleng when he was already intoxicated. Jessica Kemper contends this motion is made upon the grounds that there are no genuine issues of material facts. Therefore, Jessica Kemper is entitled to judgment as matter of law on her claim.
Procedural History • The State of Minnesota convicted Kelbel in violation of first-degree murder, past pattern of child abuse, and second-degree murder. • The Supreme Court of Minnesota sentenced Kelbel to life in prison. • Kelbel first appealed that the jury must find beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the violations. • Secondly, Kelbel appealed that the evidence presented was insufficient.
Ms. Alexandra Estrada is a 45 years old Hispanic female. She arrived at BHWS from HELP USA on 11/20/2013. She is currently living in the Department of Homeless Services System since 12/25/2012. Ms. Estrada stands 4”10’ inches tall and weighs approximately 100 lbs. She is of olive skinned complexion, has bleached dyed blond short hair, and has distinct scars on her forehead and left arm. Ms. Estrada reports that she speaks, reads, writes, and understands English and Spanish well. Ms. Estrada appears to be cooperative and friendly. She was appropriately dressed for her age and she is well groomed. Ms. Estrada has an open PA case. She receives Food Stamps in the amount of $194.00 and Cash $45.00/monthly. Ms. Estrada has an active Medicaid under
According to the amended complaint, the plaintiffs, Tierney Darden, Trudy Darden and Tayah Minniefield were waiting on the outer lane of the lower level street outside Terminal 2 at O’Hare on August 2, 2015, when a pedestrian shelter fell on them. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants, City of Chicago and Chicago Department of Aviation, were negligent in failing to inspect, maintain and repair the shelter. They also allege that the defendants are guilty of willful and wanton conduct in that they allowed the shelter anchors to deteriorate, knowingly replaced original anchors with inadequate anchors, failed to consult with structural engineers and architects regarding alterations to the anchors, allowed only 2 out of 7 anchors to secure the structure, and knowingly allowed the
Introduction McCloy considered the validity of provisions in Election Funding, Expenditures and Disclosed act 1981 (NSW) ("the EFED Act.") and it has been accepted that restrictions on donations to candidates and parties is constitutional. This paper analyses the implications of the McCloy for the implied freedom of political communication.
Fred reports that on April 22 at 11:00 am, he had a meeting with Kelly Washer from Kingston Property Standards due a complaint from a tenant at 131 Notch Hill, Unit 105. Kelly Washer found no merit to the tenant’s complaints and only found two minor issues that even she is unsure that these are issues at all. One missing cover plate on back of bathroom medicine cabinet and a loose electrical outlet for the stove.
Case facts Ryan G. Anderson, 26 years old, of Lynnwood, Washington was arrested in February 2004 and later charged with five counts of attempted espionage by trying to contact and pass intelligence and military information to al-Qaida (Herbig, 2008). Anderson’s arrest occurred through an FBI sting operation one month before he was to be shipped out to Iraq as a tank crewmember with a Fort Lewis, Washington, National Guard unit. Although FBI officers intercepted the information, Anderson’s actions culminated in attempted treason against the U.S. and U.S. soldiers. The charges included attempting to aid the enemy by passing sketches of the military M1A1 and M1A2 tanks, along with providing a computer disk with his personal information such as his military identification card as well as his military weapons card, military driver’s license and his passport photo (Rivera, 2004a). Other charges included attempting to give intelligence to the enemy by providing U.S. troops numbers, equipment, troop movements, military