"Supreme Court of the United States" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Supreme Court Case (4th Amendment)

    Alexis Crump Landmark Supreme Court Case: Washington V. Chrisman 11/29/9 Plaintiff: State of Washington Defendant: Chrisman Plaintiff’s Claim: The drugs that were collected in Chrisman’s dormitory room was legally obtained and could be used as evidence. Chief Lawyer for the Plaintiff: Ronald R Carpenter Chief Lawyer for the Defendant: Robert F Patrick Judges in Favor of the Court: Harry A. Blackmun‚ Sandra Day O’Connor‚ Lewis F. Powell‚ Jr.‚ William H. Rehnquist and John

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  • Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice

    Sotomayor was informed about the possibility to be nominated as Supreme Court Justice if David Souter were to retire. Davis Souter’s plans to retire we leaked on April 30‚ 2009‚ leading to early attention for Sotomayor’s nominee possibility as the new Supreme Court Justice. Sotomayor was informed of President Barack Obama choice on May 25. He then nominated her on May 26‚ 2009. When Sonia was nominated‚ history was made for the American court system; she became the second jurist to be appointed for three

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  • Eyewitness Identification: Supreme Court Case

    Eyewitness Identification In the Supreme Court case of Lorenzo Prado Navarette and Jose Prado Navarette‚ Petitioners‚ versus the state of California (argued January 21‚ 2014‚ decided April 22‚ 2014)‚ two men argued that one of their constitutional rights had been violated. In August of 2008‚ a Mendocino County dispatcher received a call from a woman reporting that another vehicle had run her off the road (Navarette v. California‚ 2014). The dispatcher notified the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

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  • Federal Courts Vs State Courts Essay

    Federal Courts vs. State Courts Courts in the United States are made up and governed by the United States Constitution and then separated by Federal and State levels. Both levels are different in how they are made up‚ how they run and the laws they are in charge of enforcing. Federal: 1. United States Supreme Court; the highest appellate court in the Federal judicial system. This court is tasked with taking on its own cases and normally takes from lower courts that struggle with defining Federal

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  • Supreme Court of the United States Supap KIRTSAENG, dba Bluechristine99, Petitioner v. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

    Supreme Court of the United States Supap KIRTSAENG‚ dba Bluechristine99‚ Petitioner v. JOHN WILEY & SONS‚ INC. No. 11–697. Argued Oct. 29‚ 2012. Decided March 19‚ 2013. The facts Student from Thailand by the name Supap Kirtsaeng who arrived in the United States in 1997 to attend Cornell University discovered that the same textbooks that he was buying inside the US were sold cheaper in his home country. Supap have decided to start a side business by reselling foreign edition text books

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  • Supreme Court Case Brandenburg V. Ohio

    The Supreme Court uses various criteria for the consideration of cases. Not all cases may be chosen by the Supreme Court‚ so they must wisely choose their cases. The Court must be uniform and consistent with the cases they choose according to federal law. "Supreme Court Rule 17‚ ‘Considerations Governing Review on Certiorari ’" (Rossum 28).These rules are obligatory to follow because the Court uses it to grant certiorari. There are four basic rules for Rule 17. First‚ the Supreme Court must

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  • Miranda Vs Arizona Supreme Court Case

    years there has been many cases in the United States that have been controversial. Although‚ there are only a select few of those cases that have been able to reach the top court‚ the Supreme Court. Even then not all of the cases that reached Supreme Court gained the status of being a landmark Supreme Court case. Each of these cases that gained the status of a landmark Supreme Court case was by embedding some type of societal impact that lasts to the United States such as‚ Miranda v. Arizona. In order

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  • Missouri State Court Systems vs. Texas State Court Systems

    Court System Structure Checkpoint II Missouri State Court Systems vs. Texas State Court Systems CJS/220- Erin Berger The States of the United States have individual and unique governments with many similarities. All states are required by the constitution to have republican governments. Despite their similarities‚ all states have different government structures and procedures‚ as you will see in the following comparisons of Missouri and Texas state court systems. The Texas state court system

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  • Federal vs State Courts

    Federal v. State Courts The United States is at the forefront of modern democracy. Its unique three branched system allows the government to operate under a quasi-idealistic form of checks and balances. As outlined by the U.S. Constitution‚ the judicial branch of government serves as the interpreter of the law and is “one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world.”1 This complexity is a product of balance and structure in the form of a judicial hierarchy‚ with the Supreme Court at the

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  • Supreme Court Cases- McCulloch vs Madison

    Constitution allowed Congress to establish the National Bank. The Court also asserted that the Constitution did not allow a state to tax the Bank. Chief Justice John Marshall stated that the Constitution does not explicitly grant Congress the right to establish a national bank‚ but also noted that the "necessary and proper" clause of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to do that which they felt was best for the country. Therefore‚ the Court affirmed the existence of implied powers. In 1791‚ after

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