The Grand Jury

Capital Punishment Is It Required
Capital Punishment Is It Required
Capital Punishment: Is It Required Looking out for the state of the public's satisfaction in the scheme of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. Today's system of capital punishment is fraught with inequalities and injustices. The commonly offered arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. It was a deterrent. It removed killers. It was the ultimate punishment. It is biblical. It satisfied the public's need for retribution. It relieved the anguish of the victim's fa
Such A Good Boy How A Pampered Son's Greed Led to Murder Summary
Such A Good Boy How A Pampered Son's Greed Led to Murder Summary
Such A Good Boy: How A Pampered Son's Greed Led to Murder: Summary 18 year old Darren Huenemann of Saanich, British Columbia seemed to be a model student, friend, son and grandson. His mother Sharon called him the perfect gentleman, as did most of the community around him. When his grandmother Doris made out her will in 1989, she made it so her daughter Sharon would receive half of her $4 million dollar estate, and Darren the other half. At the same time Sharon updated her will to include Darr
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling Justin Broyles Apr. 12, 1995 Justice Theory Lance Miller Genetic engineering has developed and blossomed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Originating as merely an area of interest for scientists, genetic engineering has now become an area of which all people should be somewhat knowledgeable. DNA profiling has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Aside from its usefulness in many legal investigations, DNA profiling can
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violat
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon's Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon's Appointment's B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon's plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon's Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixon went to Washington, D.C. In Januar
Watergate Was The Nixon White House Involved
Watergate Was The Nixon White House Involved
Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved? What was Watergate? Watergate is a term used to describe a complex web of political scandals occurring between 1972 and 1974. On January 20, 1969, Richard M. Nixon had become the thirty-seventh president of the United States. As Nixon entered the White House, he was “full of bitterness and anger about past defeats, and about years of perceived slights from others in the political establishment.” Nixon, a Republican, once stated that, “Washington i
Charles Manson Orgins of a Madman
Charles Manson Orgins of a Madman
Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like cult and ultimately to the bloody murders of numerous innocent people. Charles M. Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 11, 1934. His mother, Kathleen Maddox, w
I committed my first murder at the age of twelve I had killed before b
I committed my first murder at the age of twelve I had killed before b
I committed my first murder at the age of twelve. I had killed before, but before there were always motives such as self defense and protection of property. On December 25, 1991, however, I killed for the carnal sake of killing. Taking this life did not feel wrong until the fraction of a second after it was too late. I remember vividly the pride I felt in my steady aim, the rifle-sights barely moving from the tiny target I had chosen, and then the crushing suffocation which replaced pride as so
I have sustained some of the most appalling trials of this century
I have sustained some of the most appalling trials of this century
I have sustained some of the most appalling trials of this century. Over me I have felt distress, bleakness, sorrow. However none of them were as smashing as Annie's. Have you ever heard about Annie? Oh yes Annie Laird, one of the most kind jurors I have ever met. In George Dawes Greens The Juror, He sumarized the events and, thoroughly explained the pain and anguish Annie had to go through. The woe in which her life revolved after mentioning those lousy words ¨I need a little excitement in my
Summary
Summary
Summary 18 year old Darren Huenemann of Saanich, British Columbia seemed to be a model student, friend, son and grandson. His mother Sharon called him the perfect gentleman, as did most of the community around him. When his grandmother Doris made out her will in 1989, she made it so her daughter Sharon would receive half of her $4 million dollar estate, and Darren the other half. At the same time Sharon updated her will to include Darren as the beneficiary of her estate. If they ever came to
The Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal The Watergate Affair, is the worst political scandal in U.S. history. It led to the resignation of the president, Richard M. Nixon, after he became implicated in an attempt to cover up the scandal. �The Watergate Affair� refers to the break-in and electronic bugging in 1972, of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate apartment, and office building complex in Washington D.C. The term was applied to several related scandals. M
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I. Article 1: The Legislative Branch a. section 1: Legislative powers given.. b. section 2: Description of the House of Representatives. -Representatives elected every 2nd year -Qualifications of Representatives -Must be a citizen for at least seven years -Must be at least 25 years old -Will not be inhabitant of the state in which he is chosen -Number of Representatives per state -Executive authority fills vacancies -Choose speaker and officers,
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
The verb impeach as defined by Webster's Third International Diction
