Westover v United States: In Kansas City, Westover was arrested as a suspect in two Kansas City robberies. The FBI received a report that Westover was wanted in California on a felony charge. The night of the arrest and the next morning, Westover was questioned by local police. FBI agents also interrogated Westover for two and a half hours at the station. Westover signed two statements, which were prepared by one of the agents during the questioning, to both California robberies.
Until now America still has a two-party system which are the Republican and Democratic parties. Both parties must have their own supporters. Like the Republican Party that mostly supported by among white people and democrats tend to be supported by blacks. Democratic Party position itself is based on the principles of liberalism, while the Republican position itself to be conservative. Of course the party itself must have certain roles and functions within the political system of the United States. To achieve the goals of each party, they have a different party program or platform. Here are several programs of the Democrat and Republican Party that I think is good.
Have you ever imagined what it was like for an African American person back in the 1800’s when they were considered “free”? Back then, black people were used as slaves, and they didn’t gain their absolute freedom from slavery until 1865 when it was completely abolished. They gave Africans certain rights that weren’t completely fair. It really makes you question whether black people were really free in that time. When all blacks were released from slavery, what rights did they really have? During that time, African Americans were not entirely free with all of their desired rights, as they still did not have complete political, economic, and social rights.
In case of McCulloch vs Maryland is a landmark case that questioned the extent of federal government 's separation of power from state government. A problem arose when the Second Bank of America was established. With the War of 1812 and it’s financial suffering in the past, the government sought to create a bank with the purpose of securing the ability to fund future wars and financial endeavors. Many states were disappointed with this new organization, one of them being Maryland. In response to this, “The Maryland legislature responded to this action by levying a tax on all branches of banks “not chartered by the legislature”—a move aimed at destroying the Baltimore branch of the Bank of the United States."1James McCulloch who was a banker at the branch in Baltimore refused to pay the annual tax. He was convicted by Maryland state court and fined a total of 2,500 dollars. Losing at the state
Political donations play an important role within the Australian Legal System. There are many cons and pros about this particular issue and debate about how it affects the Australian democratic system and if the law on it should be altered. A political donation is a donation of money to benefit candidates, political parties, member of Parliament to help with the funding of elections, political and community activities.
McCreary v. ACLU of Kentucky (2005) was a case that was presented to the supreme court. The issue at hand was that two Kentucky county courthouses displayed the 10 commandments publicly. As a result, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that this religious display violated the first 10 amendments of the Establishment Clause and sued the counties. After that, the courthouse continued to post not one but two displays alongside with the 10 commandments relating to their reasoning assuring the citizens to be on the same page with them. Which according to law, the government must not in any way favor one religion over another, moreover in this case the displays clearly violated the Establishment Clause because they were presented with texts-scriptures from the Bible involving in a particular promotion of Christian religion. As religion plays a big part of a politics, not just in the United States, but also in other countries. A chosen religion can severely impact citizens in negative ways. For that, some countries grow and some countries can go into destruction. Having this in mind religious freedom is one of the main reasons people come to America. People move here to be free from the strict domain rule of government and to be able to have the ability to practice any religion they desire and to voice their opinions without persecution. I have
Vickie Lee Roach was a prisoner whose ability to vote had been taken away by Commonwealth legislation. She argued that the legislation breached her constitutional rights and argued her case in the High Court. Roach’s disqualification from voting violated both the Australian Constitution’s requirement that parliament be “directly chosen by the people”
Canada’s rules and rights are a part of what defines the nation. Without the implementation of laws, Canada and any other nation for that matter would not be able to live so cohesively. When analyzing the laws and constitutions that Canada has put into place, the most important law is very debateable. However, after doing research it is very clear that the most significant issue that Canada has faced to this day is the enactment of The Constitution Act of 1982, and the effect it has had on Canada. The rights and fundamental rules in the act has changed Canada for the better. Aboriginal rights have been enforced, everyone has equal rights, no matter who they are, and most importantly it confirmed the independence
This case dates back in to 1982 when Homer Please was arrested for sitting in a “white” car of a train (Wormser, n.d.). Obviously this goes back where discrimination against black was going on. Plessy was said to pass as white due to his light skin; however, due to Louisiana law he was required to sit in the “colored” car. He was a “Creole of Color” which is used to refer to a black person in New Orleans whose ancestor were traced to the French, Spanish, and Caribbean (Wormser, n.d.). After his arrest, black civil right organization challenged the law (Wormser, n.d.). Plessy intentionally sat in the white section, and got arrested. The case ended going to the Supreme Court in 1986. Attorney for Plessy argued that the Separate Car Act violated his 13th and 14th Amendments (Wormser, n.d.).
In Commonwealth v. Newman, 429 PA. 441 (1968), on November 16, 1964, at about 11:30 a.m. four detectives went to appellant 's home with a body warrant for appellant and a search warrant for the premises. The complaint for the search warrant recited that the affiant, Detective John McCrory, deposed that there was probable cause to believe that certain books, papers, and other items used for the purpose of a lottery were in the possession of Henderson Newman at or near 721 West Mary Street. They forcefully entered the appellant 's home without announcement or purpose. The court held that, the forcible entry without announcement of purpose violates the Fourth Amendment. The fruits of an illegal search are inadmissible under Mapp v. Ohio,
On Friday March 30th Philip Malloy was suspended. He was sent to the assistant principal 's office twice that week. According to Harrison High student handbook that results to a suspension. Philip was sent to the office for creating a disturbance in Ms. Narwin homeroom. According to the memo Philip was humming during the National Anthem.
In the 1971 Gove land rights case, Justice Blackburn ruled that Australia was terra nullius prior European settlement. This judgement was challenged for a total of 3 years but all attempts failed. However, on the 20th May 1982, Eddie Koiki Mabo and 4 other Indigenous people began their legal claim for ownership of their traditional lands on the island of Mer in the Torres Strait. The case was later taken to supreme court and after ten years, the case was closed and the government granted the indigenous people of australia their rightful land. Before this, Eddie had been helping his community from a young age. Eddie became a spokesperson for the Torres Strait Islander community. He was involved with the trade union movement and the Aboriginal
One of the most essential clauses to America today is written in the fourteenth amendment, the Equal Protection Clause. Cornell University defines the Equal Protection Clause as a clause that “…prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The idea of the clause is not meant “to provide "equality" among individuals or classes but only "equal application" of the laws” (Equal
In 1982 Eddie Mabo went to court to challenge the law of terra nullius and take back his people right to the land. This particular case was taken to the high court. Mabo’s argument was that indigenous people owned land prior to the law of terra nullius being put into action. The high court finally came to a decision to overturn the law of terra nullius on the 3rd of June 1992. However this decision came with a consequence, that of which was that many people did not believe that the high court had the authority to overturn the law of terra nullius and that a decision of this caliber was to left to parliament. However the high court have all the rights and power to reconsider common law which was exactly the case in this situation.
Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States, is well renowned for many accomplishments; of particular importance is being credited as the father of Public Administration. Although he argues for many different ideas and concepts, his end goal is always for the benefit of the people. This particularly resonates in his 1887 essay; The Study of Administration. In his critically renowned essay, The Study of Administration, he details his concepts of and for public administration.