Have you ever had the suspicious feeling that someone was watching you? More often than not, it is just your mind playing tricks on you. With the introduction of so many new smart-technology products, it might not just be your mind playing tricks on you. These advancements in technology allowing for smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, smart speakers, and even smart toilets have come at a great cost: our right to privacy in our own homes. Most of us purchase these products because they are the popular trend at the time.
Then Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that no person would have to be a witness against himself. It gives a person the right to refuse to answer any questions that the prosecutor might ask. The right was created because of the British courts that operated from 1487-1641. These courts believed that a prosecutor did not have to prove a case based on evidence, but rather harassing a defendant into a confession was enough evidence, whether the defendant was innocent or guilty. The right to be free from having to incriminate oneself was a law among nine of the colonies before it was included in the U.S. Constitution.
The historical condition under which the constitution of 1876 started with a long bill of rights that proclaimed Texas to be independent also that every man be equal. It was framed by the constitutional convention of 1875 and adopted on February 15, 1876 stated by Texas State Historical association(TSHA). The constitution of 1876 was based off of “land titles, land laws in general, debtor relief, judicial procedures, material relations and adoption, water and other mineral rights” (TSHA). The constitution was made for Texas and its unique ways of living and not for any other state.
The Constitution—the foundation of the American government—has been quintessential for the lives of the American people for over 200 years. Without this document America today would not have basic human rights, such as those stated in the Bill of Rights, which includes freedom of speech and religion. To some, the Constitution was an embodiment of the American Revolution, yet others believe that it was a betrayal of the Revolution. I personally believe that the Constitution did betray the Revolution because it did not live up to the ideals of the Revolution, and the views of the Anti-Federalists most closely embodied the “Spirit of ‘76.” During the midst of the American Revolution, authors and politicians of important documents, pamphlets, and slogans spread the basis for Revolutionary ideals and defined what is known as the “Spirit of ‘76”.
2016 marks the nation’s fiftieth anniversary of the Miranda rights or known as the Miranda warning. The Miranda rights made a monumental impact in our country. The Miranda Rights gives suspects their acknowledgement of their rights while being taken into custody. The rights are the right to remain silent and the right to attorney. One of the rights is the right to remain silent.
Do you know how your Miranda Rights help you in court. It lets people try to prove they didn 't do the crime. It tells people that they have the right to remain silent because everything they say can and will be used against them in the court of law so when people are being questioned they need a lawyer to tell the police that they are asking questions that person does not want to answer. It will appoint people an attorney if they cannot afford one. It helps give people who are innocent but is also the prime suspect a fair trial and time to try to prove they are innocent.
“He was charged under a Texas statute that prohibited desecration of a venerated object (including...a state or national flag).” In 1984, Gregory Lee Johnson burned the American flag as part of his demonstration against nuclear weapons. It started as an organized protest along the streets of Dallas, and ended up being an offensive act to witnesses of the scene. One could attempt to justify Gregory’s unlawful action as an expression of his First Amendment. However, as a justice on the US Supreme Court, I would have to agree with opinion B, because it appropriately supports the reason for Johnson’s conviction.
CASE BRIEFS General Guidelines "BRIEFING" CASES A crucial part of studying law is learning how to understand the importance of a case decision and what crucial issues the court is addressing. The best way to learn legal reasoning and to understand case law is by summarizing the case yourself in what is commonly called a "brief". A brief is simply a format in which the case is summarized and the key portions discussed. Law school and advanced legal education is almost completely dedicated to learning the law by reading and briefing cases.
Due process is complicated and often misunderstood legal concept, especially as it applies to criminal law. Due process rights are established through the fifth amendment. Due process protection were extended to the states through the fourteenth amendment. The fifth amendment states that" no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law".
Argument Paragraph #1 for “First Amendment Junky” Some things are just better left unsaid, because the wrong words in the right hands will be unassailably distressing. So why even take the risk on not condoning censorship when we’ve all met that 1 person with loose lips that has said something deviously spiteful. To clarify, devious means showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals and spite means a desire to hurt, annoy or offend someone. The fact that these words, even exists makes me question those who question censorship.
When the delegates of the 1875-1876 Texas Constitutional Convention came together, their main priority in drawing up a new constitution was to restrict the amount of power the state government had over Texans. After Texas suffered thought the corruption that occurred under the previous governor, Edmund J. Davis, the delegates wanted to ensure that a similar situation would never happen again. The first step they took towards that goal was writing a bill of rights, which would be the first article of the constitution. This article ensured that the people’s rights would be protected from the government such as “guaranteed liberty of speech and press, the right of the accused to obtain bail and to be tried by a jury, and the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.”