As well as, a person can’t be a double jeopardy which means if someone commits a crime and the police didn’t find any evidence against them so they can free to go. It indicates that if the court didn’t have any evidence against a criminal and the court let him go and later, police find evidence against criminals so they can’t arrest that person again. It shows to us that the seventh amendment is very important and helpful. The 8th Amendment is important to all people that live in the United States. First, the 8th Amendment helps the courts to take a decision.
They can just say it was a mistake and get away with it as if it wasn 't wrong. They are so eager to put someone in jail. They do not care if they are innocent or guilty. Therefore someone is innocent until proven guilty because if there is no evidence to support a claim or accusation. Without evidence there is no way of knowing if it 's a true accusation .
Have you ever talked to someone who you knew was crazy then you have probably heard them repeating the stance “I am not mad” These people do not know that they are mad and we must help them before they can hurt themselves In “The Tell Tale Heart” poe repeats that he believes that he is not mad “I am not mad” he says with a strong voice. Why would he continue to repeat that it probably won’t change someone’s mind if he were not mad people would not think that way. Although the prosecutor holds onto the false belif that my client is not mad and should be held accountable for his crimes. The prosecutor argues that the steps that my client takes are “ too well planned out” this is not proof this is a false prejudice that people with mental problems
Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of "Not Guilty" despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged, according to Doug Linder. The jury will nullify a law because it believes that it wrongly applies to the particular defendant. Is this right or wrong? Should a jury have the right to override the law? Juries have the power to nullify a law, but do they have the right to?
He decided what he felt was right and refused to stray from it. His decision, along with those of others who did the same, eventually brought the chaos and hysteria to an end. John Proctor held firmly to what he believed was right, even in the face of great pressure. The pressure of the Salem witch trials elicited various responses from three of the characters in The Crucible; Parris fell victim to fear, Hale took on an entirely different worldview, and Proctor established himself as one who would stand for the truth. The ways these men reacted show us that pressure does not affect everyone in the same way.
Innocent defendants who are risk averse cannot be willing to risk going to trial and receiving harsh sentences and instead choose to plead guilty to ensure the receive lenient sentences. It undermines the integrity of the justice system as it allows the government to evade the rigorous standards required by the due process. It allows the prosecutor to take the role of a judge and jury in determining the guilt of the defendant. It also allows the defendant to escape the full punishment for their misconduct by giving them lenient sentences. Lenient sentences offered to those who plea bargain in contrast to harsher sentences for those who are convicted after a full trial lead to disparities in individuals convicted of similar offences.
The first part is “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed”, and the second part “nor cruel and unusual punishments.” For the first part it is because bail is used to encourage the idea that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, the court is not allowed to impose any unwarranted payments in money or property. It’s also to help make sure that bail is affordable for everyone and not made just the top one percent can pay bail. For the second part it is mainly because of Titus Oates gave out unnecessary inhumane punishments out to the wrong people. Due to this the second part of the eighth amendment prevents the state and federal governments from handing out cruel and unusual punishments to criminals. Although, the term “cruel and unusual punishment” is constantly changing as society develops.
There is no room for revolt and the sovereign is absolute so that there are no fractures or splitting within the government or state. This is dangerous because if the government turns out to be or becomes corrupt, there is no way to fight this corruption. In the Leviathan, no matter the case people must submit to the State. If they do not abide, they risk harsh punishment. It is Hobbes’ belief that the State’s responsibility is to ensure peace and to protect its citizens and that it will follow through with that whether its power is attained through force, which he calls a “Common-wealth by Acquisition”, or by by agreement, which he calls a “Common-wealth by Institution”.
Karl Capek's The Last Judgement, is an allegory to the flaws in the United States judicial system. “Am I to mention his good deeds?” “Thank you” said the presiding judge, but it isn't necessary.” shows that despite the fact that Kugler is there for a trial, or reflection of his life, the judges are not willing to take into account the good deeds that he has done in his life, they are only going to focus on the sins he has committed (Capek, 3). This is similar to the unfair process in our judicial system of when a person is convicted of a crime, they have the right to a speedy trial, but if they cannot pay their bond they will have to sit in jail, even if they are innocent, until their trial. In heaven, as Karl Capek writes in The Last Judgment,
The seventh amendment gives the right that no trial can ever be brought back up or reexamined by a court again, once proven innocent the accused is always innocent. This protects the accused from the possibility of new evidence or supposed witnesses from emerging after the trial is completed. This amendment does not apply to state and local government. This amendment prompts those involved in a trial to be thorough and intentional when dealing with a case, for once it is closed it cannot be opened. The next amendment to be overviewed is amendment 8.