Amendment rights
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...AMENDMENT RIGHTS Discussion Board 5 Discussion Board 5Unreasonable searches and seizures are guarded by the United States Constitution under the fourth amendment. This came about due to the controversial writs of assistance during American Revolution. The amendment IV is has two distinct parts whereby: The first part usually safeguards people against unreasonable searches and seizures. There had been numerous ways of remedying unreasonable searches in the ancient times unlike in the modern jurisprudence that has facilitated respect of the amendment by the police officers. The second part usually concerns the proper issue of warrants... Running head: EXCEPTIONS TO THE SEARCH WARRANT REQUIREMENT IN...
First Amendment Rights
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...Amendment of the constitution of United s disallows the creation of rules and regulations that are in the favor of a particular religion and even restricted from creation of laws that are an obstacle in individual’s right to exercise religion, express oneself and stand against the government for the protection of their rights (Alexander, 2005, p.365). On the surface, this Amendment seems to provide a lot of benefits to the American society. For example: media has the freedom to provide information to the citizens of US, and the citizens of US are free to fight for their rights that might be violated by the government through... ? Freedom of Speech/Expression Freedom of Speech/Expression The First...
Second Amendment Rights
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...AMENDMENT: The Right To Bear Arms A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a freeState, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/html/amdt2.html.) The right to own a gun has long been debated upon. However, with the increased need for national security as well as self-defence, the passing of the law that protects the values of those who do have guns had been established. Over and over again though, this law had been repeatedly revised so as to be much clearer as to how it pertains to the safety of both the owners and the people living around them. In fact, there had been... THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED S THE SECOND...
Self- Expression: Protecting First Amendment Rights
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...Amendment Rights The Constitution of the United s is a compilation of what we, as Americans, perceive as the fundamental rights and responsibilities of each of us - both to ourselves and to others. The founding principles guaranteed certain rights to each of us. Although we may not at times agree with the words spoken, the art painted, the photo captured, or the dance performed, this does not negate the right of the artist to produce or perform their artwork. The First Amendment of the Constitution has guaranteed such. What the Constitution does allow for is our disagreement, by peaceful means, with what is expressed by others without fear of retribution... Self- Expression: Protecting First...
A Danger to Fourth Amendment Rights?
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...Amendment claims that people have the right to feel secure in their papers, houses, effects and papers, against any unreasonable seizures and searches, and shall not be violated unless upon a probable cause, supported by affirmation or an oath. This warrant should also describe the person, things or place to be searched or seized. This amendment also protects arbitrary freedom and the right to privacy. In Terry V Ohio(1962), the supreme court of United States, for the first time approved a seizure and a search based on less than probable cause. This created controversy, where many individuals claimed that the Supreme Court did not follow the fourth amendment... and increased the tension with...
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment Rights
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...Amendment Rights Review of the Cases Katz v United (1967) Katz was arrestedand arraigned in court after being suspected that he was transmitting gambling information using a telephone booth to customers in other states, which prompted FBI officers to attach an eavesdropping gadget outside the booth to collect evidence to arraign him in court. He was sentenced on eight accounts of transmitting wagering information from the state of Los Angeles to Miami and Boston. However, he appealed in the Appeal Court claiming that the recordings from the FBI could not be used as evidence to sentence him. The court rejected his appeal and granted him certiorari citing there was no physical... Fourth, Fifth and Sixth...
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment Rights
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...Amendments Rights Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments Rights KATZ V. UNITED S The cause was argued byBurton Marks and Harvey A. Schneider and subsequently filed briefs for the petitioner. On the other hand, John S. Martin, Jr supported the cause of the United States in conjunction with Acting Solicitor General Spritzer, Assistant Attorney General Vision, and Beatrice Rosenberg. Mr. Justice Stewart delivered the opinion of the court. Issue of the case The petitioner was disturbed by the following two issues; The Court was ask to determine whether a public telephone booth is a constitutionally protected area so that evidence acquired by attaching an electronic listening recording... Fourth, Fifth and Sixth...