The verb impeach as defined by Webster's Third International Diction
The verb impeach as defined by Webster's Third International Dictionary is to cause an official to be removed from office because of conviction of impropriety, misdemeanor, or misconduct while in said office. The right to impeach public officials is secured by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Sections 2 and 3, which discuss the procedure, and in Article II, Section 4, which indicates the grounds for impeachment: the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States sh
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen control over the United States. Running both illegal and legal businesses they have captivated the lives of the country. Here is an overview of the history of this power that knows everything and everyone that has power or wishes to rise to power. The beginning of organized crime goes back to the 13th century. The Mafia was formed in Sicily to help farmers from being terrorized by French and Spanish looters (Waller, p.16). It was n
Freedom in the United States
Freedom in the United States
Freedom in the United States No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of th
Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850 In 1850, the issue of slavery had once again some to haunt Congress. What seemed like a déjà vu of the Missouri Compromise, Congress would once again be split down the middle over the issue of slavery. The purpose of the Compromise of 1850 also known as the Omnibus Bill was to settle several questions that had recently surfaced within the walls of the Capitol. Unlike the Missouri Compromise, this decisions made in this compromise needed to satisfy the whole country. These reso
Judicial Duty
Judicial Duty
Judicial Duty Question One Where a judge is performing a judicial duty, he must not only bring to the discharge of that duty an unbiased and impartial mind. He must be seen to be impartial , Discuss critically this statement in the light of the principles applied by the courts in determining whether to disqualify a decision-maker for bias. 2000 Words The law of disqualification arguably rests upon two principles of law; ‘Nemo judux in causa sua,’ that no-one should be a judge in his own causeand
Pinochet
Pinochet
Pinochet Question One “Where a judge is performing a judicial duty, he must not only bring to the discharge of that duty an unbiased and impartial mind. He must be seen to be impartial”, Discuss critically this statement in the light of the principles applied by the courts in determining whether to disqualify a decision-maker for bias. 2000 Words The law of disqualification arguably rests upon two principles of law; ‘Nemo judux in causa sua,’ that no-one should be a judge in his own cause[1]and
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harpe
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harpe
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee In the novel ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee there is a theme of courage throughout the whole novel. There are several kinds of courage that Harper Lee uses: There is the basic courage required to overcome childish fears, such as Scout, Jem and Dill running past the Radley house and the slightly more serious examples, such as Atticus facing the mad dog. This is physical courage. There is also the more difficult
Chemistry of crime
Chemistry of crime
Chemistry of crime The case of jonbenet ramsey The Ramsey’s Home The first images of JonBenet Ramsey that were broadcast to the world showed a pretty little girl in heavy make-up and flamboyant costumes parading across a stage. At the time, the media described her as being a painted baby, a sexualized toddler beauty queen. From the day in 1996, when JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her home in Boulder Colorado, the Boulder police and a large proportion of the world's media believed tha
The Outcomes and Viewpoints of the Californian Missions
The Outcomes and Viewpoints of the Californian Missions
The Outcomes and Viewpoints of the Californian Missions HST 370 History of California July 8, 2004 In 1769 the San Diego Mission was established, marking the first mission and first settlement of the Spaniards in California since their claim in 1542 by Cabrillo. The document, A Mexican Commission Urges the Secularization of the California Missions, 1833, was a short passage that depicts the opposite of the churches intents, “far from persuading the weak, opposing the rebels…they suffer from thos
Impeachment
Impeachment
Impeachment It is the ultimate punishment for a president: impeachment. But it is a long and complicated route to removing a political official from office and never in more than 200 years of U.S. history has it happened to a president for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,'' as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution as reasons for impeachment. The Constitutional process Article II, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution specifies the procedures to be used to remove the president
The Chicago Black Sox
The Chicago Black Sox
The Chicago Black Sox March 2, 2004 PHS 336 Baseball Theory The 1919 World Series resulted in the most famous scandal in baseball history. Eight players from the Chicago White Sox (later nicknamed the Black Sox) were accused of throwing the series against the Cincinnati Reds. Details of the scandal and the extent to which each man was involved have always been unclear. It was, however, front-page news across the country and, despite being acquitted of criminal charges, the players were banned fr
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the Democratic Na
