An in an interracial couple, Mildred Jeter a 17-year-old, was black and Richard Loving a 23-year-old, was white. After they got married in Washington D.C and returned in 1958, they were charged and jailed for their actions. The judge told them that they would be sent to prison for one year or they could leave the state for 25 years in exile. Later on, they got arrested for traveling together in Virginia, they were referred to the American Civil Liberties Union. The court ruling disapproved with states banning interracial marriage because it was unconstitutional.
Adam Walsh was the first born of the host of America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh. He disappeared from a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida in 1981 when his mother left him at a videogame display to find and purchase an item. John emphasizes in his book Tears of Rage, that this kind of thing did not happen in the ‘80s and that the police simply did not know how to handle it. At this time, our criminal justice system was just starting to develop.
Teens and Womans can’t always depend on the pills. In 2003 Plan B’s manufactures first filed an application to be available without a prescription. Medicals and organizations petitioned for this situation in 2001. In 2006 FDA allowed Plan B to become able to 18 and over with no prescription. In 2009 the FDA were forced to lower the age to 17.
I. Issue: Morse vs. Frederick, 2002; Frederick, a high school senior, hung a banner saying: “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” at a school supervised activity. Morse, the principal, suspended him for 10 days saying the banner promoted illegal drug use to those attending the school supervised activity. Frederick sued Morse saying his First Amendment rights were violated. Issue: Does the First Amendment allow public school to prohibit students from displaying banners with messages promoting use of illegal drugs at school supervised activities? II.
Coburn 1 Ebony Coburn Exploratory Essay August 31, 2016 Do convicted felons have a second chance in society? In 2008, I committed a non-violent crime labeling me has a convicted felon. I was sentenced eight months of house arrest and five years of supervision.
and had had the roughest year of my life. It got to a point to where my probation officer would detain me for VOPs (Violation of Probation) for the smallest charges. I've never done any drugs or drank alchohol before, and I like to consider myself very smart. I get detained for "Not following the house rules" being "non co-operative with parents" Which are both violations of probation and you can be locked up for up to 2 weeks for each of those charges.
The sixth amendment gives any citizen in the United States of America, the rights to a legal counsel when accused of a crime. When Ernesto was arrested and was interrogated for over two hours, he was never told once about his rights to an attorney. Then it allowed the police to receive a confession out of him to use in court, which also valuated the fifth amendment. The fifth amendment say that a person can not be a witness to themselves, which means that Ernesto confession was not valid evidence to us in court.
The first incident occurred in 2013, but he denied it and was not charged. The first incident involved a massage therapist. In December of 2013, she told police that Spillman groped her and tried to tear off her pants after a massage. “He was trying to rape me!” Spillman was not disciplined for either incident by his team or the NFL.
Albert W. Florence, the petitioner in this case, was initially arrested in 1998 and charged with use of a deadly weapon and obstruction of justice (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Opinion, I). He pled guilty to two lesser counts and was ordered to make monthly payments to cover his fine. However, as stated in the Opinion of the Court, he did not keep up with his payments, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2003. Florence paid the rest of his fine only days later. However, when he and his wife were pulled over in Burlington County, New Jersey, in 2005, the state trooper’s computer system still had Florence’s warrant, so he arrested and transported him to Burlington County Detention Center.
Four days later on December 5th, African Americans refused to ride buses. It lasted for 381 days. The US Supreme made the Montgomery bus systems to desegregate. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968. His killer was a fugitive named James Earl Ray.
In 1637 about 100 Massachusetts Bay colonists were ordered to surrender their “guns, pistols, swords, powder, shot & match”, said Barbara Mantel. In 1813, Kentucky and Louisiana became the first states to ban the carrying of concealed weapons. In 1986, the NRA scored a victory when President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Firearm Owners ' Protection Act. Currently about six states must have insurance on their gun. “Insurance will cover you if your home burns down in an electrical fire, but it will not cover you if you burn down your own house, and you cannot insure yourself for arson,” said Robert P. Hartwig, Garen Wintemute had some very good points to back up his belief.
Federal investigators uncovered records of almost one hundred other Major League Baseball players who had tested positive for using steroids. The courts ruled that the names of these players could not be released in association with steroids abuse because the players were never under investigation so having the records was illegal and should have never been entered into evidence against them. Congress counteracted by responding with stricter laws. Congress proposed very strict laws in order to put an end to the wide use of steroids in professional sports. The bill will set standards for all four major league sports affiliates in the United States.
Marijuana, placed in Schedule One, turned into the most prohibited category for drugs to be put in. Working on the decriminalization of marijuana became a long drawn out process. For the next 5 years, eleven states proceeded to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. Within just a few short years after that, the focus of the drug war shifted. Moves to decriminalize marijuana disappeared and parents started to raise their voices.
“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.