A Danger to Fourth Amendment Rights 302 WK3
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...Amendment Rights A Danger to Fourth Amendment Rights The majority’s dismissal of the dissent is not satisfying not only due to possible growing tensions with minority community but also because it implies more value on the law enforcement officials’ constitutional rights compared to the rights of the people they serve. The dissatisfaction arises out of the fact that the police appear to have their constitutional rights more valued than to the people they work for. The Terry case, in as far this issue is concerned has placed government officials at the top line with the citizens at the bottom line. In reality, it should be the other way round where people are at the top... the Americans...
Yahoo v. The French Guys Our 1st Amendment Rights In Cyberspace
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...Amendment Rights in Cyberspace The First Amendment rights of Freedom of speech on the internet can be forced to comply with foreign legal rules by ensuring that the service providers promise to supervise and inspect information (Lasar, 2011). This should be done on both local and foreign websites in which any information posted against the rules are brought down. As a result, enforcing the foreign legal rules to comply with the freedom of speech will entail offering access to users or sites that observe the restrictions alone. The other sites that cannot abide by the foreign rules are denied access to the websites that broadcast illegal... International Cyber Laws Yahoo V the French Guys on First...
Sociology of Law Class-Second Amendment- Rights to Bear Arms
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...right to “keep and bear arms”1, however, governing legal provisions that define control is not similar in all Federal States and they shift from State to State. It was not until 2008, when the Supreme Court sitting in 2008 in the District of Columbia v. Heller2, clearly defined the legal interpretation of the legal scope and depth of the meaning of the Second Amendment’s interpretation regarding an individual’s right to posses guns, creating the first open space ever for regulating various forms of arms to be possessed by American citizens. In a historic ruling, the court upholding a unanimous judgment argues that the Second Amendment in that as it were... ?Introduction Christine Cadena in a recent...
Obama and the Historical Left Wing Attacks on 2nd Amendment Rights
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...Amendment rights Introduction The 2nd Amendment rights talks on the bill of rights. It allows the people of the United States the right to keep and bear their own arms. This right is not to be infringed by Congress or any government administration. The establishment of the amendment recognized that the government could not dictate on the people’s rights. In addition, the individual freedom and security provision for liberty and life was recognized when the amendment was passed. The paper looks at the historical attacks on the 2nd Amendment rights by the Democratic Party and the administration of the past leadership up to the current Obama... succinct in the District of Columbia v. Heller. The...
SOCIAL NETWORKING AND STUDENT SAFETY BALANCING STUDENT FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND DISCIPLINING THREATENING SPEECH
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...rights and privileges of the people, right to suffrage, and the right to live in a lifestyle they know would be best for them. It is clear on our knowledge that a democratic country like the United States offers more than enough freedom to govern our own selves and to dictate whats going to happen to us. Albeit democracy does not guarantee that the people of a certain nation are capable of governing their own selves but at least, it is of an utmost fact that people always desires... 1 February 22, Introduction It is interesting to know how a democratic country like the United s of America differs to some other countrieswhen it comes to several aspects that drive a certain nation. Things like the rights...
Bill of Rights 2nd Amendment
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...Rights: 2nd Amendment According to statistics from firearm manufacturers, American civilians owned close to 300 million firearms in 2010 (Just Facts, par. 4). The debate on whether or not individual American civilians have a right to bear firearms has been raging ever since the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Amendment which states that, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” specifically relates to the right to bear arms (National Constitution Center par. 1). Arms in this case include any kind of firearms (handguns, rifles, and shotgun... Bill of...
4th 5th 6th amendment criminal rights
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...Rights  4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment Criminal Rights of Introduction On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution that met arguments most frequently advanced against it. The first two proposed amendments, which concerned the number of constituents for each Representative and the compensation of Congressmen, were not ratified. Articles 3 to 12, however, ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures, constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights1. The first ten amendments to the United Sates constitution are normally referred as Bill of rights. Even... United Sates Bill of...