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is resolved and all states have come to agree that the death penalty is the best way to stop crime completely. The bottom line is, one method of execution is just as brutal and as barbaric as the next, says Mr. Breedlove of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. This comes straight from the mouth of a member of a national organization against capital punishment. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Langu
The DVD Revolution
The DVD Revolution
The DVD Revolution The DVD Revolution Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the features and advantages of DVD video. Central Idea: The DVD video format has superior audio and visual quality to VHS, as well as more special features, which is why it should eventually occupy the place of the VCR in American households. Introduction I’d like to start things out by taking a survey. How many of you remember having a CD player in your house fifteen years ago? Not very many of you, I see. Of co
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
On December 7 1941 the Japanese attacked the United States Naval facil
On December 7 1941 the Japanese attacked the United States Naval facil
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States Naval facility at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. 19 ships were sunk, 2,335 servicemen lost their lives, and, afterwards, the United States declared war on Japan, and her allies Germany and Italy. However, another great loss occurred on United States soil--the imprisonment of 120,000 people, 2/3 of whom were United States citizens. The Japanese Internment, the name of this mistake, was illegal, unconstitutional, and an act of nothing more tha
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars
Politics are considered by many to be corrupt Many believe this out of
Politics are considered by many to be corrupt Many believe this out of
Politics are considered by many to be corrupt. Many believe this out of cynicism but other more trusting observers will only believe this if they have proof. Many of these trusting observers finally received the proof they needed to be convinced that politics are corrupt. On June 17, 1972 during the presidential campaign, Washington, D.C. police arrested seven burglars at the Watergate Hotel who were involved in a political scandal which would dramatically influence politics for years to come.
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird To be a positive human being involves maturity. Maturity is used to describe the state of a person who is experienced, wise, and has common sense. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird the character Scout, better know as Jean Louise Finch developed in to a more positive human being throughout the novel. She realized that Mr. Arthur Radley (Boo) was a kind man not a monster that should be feared. She learned how to fight with her head not with her fists. She learned abo
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is re
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is re
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is resolved and all states have come to agree that the death penalty is the best way to stop crime completely. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition defines execution as the act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty. Many people who are against capital punishment are only thinking of the criminal and how cruel it is for them. But, shouldn't we think of the fa
Nixon was born in Yorba Linda California on January 9 1913 His parents
Nixon was born in Yorba Linda California on January 9 1913 His parents
Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, 1913. His parents were poor, and his early life was one of hard work and study. He was a gifted student, finishing second in his class at Whittier College (1934) in Whittier, California, and third in his class at Duke University Law School (1937). Unable to find a position with a Wall Street (New York City) law firm after his graduation, Nixon returned to Whittier to practice. There he met Thelma Catherine (Pat) Ryan (1912-93), whom he ma
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenvi
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenvi
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and he was named for his paternal grandfather. Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abraham's parents were members of a Baptist congregation that had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. When Abraham was 7, the family moved to southern Indiana. Abraham had gone to school briefly in Kentucky and did so again in Indiana. He a
Kenneth Starr the independent counsel for the investigation of William
Kenneth Starr the independent counsel for the investigation of William
Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel for the investigation of William Jefferson Clinton, Newt Gingrich (R-GA), the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Steven Case, the Chairman of the Board of American On Line should not be prosecuted for (a) corrupting the morals of minors because they allowed the grand jury testimony of Monica Lewinsky to appear on the internet where it has been accessible to minors or for (b) violating the principle of separation of church and state by introducing
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend All the childr
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend All the childr
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend. All the children around his home in Springfield, Ill., and around the White House in Washington felt that “Mr. Lincoln” understood them and truly liked them. Men and women who knew him admired him and called him “honest Abe.”(Lee, 47) People throughout the world said he was one of the greatest men of all time. He was an unusual man in many ways. One minute he would wrestle with his sons or tell a joke and slap his bony knees in laughter.
