Essays Tagged: "states supreme court"

Death Penalty and the Eight Amendment

erers have been getting a punishment equal to their crime, death. In 1967, executions in the United States were temporarily suspended to give the federal appellate courts time to decide whether or not ... rts time to decide whether or not the death penalty was unconstitutional. Then, in 1972, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of "Furman versus Georgia" that the death penalty violated th ...

(5 pages) 229 0 4.1 Oct/1996

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

mor, and ability to express himself helped Holmes direct American thought as a member of the United States Supreme Court for over 30 years.At the end of his service in the American Civil War Holmes en ... t man to have ever served on the court. President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes to the United States Supreme Court in 1902. Holmes's judicial philosophy was his opinion that, "The life of the la ...

(2 pages) 100 3 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The United States Supreme Court

THE UNITED STATESSUPREMECOURTI've chosen to research on the Supreme Court and it's Justices. This seemed like a ... opic to me, because someday I want to be a part of the legal system.The Supreme Court of the United States, composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices, is at the apex of the U.S. judicia ... rt and other lower courts to be established by congressional legislation, Section 1 of this article states that federal judges 'shall hold their offices during good behavior'--they can only be removed ...

(8 pages) 388 0 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


3th week of pregnancy. Before the right of a woman to obtain an abortion was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in the 1973 ruling on Roe vs. Wade, many abortions were performed illegally and ... it to be made available. The use of RU 486 was supported by family-planning agencies in the United States, France, and elsewhere and by the World Health Organization and the World Congress of Gynecol ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Capital Punishment, should it or should it not be used in today's criminal judging system

been opposed by the people since the beginning of it's era, which was around 1976, when the United States Supreme Court declared that the death penalty was not against the Constitution. But if read d ... dictions that provide for capital punishment' The highest homicide rates were also in Death Penalty states with executions: 9.7 homicides per 100,000 people as compared to 5.1 in states without the De ...

(6 pages) 144 0 1.5 Apr/1997

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

Benefits of Incorporating a Company

first I should try to explain what a corporation is. In 1819, Chief Justice Marshall of the United States Supreme court said: ' A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existi ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.5 Feb/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Civil War Facts

1) Compromise of 1850 : It's a series of compromises passed by United States congress in order to settle slavery issues. It was used to balance pro and anti slave states. ... e pro and anti slave states. (36 -30)2)3) John Calhoun: (1782-1850) Political leader who was United States congressman, Secretary of war, Vice President (1825-1832) senator and secretary of state. He ... fought for the protection of the south which contributed to the Civil War3) Henry Clay: (1777-1852) Statesman. Leader of the wing party. Clay played a central role on the stage of national politics fo ...

(3 pages) 140 0 4.0 Nov/1996

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

Abortion - Legality, Morality and The Catholic Church. This paper discusses the legal and moral issues surrounding aborion, also the veiw of the catholic church.

The 1973 United States Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decisin, while providing for some semblance of legal structure to ...

(6 pages) 208 3 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Exclusionary Rule

The Exclusionary RuleOne of the most controversial and historical rulings that the United StatesSupreme Court has handed down was in 1961 Mapp v. Ohio ruling that extended "The Exclusionary ... ed American justice and law enforcement procedure.The exclusionary rule was developed by the United States Supreme Courtstating that any and all evidence that is obtained in violation of a citizen's c ...

(5 pages) 390 1 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

This is a persuasive paper on capital punishment.

From 1967 until 1972, the United States Supreme Court debated on whether or not capital punishment is constitutional. On June 29, 197 ... ars, from 1967 until 1976, capital punishment was in a state of national moratorium. This means the states stopped all executions. In July of 1976, the Court upheld the death penalty as a reasonable p ... alty as a reasonable punishment for some crimes.Presently, the death penalty is legal in all but 12 states. From January 1977 through April 2001, 710 executions were carried out in the United States. ...

(3 pages) 181 1 1.9 Apr/2003

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

Public School Vouchers.

