Despite his best efforts, Gideon lost the trial and was sentenced to five years in prison (the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2014). Gideon requested that the Florida Supreme Court review his case on the grounds that the court had violated his constitutional rights by denying him an attorney. The Florida Supreme Court denied his petition because a US Federal Court of Appeals had decided that states were not bound by the sixth amendment in 1941. He wrote another petition to the Supreme Court of the United States. He asked them to reconsider the 1941 decision and hear his case.
'The Carmela Buhbut case' article presented the readers with the three judgments of her appeal to the Supreme Court in 1994 after Buhbut convicted for murdering her abusive husband earlier that year; she was condemned to seven years imprisonment by the District Court. Two of the justices (Justice Bach and Justice Dorner) proposed to reduce her penalty from seven years imprisonment for three years in jail. They proposed the reducing of her penalty considering the fact she suffered a horrible abuse from her husband for 24 years, and although her entire family and friends knew about the abuse, still none of them done nothing to help her. However, Justice Kedmi proposed that the appeal dismissed because it might send the 'wrong message' and make
In the movie Silver Linings the actions are Pat Solatano, Sr., Dolores Solatano, Pat Solatano Jr., and Tiffany Maxwell. In the movie Pat Jr’s mother (Dolores Solatano) came and got him from the Karel Psychiatric Facility, in Baltimore, Maryland without Pat Sr., knowing that he was coming home.After the release from his mother he had to live with his parents in Philadelphia. He was supposed to be in the facility for a minimum of 8 months for court orders. The reason the court was involved was because he beat up Nikki, the love of his live. Nikki had placed a restraining order on Pat for beating her up, soon after he was diagnosed with the disorder of Bipolar.
Trujillo specially wanted Minerva to be there. Her parents and sisters were concerned, Trujillo tried to make a move on Minerva and she slapped him. Minerva’s family decided to leave early even though they weren’t allowed. The next day Trujillo’s crew shown up at the Mirabal families house and took the father to prison and Minerva for questioning. She was questioned about Leo’s letters and the father was in prison for 3 weeks due to leaving the party early.
A new Georgia law forbids registered sex offenders to live or work within 1000 feet of schools, daycares, churches, swimming pools, and even school bus stops. However, according to Source D (Homeless Sex Offender Faces Life Term in Augusta), “Homelessness is not an acceptable excuse.” Now tell me, how do you expect a registered sex offender to even have a home after they get out of jail? Yes, some of them might live with family, but some of them don’t even have that option. Another law that was passed in Florida in October of 2001, required women to run ads in newspapers describing themselves and their sexual histories, if they wanted to put up a child for adoption AND couldn’t find the child’s
Did you know he was the first president to ever get impeached? After he vetoed the “Freemans Bureau” bill, the members of Congress overthrew the veto and he was sent to court for impeachment. Apparently, he was found innocent and after he was removed from the presidency, he decided to get re-elected to the Senate. In the beginning, Andrew was born into a poor family and lived a very poor childhood. Andrew was born in 1808 in North Carolina in a little log cabin.
In the movie “The Loving Story”, the director Nancy Buirski presents a story about love and fight for the right of interracial marriage and social justice. In 1958, a white man whose name Richard Loving and his black fiancée Mildred Jeter travelled from Virginia to Washington to get married in a time when interracial marriage was illegal in most of the states in the United States including Virginia, according to the movie. However, the director shows that Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia when they came back for violating a Virginia law that forbidden marriage between people of different races. Therefore, the couple had to leave Virginia so that they can live together with their children in Washington, D.C. A long way from
There was no way my parents would make me go on this trip. Nobody was that cruel. The rest of the school day continued uneventful from there until I got home from practice. My mom asked me what happened today at school and still laughing at the thought, I said “Well, Mr.Spinks proposed that we go on some sort of educational trip or something over spring break to the Globe Theater in England.” My mom apparently did not find this funny at all when she said “I
Miranda Vs. Arizona On March 2, 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested from his home in Phoenix, Arizona in regards to a rape and kidnapping. After a two hour interrogation, the police had finally gained a confession from Ernesto. The problem arose when the police officers said they had not advised Miranda of his right to an attorney. Miranda’s lawyer was concerned that his Sixth Amendment Right had been violated. This case was noticed by the ACLU and was taken to the Supreme Court.
Racism was stronger in the south than in the north and Emmett Till was walking into an environment he had never encountered before. Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in cold blood on August 28, 1955, after he was accused of flirting with a white married proprietor of a small grocery store. What Till was accused of violating the code of conduct for an African American male in the south. After the event Roy Bryant, husband of the woman from the grocery store, and J.W. Milam, his half-brother, kidnapped Emmett Till from his home.
Bazile continued to sentence the couple to a year in prison, but guaranteed their freedom if they left the state of Virginia for the following 25 years. The Lovings consequently moved away, yet five years later they were arrested again while visiting family in Virginia. The case boosted up to the Supreme Court after that, and Virginia 's law was declared unconstitutional. Loving vs. Virginia brought an end to the discriminatory mindset that blacks and whites could not mix, let alone
The equality act holds the evidence of allowing everyone to be considered and given permission to be equal and have rights. But because of the rules against marriage between two different people not in the same race, the act is not being followed and being held back from these people and their natural born rights. Mildred Loving and her white husband Richard Loving got married in Washington since miscegenation laws didn’t allow them to marry in Virginia, they came back to their home and arrested later in the middle of the night because they were living together and because they were together and married they got jailed for a year and banished from Virginia for twenty five years. These laws made them guilty for just loving each other and living together. Miscegenation laws take away their rights to do all of those things and they make the white man unequal to the colored person.
Martin Luther King Jr. once stated "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." (“Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes at BrainyQuote.com”) This quote connects with some cases that happened well before the Civil Rights, because the court rulings gave one race more accommodations than another race. The cases decided that African Americans had to go to different schools and even use different water fountains. One case dealt with a slave living in "free" territory.
Dred Scott was born was a slave in the state of Virginia and was owned by Peter Blow, who died in 1832. Scott only had two masters after Blow’s death; one lived in Wisconsin and later Illinois, both of which prohibited slavery, yet, Scott didn’t petition for freedom. Instead he met his wife Harriet. The two met their new master in Louisiana, who did not grant them freedom, so Scott looked for legal action to escape his slavery. Over a period of seven years, he went through trial and retrial until he was denied his final freedom in 1854.
Emmett Till was born on July 25,1941, to Louis Till and Mamie Till. His father (who was a private in the Army)and his mother split when Emmett was 1 year old and 3 years later the family received word that his father was executed because of “ willful misconduct”. In August 1955, some of Till’s family came up from Mississippi, to visit some of the family. At the end of his stay he was planning to take one of the cousins back down south with him and when Emmett caught word he wanted in.Initially, Emmet and his mother was supposed to have a road trip,but after much begging his mother let him go, with his uncle (additional to the bad feeling that Till’s mother had about going down south). Three days after arriving in the south, Emmett walked into a grocery store with some friends to purchase some refreshments.