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights came about mainly because Antifederalists had criticized the Constitution for its lack of individual rights. They were not a part of the original U.S.Constitution. These rights that were promised to be added to the Constitution were called amendments. The Bill of Rights were adopted because some states refused to approve the Constitution unless the Bill of rights were added. During the summer of 1789, a congressional committee along with James Madison, reco
Sam Cayhall sat in his gloomy cell waiting for what was to be the last
Sam Cayhall sat in his gloomy cell waiting for what was to be the last
Sam Cayhall sat in his gloomy cell waiting for what was to be the last 10 minutes of his life. He sang nervously to himself as he waited to be directed to the gas chamber. All he had been thinking about in that past week was how the gas would burn its way down his throat and melt his lungs. The stories he had heard of the past executed were so bad that it left himself - a murderer - in the utmost horror. Although the execution itself was quick, it was considered to be the most excruciating and
There are many factors that affect the stock market So many in fact th
There are many factors that affect the stock market So many in fact th
There are many factors that affect the stock market. So many, in fact, that it is immeasurable. There are financial factors, such as corporate profits and interest rates which affect the market, and other factors. Factors such as involvement in war, foreign affairs, trade agreements, and political events. How do these other factors affect the stock market when there is seemingly no connection to finance? Many of these other matters affect the economy, such as trade policy, which in turn affect
Presidency in Trouble
Presidency in Trouble
Presidency in Trouble Joshua Lang Civics 1st Hr. In this report I will be answering questions like should Clinton be impeached or should he resign. Also I will have other peoples opinions on our president. I will also give you my opinion on the president. Right now our president is in a bit of trouble for lying in the Grand Jury about the Lewinsky sex scandal. The reason he is in so much trouble is because when you lie in the Grand Jury that is perjury which then could impeach Clinton. What are
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime On January 29, 1919, the united states Congress ratified the eighteenth amendment. This amendment banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead act was passed to carry out this amendment. “Although the origin of the movement is to be found in colonial protests against the excessive use of intoxicants, the temperance crusaders did not turn from moral suasion to legal coercion until the middle of the nineteenth century.”(Dictionary of American
Media Another word for mass communication
Media Another word for mass communication
Media: Another word for mass communication The world we live in now is a world of mass communication. Today we have access to more information than was ever possible before, thanks to radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. You can sum up all these means of gathering information in one word: Media. The means of instant communication for hundreds of millions of people every day, hour, and minute. Where else would you find the latest international news, financial information, or weather
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement Alexander Hamilton, a founding father, stated that impeachment is appropriate for offenses based on abuse or violation of some public trust. The constitution says, The President, Vice President and civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, the conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. President Clinton is guilty as charged for the crimes brought to the senate. James Madison, a founding father, stated t
The Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton has been going on for aw
The Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton has been going on for aw
The Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton has been going on for awhile now. This is not a one-time incident for Clinton. Scandals involving the president have been appearing as far back as he was governor of Arkansas. His newest scandal involved a White House Intern named Monica Lewinsky. It wouldn’t be such big news by itself but she was involved in a grand jury trial involving the president. In which she testified in favor of the president. Everyday new skeletons from his closet appear. J
The US House of Representatives has impeached President Clinton on Dec
The US House of Representatives has impeached President Clinton on Dec
The US House of Representatives has impeached President Clinton on December 18, 1998. For my essay, this topic will start with the Lewinski investigation. The House Judiciary committee has held hearings on perjury and obstruction of justice. They got most of their information from Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report to Congress. Starr spent a lot of money in his investigation, which took over three years. He investigated the allegations that were brought up from past incidents. The Judic
4th Amendment-Search and Seizure
4th Amendment-Search and Seizure
4th Amendment-Search and Seizure In the late 1700’s the 4th Amendment was written due to strong objections to the Writs of Assistance, “or general warrants”. The Writs Assistance gave officials the right to enter any home and seize belongings without probable cause. The 4th amendment was ratified in the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1771. This amendment protects the peoples right to privacy and security. The Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years Early civiliz
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years Early civiliz
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years. Early civilizations would rely on a punishment to fit the crime. In America it is now up to each state on whether or not to have the death penalty. Even if a state does have the death penalty enacted doesn't mean it is right. There have been two sides, pro and con, on the fairness of the death penalty since it was started. The people on the pro side think the death penalty is just. People who commit terrible crimes are thought to have to
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c