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Rights of citizens versus non-citizen detainees

1. What are your views on the current rights of citizen versus non-citizen detainees? Should non-citizen detainees have constitutional or any other rights? Why, or why not? Discuss specific case examples and recent events that support your assertions. - 200 Words

2. Both Justice Brennan's plurality opinion in Frontiero v. Richardson and his majority opinion in Craig v. Boren illustrate different possible ways to respond to allegations of unconstitutional gender discrimination. Analyze and explain them. - 200 Words

3. What important impact (by way of expansion) did Shapiro v. Thompson (1969) have on the Supreme Court's interpretation of the equal protection clause? Explain. - 200 Words

4. To what degree does Boumediene v. Bush show that the Constitution places considerable restraints on Congress, not only on the President (United States v. United States District Court), in matters of national security? - 200 Words

5. In light of the Brown v. Board of Education I (1954) and II (1955) (Brown) decisions, how does one account for the Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (Seattle) decision in 2007? Is the latter consistent with the former? According to Brown, what is the source of the constitutional violation in racially segregated schools: separation of the races itself or the state's requirement that the races be separate? What are the practical consequences of each view? - 200 Words

6. Analyze and answer the following question: "Security versus freedom—how far should the government go?" Provide practical examples and/or court cases that analyze the different measures that the United States has taken since September 11, 2001, in order to secure the freedom of citizens of the United States. - 200 Words

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1. What are your views on the current rights of citizen versus non-citizen detainees? Should non-citizen detainees have constitutional or any other rights? Why, or why not? Discuss specific case examples and recent events that support your assertions. - 200 Words

Citizens versus non-citizen detainees rights is an abhorrent violation of international law in regard to how the United States has approached this issue since the start of the war-on-terror. The rights of detainees who have been labeled as enemy combatants have been violated under international law in regard to United Nations' rights for prisoners' of war, yet the nation that alleges to be the beacon of light for justice doesn't ascribe to the international doctrine of law. The use of the term enemy combatant to deny the rights of humans is an atrocious use of the law by the United States and has been a revelatory issue for the world to witness. Non-citizen detainees don't deserve constitutional rights per se but they do deserve international human rights, and the right to not be held without charge for indefinite time periods.

2. Both Justice Brennan's plurality opinion in Frontiero v. Richardson and his majority opinion in Craig v. Boren illustrate different possible ways to respond to allegations of unconstitutional gender discrimination. Analyze and explain them. - 200 Words

In Court, in Craig v. Boren, 429 U.S. 190, 97 S. Ct. 451, 50 L. Ed.2d 397 (1976), the Supreme Court ruled based upon an "intermediate scrutiny" standard for gender discrimination. Under this paradigm, gender classifications were predicated upon important government objectives being served wherein achievement of these objectives where at the forefront. In Frontiero v. Richardson, the Due Process Clause was at the precipice of the Court's decision. Salary supplement law was deemed to violate this clause and the Court decided that gender was similar to race as a suspect classification. These classifications placate that laws classifying people according to race, religion, ethnicity, etc. are predicated upon suspicion ...

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