Victims Rights Amendment: Is It Really Necessary
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...Rights Amendment: Is It Really Necessary YOUR FULL YOUR OR SCHOOL The number of violent crimes in America is rising. There is an exponential increase in the victims of these crimes who, some say, will only have their rights protected by enacting an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Others counter that a constitutional amendment is too broad and heavy of a response; that victims' rights can be secured through state, federal, and other means without the federal judiciary being forced to resolve the problems inherent in litigating the constitutional claims that are sure to arise subsequent to the amendment's ratification. The arguments of the latter group are more... ...
The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment
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...Rights and the 14th Amendment Whereas the US Constitution maps out the general direction in which governance should commence, the role and rights of the individual to the state are laid out in even more clarity within the first ten amendments to the Constitution; oftentimes collectively referred to as the Bill of Rights. These amendments have become a key detriment in the formation of law and the ways in which the government and its three branches interact with the citizens over which they preside. As a means of further understanding each of these first ten amendments, this brief analysis will consider their meaning in a greater degree of depth and through such an analysis help... Section/# The Bill of...
*DBQ FORMAT PLEASE* For the period between 1863-1877, evaluate how the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth Amendment, and other federal civil rights legislation altered the lives of African Americans. Was this change genuine and permanent or begin ?
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...Amendment, and other federal civil rights legislation altered the lives of African Americans. Was this change genuine and permanent or begin? The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."(Archives Government) The Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment altered the lives of African Americans by setting them free from slavery and also keeping the slaves from having complete freedom. The new changes... of the legislations were temporary because throughout the period of 1863 and 1877 the gang-labour...
4th amendment
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...amendment rights had been violated by the FBI. In the same way, the gathering of my phone records and emails without my consent and knowledge is a violation of the amendment. In the case, the court noted that as long as an individual would logically know that their conversation is and remains private, then such a conversation is protected by the 4th amendment (Scaros 2011). In support of the view that it is a violation, and it amounts to unreasonable... THE 4TH AMENDMENT s) s) number and The 4th Amendment A brief explanation of the 4th amendment is that it shields civilians and servicemen from unreasonable seizures and searches. It is explained that, an unreasonable search is a search undertaken by a...
First Amendment
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...right of freedom of expression under first amendment violated? Was the management decision justified? How can we draw a balance between rights and obligations under the garb of freedom of expression? One’s unpopular speech is other’s free speech. Is disciplining student a right reserved to college faculty? This essay tends to analyze these questions by comparing two essays from Stanley Fish and Stuart Taylor in order to seek a plausible role of first amendment in college campus. Stanley Fish, in his essay “The Free Speech Follies”, argues... ? To my surprise, a friend of mine, Jacob Dominguez, decided to turn up for U.S. History Jacob has always struggled in school due to his unpredictable outbursts and...
Fourth Amendment
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...Amendment The two basic clauses of the Fourth Amendment of the United s constitution provide that The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated 2. No warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (Levy 1995, p. 162) The fourth amendment was adopted in response to the tendencies of police officers to abuse their search and seizure responsibilities during the colonial period. The enactment of the fourth amendment guarantees to every citizen “the security... of...
First Amendment
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...amendment and the protection of freedom of speech The first amendment of the United s constitution clearly defines the free speech concept and the corresponding regulations. The Supreme Court is the legal custodian of the first amendment and its proper implementation. Introduction The first amendment grants people the right to free speech and expression without government intervention. It gives them the right to make public opinions, news and information without any meddling from the government. It grants people the right to gather and march in public, demonstrate, protest and carry signs to express their views in a nonviolent way. By the same provision, people can join and associate... The first...
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...Amendment Rights One of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment is that of the right to free assembly, which is the ability to gather in peaceful groups without interference. The right to assembly also means that the government cannot police what organizations citizens can form or join; however most Supreme Court cases dealing with the right to assembly have to do with citizen's right to gather for peaceful protest. Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization, 307 U.S. 496 (1939) http://supreme.justia.com/us/307/496/case.html This case involved the freedom of assembly as it has to do with controlling whether or not a certain group could meet in public places. The mayor of Jersey City...
