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Drug Court Essay

853 words - 4 pages Many individuals enter into Drug Court each year from different walks of life. Each year in July, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) request data from community corrections to review arrest of past Drug Court graduates. Through April 1996 to May 2011, data came available on 1,409 individuals who entered Drug Court. The average age of someone who received services through Drug Court was thirty-two-years-old while two thirds were under the age of thirty-five and a quarter of individuals were under the age of twenty-five (Norman, Gray and MacMaster). Drug Court has been shown to have a greater effect on relatively younger high-risk individuals, who were diagnosed VIEW DOCUMENT
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Court Visit Report

828 words - 4 pages The judiciary is an arm of government responsible for administering justice. This system of courts seeks to resolve conflict arising out of the operation of laws; this involves the application of remedies and the retribution of offenders. Trinidad and Tobago operates by a traditional common law legal system based on that of the United Kingdom. The concept of precedent applies and the judgements of the Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council are requisite; those of the United Kindgom and Commonwealth are highly persuasive. The structure of the legal system in Trinidad and Tobago is as follows; Magistrate Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords/ Privy Council VIEW DOCUMENT
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Supreme Court Cases Essay

367 words - 2 pages Court Cases: US v. Lopez (1995) Is the Gun Free School Zones Act an unconstitutional exercise of Congress’s power? This case was based on the commerce clause. Alfonso Lopez walked into his San Antonio high school carrying a concealed weapon, violating a Texas law that banned firearms in schools. But the next day those charges were dropped and he was then charged with offending a federal law: The Gun Free School Zones Act. He was indicted and found guilty, and sentenced to six months in jail. He challenged his conviction saying that the federal government had no control in education, but the federal government said that it had the authority to ban guns in schools under the commerce VIEW DOCUMENT
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Supreme Court Knowledge Check Essay

814 words - 4 pages The chain of events leading up to the Supreme Court case U. S. v Clarke included summonses issued by the IRS to four people associated with Dynamo Holdings, L.P. for evidence and documents related to Dynamo’s tax liability for 2005-2007. Large interest expenses reported in those years were in question. Dynamo had agreed to two year-long extensions of the usual 3-year limitation period for assessing tax liability. When the four individuals failed to comply with the summonses issued in September and October 2010, the IRS pursued the issue in District Court in April 2011 to enforce the summons under United States Code Section 7602(a), which gives the Secretary the power to examine relevant VIEW DOCUMENT
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Court Case 7.3 Essay

269 words - 2 pages 3/20/2013 Case 7.3 Summary The Issue in this case is that Cassie Pfenning was struck in the jaw with a golf ball while driving a beverage vehicle during a golf scramble and received major and permanent injuries to her mouth jaw and teeth. She filed a complaint against the person who hit the ball, the Elks club holding the scramble and others and alleged “the defendants were negligent in failing to exercise reasonable care for her safety while on the golf course.” Pfenning claims that as a direct and proximate result of the defendants negligence that she was forced to suffer physical and mental pain and anguish. Rule of Law in this case claims that the court had consistently held that VIEW DOCUMENT
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Relevancy And Admissibilty Of Evidence In Court

796 words - 4 pages Essay on relevancy and admissibility of evidence in court: There are facts that are relevant to the issue and can be proved. On the other end there are those facts which cannot be proved on the ground that they are irrelevant to the issue. Such facts include the character of the accused and are broken down into facts of character evidence, similar fact, previous consistent and evidence of previous conviction. The general rule of law regarding the irrelevant facts is that they are inadmissible. Character evidence is regarded as irrelevant fact and the general rule of law is that it is inadmissible in court. There are, however, exceptions to the general rule where character evidence becomes VIEW DOCUMENT
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Hawkins V. The State. Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

2133 words - 9 pages Report on E evidence admissibility issues in the case of HAWKINS v. THE STATE. Court of Appeals of Georgia. MEMORANDUM Subject: E evidence admissibility issues Using an online data base or an internet search engine, search for a situation in which an electronic device or recorder implicated someone of a crime or wrong doing. Write a report on the E evidence admissibility issues in the case. In your report, describe how that evidence was discovered and retrieved by law officers or computer forensic experts MEMORANDUM Subject: E evidence admissibility issues Here is the report you requested on E evidence admissibility issues on a case that involved the use of electronic VIEW DOCUMENT
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Gsis Vs. Court Of Appeal G.R. No. 101439

