Essays Tagged: "court decisions"

Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America

e way both Blacks and whites were tried. Much of this improvement has been achieved through various court decisions, and other improvements have been made through federal and state legislatures. Despi ... re far more likely than white killers of Black victims to receive the death penalty.10 Although the Court upheld the death penalty, it only did so because of precedent which states that discrimination ...

(15 pages) 254 1 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Tort Liability and Contract Liability.

act LiabilityA tort is a legal term for "a wrong." The "tort law" is composed of state statutes and court decisions that gives one the right to sue someone who causes harm to them, whether it's a drun ... ion during instructional time and school-sponsored activities. In most instances, the way its state courts have interpreted the law developed through cases tried in its courts rather than law passed b ...

(6 pages) 378 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Was told to write a declaration for a controversial group or organization. I wrote about gay and lesbians' rights to marry in the United States. Pronouncement to Gay and Lesbian Rights

s is one of the burning social issues of our time, with change taking place through legislation and court decisions across the country. Society has increasingly recognized that the government should s ... nties in this area, equal rights advocates and their opponents are anxious to have the U.S. Supreme Court decide the issue of same-sex marriage once and for all.After seven years of debate in the Stat ...

(4 pages) 186 1 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Short summaries on select important Supreme Court Cases

Court Decisions1)Marbury v. Madison (1803) - On the last day of his presidency, President Adams appo ... hall came out with the principle of "judicial review". This principle had the idea that the Supreme Court alone had the last word on the question of constitutionality.2)McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) - ... tion".3)Cohens v. Virginia (1821) - In this case, the Cohens family is found guilty by the Virginia courts of illegally selling lottery tickets. The Cohens appealed to the highest tribunal. Virginia " ...

(2 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Civil Right

ual liberty, government is no longer the sole concern of civil rights policy.Recent legislation and court decisions have extended the zone of civil rights to include protection from arbitrary or discr ... s, but ambiguity shrouds the meaning of almost every important phrase. In practice, rights are what courts, legislators, presidents, and governors say they are.The meaning of civil rights has changed ...

(1 pages) 33 0 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The Industrial and Progressive Era

long short hauls and frequent rate changes. To protect the farmers, government established laws and court decisions that helped improve the lives of the farmers. The factory owners treated the workers ... eated the workers poorly with long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions. Unions, laws, and court decisions were created to protect the rights of the American worker, who served as the backbon ...

(7 pages) 52 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Compare and Contrast conferencing schemes in different jurisdictions in Australia.

f practices at the various stages of the criminal process. These include diversionary programs from court, programs run in conjunction with court decisions, victim and offender mediation at any stage. ... These programs were jointly operated by the Police, Department of Juvenile Justice, NSW Children's Court and Community Justice Centre's.A discussion paper by the Attorney's-Generals office was releas ...

(11 pages) 69 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

HR departments perform different tasks.

government established constitutional amendments, legislation, and executive orders, as well as the court decisions that interpret these laws. Unfortunately equal employment laws are not the same in a ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

How the NIRA helped workers: This paper describes the NIRA and law cases in which it aided workers.

constitution of the United States is considered to be a living and breathing document. The Supreme Court rules on cases where there is an issue that involves someone's rights under that constitution. ... der that constitution. Prior to 1937 and the NLRB v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation case, the court was always heavily favoring business over the worker. There were different cases which came to ...

(10 pages) 32 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Human resource function

government established constitutional amendments, legislation, and executive orders, as well as the court decisions that interpret these laws. Unfortunately equal employment laws are not the same in a ...

(10 pages) 323 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Physician Assisted Suicide

eflection on care for the dying, while CMA's document draws its conclusions solely from a review of court decisions, medical research, and a traditional interpretation of a physician's responsibility ... euthanasia as unethical and unnecessary. It bases its conclusions on the research done by the Ninth Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturning a State of Washington's court decision declaring that ...

(5 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Business Law Paper

into sales. However, most of these books in past histories have gained the attention of the Supreme Courts. In the Supreme Court case, A Book Named John Cleland¡¯s ¡°Memoirs of a ... of a Woman of Pleasure¡± v. Massachussets of 1966, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the lower court decisions for the novel ¡°Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure&ie ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


eed in a persistent vegetative state. By using the PVS diagnosis, Mr. Schiavo has obtained from the courts the right to withhold life-giving treatment including food and water. These court decisions h ... rs for the National Orthodox Jewish Organization, appealed to Mr. Schiavo to "recognize that what a court may consider legal can still constitute a grave violation of a higher law," and asked him to " ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Cyber Theft: Rise and Fall of Napster

n of all copyrighted material. This decision ultimately showed to be a demise of free Napster.These court decisions however did little to stop illegal file sharing on the internet. By Napster's model ... has been downloaded legally.Napster at face value did not break the law. However, when they went to court "U.S. District Judge Marilyn Patel, fast becoming the Judge Jackson of free music, declared Na ...

(7 pages) 26 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Capstone Case Brief

Miller v. StateSupreme Court of Nevada, 1996991 P. 2d 1183People in the United States commit crimes and make up excuses why ... ght ask themselves “is there really any meaningful difference?” During the history of our court system there has been many significant court decisions which address the controversy topic ... f insanity and temporary insanity as it relates to criminal procedures. One of the most significant court decision is Miller Vs State Supreme Court of Nevada, 1996 991 P.2d 1183.FactsOn May 8, 1993, h ...

(4 pages) 33 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Heavy Metal Under Attack: Suicide and Aggression

em upon the listeners. However, contrary to the group’s belief, throughout future lawsuits and court decisions, the belief that artists are intentionally manipulating listeners throughout lyrical ... iping or suicide. Hearings were held with artists such as Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Twisted Sister.A court trial was brought against artists, Judas Priest, by the parents of two children who had killed ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Position Paper on Over Criminalization in the United States

t give the government the opportunity to convict a person even if he or she acted without mens rea. Court decisions have risen especially at the federal level.The government has an act called the Patr ...

(5 pages) 671 0 1.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The US environmental Policy

ample the controversy with the Congress. In my analysis, I am going to mention the judicial branch, Court's environmental policy making and the ways it compromises the grid lock in Congress. Courts, n ... the public which involved interest-group activism, presidential action, congressional legislation, court decisions, state-level programs, among others."(Glen Sussman, Byron W. Daynes, Jonathan P. Wes ...

(15 pages) 58 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays