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Berghuis versus Thompkins

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 300 words. Provide a report on a new court case that changed the Miranda rights. In Berghuis v. Thompkins, 560 U.S. ___ (2010). The purpose is to draw on the Miranda Rights and its comparison to the new court case.

Legal brief on CLS v. Martinez, 561 U. S is emphasized.

Please prepare a legal brief (an office memorandum) on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in CLS v. Martinez, 561 U. S. ____ (2010). Research can be done from http://scholar.google.com, which my prefered way of reading on case law.

death penalty deter crime

Please help answer the following question. Please include references. In what ways does the death penalty not deter crime?

Proper court to hear this case

A Canadian citizen whose child died from the medication sues the FDA for allowing the sale of dangerous medication in Canada. The lawsuit is filed in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Is this the proper court to hear this case? Why or why not?

Larry Podder or Harry Potter?

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

The power to place a lien

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

Abortion

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 death penalty is briefly discussed.

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

Search and Seizure Under the Fourth Amendment

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?

The Right to Die

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?

Kelo vs. City of New London summary

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?

Due process overview

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?

Affirmative Action

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?

Congress' power to enact civil rights legislation.

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?

Lawrence v. Texas

I need some assistance with this final assignment of my class. Can anyone assist me with this Case? You are a first year associate with the firm of Doowe, Cheatham & Howe. Mr. Howe, the senior partner in the firm, has asked you to prepare a legal brief on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. (The decisio

substantive and procedural due process

Differentiate between substantive and procedural due process. In light of these differences and the protections of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, should criminal defendants be allowed to be present during the grand jury's adjudication? Does not allowing defendants to be present during the grand jury's adjudication violate the d

Victims' Rights Amendment

Would adopting a victims right amendment to the U.S. constitution genuinely improve the plight of crime victims, or is it another example of manipulating the plight of victims for political ends? Would a victims' rights amendment be effective or just window dressing?

THE LAW-MAKING INSTITUTIONS IN THE UK

This posting tells you all you need to know about how laws are made in the United Kindgom. It also presents all the different kins of laws and explains theirs main differences.