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06 Jun 2014
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Key Landmark Decisions of the United States of America Supreme Court

Case study - 4 pages - Civil law

Two landmark decisions of the United States of America Supreme Court, Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896) and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) have a played a key role in anchoring constitutionalism and have provided a varied interpretation of the constitution in everyday...

14 Oct 2013
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Supreme Court

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

Case law of the United States Supreme Court plays a major role in every case presented. Several criminal cases are available to illustrate this. Dwayne Giles v. California proves this. Research regarding the case specifically reveals multiple elements of case law within the...

24 Mar 2010
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Outline and critique the role of the Supreme Court in the American political system

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

This remark from a future Chief justice of the United States Supreme Court highlights both the major place of the Constitution and of the Supreme Court in the American political system. The Constitution is a symbol of nationhood for the Americans, the reference on how...

25 May 2010
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The supreme courts and the progressive shift

Thesis - 3 pages - Political science

Prior to the New Deal, the Supreme Court viewed individual natural rights as the most important liberties. Since then, the Supreme Court has enlarged government involvement, restricted liberties of private property and has created government regulations to protect and...

29 Sep 2010
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Evaluate the Importance of the Supreme Court in the US Political System: In What Ways Is It a Political Actor?

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

The Supreme Court, the highest court in the American judicial system, is one of the three branches of the US national government. In 1803, a mechanism was put in place to ensure that governmental officials and governmental institutions would respect the limitations prescribed...

09 Jan 2009
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Abortion and the Supreme Court

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of the American society. Even after Roe v Wade, a 1973 ruling of the Supreme Court permitting abortion, the debate has always been of topical interest. In this feature of The Economist published on the 4th of March 2006, a South...

04 Aug 2008
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The Supreme Court: America's judicial body of power

Essay - 9 pages - Constitutional law

This paper analyzes the ways in which the Supreme Court's function has transformed, its current structure, and the issues that presently surround the Court. In order to maintain freedom and prosperity for the American people, the founding fathers explicitly divided up...

18 Dec 2008
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Appropriate and necessary: The U.S. Supreme Court's need to intervene in Bush v. Gore

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The presidential election of the year 2000 will be the source of controversy for years to come. Since its conclusion on Dec.12, 2000, in the U.S. Supreme Court, volumes have been written criticizing the court's decision in Bush v. Gore - which stopped hand recounts of ballots...

15 Jun 2008
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The issue of choosing a Supreme Court Justice

Essay - 8 pages - Constitutional law

Introduction In recent years, the stability of the Supreme Court has been challenged as a direct result of changes in the specific members that comprise the Court. Up until 2006, specific patters of decision-making could clearly be delineated. However, the death of Chief...

18 Dec 2008
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From judging to legislating: The Supreme Court as a law-making body

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

Whether the judicial branch in the United States should exercise activism or restraint has been debated since before the constitution was ratified. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 were split on the issue, and left Article III of the Constitution purposefully ambiguous, most...

12 Dec 2007
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The "Supreme Court of Justice": Religion and the Suppression of the Lower Classes in Freud's "The Future of an Illusion"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Though humans have “raised [themselves] above [their] animal status” (5), the fact remains that a fear of nature, a far superior force, is inherent in mankind. Left to his own devices, man is unrestricted, susceptible to outside destructive forces and his own animalistic instincts,...

07 Jul 2015
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The judgment of the Strasbourg Court

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

The judgment of the Court E.D.H. , Kokkinakis against Greece of 25 May 1993 allows to analyze individual aspects of that freedom. Under Article 9, freedom to manifest one's religion is not only exercisable in community with others, "in public" and within the circle of those whose faith...

15 Aug 2013
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Components of the court system

Essay - 2 pages - Other law subjects

Every aspect of our society has varying proponents. Nothing goes without refute. This is evident in politics, economics, and history. An exemplification of this may be presented through our court system. Court proceedings vary based on the nature of the hearing. Civil cases...

25 Feb 2010
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The attempt by Franklin D. Roosevelt to court packing and the lasting affects it has on today's political structure

Thesis - 6 pages - Civil law

In 1937 President Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) introduced the new deal reforms, which have been described as “the biggest political blunder of his career…. Yet it was… fortuitous, even pivotal, importance for the fate of Social Security” (Zelizer, 2000). Notwithstanding the...

06 Sep 2013
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Court management executive summary

Case study - 2 pages - Administrative law

The purpose and responsibility of court systems are important to factors of court management and the function and duties do not instinctively convert into action. However, when strategic planning and visioning are implemented into the courts, the court administrators...