The Concept of Privacy under the Fourth Amendment
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...amendment rights by recording this information? Verdict The United States Supreme Court ruled that the FBI and the Police Department violated Katz right to privacy. Analysis The right to privacy is stipulated in the 4th amendment of United States Constitution (Hess & Orthmann, 2008). The court argued that making a telephone call is a personal affair; therefore, the FBI and Police Department illegally recorded Katz’s phone call. This is because the 4th amendment barres any... Katz v. United s The Concept Privacy under the Fourth Amendment Procedural History This case began in 1967, in Los Angeles, when Charles Katz used a public telephone booth to have a conversation about an illegal gambling bets....
The History and Meaning of the ninth Amendment of U.S Constitution
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...Amendment of U.S Constitution The major argument against the Bill of rights in the US constitution was that specifying rights which the government could not violate gave the implication that the government could violate the rights that are not protected by the constitution. Therefore, the purpose of the Ninth amendment was to address this issue. The Ninth Amendment provides that the enumeration of certain rights in the constitution shall not be interpreted to exclude other rights retained by the people. The Ninth amendment is seldom referenced because the language does not provide clues as to the nature of rights that it is meant to protect. However, the history... The history and meaning of the Ninth...
First Amendment freedoms
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...AMENDMENT Thomas Jefferson once claimed, "A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free." This was the commonly held attitude of the "enlightened" men who settled the United States. The framers of the Constitution believed that if the new U.S. citizens failed to take care to share information completely among themselves, they would be worse off than they had been as subjects of the British monarchy they fled. The new American settlers brought with them a desire for democracy and openness. They left behind a history of tyranny and official control of information. Using this experience as their guide, the constitutional fathers wrote into their new Constitution a Bill of Rights, which contained...
Miranda Rights
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...Rights The Miranda rights have been established to provide suspected criminals their rights upon being arrested. By being read these rights,the criminals know what they are entitled to, such as the right to remain silent and to obtaining an attorney (Prentzas, 2005). However, in recent years many terrorist suspects have not been read these rights and it has come to the point that many people, lawmakers and officials believe that they should not be entitled to the rights that are drawn out in the Miranda warnings. As these terrorist suspects are innocent until proven guilty, are no different than any other criminals, and have the Fifth and Sixth Amendments backing them up, they should... to...
Warrant less wire tapping violation of rights
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...rights The fourth amendment protects people’s rights to privacy, by establishing unconstitutionality of unreasonable search and seizure, unless a warrant exists (Duke University 1). Obtained evidence, through violation of the fourth amendment and based on the Fifth Amendment, is inadmissible in a judicial proceeding (Maclin 26). The contemporary environment, with its technological applications that include telecommunication and ability to store and retrieve associated information, establishes factors that never existed during formulation of the amendments. These influenced the decision in the case of Katz v. the United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967... 8 September Warrant less wire tapping violation rights...
What is so important about the 14th Amendment? How did it fundamentally change the Constitution?
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...amendment is the issues that it raised with regard to the issue of citizenship in the United States. The 14th amendment made this clause clear as it stated that it offers for the individual born in the United States citizenship. This means that as long as one was born in the United States, they had the right of an American and citizenship (Daniels). This was imperative in that it devolved the constitution to a point where it offers for the nationality and unity of all the people living in the United States. Prior to the formation of the 14th amendment, the United States had gone through many challenges and issues because there was an imbalance and lack of common ideology between... for their...
Research paper on the 4th Amendment.
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...Rights. It is this prohibition that set the example for the 4th amendment (Hudson, 2013). The 4th amendment to the US constitution is the component of the Bill of Rights that forbids unfair searches as well as seizures in addition to requiring any given warrant to be sanctioned judicially as well as sustained by probable cause. This amendment was approved in reaction to the misuse of the writ of assistance, a kind of common search warrant given by the British government, which was a main basis of apprehension in pre-Revolutionary USA. It was brought in Congress by James... Research paper: 4th amendment The Fourth Amendment Background Similar to several other aspects of American law, the 4th amendment has ...
