Garratt v. Dailey, 46 Wash. 2d 197, 279 P.2d 1091 (Wash. 1955) In 1955, 5 years old Brian wanted to prank Ruth Garratt by pulled a chair from Ruth Garratt, when she wanted to sit on the chair. As a result from Brian’s prank, Ruth fell and broke her hip. Ruth filed a lawsuit against Brian’s family and stated that Brian acted intentionally, which cause her to suffer injury. Ruth wanted compensate worth $11,000 dollars from Brian’s Family. Brian’s family appealed on the basis that 5 years old children cannot be responsible for intentional tort.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
The heavy coverage started even before the trial began. Simpson 's infamous slow-speed chase days after the slayings played out on TV screens across the country, and the original grand jury was dismissed due to excessive media coverage. The not-guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson case generated much debate that was often divided along racial lines. From the beginning, many blacks
In 1967, William Baird was arrested after giving away vaginal foam to a 19 year old woman following a lecture at Boston University about contraceptives and over-population. At the time, in Massachusetts, it was felony offense to disburse birth control methods to unmarried men or women. Eventually, Eisenstadt v. Baird was heard in the United States Supreme Court in 1972. In a 6-to-1 judgement, the Court ruled against the Massachusetts statute, but it was not in aggreeance with the due process of Griswold v. Connecticut, instead it was the Equal Protection Clause that was the deciding factor as reported by Justice William J. Brennan. He wrote, “If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single,
In discussions of whether there are double standards in religion when it comes to race, a controversial issue is whether white people use it as a tool to discriminate. While some argue that the Christian World in united between races, others contend that there is a racial divide within the Christian community. Of course, this is not a black and white issue. Both statements are generalizations of a large community of people. It’s impossible to say whether it is one way or the other, however, Baldwin does make an excellent point in saying that, “People, I felt, ought to love The Lord because they loved Him, and not because they were afraid of going to Hell.” (The Fire Next Time pg.
Mr. O’Bryan laced his sons Pixie Stix candy with cyanide, killing him. This became the most infamous case of poisoned Halloween candy. Because of this crime, Mr. O’Bryan earned the title of “The Man Who Killed Halloween” or the “Candy Man Killer”. The incident sent a wave of shock through American families, mostly parents, in every state, not only Texas. This crime instilled the fear of poisoned candy being passed out at random on Halloween, and the fear still remains.
"Honest Abe" is not all that Americans think. Sources state that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated because of the money he printed debt-free ("Whiteout Press"). But the real reason John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln was because Lincoln suspended writ of habeas corpus, arrested people that spoke out against him and oversaw concentration two camps. Abraham Lincoln 's assassination is directly correlated to him being a war criminal ("Southern Sentinel"). Firstly, Abraham Lincoln suspended writ of habeas corpus (any state that orders your arrest must justify your imprisonment before a judge) ("ListVerse").
While Malcolm X and Gandhi both fought for their people’s freedom, their religion, beliefs, and methods for achieving independence differ in certain aspects but also have similar elements. Malcolm X and Mahatma Gandhi both took approaches to religion that characterize
Scopes Trial What was the Scopes Trial? In the summer of 1925, John Scopes went to trial on grounds of teaching evolution, which was against the law in Dayton, TN. There were many factors involved to make this event so very publicly known. The arguments of the Scopes Trial, which is also known as the “Monkey Trial”, have been carried far past the year of 1925. When laws are challenged it shakes the town or city one is apart of.
Renters staged demonstrations and succeeded in influencing the City Hall to enact rent control laws. However, the landlords overturned this provision through lobbying and abolishing rent control through a statewide ballot (“The Massachusetts Condominium Conversion Statute, Chapter 527 of the Acts of 1983” 1). The rent wars dominated the state politics for over twenty-five years as opposing camps struggled to elect their sympathizers in political office (Brady 15). The current arson scenarios experienced in several states imply underhand dealings among property owners. Rent regulations deny landlords the liberty to charge market rates for their houses, which leads to diminished profit margins.
In the spring of 1855 led to a vote of 1600 legal voters in Kansas to vote for territorial legislature. Missourians then began to flood Kansas, resulting in a pro-slavery majority in the territory legislature, resulting in Kansas becoming a legalized slave state. This outraged the Free states and caused them to elect their own delegates to the constitution convention in Topeka. They tried to petition congress for statehood, and President Pierce denounced the Free State group. Pierce also sights them as traitors, showing he is backing pro slavery territorial legislature.