Conversely, Texas law had forbidden abortion; with the only exclusion to prevent a woman from losing her life. She initially claimed the pregnancy was the end product of rape, but she confessed years after that the story of being raped was invented in an effort to make a better petition for sanctioning an abortion. Being that McCorvey was indigent, she was unable to locate a physician inclined to do an unlawful abortion. She also had no means
The exclusionary rule is a deterrent against searches and seizures. Any evidence that is gained through an illegal search or seizure is now inadmissible in criminal proceedings, per the exclusionary rule. Supporters of the exclusionary rule argue that it helps prevent illegal searches and seizures against law enforcement. Those against the exclusionary rule argue that the exclusionary rule keeps criminals out of jail and there are other preventative measures such as suspending police officers without pay, dismissing them from a case, or in extreme circumstances terminating employment of officers who violate the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects all citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures from all government officials.
The case of Mapp vs. Ohio is a case of illegal search and seizure. It went to the Supreme Court in 1961. It is important to today’s society because it might mean the difference between guilty and innocent. I agree with the Supreme Court because it is illegal to access private property without a warrant or consent. The case lasted until June 19, 1961.
Her plea bargain had some unforeseen consequences, Stewart cannot apply for food stamps or seek federal grant money for education. When it comes to voting Stewart cannot vote until her 10 -year probation is finished, and must wait an addition two years for it to take effect. Moreover, she was evicted from her public housing for not being able to keep
Roe wanted to terminate her pregnancy through abortion which was prohibited in the state of Texas unless it was to save the life of the pregnant woman. She challenged the law with her attorney Sarah Weddington, used the constitution to make strong argument for her client against the state of Texas concerning abortion. This case went all the way to the Supreme Court where the arguments for each side were heard twice. Weddington, Roe attorney not being strong in her first argument came back in the second argument with a big finish and made history. The Supreme Court upheld that the right to abortion was within a woman’s privacy rights which are protected by the Fourteen Amendment.
Connecticut is the landmark case that led to Roe v. Wade. The case argued that it was unconstitutional to outlaw contraceptives of any sort. “On June 7, 1965 the Supreme Court argued that the law which imposed criminal sanctions upon any person who uses any drug, medical article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception is unconstitutional” (Roraback). Also, the Supreme Court declared that the Connecticut law was unconstitutional because it restricted contraceptive use by married couples and this violates their right to privacy (Fein). “The decision spawned additional vexing ligation seeking expansion of the right to privacy to include possession of obscene materials in the home, personal reputation, abortion, confidentiality regarding drug use, and homosexual sodomy” (Fein).
In the Dominican Republic, abortion is illegal. Article 37 of their constitution states that “the right to life is inviolable from the moment of conception and until death”. When a pregnant sixteen-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital, diagnosed with acute leukemia, doctors were hesitant to administer the chemotherapy treatment needed to try to save her life. Chemotherapy usually has adverse effects on a fetus and can lead to termination of the pregnancy, and since no exemptions were made on the ban on abortion, doctors did not want to take the chance and treat her for fear of legal repercussions if the fetus were to die from complications of said treatment. After many appeals to the government and the medical staff by the girl’s mother,
I would rather have the option for someone to go to a clinic rather than hurting themselves for trying to do it with no help. In Kentucky there are groups of people standing outside an abortion clinic for it not to shut down. “The only abortion clinic still standing is the EMW Women 's Surgical Center in Louisville - co-founded by Wells in 1981. But the state is threatening to shut it down, claiming deficiencies in its licensing paperwork” (Holly). Once the clinic shuts down Kentucky would office be the first state with no abortion clinic.
Preclearance was a constitutional response to voter discrimination, but it was also unconstitutional to apply it to states based on past issues (Sensenbrenner, 2016). Thus, the law’s strongest protections have been rendered meaningless. Clearly they never heard of Tocqueville’s tyranny of the majority. The tyranny of the majority is when a dominant group uses its control of the government to abuse the rights of minority groups (Magstadt, p.78, 2015). Executing laws that place restrictions on minorities sounds all too familiar.
Lastly, the Patriot Act also eroded our freedom to be held without a charge. “Americans can now be jailed without a formal charge” (Eroding Liberties). This changed amendment takes away our three natural rights; life, liberty, and happiness. In america, you are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Unless you are convicted of a crime, you shouldn 't be punished.