811 words - 4 pages DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Business Master of Business Administration Business Law Case 3 GSIS vs. Court of Appeals Submitted by: Liao, Weiqin Facts of the case • National Food Authority (NFA, formerly National Grains Authority) was the owner of a Chevrolet truck which was insured against liabilities for death of and injuries to third persons with the GSIS. • On May 9, 1979, at about 7:00 in the evening at Tabon-Tabon, Butuan City, the said truck driven by Guillermo Corbeta collided with a public utility vehicle, a Toyota Tamaraw. The Toyota Tamaraw was owned and operated by Victor Uy, under the name and style of “Victory Line”. The Tamaraw was a total VIEW DOCUMENT
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Unit 1 Assignment

308 words - 2 pages Unit 1 Assignment PA205-03 UNIT 1 ASSIGNMENT CASE STUDY QUESTIONS 1. The case study references one state statute. Identify it and explain what it prohibits. My understanding of the case study is that the identifiable state statute is section 42.09(a)(3) of the Texas Penal code, which prohibited the “desecration of a venerable object.” 2. Which branch of government (executive, judicial, or legislative) created the state statute? The legislative branch of government created the state statute. 3. The passage above also discusses one court case. Who were the parties involved in the case? The parties involved in the court case in the above passage are Gregory Lee Johnson and the VIEW DOCUMENT
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Gm520 Case Brief Essay

656 words - 3 pages FORMAT FOR CASE BRIEF Virtually all of the cases in this text (and all legal texts for that matter) are at an Appellate/Supreme Court level (not a trial court), where Issues of Law are resolved, as opposed to issues of fact which are resolved at the trial court level. This suggested format is a slight modification of an outline for Case Briefs used in the legal profession. (Example - Text Pg 8 – Case 1.1)  Style of Case and Citation: U.S. v Sun-Diamond Growers of California  Court Rendering Final Decision: U.S. Supreme Court  Identification of Parties and Procedural Details: Who is the Plaintiff? Who is the Defendant? What is the cause of action? Who prevailed in VIEW DOCUMENT
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Biography Of Marshall Rothstein

326 words - 2 pages 1980s, he served as Chair of the Province of Manitoba’s Commission on Compulsory Retirement and in 1990-1991, as Chair of the Government of Canada’s Ministerial Task Force on International Air Policy. Also, he lectured in transportation and contract law at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law for over 20 years. He was soon appointed to the Federal Court of Canada. He was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal on January 21, 1999, and, finally, to the Supreme Court of Canada on March 1, 2006. Three qualities I believe are necessary in a Supreme Court Justice: 1. Must be fair- A Supreme Court Justice must be fair and have no biases against the offenders. They must be able to VIEW DOCUMENT
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Civil Rights

271 words - 2 pages Civil Rights A case in which the Supreme Court supported affirmative action was, Pollard v. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. In that case, the student Scott Pollard applied for the Academic Scholars Program for high achieving students. Entering the program was based on grades, gender, and also based on which race the student was. In 1999 the Supreme Court eliminated the subcategories of race and gender for this Academic Scholar Program. This case would be de facto discrimination. Farmer v. Ramsay, was a case in which the Supreme Court opposed affirmative action. In the case, a student named Rob Farmer was denied the entrance to a medical school. Rob declared that the school VIEW DOCUMENT
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Estrada V. Fedex Ground Package System, Inc., 154 Cal. App. 4th 1 (2d Dist, 2007)

411 words - 2 pages Estrada v. Fedex Ground Package System, Inc., 154 Cal. App. 4th 1 (2d Dist, 2007) CASE ISSUE This lawsuit was originally filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1999 with allegations that single-route FedEx Ground delivery drivers, Anthony Estrada, Jeffrey Morgan, Harvey Roberts among others, were incorrectly categorized as independent contractors with the company. The suit also alleged that the drivers were unfairly required to pay over a million dollars in out of pocket “operating expenses” to perform their job. Operating expenses for the drivers included all fuel, taxes, worker’s compensation insurance and regular maintenance of the delivery trucks as well as the cost of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Business And Corporate Law

