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Eight Amendment: Framers Intent and Supreme Court Jurisprudence
Eighth Amendment: Framers Intent and Supreme Court Jurisprudence Throughout American History, the origin of the eighth amendment and the founder’s intent when writing this amendment has been speculated and argued over by scholars and Supreme Court judges alike. Based on this elusive clause, numerous scholars have debated o...
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An Examination of the Issues Surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the United States
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been a hotly debated topic ever since President Obama introduced it in the election of 2008. Conservatives detest the bill, and liberals praise it. Despite any opposing efforts, Obamacare was signed into law in March of 2010. Six years later, Obamacare has had a substantial...
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An Analysis of the Process of Turning a Bill into a Law
There are many protocols and customs in the process of created a bill and getting that bill passed and turned into a law. The first step is proposing the bill to the House or Senate to see if they would even consider the bill. There are two types of bills which include private and public bills. Private bills apply to only c...
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the Power of the State in Relation to Labor Laws: The Adkins v. Children's Hospital Case
The Adkins v. Children’s Hospital (1923) court case was a case in a series of court cases during the early 20th century that defined precedents regarding the power of the state in relation to labor laws for American society. Adkins v. Children’s Hospital (1923) specifically aimed to clear the ambiguity around the constituti...
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A History of the Shelby Country, Ala v. Holder Case
The US Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder (2013) is a divisive one—regarding the constitutionality of the coverage formula in section four of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the justices themselves were split 5 to 4, and arguments for both sides were viable. The original Voting Rights Act aimed to help Af...
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An Appeal to Justice Through a Formal Grievance Procedure
A formal grievance procedure enables inmates to forward the issues they encounter during their time in prison with the aim of requesting the authorities to take action against such issues. Therefore, according to the “Inmate Grievance Procedures from the Tennessee Department of Corrections,” some items can be counterproduct...
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Understanding the Enforceability of the Oral Terms Between Meade and Novell Associates
Did the parties have an enforceable contract? In its broadest definition, a contract is a legally enforceable
promise.[1] Apparently, a contract can be written or oral though the
legality of oral is difficult to prove. Some contracts have the condition
of being in writing though there are still exceptions to an oral
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The Oral Contract Between Barbara Meade and Novell Associates
Did Novell Associates and Barbara Meade have an enforceable contract? There four key essentials of a contract that makes it valid and to be
recognized by the law.[1] A mutual agreement among the parties, competent
parties, consideration, and legality are the most basic elements of a
contract. In this light, it is wort...
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A History of the Brown vs the Board of Education Case
There have been many controversial and famous cases in U.S. Supreme court history but none have been bigger or had more of an impact than Brown vs the Board of Education. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separa...
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The Impact of the Nuremberg Trials in Setting a Standard International Court System
The Nuremberg Trials were a series of thirteen trials held in
Nuremberg, Germany between 1945 and 1959 to bring high-ranking Nazi war
criminals to justice for "crimes against peace and crimes against humanity"
( The most important impact of the Nuremberg Trials was the
precedent it set for an international cour...
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