Court Essays

Grand Jury Paper

Explore the right to a preliminary examination and the role of the grand jury A preliminary hearing may not be held in every criminal case in which a “not guilty” plea is entered. Some states conduct preliminary hearings only when a felony is charged, and other states utilize a “grand jury indictment” process in which a designated group of citizens decides whether, based on the government’s evidence, the case should proceed to trial. Last but not least, the possibility always…

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Right of Habeas Corpus

The Right of Habeas Corpus is derived from the Latin meaning “you have the body. The meaning according to the U. S. Constitution is the right of any person to question their incarceration before a judge. The violating of this right has not been the most severe of the civil liberties granted to not only Americans but many other countries. The biggest violation of this right was when the Busch administration held hundreds of suspected terrorist from the Afghan and…

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People V. Lardie Case

Abstract People v. Lardie was an instrumental case within Michigan law. It defined the parameters by which due process and mens rea interpretations could be extended in a criminal case. Throughout the course of the case, there were many facts, issues, and theories produced as to the veracity of the Michigan law that provided the sentencing guidelines for individuals who drove while intoxicated. However, no opinion mattered more than that of the Supreme Court of Michigan.                Within the opinion,…

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Lamb to the Slaughter

Now that you’ve read “Lamb to the Slaughter” and studied the nuances of crafting a persuasive argument, pretend you are the defense attorney for Mary Maloney. You will craft your closing arguments as a persuasive speech to be delivered to the judge and jury in her murder trial. Your defense is that Mary Maloney is NOT guilty by reason of temporary insanity. If you need to look up the stipulations for such an argument, please do so. You will be…

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The Courtroom Workgroup

On any week night, he or she can pick up the remote control and start channel surfing. Coming across two or three law enforcement related shows such as Law & Order or CSI is not uncommon. Watching Law & Order, the entire criminal justice process unfolds right before our eyes in about 60 minutes. We get to witness a functional courtroom workgroup. In a perfect world, the process would run as smoothly as depicted on television. In this paper, we…

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Ashaba Ahebwa Mark on Civil Law in the Ugandan Jurisdiction

The place and mode of trial is usually determined by type of trial and proceedings. If you make an application by summons, then you will be heard in Chambers. Procedure 1 – where defendant elects not to call evidence The Plaintiff or advocate makes an opening speech referred to sometimes as an opening statement. After that the plaintiff witnesses are called, examined cross examined and re-examined. After that the plaintiff or his advocate sums up the case by making a…

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Tyler Chase Harper V Poway Unified School District

Facts: Tyler Chase Harper, a high school sophomore, was sent to the principal’s office for violating the dress code. He was wearing a T-shirt which contained statements that disparaged the homosexual community. Chase filed suit in federal court claiming that the school violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion, as well as rights protected by the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses under the federal Constitution and the California Civil Code. Chase asked the court for…

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Courtroom Observation

I attended the District Court at 201 West Picacho Ave on March 7, 2011. I sat in on judge Mike Murphy’s court. Judge Murphy started court promptly at 9:00 a. m. but before I got into the court I had to wait in a long line of about 30 people. then when I finally got to the court house door I had to go through a metal detector where I had to take off my belt and shoes and everything…

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Thompson V. Oklahoma

Historical Time Period: Historical Events occurring during period of case.       The following historical events transpired during this period: The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) was finalized. It was signed in 1988 and came into effect on January 1, 1989. Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere (Spiritus Temporis web site, 1988). Opening ceremony of the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul, South Korea (Spiritus Temporis web site, 1988). NASA resumes space shuttle flights,…

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Courtroom Workgroup

The purpose of court is straight forward, to bring a conflict to justice. As simple as that sounds there are many more roles than a judge and a jury. Bringing a conflict to justice is a team effort, that team is known as a courtroom work group. One of the major roles of this team is the prosecutor. The prosecutor is the attorney representing the state in one of the many trials on hand. With the excessive amounts of trials,…

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The Role of Lay People

Learning is a necessary process for achieving business objectives an essential to improving organisational performance. It fills in the gap between the organisations currant capability and that needed to deliver the business results. From an individual point of view, it enables people to add to their stock of personal competences and develop their full potential. First you need to identify the individuals training needs, if this is not done the training will be a waste of time as they may…

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The Trial of Tom Robinson in _to Kill a Mocking Bird_

I walked into the court room, and looked at the jury, they were all white, I knew that it would have to be a miracle to get the jury to come back with the verdict that Tom Robinson was innocent. But I had a plan. If the trial goes well, I will appeal against the verdict, and then the court case will go to another place, where the jury won’t be so biased against black people. The trial started and…

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Court Observation

The courts have the function of giving the public a chance to present themselves whether to prosecute or defend themselves if any dispute against them rises. It is known to everyone that a court is a place where disputes can be settled while using the right and proper procedures. The court is also the place where a just, fair and unbiased trial can be heard so that it would not cause any disadvantage to either of the party involved in…

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Habeas Corpus

In the past few years there has been people seeking the question “what is the right process of eliminating terrorist from non-terrorist? ” How does this affect the United States and what things can we do to make it better. In are efforts to understand this we need to start off from the beginning by learning what Habeas Corpus is, where it comes from and how America follows its traditions. The best place to start off is what Habeas Corpus…

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The Criminal Justice System and Process

Mr. Blaine was under investigation for suspicion of stealing high-end electronics and computer equipment from his job; his boss contacted the police to conduct an investigation on Mr. Blaine to find out if he had stolen the electronics and computer equipment. Police offers come to the business conducted the investigation and collected evidence to build their case against Mr. Blaine, after gaining enough evidence to obtain a search warrant from the judge the police arrived at Mr. Blaine house to…

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