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The Right to Bear Arms

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page argumentative essay in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The paper explores the history behind the Constitutional Amendment, gun legislation, new legal and historian interpretations of the Amendment, and public opinions on the issue--leading to the final conclusion in support of the Second Amendment. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

A 4 page discussion of Supreme Court rulings in which the writer argues that "landmark" precedents are not really as ground-breaking as they seem. The writer posits that most Supreme Court decisions have actually come from clear and concise points in the U.S. Constitution and are only reflections of changing social urges. As an example, ...

The Bill of Rights

  • 7 page paper

Approx. 7 pages discussing the Bill of Rights, amendments-- and how our rights are being challenged and threatened in today's society. Specifically covered are Amendments I, IV, and X. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 6 page essay on James Hutson's 'The Bill of Rights and the American Revolutionary Experience,' from A Culture of Rights. The essay traces the growth of our current foundation of civil law out of the 'natural law' of the Enlightenment, and shows how the Bill of Rights' codification of rights reflected this dramatic change ...

An 8 page argument for petitioner prepared for a moot court debate (re-argument of Gregg v. Georgia) and focusing on the arbitrariness of Georgia's death penalty statute. The writer argues that Georgia's capital punishment sentencing procedure is unconstitutional with reference to the 8th and 14th amendments of the constitution despite changes which have been implemented ...

A 10 page paper discussing the Supreme Court case, Buck v. Bell, which took place in 1927. This case made it legal to force sterilization in the attempt to rid society of undesirable individuals. This applied to criminals, insane individuals, as well as developmentally disabled and poor individuals. The various aspects of ...

A 5 page paper that discusses the fact that Furman v. Georgia (1972) and Gregg v. Georgia (1976) findings have led to many opposing dictates in regards capital punishment. Among other cases, they are the basis of how prisoners are treated by the justice system, especially those awaiting execution on death row. However, these ...

A 4 page hypothetical decision for a law case about whether the developer and builder of a house, can be held liable, on the principles of negligence or warranty / strict liability for scalding injury sustained by the plaintiff's 16 month old son which was due to the failure of defendant to install a water ...

A 5 page paper that provides an analytical case study of the US Circuit Court of Appeals case of Taxman vs. Piscataway, and considers how this case might have been evaluated by the US Supreme Court. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page paper looks at the evolution of the Supreme Court and the influence of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. Marshall's role in the development of judicial review by the landmark case Marbury v. Madison is included. One source cited.

A 10 page research paper that focuses on the accomplishments of Chief Justice Marshall and the controversy surrounding his actions in the Supreme Court. The writer focuses on interstate commerce, judicial review and single opinion in terms of the political climate of his day. Discussion also includes long-term influences on the Supreme Court ...

10 pages in length. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren is a United States political figure who had tremendous impact upon the manner in which America addressed particular issues of religion, obscenity, personal security and libel. Through what has been considered by many to be hard-nosed tactics, Warren -- who was the fourteenth chief ...

Marbury v. Madison

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper on this Supreme Court case. The writer details the history surrounding it, the decision itself, and its historic significance. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 3 page essay arguing in support of Dred Scott with regard to this landmark decision. Basis of argument is Constitutional rights to freedom, and that the Supreme Court should have reviewed venue rather than try the case on its merits.

A 5 page paper that compares and contrasts the decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford with Bowers v. Hardwick in regard to discrimination based on sexual orientation and race. The paper looks at the court's opinions in regard to constitutional interpretations of discrimination. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This landmark case is ttributed with the inglorious result of installing all of the perceived negative equal opportunity requirements in effect in the United States. In this 5 page paper, the writer looks at the ongoing legacy inherited from this trial, including quota systems, disparate impact and race-norming. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

North Carolina v. Alford

  • 15 page paper

The Supreme Court case of North Carolina v. Alford began as the determination of the Appellate Court that Henry Alford might have been forced by circumstances to plead guilty to crime because of the fear of the death penalty. This 15 page paper that outlines the Supreme Court case and provides an overview of the ...

United States v. Marion

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page overview of the Supreme Court judgement in the case which overturned the dismissal of the United States' fraud case against Marion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 2 page explication of Madison's argument in the Tenth Federalist (Federalist Papers) relating to faction and the instability of government under the Articles of Confederation. Included is his proposal to remedy the situation by the construction of a union of states via Adoption of the Constitution. No Bibliography.

Gitlow vs. New York

  • 11 page paper

An 11 page paper arguing the validity of the Supreme Court decision of this case. Gitlow v. New York was decided in 1925 and is studied today as a classic case of the limits of the freedom of speech guaranteed under the First Amendment. New York tried and convicted Benjamin Gitlow on charges ...

This 15 page overview explores the origins of the Constitution. Included are references to John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu who supported the theory of civic humanism. Also discussed is the applicability of earlier documents such as the Magna Carter and the Mayflower Compact. A discussion of constitutional amendments and how concepts have changed over ...

A 6 page research paper on Machiavelli's influence on the Federalist Papers. The writer details Machiavelli's political txes, and the similarities in the Constitution and the Federalist apologies for it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses how the major ideas of the Federalist Papers #10 and #51 influenced and shaped the guiding philosophy and institutional structures of the constitution of the United States. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

6 pages in length. There is no question that the United States of America was built on a foundation of democracy and liberty for each and every citizen. The writer discusses the fact that it is by way of this infrastructure of democratic rule that the country has been able to enjoy ...

An 8 page transcript of an imaginary symposium set in an eternal 'now' in which Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Mme. de Lafayette, Jonathan Swift, François Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Charlotte Bronte, and a Moderator discuss their philosophies. Special attention is given to the dichotomy of reason versus passion, and of the individual versus society. ...

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