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19 Oct 2023

Supreme Court roleplay

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Other law subjects

This document is a role play between students, based on the decision Soto vs Bushmaster. The goal is to elaborate a detailed argument.

06 Jun 2014

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

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...

25 May 2010

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

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...

24 Mar 2010

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...

09 Jan 2009

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...

18 Dec 2008

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...

18 Dec 2008

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

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...

04 Aug 2008

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...

12 Dec 2007

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,...

02 Nov 2023

Why do European courts refuse to enforce U.S. punitive damages?

Essay - 6 pages - International law

In terms of civil liability in Continental Europe, the principle is to compensate only for the damage. Civil liability is not punitive. The purpose is only to put the victim back in the situation she knew before the operative event. If the behavior deserves a sanction, it is a matter of criminal...

07 Jul 2015

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

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

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

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...

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...

29 Sep 2009

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...

25 Jul 2023

City of Ladue v. Gilleo, 512 U.S. 43 (1994) - Is the ordinance of petitioner City of Ladue prohibiting all residents' display of signs (with some exceptions) considered unconstitutional regarding the Constitution's 1st amendment?

Law case - 2 pages - Other law subjects

The document is a case brief for the case of judicial review by the US Supreme Court "City of Ladue v. Gilleo, 512 U.S. 43 (1994)." "Gilleo, a resident of Ladue, had her political signs taken down by authorities. When she asked the police, they informed her that the City of Ladue...

28 Jul 2009

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

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...

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...

30 Jun 2011

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

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

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...

23 Apr 2024

What are the different sources of the law in England and Wales, and what are the common law rules which engage with an actionable misrepresentation?

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Business law

The document answers two short essay questions from Business Law Final Summative Assessment of Regent's University London. The questions are the following: 1- Critically assess the different sources of the law in England and Wales. 2- Explain the difference between a representation and an...

01 Jan 2024

Issues Surrounding Scottish Independence

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

This presentation explores the complex issues surrounding Scottish independence, covering the historical context, the 2014 referendum, and the transition in SNP leadership. It delves into the new plan for a referendum, public reception, and the challenges and goals involved. Ultimately, the focus...