In cases like this, individuals should consult an attorney familiar with the SEC Whistleblower Program before submitting the tip. The only way whistleblowers can anonymously report a possible securities violation under the Whistleblower Program is if an attorney represents them. The attorney becomes an intermediary between the SEC and his or client. An attorney that bills him or herself as an SEC whistleblower advocate will try to clients the largest possible monetary reward from the SEC.
As though it is not a fundamental right to have an appointed counsel to those who cannot afford one, Betts v. Brady did bring up rather valid points. The Court goes back to the foundation of our “adversary system.” It claims that a person whom has no funds to obtain an attorney is more likely to have an unjust trial. The court states that much money is used to charge or “accuse” defendants of crimes they may or may not have committed. Prosecutors which are lawyers of the government are to be looked at as a necessity to keep public order.
After most people hear what Perry has gone through you immediately give him a get out of jail free card right? You think that since he had a difficult upbringing he should be exempt from receiving the death penalty? Although you may think this, this is certainly not an excuse for such a violent act. Throughout In Cold Blood, Capote attempts to portray to the reader that Smith in a way should be exempt from the crime he commited and how one should not blame it on Smith himself, but his psychological background. Specifically when Al Dewey, the head of the Clutter murder investigation, states how the crime was not in fact Smiths fault.
Evidence does take time to surface for example the Casey Anthony case where she was proven innocent but it was later found that she had searched up ''efficient ways to kill'' on Google just before her daughter's murder, evidence that ultimately shocks us and demands for the court to re-evaluate. The abolition of double jeopardy will finally allow this. Dangerous criminals should not be allowed the slightest bit of chance of escaping punishment: evasion of prison by these criminals does not benefit anyone, prison aims to reduce crime by punishing and acting as a deterrence and also to rehabilitate criminals. If criminals do not serve their term, they are more likely to commit more crime as having not undergone rehabilitation.
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.
So our opposition clearly wants to make the situation worse by ignorantly indicting police officers without a grand jury? This proposition means that potential defendants are not present during grand jury proceedings and neither are their lawyers. The prosecutor gives the jurors a "bill" of charges, and then presents evidence, including witnesses, in order to obtain an indictment. These proceedings are secret, but transcripts for the proceeding may be obtained after the fact. Prosecutors like grand juries because they function like a "test" trial and enable prosecutors to see how the evidence will be received by jurors.
So, the Fourteenth Amendment primarily serves as the basis for corporate personhood. Corporate personhood is controversial because a lot of natural persons feel that although corporations are indeed full of people, an entire business should not be granted personhood. As a result, the main argument against corporate personhood is that it is unfair to regard corporations as persons but not hold them responsible for all of their actions. For instance, a corporation can be prosecuted just as a natural person can, but unlike a natural person, a corporation cannot be
I think that the use of bounty hunters to apprehend offenders who did not show up for court just so that the bail bond company can get their money back from the court reminds me of something that I would watch on an old west movie. To me it seems that this should be the job of law enforcement because bounty hunters would be more tempted to break constitutional laws in the process of searching and apprehending suspects because the difference between bounty hunters and law enforcement is that that bounty hunters will not get paid if they do not apprehend the offender, law enforcement will get paid regardless therefore their personal interest will not be involved which will allowed law enforcement to follow everything by the book and be less tempted to break constitutional
The Criminal Justice system is slowly changing for the better but of course some of the problems are not being taken into consideration as a major issue. The treatment of mentally ill inmates and drug users are being overlooked. The media depicts the major travesties that happen in our criminal justice system when it comes to murder and rape but the treatment of inmates is hardly ever mentioned. Media announcements and news are what grasps most people’s attention to protest for change and petition for justice. Mental illness and drug abuse of inmates is not a widely discussed topic, but that doesn’t mean that its not an issue Look at the bigger picture the government will not only save millions
Mexico also holds many criminals in a "preventative prison" which leads to the belief that suspects are regarded "guilty until proven innocent" (Shirk, 2016). The changes also aim to offer more efficient public access to justice, for as it stands, only one in five crimes are brought forward due to a lack of confidence in the justice system (Shirk, 2016). The third main amendment addresses the various roles within the judicial system. The police, as opposed to the Prosecution, are now responsible for the whole of the investigation, including obtaining and presenting evidence (Shirk, 2016). The judge 's role is redefined from that of direct involvement in the investigation, to strictly moderator of the courtroom (Shirk, 2016).
The Sheila Dixon saga Sheila Dixon became mayor of Baltimore city in 2007 following Martin O’Malley gubernatorial win. She was elected to city council in 1987 and Baltimore City Council president in 1999. She was among other city officials were finally indicted on corruption charges following an investigation led by state and federal agents. The following excerpt summarizes the scandal’s details and the circumstances surrounding the charges levied against Dixon as published by The Economist (2009).
On Friday July 29,2016, at approximately 2:30 pm, Security Counselor Patrick Johnson of the inspire Nola Charter School Association Security Department, currently assigned to Edna Karr High School , Located at 3332 Huntlee Dr, in new Orleans Louisiana, 70131,had an occasion to investigate the misplacement of a laptop cart containing multiple laptops. S/C Johnson offers the following report. On Friday July 29,2016 at approximately 12:00pm Mr. Chris Reed a teacher at Edna Karr High school discovered a cart containing multiple laptops next to the trash dumpster. Mr. Reed brought the cart back into the school and reported his findings to head of school Harold Clay.
Today in the United States of America many individuals have been falsely convicted of charges with the prosecutors performing prosecutorial misconduct. Many individual lives have been ceased due to the long sentencings of being falsely accused of convictions. The chief officials over these cases should have rules and regulations as to how prosecutorial cases are dealt with, set a standards to show the misconduct and to relief the defendant, and to emphasize on ways to prevent future incidents of prosecutorial misconduct. The first step of dealing with prosecutorial misconduct is the fact that “each state bar has a mechanism in place for the discipline of misconduct by attorneys licensed in that state. Separately, federal courts may discipline
Ms. Sallie Mae Fisher is at risk for fall due to the current makeup of her home. As one can see in the video, when Sallie stood up to answer the door, she trips on a mat that she kept on the floor. Luckily, she does not fall and continues walking towards the door to open it for the home health nurses. Ms. Sallie Mae Fisher is also dealing with polypharmacy, which can contribute to her at risk for fall due as well. During the video, she expresses signs of confusion when talking to the nurses.
Eileen Foster was the Executive Vice President of Fraud Risk Management at Countrywide, and later served in the role of Senior Vice President of the Mortgage Fraud Investigation Division at Bank of America after the two companies merged (Foster, n.d.). It was her responsibility to investigate mortgage origination fraud and reporting suspicious activity to regulators and the company’s Board of Directors. After several years of seeing a lot of suspicious activity and blatant acts of fraud she found that the company was playing party to this activity. Any employee who reported fraud and wrongdoing to Employee Relations were being transferred, demoted, harassed or terminated. When Foster reported her concerns to Countrywide’s Internal audit to investigate, the company not only chose to conceal her allegations from Bank of America, but it also directed employee relations to investigate Foster for wrong doing.