322 words - 2 pages Mr. Balfour (D) and Mrs. Balfour (P) lived in Ceylon and visited England on a vacation. The plaintiff remained in England for medical treatment and the defendant agreed to send her a specific amount of money each month until she could return. The defendant later asked to remain separated and Mrs. Balfour sued for restitution of her conjugal rights and for alimony equal to the amount her husband had agreed to send. Mrs. Balfour obtained a decree nisi and five months later was granted an order for alimony. The lower court entered judgment in favor of the plaintiff and held that the defendant’s promise to send money was enforceable. The court held that Mrs. Balfour’s consent was sufficient VIEW DOCUMENT
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Management

374 words - 2 pages Week 1: Assignment 1. This story is about the Supreme Court’s decision. What process did this case have to go through to get to the Supreme Court? a. The Supreme Court concluded that there was no fixed policy that described some kind of discrimination against woman. The judge also pointed out that the plaintiff did not have a strong proof or standing of what they proposed to be employee discrimination. 2. In the story, two justices wrote differing opinions about the issue. Discuss the differences between a majority opinion, a concurring opinion, and a dissenting opinion. What effect does each type of opinion have on the state of the law in America? Majority opinion VIEW DOCUMENT
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Busi Law Day 1

767 words - 4 pages Know the branches of Gov. Legislative – article 1 of the constitution * Statute, ordinance, anything in law is legislative. Article 2 – executive * President, vice president cabinet Judicial article 3 * Interpret the law * Judicial review * determining the constitutionality of laws 4th area of law is – administrative law * Law made by administrative agencies, fda sec irs. Created by congress to inact more laws History of our court system * Our law basically originated from England * Appointed judges in each village, when judge made a ruling he was told to tell other judges in nearby villages to determine a common hearing VIEW DOCUMENT
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Cjs 200 Final Paper Juveniles

1223 words - 5 pages UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX CJS 200 Crime is not only an issue within the United States, but across the world. Every country, state, region, and county may handle crime differently. Even though crimes may be handled somewhat differently depending on your geographical location they all face the same battle. This battle is ever going and leaves law enforcement asking how do I stop this crime from happening again? Like most problem they begin as acute, but eventually turn into something much bigger and become ongoing. The juvenile court system has been developed to handle crimes within juveniles and develop a system to help combat crimes VIEW DOCUMENT
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Therapeutic Courts

2368 words - 10 pages Therapeutic Courts Through out the court system there is a up and coming alternate approach to sentencing, this approach is called therapeutic court. Therapeutic court is an alternate sentencing that can either shorten the jail time the offender was sentenced to or erase any chance of the offender serving any jail time at all. This sentencing combines both individual counseling as well as group counseling, also allowing these counselors to give random check ups with home visits and strict supervision. This type of court gives nonviolent offenders the chance to not only to stay out of prison but also the chance to better themselves by completing this “rehab like” sentencing and beating VIEW DOCUMENT
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Fraud Paper

1711 words - 7 pages Submit a 3 page paper that 1) explains the difference between litigating an embezzlement case in civil court and criminal court, and 2) discuss the role of an expert witness/fraud examiner in each proceeding. There are two major factions of the United States court system: civil cases and criminal cases. Both take place in courtrooms all across the country, but there are several differences that separate the two as well as the role of fraud examiner in each proceeding. The major difference of the two in an embezzlement case is: 1) In a criminal court case, the opposing parties are the prosecutor, often the Assistant District Attorney, and the defendant, represented by a trial lawyer. In a VIEW DOCUMENT
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Law Opinion Paper

1298 words - 6 pages Law Opinion CJA/224 June 6, State and Federal Court System There are two kinds of courts within the United States; those courts are state and federal courts. The establishments of state and federal courts are local and state courts are established by the state. Federal courts are established by the U. S. Constitution. This established court decides arguments that involve the constitutional laws. State courts have a broaden jurisdiction, those cases are most likely to involve robberies, traffic violations and family disputes and those cases are normally held in state court. The Constitution of the United States (U.S.) has established a system in which the federal government VIEW DOCUMENT
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Business Law

931 words - 4 pages 1. What are the main sources of Scots Business Law? A: The main sources of Business Law are UK Parliament (West Minister), European Parliament and Scots Legislation. Also, the others are Judicial Precedent, Institutional Writers and Custom. 2. Judicial Precedent is Superior to Statutory Law. Do you agree with this statement? A: I disagree; the judicial precedent is formed from a case law, it’s known to be the most important source in common law. A law which is implemented by the judges from a case outcome, if the case law from past outcomes is regularly used in future cases in court, then it is foreseen as ‘in active use’ by the court, therefore, the law is presented to the Superior VIEW DOCUMENT
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Teen Crime