13 Oct 2022

India: Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

Perhaps the most recognized constitutional decision within the Supreme Court of India reflects on the case of Kesavananda Bharati against the State of Kerala. While the Supreme Court ruled that there was no implied limitation on Parliament's powers on amendments to...

29 Sep 2009
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Courts, unelected tyrants and public forums

Thesis - 7 pages - Administrative law

In 2000, during the American presidential elections, the role of the Supreme Court was highly contested. Indeed, it consists of a majority of judges appointed by republican presidents and it decided to stop counting the voices manually in contested towns in Florida and George Bush...

13 Oct 2022

History of the Common Law System on the English Legal System

Essay - 11 pages - International law

As a direct result of the colonization by the British, many of its states naturally acquired this common law system, being the English law in globo, maintaining its primary principles, procedures, actors and modes of proof. As a consequence of this adoption and utilization of English law, and the...

07 Jan 2023

What is the highest judicial authority in France and how important is it?

Essay - 2 pages - Civil law

The court of cassation is the highest court in France. It hears appeals from decisions of the lower courts, and reviews the constitutionality of laws. Moreover, in application of the (article L4111-1 of the Code de l'organisation judiciaire), there is, for the whole...

28 Jul 2009
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US courts should apply universal principle to Alien Tort cases

Thesis - 10 pages - International law

The Alien Tort Statute, also known as the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), originally appeared in Section 9 of the first Judiciary Act of 1789, which created the U.S. judicial court system. It provides that the district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any civil action by an...

16 Apr 2014
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Critically assess the extent to which the Court of Justice of the European Union, through its interpretation of EU law, has struck an appropriate balance between the need to respect single market objectives

Case study - 5 pages - European union

European integration was always conveyed by economic motives. The European Coal and Steel Community, the European Economic Community, and the European Union (EU) were founded by economic interests. Since the European Union is a sui generis organisation and is also founded by the law, those...

30 Jun 2011
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The Case for Federal Courts: Why suspected terrorists should not be tried in military commissions

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

Federal courts are a time-tested, constitutionally sound, and internationally approved system for prosecuting designated “enemy combatants.” The United States Constitution is intended not to grant rights, but to protect those rights in the face of the power of the federal...

12 Jan 2009
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Why has the European Court of Justice been so central to the process of integration?

Thesis - 10 pages - European union

“Law is often still treated as if it were a separate field, clearly distinct from the economic or political spheres” . As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has never been given a lot of media coverage, most of the time, its role in the integration process is either disregarded...

08 Apr 2023

How Does the Constitutional Council Carry Out the Constitutional Review Under the Fifth Republic?

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

The Constitutional Council is defined by the articles of Title VII of the 1958 Constitution. Its arrival in seventh position in the order is indicative of the lack of importance that the constitution grants it. The introduction of a jurisdiction in charge of priority preliminary rulings was...

15 Jan 2009
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European Court of Justice - motor for European integration?

Essay - 3 pages - European union

In 1996, British Prime Minister John Major has bitterly noted that European Court of Justice (ECJ) should “have its wings clipped”, as already back in 1996 some member states, eager to protect their sovereignty, feared the growing influence of the court. Yet, 10 years...

10 Aug 2010
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Technological court

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Technological evidence that is allowed into court to be used against someone should be evidence that is concrete and guaranteed to be accurate. The evidence should have been gotten following proper procedures, such as acquiring a search warrant prior to gaining the evidence. The form of...

19 Jul 2021
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Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion in United States

Case study - 7 pages - Civil law

Owing to centuries of religious conflicts and oppression, the Founding Fathers wrote the first amendment of what will be the Constitution of the United States of America while highlighting freedom of religion. Indeed, in the 16th century, French Huguenots established a colony at Fort Caroline in...

28 Sep 2016
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Our Undemocratic Constitution - Sanford Levinson, 2008

Book review - 4 pages - Constitutional law

In "Our Undemocratic Constitution" by Sanford Levinson, the author argues that the Constitution has become outdated, and that it must be changed. His basic premise is that our nation was not the same as it was during the Constitutional Convention in the late 18th century, and in order to remain...

20 Dec 2021

Opinion: the process of plea bargaining should be reformed in the American Justice System

Essay - 5 pages - Criminal law

According to the Department of Justice, more than 90% of Criminal Justice cases end in plea bargains (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005). This statistic shows how important the process of plea bargaining is in the American Justice System. Clark Neily (2021) describes plea bargaining as "a...

19 Aug 2014
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Miranda V. Arizona case

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

Miranda V Arizona remains one of the most law enforcement cases to have ever been handed down by the United States' Supreme Court. There is no other decision in the history of United States that have ever affected the law enforcement procedures and policies than the 5-4 opinion. A...