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 different from other educational cho ... t funding at any time. Voucher programs date back to the early 1900's in Vermont and Maine. The two states wanted to ensure that every child had access to schools, at a time when some children were no ...

(10 pages) 169 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"Feminism" This is a personnel review of how feminism has changed from my mothers generation to the present.

ll was legalized thus spawning the "sexual revolution" and of course the still controversial United States Supreme Court Ruling of Roe v. Wade which determined that women have the right to terminate a ...

(4 pages) 244 3 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This is a presuasive essay on Capital Punishment. This essay has a pro-capital punishment stance. Argues against common statements used to challenge the death penalty.

ue to address and has been the subject of highly controversial debates over the decades. The United States Supreme Court decided in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty was a form of cruel and unu ... used to implement this task is lethal injection; although, the electric chair is still used in some states. The large debate over the death penalty comes from liberal fanatics who use deception and fa ...

(3 pages) 370 3 4.6 Sep/2003

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

This paper is a detailed example of the 4th amendment.

v. City of CharlestonAffirming the right to confidential medical care for all Americans, the United States Supreme Court struck down a drug testing scheme targeting pregnant women developed by local p ... Fourth Amendment, which provides all Americans with protection from unreasonable searches.1. United States v. Arvizu, 534 U.S. 266 (Jan. 16, 2002) (9-0) (Border Patrol stop was based on reasonable sus ...

(3 pages) 129 0 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Partial Abortion Ban Law. What does this law do to the women of the United States? What are some of the consequenses?

back to the facts and where it all began.In 1973, in the landmark case of Roe vs. Wade, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provided ... en to obtain abortions. Since then abortion has been an important controversial issue to the United States. The problem begins with should it be a woman's choice whether or not to terminate her pregna ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Legalized Discrimination in America this paper is about how affirmative action is a form of legalized discrimination towards whites in the United states.

United States history is filled with discrimination and injustice. Many Americans have fought for equality ... and should be abolished.For years minority groups have fought for their civil rights in the United States. African Americans, Native Americans, women and the disabled have won numerous civil rights c ... eople get an advantage over white males when it comes to receiving education and jobs in the United States. Affirmative action discriminates against the majority of the United States population. Affir ...

(4 pages) 204 1 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

This is an overview of the landmark Engel v. Vitale Supreme Court case in 1962 regarding religion in school.

Engel v. Vitale is a landmark 1962 United States Supreme Court case which declared the inclusion of state-sponsored school prayer, even when n ... establishment of religion or its free exercise. This case has been monumental to that of the United States and continues to apply to recent United States Supreme Court cases which deliberate about the ... religion." The disgruntled parents also disputed that the Establishment Clause also applied to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment.When the case was taken to New York State Court, Engel's reque ...

(3 pages) 63 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

When God Speaks, Who Will Listen?

In 1962, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling on a case that would change the face of American schools forever. ... ted the universe, but it's perfectly acceptable to teach that we've evolved from monkeys. Evolution states that we evolved from primitive creatures, and yet our society so messed up. Today, we have ch ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Capital Punishment Should be Abolished. This is an argumentative essay written in opposition to capital punishment.

d unusual punishments inflicted," thus reads the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The term "cruel and unusual" first appeared in the English Bill of Rights of 1689. The Ameri ... of our civilization, in the 1970's it came under close scrutiny by the Supreme Court of the United States and it has somewhat remained an issue ever since. The landmark decision in 1976 in the ...

(9 pages) 542 2 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Role of the United States Supreme Court in obtaining equality for Blacks during Reconstruction

The role played by the United States' Supreme Court in obtaining equality for Black Americans was one of immense stature. The Supr ... h as the Black Codes. As time went on, Blacks were continually discriminated against, especially in states south of the Mason Dixon Line (the Southern states that had believed in slavery). As time pro ... he 1960's) that supported Black civil rights as to opposing them as this one did. The United States government finally let the South know that it would not tolerate the treatment of Blacks as s ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History