484 words - 2 pages saying that it violates juvenile due process of law that they would get in a juvenile court of law. There are not offered a chance to rehabilitate, and many people claim they are still minors and do not understand, or are immature and don’t understand their actions. Here is an example from proposition 21. “Under Proposition 21, prosecutors have the right to automatically file charges in adult criminal court in certain cases involving juvenile offenders.133 this means the juveniles are sent to adult court without a fitness hearing. Youths charge that “automatic adulthood” denies them the procedural safeguards required by Kent and constitutes arbitrary legislative classification that violates VIEW DOCUMENT
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Criminal Courts Course Brief

796 words - 4 pages affiliated with this military order. Hamdan and his counsel, Neal Katyal, requested charges and a speedy trial as required by Article 10 of the UCMJ. The Appointing Authority responded by stating that Hamdan was not entitled to any protection by the UCMJ therefore denying these requests. Hamdan, being charged with conspiracy in the United States District Court in the Western District of Washington, argued against the procedural safeguards he was guaranteed under UCMJ and the Geneva Conventions. Hamdan filed for a writ of habeas corpus and was granted so by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. As proceedings before military commission commenced, the Combatant Status VIEW DOCUMENT
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Leg420

1560 words - 7 pages respectful treatment provided by law enforcement officers to them. Juveniles in criminal justice are Virginia are treated as a specific group and have extended rights compared to adult offenders. Juveniles have their correctional centers and detention facilities, but the maximum sentence there cannot be too long because Virginia has not enough bed spaces to detain all juveniles who have problems with the law. The values of knowledge, respect and effective communication are realized in addressing juvenile cases in the court. Juvenile court is represented by Juvenile and Domestic Relations District courts in Virginia. However, there are certain cases when juvenile offenders can be tried in VIEW DOCUMENT
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Brady

508 words - 3 pages Brady v. Maryland Heading: Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) Certiorari to the court of Applels of Maryland. No. 490. Decided on May 13, 1963. Petitioner claims he was denied due process of law after he confessed to helping in a crime that ended in muder, but was never shown evidence that his partner had confessed to the actual killing until after he was convicted. Procedural History: One case that is mentioned during the Brady trial is the Mooney v. Hola ham case in which the principle is " not punishment of society for misdeeds of a prosecuted but a avoidance of an unfair trial to the accused. Society wins not only when the guilty are convicted but when criminal trials are fair VIEW DOCUMENT
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847 words - 4 pages morale have a significant impact on the productivity of the employees and thus the overall results or output of the company. They want to invest in a facility that will provide the most return on investment while still providing a facility that employees will use. Proposed Topology Select one or more topologies to use for this design. This section should be used to provide details of the selected infrastructure or equipment. Include the model, manufacturer, features, and cost. Example We are proposing the construction of a basketball court at our campus. This can be constructed behind our main building where the current overflow parking lot is located. The court will be a full regulation VIEW DOCUMENT
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Kentucky V. King Case

354 words - 2 pages July, 13 2013 (Week 3 Assignment Introduction to Law) MOD6_ 1. What are the two basic functions of trial courts. The trial court's basic function is to resolve disputes by determining the facts and applying legal principles to decide who is right. The appellate court's task is to determine whether the law was applied correctly in the trial court. 2. What is the difference between a dissenting and a concurring opinion? So Majority opinion is called the "Opinion of the Court," this is the official verdict in the case that represents the vote of the majority of justices Dissenting opinion is an opinion that is written by a justice who disagrees VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Case Analysis

261 words - 2 pages -driving, speeding, culpable driving resulting in death should be heard in the Magistrates’ court and the judge trail system should be adopted. Because the amount of compensation exceeds the maximum limit in Magistrate’s court, the case should be heard in the upper court which is county court. Discuss what type of penalty John may face. John Smith may face both criminal punishment and civil punishment. His driving license must be revoked,and he should be sentenced for 8 years. The damage he should pay Mick is $100000. (c) Civil law is concerned with relations and dealing between individuals, organizations and governments. Criminal law is concerned with laws that aim to protect individuals and the community. In the civil case, the plaintiff would be said to ‘sue’ the defendant, the plaintiff has the burden of proof: the responsibility of proving the case. The case must be proved VIEW DOCUMENT
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Greentree Financial Corp.-Ala.V.Randolph

