Samples "Court"


Jury Nullification

According to Siegel (2013) “jury nullification refers to a jury’s refusal to render a verdict according to the law and facts regardless of the evidence presented” (p. 476). Cornell University Law School (2014) further concurs in noting that jury nullification often occurs when jury members are trying to make a...

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Supreme Court Case – Mapp v. Ohio

Mapp v. Ohio is a case reversed during appeal based on the enforcement of the exclusionary rule in state government. The exclusionary rule applies to the Fourth Amendment in regard to unreasonable search and seizure. It makes evidence seized illegally inadmissible in court. While the exclusionary rule sets some criminals...

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Birchfield v. North Dakota and the Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court heard the oral argument on April 20 and issued a decision on June 23, 2016 in the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota involving in a single opinion under “Birchfield” as a collective name three separate cases in a single ruling:    Birchfield v. North Dakota, Bernard...

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Chief Justice John Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts is a 63-year-old white male with Irish ancestry. George Bush nominated him to the Supreme Court in 2005 (Kubicek 23). Roberts studied at Harvard law school and later went to private practice. Roberts took a pay cut from 1 million to about 200, 000 dollars a...

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Psych in the Courtroom

It’s pretty obvious how that the rule of law is one of the main things in which society depends on to keep order. Part of the rule of law is the courtrooms, which work to uphold the law within our institutions. Throughout history, there have been many courtroom blunders, and...

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The U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the whole country, which means that it has the role of receiving appeals and over federal and state courts in the fifty states; particularly in cases involving issues of federal law. Similarly, the Supreme Court is the final...

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Two Cases of Student Due Process

Due process means that the legal rights of an individual must be upheld. In regard to due process in the cases of the violation of school policy, the right to receive notice and hearing can vary, depending on the amount of time a student is expelled or suspended. It is...

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The Judiciary (auto feedback)

The landmark Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, which was decided in 1803, is widely considered to be one of the most important cases in American history. Although the question at the heart of the case was specific to the time period—whether or not the new presidential administration was required...

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American Court System

The American court system is a very important part of the country’s fabric, but it is also a very complex network of separate, but related institutions. The courts can be divided into categories based upon a number of different factors. There are federal and state courts, which are divided based...

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Court System Journal: Amicus Curiae Briefs

Amicus curiae briefs refer to the legal contributions made by non-parties to a particular case for the quick and expeditious disposal of the same. The roles of the amicus curiae (also known as friends of the court) in the disposition of cases are multi-pronged, depending on the various jurisdictions. In...

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Davis vs. Federal Electoral Commission (FEC)

According to the legal public records, Jack Davis was a Democratic candidate who unsuccessfully campaigned for Congress in New York. Being an affluent candidate, he challenged the legality of the Campaign Finance Amendment that sought to level the playing fields in political contests with differing levels of funds. Due to...

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Civil Case Loads on American Courts

Sixty to Eighty-five percent of cases in the civil court system today are for monetary lawsuits depending on the state; seventy percent overall are contract and small claims for monetary damages. Civil cases comprise of contract, tort, real property ,small claims, mental health, probate, and civil appeal cases. In 2007...

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Irony in Courting A Monk

“Courting A Monk” by Katherine Min is somewhat of a coming of age story, only it is not the typical story of this genre. It takes place as the young woman is entering young adulthood. The story revolves around the efforts of the main character to discover her identity as...

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Case Study: Florida’s Court System

The bustling state of Florida is home to approximately 20 million inhabitants, whom are permanent residents. As residents within this state, citizens are mandated by not only by the U.S. Constitution, but also by the State Constitution. During the time at which our original federal constitution was crafted, the founding...

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Court Budget Cuts

To reduce the budget by 20% I would contract with clerical workers for those jobs that can be done at home in a home office. This is the best place to start. This would eliminate a lot of overhead cost and therefore reduce the budget. The empty office spaces could...

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Juvenile vs. Adult Court

This paper discusses the similarities and differences between the juvenile courts and adult criminal courts. In addition, it reviews Ohio State’s juvenile justice department with regard to the protections offered for juveniles and how these compare to protections offered to the adult population. While many similarities exist between the adult...

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Development of the Juvenile Court

The development of the juvenile court system has been revolutionized over the past decades regarding its main guiding principles in development. According to The Juvenile Court: Its Development and Some Major Problems, the legal roots of the juvenile court system is based on the principles of English jurisprudence (Caldwell, 1961)....

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Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the country. It is a federal court created in accordance with the Constitution’s Article III, and has the discretionary and ultimate jurisdiction over all federal courts, and all state court proceedings involving questions of federal law. This is why the...

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Elements of the Court System: Forensic Psychology

The objective of this study is to select three elements of the court system that are interesting that interact in some manner with forensic psychology and consider who would be the contributors to each element. Forensic is defined as the “analysis of information suitable for use in a court of...

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Zach Carter v. Brett Cavanaugh and the Elites

Over the past few weeks in the U.S., the nomination of and Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh has been front and center of both local and national news, watercooler conversations and most other exchanges between people. Kavanaugh, a federal judge was under investigation due to being accused...

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