Hate Speech and the First Amendment
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...Amendment Introduction The United s under the First Amendment provides that the legislature shall not enact any legislation that may prohibit free speech or reduce the freedom of speech, press, and the right to assemble, or the right to petition the government for a redress of complaints presented to it (Schultz 279). The freedoms thus provided under the First amendment protects the freedom of free speech for the common good of the citizens by protecting their abilities of the people to collectively decide what they want and self-determine themselves. Hate speech can be defined as speech that threatens, offends or insults people amongst other detestable... Lecturer: Hate Speech and the United s First...
Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
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...Amendment, since their property had been seized without “due process of law” and this case has become a landmark case of sorts in ensuring that an opportunity is provided to the person whose property is being seized to appear before the Court and plead his case. In the case of Fuentes v Shevin, the Court held in favor of the Appellants, finding that their Fifth and Fourteenth amendment rights had been violated under the Constitution, since their property had been seized without due processes of law. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S... The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United s The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution s that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due...
Tiers of Rights
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...right to freedom of association, freedom of worship, right to counsel and right against double jeopardy. Right to protection against unfair trial and cruel punishments are also fundamental rights that form the first tier of constitutional rights (Fireside 34). One of the fundamental constitutional rights under upper Tier that is safeguarded by the constitution is the right to a fair trial of people accused of crime and include the right to a speedy trial, safeguard from self-incrimination, right to representation by counsel and protection from double jeopardy. The 5th amendment of the constitution provides that no one should answer to infamous crime unless indicted by a grand jury unless... ? Tiers of...
First Amendment Hypothetical (LAW & ETHICS OF DIGITAL MEDIA)
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...Amendment Hypothetical (Law & Ethics of Digital Media) There are a number of legal issues that are relevant in the case against Fred White and are bound to be dealt with in a trial. The first issue is the topic of free speech/freedom of expression and the boundaries that an individual has when exercising this right. This can be said to be the main issue that the courts will deal with as they try to determine whether Mr. White’s actions fall under free speech and the boundaries that have been set for it. Once in trial, the defense will no doubt attempt to argue that the accused was just practicing his right of freedom of expression and simply offering his opinion on a subject to those who... s First...
Recent 4th Amendment court findings how these decisions have either positively/negatively affected Law Enforcement Investigatio
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...Amendment rights... ? 4th Amendment Court Findings 4th Amendment Court Findings The Fourth Amendment protects individuals against unnecessary seizuresand searches. The Fourth Amendment also requires any warrant to be supported by possible cause and judicially sanctioned. The Fourth Amendment was developed as a reaction to the manipulation of the writ of assistance. The writ of assistance is a form of all-purpose search warrant, in the American Revolution. Seizure and search, including arrest, should be restricted in extent with regard to specified information given to the issuing court, normally by a law enforcement agent. The law enforcement agent should also swear by it. In addition, the Fourth...
The Second Amendment and the "right to bear arms"
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...Amendment and the “right to bare arms” The second Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual’s rights to “bare” or keep firearms as a means of lawful protection in the event that a military or militia is not established or is not functional, “The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms”(Supreme Court of the United States, 2008) . In the recent case of the District of Columbia versus Heller, the District of Columbia stuck down a ban on hand guns in a five to four supreme court... The Second...
Heart of Atlanta Motel vs. United States
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...Rights Act of 1964 and attempted to justify and assert its policy of discrimination against African Americans. 2. Issue The Heart of Atlanta Hotel was located in Atlanta, Georgia. This facility denied the rights of admission to Black Americans, in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit filed by the owner of this motel questioned the powers extended to Congress by the Civil Rights Act in the domain of interstate commerce. In addition, he validated his stance of discrimination against Black Americans on the grounds of the rights extended to him by the Fifth and Thirteenth Amendment. The United States justified... of the of the Concerned 5 August 2009 Heart of Atlanta Motel vs....