1957 words - 8 pages Greentree Financial Corp.-Ala.v.Randolph The Legal Environment of Business Abstract This paper is a brief introduction and discussion about a Supreme Court case- Greentree Corp. Ala. v. Randolph, which focuses on Contract Law and some concepts of arbitration. There are also some personal analysis and view about the case. Finally, some inspirations will be listed as impressions and for further discussion. Finally, a brief conclusion will be summarized at the end of the paper. The paper aims at restoring the reality of the case. Citations from the original sources have been listed in the sentences and at the end of the paper. In consideration of author’s VIEW DOCUMENT
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Juvenile Crime

1123 words - 5 pages states, or the crime is a violent felony, such as rape, or murder, the child can be treated as an adult, making him or her criminal and trialed as an adult in a criminal court of law. The juvenile offender is treated different than an adult offender. The juvenile court system’s main concerns are for the safety, privacy and rehabilitation of the minor offender. The most signifying differences as stated by Attorney LaMance, Ken, “Juveniles are not prosecuted for committing crimes, but rather delinquent acts.  When the delinquent acts are very serious, they may be considered crimes and the juvenile may be tried in the adult system. Juveniles don't have a right to a public trial by jury.  For a VIEW DOCUMENT
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Korematsu V United States

392 words - 2 pages Christian Marble SECTION #:22230408 Date:11/12/13 Korematsu v. United States U.S. Supreme Court 1944 Facts: In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. This order allowed the United States military to section off parts of the US as military areas. In these areas they were trying to exclude specific groups of people from them. The group they were trying to exclude were the Japanese-Americans because they were believed to be acting as spies and sending signals to enemy submarines. The order requested that many Japanese-Americans leave their homes and business. However, many were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in internment camps during VIEW DOCUMENT
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Divorce Brief

395 words - 2 pages Citation: Rae B. Ranieri, v. Rocco J. Ranieri 146 A.D.2d 34 Facts: A Universal Life Church (UCL) minister married husband and wife. Before the wedding, they executed an antenuptial agreement. The parties cohabited after the marriage for 84 days. The wife sought a judgment of divorce, a judgment declaring that the marriage between the parties was a nullity and void ab initio, but sought recovery under the antenuptial agreement. The husband sought a judgment declaring that the marriage, the antenuptial agreement, and the agreement to pay the wife were void. The court held that the marriage, solemnized by a UCL minister who was not authorized to do so, did not satisfy the requirements of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Bean Divorce Decree

617 words - 3 pages Bean Divorce Decree Jean Harshman-Beasley PA 250 February 26, 2013 Prof. J Gauvin COMMONWEALTH of MASSACHUSETTS The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department Suffolk, ss. IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: Patty Bean Petitioner Vs. Case number: MFC 003456 David Bean Respondent JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE 1. This matter brought before the court on the 22nd day Of March, 2013 for a final judgment of divorce. Present are the Petitioner, Patty Bean and Respondent, David VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Criminal Justice System

642 words - 3 pages The Criminal Justice System The United States criminal justice system is perhaps the most intricate process in the developed world. It consists of three parts; the legislative body (responsible for creating laws), corrections (responsible for imprisonment) and the court system. The legislative body is self-explanatory and the bulk of the legislative process is through Congress. The corrections division of the justice system is vital as it facilitates the punishments of the accused who are found guilty. Typically this is comprised of a sentence determined by the court system and varies depending on the severity of the crime. Not all punishments lead to imprisonment however, as there are VIEW DOCUMENT
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Notes

2296 words - 10 pages Constitution. View this introductory presentation on the authors of The Federalist Papers. Then, read the internet resources on The Federalist Papers. Internet Resources KAPLAN LIBRARY The "KU Online Library" link is on the left Navigation area of your course Home Page once you log in. You will be able to locate the articles below by placing the title of the article into the search engine. For any Supreme Court cases or other legal cases, once you go into the Kaplan Library, on the right side of the page you will see “databases.” Once in “databases” scroll down to “Westlaw Campus Research” and there you will be able to access the full text of court opinions, statutes, and regulations from VIEW DOCUMENT
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Budget Variance

