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An Analysis of the Supreme Court Case of Skilling v. United States on the Collapse of the Enron Corporation
“The Court acknowledges that Skilling’s vagueness challenge has force, for honest-services decisions were not models of clarity or consistency. It has long been the Court’s practice, however, before striking a federal statute as impermissibly vague, to consider whether the prescription is amenable to a limiting construction...
An Argument against the Brock Turner's Case
The Brock Turner Case In all kinds of court cases throughout the United States, the Pre-Sentencing Investigation (PSI) Reports and Victim Impact Statements play a large role in the final decision made in the court room. Brock Turner’s case of raping an unconscious girl behind a dumpster is something we’re seeing at large...
Mr. Justice Black's Announcement of the Judgement of the Court Regarding the Case of Elliott Ashton Welsh II
BLACK, J., Opinion of the Court MR. JUSTICE BLACK announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion in which MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN, and MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL join. The petitioner, Elliott Ashton Welsh II, was convicted by a United States District Judge of refusing to submit to induction into t...
An Analysis of the Case of Matthew Poncelet
Imagine your 17 year-old daughter is assaulted, raped, shot, and left for dead in the middle of the forest. How would you want the perpetrators to suffer? There are multiple reasons why Matthew Poncelet should be executed. The victim’s parents want justice in the form of revenge. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Percy want Matthew Poncele...
An Analysis of the Case of the Speluncean Explorers and Whether Cannibalism Can Be Justified
Journal 1 The case of the speluncean explorers is a complex one. The incident that happened was that five cave explorers went deep into a cave, but a landslide occurred so that the exit was blocked by large boulders. Through a wireless radio, the men had learned that there was no possible way that they would be able to g...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...