What elements are essential to creating a thorough case analysis? How does each element help the Supreme Court justices focus on the information that is most relevant to the case?
Suppose you live in a town where a NASA development is trying to come in and "take" (in exchange for just compensation) several residences in order to build a new facility that will create 500 jobs and bring in countless visitors each year. Over the past 25 years, the town has been on the down slope after losing a major tourist
Discuss Capital Punishment and answer the following questions: -How it relates to amendment #8 Bail, cruel and usual punishment ? -How it relates to religion or religious view? -How is it inhumane? -What are some pro's and con's? -What case laws relate to it?
As an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, discuss your opinion for the Court based on the following facts: James Smith was arrested for burglarizing his next door neighbor's apartment in the state of California. And without the benefit of a warrant, the neighbor, who is a friend of Mr. Smith, forced open the front door
Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the following cases: Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southern PA v. Casey Discuss the following question: What specific language in the U.S. Supreme Court decision may have contributed to the ongoing debate to overrule Roe v. Wade? Include the following: Main points of the U.
Part I Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the following cases: Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986) http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=U.S.&vol=478&invol=186 Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003) http://supreme.jU.S.tia.com/U.S./539/558/case.html Part II What societal factors may have
Federalism is the structure where two or more levels of government operate alongside each other with some autonomy, although they have overlapping jurisdiction and specific functions. During the formation of the U.S. Constitution, there were federalist and anti-federalist arguments being made. Explain the concept of federalism;
Daniel, a recent college graduate, is on the his way home for Christmas from his new job. He gets caught in a snowstorm and is taken in by an elderly couple who provide him with food and shelter. After the snowplows have cleared in the road. Daniel proceeds home. Daniel's father, Fred, is most appreciative of the elderly coupl
Case brief for the landmark case that formed the basis for judicial review in the United States.
Provide a detailed synopsis of the following term: The Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury
What are the main provisions of the 8th Amendment? Explain both sides of the debate pertaining to cruel and unusual punishment and the related constitutional issues. Is ethics involved in this debate? If so, how?
Examine the actions of King George III that Thomas Jefferson identified as justification for American independence from English rule.
Please help answer the following question. Please include references. In what ways does the death penalty not deter crime?
Disclaimer: This is a fictional story. It did not happen.. You are a newly promoted supervisor for Playing with God, a company that makes computer games for a Christian bookstore. One of the directors on the corporate board is Jon Bakker, a long lost nephew of TV evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye. Jon's son, Larry Bakker, is a m
In 1979, Paul and John Reardon purchased 16 acres of land located next to a manufacturing plant in Massachusetts. In 1983, a state environmental agency, responding to a citizen's report, tested soil samples from both properties and discovered extremely high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the plant site and on the
In 1977, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a statute banning the retail sale of milk in plastic nonreturnable, nonrefillable containers, but permitting such sale in other nonreturnable, nonrefillable containers, such as paperboard milk cartons. Clover Leaf Creamery brought suit challenging the constitutionality of the statute un
Would congress be able to pass a law banning late-term abortions? Why? How would the justices each decide if it's constitutionality were called into question?
The US Supreme Court has often dealt with the question of whether the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, sometimes seeming to hold that it is cruel and unusual punishment and sometimes seeming to hold that particular ways of administering the death penalty are cruel and unusual. Where does the law currently stand
The courts have dealt with the issues of search and seizure often, and the law concerning search and seizure is often confusing. Is the exclusion of evidence that is obtained through an improper search the appropriate response to an improper search or is there a better way to deal with such situations?
What limitations has the US Supreme Court put on the right to die? Does government have a legitimate interest in becoming involved in an issue as personal as the right to die?
The freedom of religion guarantee in the First Amendment is actually two different guarantees. What are those two guarantees and how do they differ?
The case of Kelo vs. City of New London recently gave the US Supreme Court the opportunity to deal with the main issues involved in the exercise of the power of eminent domain. What were the main issues that the court dealt with in that case? How did the court resolve the issue?
What standards does the US Supreme Court use when it reviews a law for substantive due process violations? What kinds of laws have been found to violate substantive due process?
Is Affirmative Action allowable discrimination? Putting aside the question of how effective affirmative action is, is it logical for government to sanction some discrimination and prohibit other discrimination?
Where does Congress get the power to enact civil rights legislation? If that right is not specifically enumerated in the constitution, how can we know that protection of civil rights, specifically the prohibition against discrimination, was intended by the framers of the Constitution?
What is executive privilege and when does it apply?
Why did the U.S. Supreme Court once rule that the federal income tax was unconstitutional? How did Congress react?
Describe the original and appellate subject matter jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court?
What concept was established by the decision in the case of Marbury v Madison? What has that concept meant to the development of constitutional law?
Where in the U.S Constitution is the Necessary and Proper Clause found? What authority stems from the clause?