1490 words - 6 pages events and the circumstances of this case, any logical, objective, and fair-minded observer would question the underlying motive of this claim and, subsequently, its validity. However, since cases like this are not usually adjudicated in the moral court or court of public opinions, this facility is prepared to explore its options and seek resolution either through a formal arrangement, a formal institution, or a legal entity such as the following: Court of law, arbitration, mediation, and / or settlement. In order to make an informed and appropriate decision, it is not only necessary to analyze and fully understand each choice conceptually and practically, but it is also important VIEW DOCUMENT
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Ledbetter V. Goodyear

847 words - 4 pages States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. In the suit, Ledbetter claimed unlawful salary practices due to discrimination, which occurred within the 180-day statutory period included as a prevision to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Evidence was presented in an attempt to show that she received the same salary as other males holding the same position. However, by 1998 there was a significant difference in pay. Ledbetter also presented evidence of the person over control of salary displayed “discriminatory animus towards women”. Goodyear stated that the evaluations had been nondiscriminatory, but the jury found for Ledbetter, awarding back pay and damages. Goodyear appealed VIEW DOCUMENT
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Criminal Vs Civil

756 words - 4 pages (Difference Between a Misdemeanor and Felony). In criminal law and with criminal court the prosecution is always the state or body of government. A major difference between criminal and civil is the punishments. In a criminal court if you are found guilty, the punishments are incarceration and/or punitive damages. In contrast, there is never incarceration in civil law. In civil court In a civil case, there is a possibility of punitive damages, if the defendant's conduct is egregious and had either (1) a malicious intent (i.e., desire to cause harm), (2) gross negligence (i.e., conscious indifference), or (3) a willful disregard for the rights of others. The use of punitive damages makes a public VIEW DOCUMENT
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Terrorists!

1099 words - 5 pages . Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it? Did you know his trial is over? Did you know he was sentenced? Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio? Didn't think so.!!! Everyone should hear what the judge had to say. Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court. Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his 'allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah,' defiantly stating, 'I think I will not apologize for my actions,' and told the court 'I am at VIEW DOCUMENT
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Lok Adalat

2345 words - 10 pages who were in a queue to get justice. 2. Statutory Provisions Eminent judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts have many a time emphasized the need for free legal aid to the poor. Legal Aid is a kind of human right in the context of conflicts and contradictory interests. The Central Government, taking note of the need for legal aid for the poor and the needy, had introduced Article 39 (A) in the Constitution in February 1977. Article 39 A of the Constitution of India provides for equal justice and free legal aid. It is, therefore clear that the State has been ordained to secure a legal system, which promotes justice on the basis of equal opportunity. The language of Article-39 A is VIEW DOCUMENT
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Ripples Of Racism: Scottsboro Boys

655 words - 3 pages When a rock falls into a pond, it makes a big splash and sends out ripples that get smaller and smaller. I wonder if the 70-year-old case of the “Scottsboro Boys” still generates little waves in our national conscience. That case bounced through the state courts of Alabama and eventually the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1930s, touching raw nerves for years. The "Scottsboro Boys" were nine African American teens arrested for rape in 1931, on the words of two twenty-something women who were white. Lives were ruined, even though one girl recanted and no evidence ever supported the charges. One of the defendants was only twelve, another thirteen, but they were convicted along with the others. In VIEW DOCUMENT
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Due Process And Crime Control

2336 words - 10 pages The Warren Court left an unprecedented legacy of judicial activism in the area of civil rights law as well as in the area of civil liberties—specifically, the rights of the accused as addressed in Amendments 4 through 8. In the period from 1961 to 1969, the Warren Court examined almost every aspect of the criminal justice system in the United States, using the 14th Amendment to extend constitutional protections to all courts in every State. This process became known as the “nationalization” of the Bill of Rights. During those years, cases concerning the right to legal counsel, confessions, searches, and the treatment of juvenile criminals all appeared on the Court's docket. The Warren VIEW DOCUMENT
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Jakubowicz V. Dittemore, (W.D. Mo.2006)

561 words - 3 pages GBA 335 Admin and Personnel Law Dr. Elias Paulson December 13, 2015 Case Brief 2 Name Jakubowicz v. Dittemore, (W.D. MO.2006) Procedural History Before the arranged date for this trial, both parties informed the United States District Court and requested to submit their evidence to the Court in writing. This included dispositions from Felix T. Vincenz, the Director of Facility Operations for DMH, and Linda Roebuck, the Deputy Director of DMH. Stipulations from both parties were also submitted. The plaintiffs submitted a memo that was dated on April 6, 2005, from Schuffman to all employees informing them of the random drug testing program and the DMH's protocol for the drug VIEW DOCUMENT
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Media In The Courtroom

