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The US Supreme Court 440 word essay with reference

As we all know, the U.S. Supreme Court is the pinnacle for our judicial system. Appointed by the President and voted in by the U.S. Senate, these judges are tasked with upholding all laws bound by the U.S. Constitution. In saying, they're also the most prolific court known throughout the world. Many countries throughout the worl

The Relationship Between Federal and State Court Systems

The judicial system as we know it is a complex network of courts that hear various types of cases on a daily basis. Each one has been refined over the decades to hear fundamental cases established by the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. Whether criminal or civil, each court maintains general, original, and appellate

Federalization of Crime and Crime Control Policies 630 word essay with reference

During the course of history as it relates to crime control policy, state and local government have maintained the legislative right to propose, pass, and enforce laws at their level. As society has continued to evolve with increased technology and social media, criminals have used these changes to their advantage. Crimes have b

Role of the Three Levels of Government Legislation

The criminal justice policy process is one of the most publicly scrutinized processes. In prior units we've discussed the executive branch and its involvement in the public policy process. Though very influential in the process, the legislative branch maintains the most vital responsibility. Define and discuss how the roles o

Presidential Powers and Crime Control Policy 350 word essay with reference

During any President's term, the safety of communities throughout the Nation is in the forefront of his agenda. Identifying those crimes that cause an immediate threat to the moral and welfare of citizens can sway public opinion and ultimately affect his re-election. Under the U.S. Constitution, the President possesses Constitut

The Executive Branch and Policy Process 320 word essay with reference

The process that a policy must go through can be complex and scrutinized at every stage. In saying this, legislation and executive branches continually look for balance that appeases both branches, while maintaining public support. For the executive branch, regardless of the level government must sustain public support because t

Public Policy Process 488 word essay with reference

The public policy process, regardless of the issue, goes through a standardized process in order to be implemented. Once an issue is identified, political officials go through a personal process of whether to support or oppose the policy. Everyone involved must identify what level of government (local, state, or federal) the pol

Determining Support for Public Policy 430 word essay with reference

As society continues to evolve, the way in which communities and political parties approach issues are detrimental to the public policy model. Identifying the issue and courses of action needed to solve the problem that must be shared by all parties involved. In many cases, the type of policy, level of government needed to pass

The Open Fields Doctrine

I am having a hard time pulling up some research data and information for my research paper on the "open fields" doctrine. My schools online library is limited in gathering information; so whatever help you can provide to point me in the right direction for this eight page research paper would be much appropriated. Attached i

Mass Media and Public Safety and Security 580 word essay with reference

How influential is mass media regarding public safety and security issues? How has this influence changed public safety and security environments? What recommendations would you suggest to address raised concerns and issues as brought forth by mass media? Explain. 580 word essay with reference

The Constitution and Search and Seizure

Are the constitutional bases for search and seizure still valid today? Explain why or why not. Does law enforcement have too much authority to stop and arrest people?

The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Fair Use and False Advertising

1. What is the "sweat of the brow" doctrine, and why has the Supreme Court rejected it? 2. What is fair use? What are the four criteria that courts use to determine whether a use is a fair use? 3. Are there uses that are not fair use? 4. What are the three elements in the FTC's definition of false advertising? 5. Do

The First Amendment in a Court of Law

What is the difference between the Hicklin rule and the Miller test for obscenity? What are three processes or legal devices a trial judge can use to try to ameliorate or remedy the effects of mass media publicity about a case? What must a trial judge do before he or she can issue a restrictive order against the press duri

How Law Effectuates Better Government

What are open meetings and open records laws? How do these laws effectuate better government? How does the Ollman test differ from the Milkovich test as a means of distinguishing fact from opinion? What are the circumstances in which written consent may not suffice as a defense in an appropriation case? What element

Branzburg v. Hayes, Confidentiality, and Shield Laws

Branzburg v. Hayes, Confidentiality, and Shield Laws - What did the court decide in Branzburg v. Hayes regarding a journalist's right to withhold confidential sources? - How have lower courts interpreted the Branzburg v. Hayes decision based on whether the cases involved civil, criminal, or grand jury proceedings? Confiden

Sedition in the American Judicial System - Gitlow vs. New York

I need some assistance with the following: Identify and discuss three separate events or legal developments involving the treatment of sedition in the American judicial system. One legal event chosen must include the facts and decision in Gitlow v. New York. Describe how these three events or developments affected the limi

Tanya Trucker vs. the State of Confusion

The state of Confusion enacted a statute requiring all trucks and towing trailers that use its highways to use a B-type truck hitch. This hitch is manufactured by only one manufacturer in Confusion. The result of this statute is that any trucker who wants to drive through Confusion must stop and have the new hitch installed, or

The Federal Government and Crime Control

What do you think the role of the federal government should be concerning crime control within the United States? Do you feel that state governments should address crime control or should the federal government play more of an active role in policymaking in order to provide an overall crime control policy for each state?

Bureaucracies: To Have Power, or Not to Have Power?

Should bureaucracies have so much discretion and power to decide who gets benefits or to define laws? Do you agree with bureaucracy power? If not, how do you feel that the government can reduce their powers?

Marbury vs. Madison Case

Discuss the facts and issues in the Marbury v. Madison (1803) case. Then, explain and evaluate Chief Justice John Marshall's reasoning in support of the Supreme Court's assumption of the power of judicial review in the Marbury v. Madison case. Discuss the doctrine of judicial review (in this case and also in principle).

Constitutional Law and Interpretation

List and define several approaches to constitutional interpretation. Discuss the pros and cons of the Supreme Court being the chief, if not the only, expositor of the Constitution and its interpretation. What types of constitutional interpretation were used in Scott v. Sandford? In Marbury v. Madison?