Essays Tagged: "constitutionality"

Court Case Number 15: Bowers v. Hardwick (June 30, 1986)

ardwick's home. Hardwick then brought suit in the Federal District Court, therefore challenging the constitutionality of the statute as it criminalized sodomy. Hardwick asserted that he was a practici ...

(2 pages) 55 0 5.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The 14th and 15th ammendment to the constitution. The creation, history and result of these ammendments.

was created in order to prevent the possible demise by repeal or adverse judicial review, since the constitutionality of the previous legislation had been vetoed. The proposed Fourteenth Amendment wa ...

(2 pages) 172 2 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Limiting of Civil Liberties

ertaining to just this subject, from very large cases i.e. Korematsu vs. United States (arguing the constitutionality of FDR's executive order 9066) to the free speech cases, Tinker vs. Des Moines, or ...

(4 pages) 152 0 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Death Penalty.

not to execute prisoners. In 1976, Gregg v. Georgia was submitted to the Supreme Court to test the constitutionality of capital punishment. After much review and debate, the justices decided that the ...

(3 pages) 222 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Public School Vouchers.

ool voucher debate has attracted attention over the last decade, climaxing with a final decision of constitutionality by the United States Supreme Court expected by June 2002. School vouchers are diff ... public school system stands out as an institution that unifies Americans."The biggest issue is the constitutionality of school vouchers. By June, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling of whether sc ...

(10 pages) 169 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Why do some scholars say there is a conflict between judicial review and representative democracy?

pt of judicial review states that individuals appointed by high-ranking officials can determine the constitutionality of laws and actions passed by any individual on the country, specifically governme ...

(1 pages) 78 4 4.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Plessy v. Ferguson

ptember 1891 a group of blacks in New Orleans, Louisiana, formed the Citizens Committee to Test the Constitutionality of the Separate Car Law. In June 1892 Homer Plessy sat in the car designated for w ... o show a cause of why the writ of prohibition should not be issued to Plessy. Ferguson asserted the constitutionality of the law and referred to the fact that Plessy, instead of admitting that he belo ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Short summaries on select important Supreme Court Cases

iew". This principle had the idea that the Supreme Court alone had the last word on the question of constitutionality.2)McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) - This suit involved an attempt by the state of Mar ...

(2 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The History of Judicial Review

dispute with Federal laws or their own state constitution. The power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of a law is a necessity in the United States form of government. A debate has cont ...

(6 pages) 139 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Internet Censorship Essay - The ACLU and the Child Online Protection Act

ocking the government from enforcing COPA. On January 11, 1999 both sides filed briefs to argue the constitutionality of the law.(ACLU)Congress's intention in enacting COPA was to protect minor childr ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Court cases dealing with judicial review and the 2nd amendment

ntil the Attorney General has a federal system for it. Sheriffs Jay Printz and Mack, confronted the constitutionality of this provision of the Brady Bill on behalf of CLEOs in Montana and Arizona. Dis ...

(4 pages) 84 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Notes on the presidency of James Buchanan

e Court rendered a decision in the long-pending case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. This case tested the constitutionality of laws regulating the status of slavery in the territories. Dred Scott, born a sl ... armer page 105-107: What were the dissenting views of Curtis and McLean? How did Douglas defend the constitutionality of popular sovereignty?)Proslavery elements greeted the court's opinion with glee. ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Patriot Act: Pros & Cons

iminated. These hazardous changes are on the issues of law enforcement, treatment of detainees, and constitutionality.Post act changes to law enforcement are not effective in stopping terrorists, and ... rights and is destroying the very thing people are trying to protect. These violations question the constitutionality of the law and therefore should be rescinded.First, the act is unconstitutional be ...

(9 pages) 249 0 4.8 Jun/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

This is a great essay about judicail restraint vs. judicail activism with footnotes in chicago style.

t of judicial review states that that individuals appointed by elected presidents can determine the constitutionality of laws and actions passed by the legislators and the people of the United States ...

(11 pages) 99 0 2.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Marbury v. Madison: It's Role in American History and It's Long-Term and Short-Term Ramifications

bility of the Supreme Court to "review a law or an official act of government employee or agent for constitutionality or for the violation of basic principles of justice." This case directly shaped th ...

(3 pages) 45 1 3.4 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Federalist Party Achievements And Shortcomings

dicial review and setting up the precedent of just exactly "who" got the right to examine the constitutionality of congressional laws. Adams, the sole Federalist president, achieved another grea ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Sydney v. Pingree         It all started when husband, Dean Skylar,

s no officially recognized surname and no birth certificate issued. The issue in hand is the constitutionality of the Florida Statute 382.16 5(a). Subsequently, the plaintiffs decided to seek d ...

(2 pages) 773 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

DEATH PENALTY

: it’s cruel and barbaric way of punishment, there is a possibility of wrongful execution, and constitutionality.Death penalty is a cruel and barbaric method of punishment. To extinguish a person ... the accused received a fair trial.The last reason that the death penalty should be abolished is its constitutionality. Death penalty is on of those grey areas that oppose what constitution said. It vi ...

(4 pages) 14 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Compare the State and National government

nishes violators, settles controversies and disputes, and is the final authority on the meaning and constitutionality of laws. The Judicial Branch decides how state laws should be applied. The governo ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Compare your state government with our federal government.

nishes violators, settles controversies and disputes, and is the final authority on the meaning and constitutionality of laws. The Judicial Branch decides how state laws should be applied. The governo ...

(1 pages) 521 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government > United Nations