1177 words - 5 pages Media in the Courtroom COM 150 February 27, 2011 Media in the Courtroom In this day and age the public looks for information though the media to inform them on what is happening in the world today, but with all the different ways that we have to receive information via the newspaper, or TV news, should we also allow cameras onto our courtrooms? There have been several debates on whether or not cameras should be permitted in the courtroom during court proceedings even though the media feels that they have the right to inform the public about how the justice system works, while some feels that it is more for entertainment, and others feel that it is just an invasion of privacy on the VIEW DOCUMENT
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Cops Can Cite Speeders Without Radar

278 words - 2 pages Cops Can Cite Speeders Without Radar Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a ruling that said that a trained police officer’s visual estimate of a vehicle’s speed is enough to uphold the conviction, without proof from a speed gun. In my opinion, I believe that this new ruling is not fair at all. I agree with Rick, who says that it is showing that American’s are incrementally losing their freedom. What is the point of pulling people over in the first place? To get people in trouble that are harming other’s lives, or to get money for petty things that are in no real danger of harming anyone. The issues posed here are that, as stated before, American’s are losing freedoms, and also VIEW DOCUMENT
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Obama's Immigration Executive Orders 2016

1316 words - 6 pages Senate they would never get approved by the House of Representatives. As a result of this knowledge, Obama used his Executive Order power as President, meaning he created a bill without the approval of Congress. Texas and 25 other states fought the Obama administration recently all the way to the Supreme Court. On Monday April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Texas v United States case. “Conservative justices questioned Obama’s authority to use executive actions to shield some 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.” (de Vogue). It was noted that there are currently 11.3 million immigrants that are undocumented, and Congress had only provided the funds to VIEW DOCUMENT
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Domestic Violence

912 words - 4 pages September 19, 2012 Judicial systems fall 2012 One of the primary reasons why victims do not testify is in court is embarrassment. Many victims are embarrassed to reveal any details from their cases. In domestic disturbance cases, victims often refuse to testify because they are still living with the defendant, or for whatever reason, they do not want the defendant imprisoned. In this paper, I will focus on domestic violence and why the victims choose not to testify. Domestic violence cases tend to be sensitive issues because of the intimate nature of the confrontation. Typically in domestic violence cases, a husband is abusing a wife or a child, or a mother is abusing her children. In VIEW DOCUMENT
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Free Speech Contorversy

991 words - 4 pages funerals” (para. 11). This church group is considered a hate group by most people and highly controversial because they shout very cruel things to the families of soldiers that are being buried. This is a very touchy issue because the families of soldiers that gave their life in protecting their country are dealing with their grief as they bury their family member and are being bombarded with members of this church using their freedom of speech. The father of one of the soldiers whose funeral was protested sued the church’s Reverend and other members, but the ruling in his favor was later overturned by the state appeals court, and he was expected to pay the court costs for the VIEW DOCUMENT
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Ltr Week Three

412 words - 2 pages prior to court in a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution, some people prefers to have their cases soled in the court room. Benefits of counsel’s in solving litigations Team B discussed the benefits a counsel provides in helping a victim to decide whether to take a settlement offer or pursue litigation. Team B agreed that what a lawyer does usually is to spot strengths and weaknesses in your case, which affect the value of the case itself. For this matter skills are needed in order to know how to evaluate a case properly, taking into account all of the damages available both past, present and future. Counsel will be the third party to help negotiate a settlement outside of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Racine V. Woods

1796 words - 8 pages lose her in the Court of Appeal, wherein she became a ward of the Court. At this time, the Racine’s were given custody of Leticia with the notion that Mrs. Woods would thus apply for custody or access. The Racine’s appealed to the Supreme Court and Mrs. Woods cross-appealed. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Racine’s, which resulted in the reinstatement of the adoption order. The central issue upon which the Supreme Court based their decision was in regard to the best interests of the child. They looked closely at the nature v. nurture argument, ruling that her psychological parents, the Racine’s, were capable of providing a healthier environment than her biological mother, Mrs VIEW DOCUMENT