1. Take a look at this YouTube video by Law Professor Duane (its about 25 minutes long) and the companion "response" by an experienced police detective (George Bruch), tell me know how your thinking about this issue may have changed as a result of watching these two videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08fZQWjDVKE&feature=related 2. In 1993, Congress passed legislation entitled: Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as a direct response to a US Supreme Court decision (Employment Div., Dept. of Human Resources of Ore. v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 ). When the RFRA was then challenged in court, the US Supreme Court declared that the RFRA was indeed unconstitutional. Please read the following article discussing these issues by Professor Marci Hamilton, of the Cardozo Law School: http://writ.news.findlaw.com/hamilton/20101014.html?DCMP=NWL-pro_top What are your thoughts about these issues? Do you agree with how the US Supreme Court ruled in these cases? 3. Who can find the most outrageous Tort case to tell the me about ?? That's right - find the grossest case ever (bloody? gory? or just plain "icky"?), and post a link to it here! Can you find an article about a lawsuit that makes you want to grimace? Share the pain!! (PS - IF you have a link to a video online - and you think it might be offensive - please let us know beforehand!) 4. What are your thoughts about the Miranda case, and the "warnings" that police are required to give people who are in police custody, prior to questioning? Should the police be required to warn people about what their rights are? Does it substantially interfere with the police's ability to catch or convict wrong-doers? Have you watched the "Professor Duane" video followed by the "Officer Bruch" video?Please post your comments about the Miranda Warnings. 5. Hmmm - family law issues: marriage, divorce, living together, sex, common-law marriage, adoption, abortion, child custody, child support,...
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