CASE ANALYSIS "heart of atlanta motel v. united states"
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...Rights Act of 1964 and attempted to justify and assert its policy of discrimination against African Americans. 2. Issue The Heart of Atlanta Hotel was located in Atlanta, Georgia. This facility denied the rights of admission to Black Americans, in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit filed by the owner of this motel questioned the powers extended to Congress by the Civil Rights Act in the domain of interstate commerce. In addition, he validated his stance of discrimination against Black Americans on the grounds of the rights extended to him by the Fifth and Thirteenth Amendment. The United States justified... of the of the Concerned 5 August 2009 Heart of Atlanta Motel vs....
Business Law
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...Amendment Rights. The United States Supreme Court gave a unanimous ruling favoring New York Times. The Supreme Court stated that all the published statements happened to be protected by the First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment Rights.1 The Court... of the Business of the Concerned September 18, New York Times v. Sullivan The New York Time v. Sullivan happened tobe a historical Supreme Court decision in the sphere of defamation and libel. In 1960 The New York Time printed a full page advertisement that was paid for by the civil rights activists. The advertisement happened to be critical of the behavior met by the police authorities of Montgomery, Alabama to the civil rights activists. However, irres...
Argument and Analysis: Copyright and the 1St Amendment
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...Amendment According to McLeod, the corporate world has led developments in copyright law, which favors curtailment of fair use. Fair use is another side of the copyright law, which aims to protect innovations by encouraging them through reproduction and use of parts of copyrighted material (Public Law 112 - 131). However, curtailment of fair use is a part of a violation of a much more important right, namely the right to freedom of expression awarded under the1st Amendment. Privatization of previously public information and spaces has curtailed the 1st Amendment, thus no longer leaving much space for any type of expression on behalf of individuals. McLeod... Argument and Analysis: Copyright and the 1St...
Fourth amendment: Searches and seizures
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...Amendment: Searchers and Seizures The Fourth Amendment to the United s Constitution protects the privacy interest of citizens from unlawful governmental intrusion or unreasonable search and seize by the government. This is accomplished by barring any evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection from use at trial. Like other amendments that constitute the Bill of rights, it was written and ratified to protect they citizenry against overweening government, but none of those amendments are self-enforcing. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states, The right of the people to secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable... ?Fourth...
U.S. Constitution Amendments/Bill of Rights
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...Amendment to the US Constitution which imposes upon the US Government an obligation to ensure that private property and the individual are protected against official intrusion is not an absolute right. There are two main ways in which the Fourth Amendment is applied and it is for the protection of privacy and the protection of the individual from unlawful searches and seizures. This amendment was drafted by the founding fathers in direct response to what amounted to arbitrary and general search warrants issued by the British government in colonial America. Its development over the years has given way to many concerns particularly with respect to the loopholes it creates... Introduction The Fourth...
Critically Acclaimed Supreme Court Cases
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...Amendment rights. The case can relate back to 1951 in which the New York State Board passed a legislature which would require students to recite a prayer before school. The ideology was to promote spiritually amongst students. However, ten students rejected to follow this tradition and filed a law suit. The question remained; did the school snatch the right to have religious liberty from students by enforcing public prayer? Engel parents definitely believed so as they argued that there should...  Critically Acclaimed Supreme Court Cases Engel V Vitale This is one of the most critical cases in which the Supreme Court made it clear that voluntary prayer conducted in institutions is against the First...
10 page Term Paper of an amendment to the United States Constitution
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...amendment to the United s Constitution due: Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 0 - Introduction 3 2.0 - Need for a new Constitution 3 3.0 - Bill of rights 4 4.0 - Evolution of the 2 amendment over time 5 5.0 - The 2nd amendment impetus on social or political movements 5 6.0 - The 2nd amendment as a subject of litigation 6 7.0 - Current interpretation of the 2nd amendment 8 8.0 - 2nd Amendment evolution in the modern era as anticipated by the framers 9 9.0 - Does the second amendment still empower the people as the framers intended? 9 10.0 - Freedom...
