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    For public administrators, analyze the possible benefits of a public administrator knowing how to research regulation. Determine which of your listed benefits is the strongest and state why.

    Using the Marbury v. Madison, consider how difficult it is to sort out the facts and rulings of the case. Discuss the complexities of reviewing a full case and state how you can outline future cases presented in this class.

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    Case 1—Able
    On Thursday, November 14, Able was stopped for driving 20 miles over the posted speed limit. It was further found that the vehicle had a nonoperating speedometer and the driver was aware of this. During the stop, the officer ordered Able out of the car and conducted a frisk, during which a lump was discovered in Able's pocket. The officer then asked Able to remove the object, and he complied. It was determined that the object in question was a baggie of methamphetamine. Reviewing these facts, explain whether the suspect should be charged with reckless driving, under Code of Virginia § 46.2-862, and possession of controlled substances, under Code of Virginia § 18.2-250. Concerning the drugs found, are there any issues with the frisk performed or the discovery when the suspect removed the object from his pocket?
    Case 2—Baker
    A call came in from a neighbor of Baker's regarding a possible assault due to noise from a gun range that Baker had built on his property. The neighbor had an extreme aversion to loud noises and stated that the noise from the range was causing emotional trauma to his person. Upon going to investigate, two officers discovered several nonoperational vehicles in the front yard of Baker's home. When the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) were checked, many of these were found to be stolen. One officer then searched the sheds on the property without a warrant and found more stolen goods. During the search, a second officer went to the house to speak with Baker but was confronted by Baker's seven-year-old son, who was armed with a shotgun and threatened the ...

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    Understanding the Law is examined. The expert analyzes the possible benefits of a public administrator knowing how to research regulation.