Articles for tag: Robert Mcnamara, Supreme Court Cases

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The History and Future of the Jury System in America

Trial by jury is so ingrained into the consciousness of Americans today that a jurisprudence system based on anything else is virtually inconceivable. At the same time, however, most Americans’ knowledge of the system of judgment based on a collection of twelve of one’s peers is limited to what they glean from watching one of ...

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What is the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity?

Introduction Sovereign Immunity is a doctrine that precludes a suit against the sovereign (government) without its consent. In English law, this concept is based on the concept of the “the sovereign can do no wrong.” In American law, the doctrine was implemented with a slightly different rationale in mind. Under United States’ common law, the ...

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The War for Free Speech on Campus

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (Amendment 1, U.S. Constitution). A spirited debate is taking place ...

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How to Write a Legal Brief

Any student who takes Political Science Classes in College or Law related classes, or even is planning on going to law school, sooner or later you will have to learn how to write a legal brief. Legal briefs are very helpful and useful because professors will ask you summarize a Supreme Court case and give ...

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The Death Penalty in the State of Indiana

Two-thirds of the world’s nations have abolished the death penalty, with more than thirty abolishing it in the last ten years. Thirty-five of the United States, including the federal government and the military, are still using the death penalty as a form of capital punishment (Facts about the Death Penalty 2009). Though many countries and ...