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Supreme Court Ruled United States V
1,414 wordsDespite the efforts of lawyers and judges to eliminate racial discrimination in the courts, does racial bias play a part in todays jury selection? Positive steps have been taken in past court cases to ensure fair and unbiased juries. Unfortunately, a popular strategy among lawyers is to incorporate racial bias without directing attention to their actions. They are taught to look for the unseen and to notice the unnoticed. The Supreme Court in its precedent setting decision on the case of Batson ...
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Los Angeles Times Voir Dire
1,390 words... e blacks comprise 4. 5 % of the population countywide. The court maintained that the Sixth Amendment right of a fair trial does not limit governments ability to define the community from which jurors are selected. Albert J. Master, a Los Angeles Deputy Public Defender, stated that the decision on trial transfers conflicted with the historic American legal tradition of trying cases in the community where a crime occurred... giving the defendant a trial by peers and the immediate community a d...
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Australia Unfair Legal System
820 wordsIn theory all jury systems (which have existed for almost 800 years) are fair and just. The jury system originated in England and has so far failed in cases (all too common) when defendants are wrongfully prosecuted or convicted of crimes which they did not commit. In societies without a jury system, panels of judges act as decision makers. They weigh the evidence and apply the law. In the court system, criminal law is interpreted by a jury who are seen as expressing the sense of justice of ordi...
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Legal Ruling On Patricia Rosier 1986 Case
1,574 wordsPatricia Rosier died January 15, 1986 with the help of her husband Peter Rosier. She was 43 years old and a mother of two. Her husband Peter was a prominent physician in Fort Myers Florida. He was indicted for first degree murder by Lee County grand jury 10 months later. Patricia had been diagnosed in April 1985 with lung cancer. Which eventually moved to her brain. Her husband felt that there was a lawsuit of malpractice, as he believed she should have had the x-rays six months earlier (Oct. 19...
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American Civil Liberties Racial Discrimination
951 wordsThe Warren Supreme Court and its Effects on African-American Civil Liberties The Sixties was a time of change in America, and the American public began to have more liberal views. When Earl Warren became Chief Justice of Supreme Court it made the most dramatic changes and held a far more liberal view than any other Supreme Court before. Some of its most profound rulings were on African-American civil liberties. The Supreme Court changed American law on segregation in schools and in public places...
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Reasonable Doubt Jury Selection
750 wordsOn the date of November 27, 2000, I visited the Hillsborough county Courthouse and witnessed the Thirteenth District Circuit Court of Florida in its proceedings. The case was the State of Florida v. Michael Canada and his honor that presided over the case was Judge William Fuente. The case was called at 10: 30 AM and opened with the Judge splitting the charges against the defendant. The defendant was charged with a count of second-degree possession of cannabis with intent to sell and second-degr...
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Guilty Verdict Fair Trial
458 wordsFalsified System The adversarial system of our country is that whoever presents the best case wins the trial. This means that it is possible for an innocent person to be convicted of a crime that they did not commit. However, there is a saying in America, and it go like this: We d rather have 10 guilty people go free, and have 1 innocent person be convicted (Mr. Perse, 4 th period Law). Throughout the movie, the boys right to a fair trial was taken away, violating his Constitutional rights. 12 A...
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