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Megan's Law (Pro) in 1994 Term Paper

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In conclusion, because a little girl was killed by a sexual predator living across the street from her and her family, Megan's Law was implemented to try to stop these types of concerns from reoccurring. The associated laws were passed in New Jersey in 1994 to protect innocent women and children from violent sex offenders. Critics of the law contend that the law infringes on the constitutional rights of the sex offenders released from prison. This paper aims to show that the Megan's law is constitutional and also an excellent deterrent that may stop repeat offenses by convicted sexual offenders. This report was an attempt to understand the constitutionality of Megan's Law. Megan's Law was the state of New Jersey's attempt to control women…. [read more]

One Nation Under God Term Paper

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One Nation Under God


One Nation Under God

I am assuming that every school child in America today during a typical school day has at one time or another had to cross his or her heart with the right hand and recite with the rest of the class the Pledge of Allegiance. The original pledge represented democracy at its finest. "Well, he was trying to get the essence of American democracy. and, of course, 'one nation, indivisible.' He was an enthusiast for the union, and he knew the essence of American democracy was equality, liberty and justice for all. But his version was changed in 1923, and he was very sore about that." (All Things Considered) This ritual has been a part of…. [read more]

Mythology Political Issues Constitutional History Term Paper

… The Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution is the only case of amendment through this venue.

Congress calling a National Convention at the request of the legislator and three-fourths of the States ratifying the amendment. This form has never been utilized for Constitutional amendment.

VI. Leadership in Government

It takes many skills of leadership and communication to hold a political office. There are not only the areas of "right" or "wrong" which must be considered by the different mores' with in society, particularly in the world at large, that demand that the President be multi-skilled in interacting with individuals, groups, corporations, organizations and the leaders of other governments.

The United States has had a varied kaleidoscope of Presidents in the perception of style and personality. There…. [read more]

Electoral College: Should the U Term Paper

… In that case, the House would choose the President, which most Americans would argue against. It is impossible to know how the representatives would vote, but it seems that the selection of the president would be controlled by whichever party controls the House of Representatives. This is not a major weakness of the Electoral College.

According to Grigg (2001): "The House represents the people; the Senate was originally elected by the state legislatures, to represent the interests of the various states. The Electoral College -- composed of officials chosen by the states in a number equivalent to their respective congressional delegations -- was intended to be a limited-term legislative body that would select a chief executive. This system would preserve elements of representation found in…. [read more]

Censorship in Music Term Paper

… The Spanish-born Pablo Casals (1876-1973), who enjoyed a spectacular international career as a violin and cello virtuoso and conductor, was considered to be one of the finest musicians of his day. However, he had a rather harsh assessment of rock and roll in the early 1960s, one that should be viewed through the filter of a person whose life was devoted to European fine-art music.

You want to know what I think of that abomination, rock 'n' roll? I think it is a disgrace. Poison put to sound! When I hear it I feel very sad not only for music but for the people who are addicted to it. I am also very sorry for America-- that such a great country should have nothing better…. [read more]

Law and Society Bowers v Term Paper

… The Court ruled that the Connecticut statute forbidding use of contraceptives violates the right of marital privacy as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and frowned at the government's right to intrude into the private lives of its citizens. The Griswold decision also underlines the precedence of the fundamental rights over State statutes that intrude upon such rights of individuals. In the Bowers ruling, the Court has asserted that the recognition of "privacy rights" in Griswold (and other similar decisions of the court) does not bear "any resemblance to the claimed constitutional right of homosexuals to engage in acts of sodomy that is asserted in this case." In its arguments, the court reveals its prejudice against the homosexual act as it equates such acts with…. [read more]

Moose Horn Police Officers Admissible Term Paper

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Using Supreme Court Decisions and evidence provided in class, critically analyze the idea that juries and jury pools must reflect a cross section of the community. Your analysis should focus on the functions that criminal juries are expected to perform, as described in Duncan. Does the Cross Section Guarantee a jury that can perform the Duncan functions.

In the case of Duncan vs. Louisiana Justice white explains, "The guarantees of jury trial in the Federal and State Constitutions reflect a profound judgment about the way in which law should be enforced and justice administered. A right to jury trial is granted to criminal defendants in order to prevent oppression by the Government." (Duncan vs. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145, 149 (1968)) In the case…. [read more]

EPA Should Be Able to Use Term Paper

… ¶ … EPA should be able to use a cost-benefit analysis in setting rules to enforce the Clean Water Act. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed upon this issue as well, which helps to buttress my viewpoint. On the other hand, the EPA should not use a cost-benefit analysis because it is important for companies to do all that they can to protect the health of consumers. I do think that companies such as Entergy owe a duty of social responsibility, but that it does not include adopting the most effective technology. Instead, they can adopt effective technology that can help reduce the noxious effect of water. Entergy does not owe a social responsibility duty -- that should be determined by social agencies. If the Supreme…. [read more]

Civil Rights and Police Departments Research Paper

… Racial profiling can be a difficult practice to stop, because many well-intentioned officers may believe that race or ethnicity is a valid reason to suspect a person of a crime. For example, in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, many non-criminal Muslims and people who appeared to be Muslim were targeted for criminal investigation because of activity that, if conducted by a white person, would have appeared harmless. Moreover, much of racial profiling involves an unintentional use of stereotypes and societal norms to inform decision making; officers may not even be aware that they are using race in their criteria. It can also be very difficult to demonstrate racial profiling, especially for the individual victim of the practice. For example, a controversial New York…. [read more]

Police Officer Murder Death Penalty Term Paper

… Just four years later, however, individual states began adjusting their death penalty statutes to remove the risk of arbitrary sentencing, and a total of 35 states passed legislation designed to limit the discretion of jurors deciding capital cases. One of the most widely implemented standards used during the renaissance of the death penalty in the U.S. was the specified targeting of police officers in murder cases, and so-called "cop killer" statutes soon went into effect in many states. In 1976, several states had issued sentencing guidelines to judges and jurors, including the creation of aggravating factors such as the murder of a police officer used to determine death sentences, and "these guided discretion statutes were approved in 1976 by the Supreme Court in Gregg v.…. [read more]

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