The fourth amendment and NYPD Surveillance
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...amendment of the US constitution. The fourth amendment is a part of the constitutional bill of rights guarding against unreasonable seizures and searches, while requiring warrants to be sanctioned by courts of law, and being... ? The Fourth Amendment and NYPD Surveillance The New York Police Department (NYDP) has been monitoring college of Muslim origin, not only in New York, but also across colleges like the University of Pennsylvania and Yale, which are beyond the limits of their city. Via the use of local authorities, they have monitored professors everywhere, even making use of agents to spy on students on such issues as the number of times they say their prayers. This began after 9/11 and has...
Americans Constitutional Rights for Privacy
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...Amendment safeguards people, and not places and observed that there was an infringement in attaching a spying tool to a public telephone booth. Thus, Katz case explained the right to privacy is the privilege to be let alone by the law enforcement agencies and by the government. In Katz case, Justice Harlan identified two prerequisites for a reasonable expectation of privacy to be present. (a) the individual... American’s Constitutional Rights for Privacy College American’s Constitutional Rights for Privacy Immediately, after 9/11 attack, US government introduced the “Patriot Act” a law which intended at assisting in deterrence of probable terrorist’s attacks in the future. Critics have assailed it as a...
15 Amendment
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...Amendment The Fifteenth Amendment of the United s Constitution is centered on the ability for every citizen of the United s to vote regardless of their gender, nationality, race, or religion. When this amendment was first executed in 1870, every government in the United States was prohibited from denying an individual the right to vote based on race, skin color, and previous status of slavery. Since its conception, though, it has been expanded to include other differences found among the human race so that every legal individual has the right to vote. The Fifteenth Amendment has drastically affected minorities across the United States since it was first penned, accepting all individuals... The Fifteenth...
Amendment One
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...Amendment One: Synopsis America has always been, and seen as, a land of liberty, opportunities, rights, and democracy. Freedom, a world that has come to be synonymous with the American nation, is perhaps the most valued clause upheld by authorities all over the nation, be it the Congress or the Court. The founding fathers fought for this value, their speeches being ablaze with hopeful words of liberty and equality. The Declaration of Independence, perhaps the document with the greatest import in constitutional matters, in its opening paragraphs, bolsters people... Harris Kamran Government and Politics 31 January 2008...
The Fourteenth Amendment
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...Amendment College The Fourteenth Amendment The fourteenth amendment was one of the most important constitutional amendments in the United States. The bill sought to eliminate the criminal black codes established by individual states. Notably, the fourteenth amendment endeavored to recognize the rights of emancipated slaves. In many states, slavery was a common factor before 1866. For this reason, the fourteenth amendment sought to introduce a new form of protection of the fundamental rights of former slaves. The whites, specifically in the southern states relied on unfair criminal proceedings to intimidate blacks. For this reason, there were increasing inequalities in criminal... proceedings...
Campus (college and university) speech codes and the First Amendment (topic and
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...rights to its students, (Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975), including the right to free speech provided in the First Amendment of the US Constitution (Beckstrom, 2008, p. 261). However, there have been moves to “revisit student conduct codes” for the purpose of examining “whether off-campus conduct by students should be disciplined by the university” (DeJong & Vehige, 2008). This was to address the increasing “amount of purposeless destruction in which students are engaged” (Davis, 2006, pp. 153, 154). These codes of conduct however, have also been used to discipline students for comments made online. For instance, Matthew Walston... Cyberspeech and the First Amendment and Number Term ID No....
14th Amendment
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...Amendment and its Application Fourteenth Amendment and its Application The fourteenth amendment clearly s that every person should be considered innocent until and unless he or she is proven guilty in the light of compelling evidence or confession. The usual interpretation argues that a person cannot be identified as a suspect without supporting proof (Magliocca, 2003). Since the amendment is inclined towards protecting the rights of innocents, those who are involved in investigative process of crimes are critical of its implementation. The investigative process involves ethnic and racial profiling of suspects and a high degree of suspicion lies at the base of criminal investigation (Gross... Fourteenth...
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