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Idaho Supreme Court upholds John Delling’s two life sentences for 2007 shooting spree | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Idaho Supreme Court upholds John Delling’s two life sentences for 2007 shooting spree | Local News | Idaho Statesman | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: The people are practing their rights by seeing if they can use the insanity defense to not get a heavy sentence. The right being threatened is the 8th amendement which is to prohibit cruel punishments. I think this is constitutional since it makes sense if someone has mental issues and under 18 to not get a cruel punishment.

 

 

"The Idaho Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and sentence of serial shooter and killer John Delling Thursday, determining that Idaho’s ban on the “insanity defense” was constitutional and did not violate his due process rights on eithe..."

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Greenberg Says AIG Takeover Violated Fifth Amendment

Greenberg Says AIG Takeover Violated Fifth Amendment | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: People are practicing their constitutional rights by saying that using AIG as a way to give cash to AIG's trading partners was unconstitutional. It was unconstitutional becasue they were pretty much using the money of AIG for something public and they weren't giving them back a fair share to compensate. I think this is unconstitutional and it really shows how people will ignore out rights for something that will just help them.

 

"Starr International, AIG's largest shareholder at the time of the government rescue, sued the U.S., accusing it of violating the Fifth Amendment."

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Supreme Court's Antonin Scalia emerges as defender of criminals

Supreme Court's Antonin Scalia emerges as defender of criminals | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: A rapist wished to confront his accusers because they violated his 6th amendments rights by sending him to jail while not brining the lab technician to the stand in court to testify. He was practicing his rights in a very good way. His rights were being threatened since he didn't get a fair trial. I think it's unconstitutional and constitutional. It's both since the rapist technically was confirmed to be true which is constitutional but, since it wasn't in court, it's unconstitutional.

 

 

 

"Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's most outspoken and combative conservative, is not often described as friendly to criminals."

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Exhibit A in 4th Amendment privacy cases: technology

Exhibit A in 4th Amendment privacy cases: technology | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis:Charlie Katz practiced his rights by leaving his apartment and going to a pay phone to protect his privacy. His right is being threatened because the police bugged the pay phone and taped his conversation. I think it is unconstitutional because the police didn't have a probable cause to tape his conversation. 

 

 

 

Sunset Strip bookie Charlie Katz suspected the feds had bugged his apartment, so he would amble over to a pay phone outside where Carney's hot dog joint now stands to call in his bets to Boston and...

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Crovitz: Technology Rewrites the Fourth Amendment

Crovitz: Technology Rewrites the Fourth Amendment | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: People are practicing their constitutional rights by protecting themsleves when they use social networking sites. The rights are being threatened by social networking sites not having enough privacy settings for people. I think this act isn't all that unconstitutional since technically people are agreeing to terms and service that they will have their information shown.

 

 

"In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes about the Supreme Court case of U.S. v. Antoine Jones, which hinges on whether police need a warrant to put a GPS tracking device on a citizen's car."

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Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial | Danger Room | Wired.com

Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial | Danger Room | Wired.com | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: Senate wants the military to lock people up without a trial which is not practicing anyone's rights. The rights that are being threatened is the 6th amendment by not giving people caught by the government a fair trial. It's totally unconstitutional and is unfair to people who really should get a fair trial.

 

 

 

 

"Here's the best thing that can be said about the new detention powers the Senate has tucked into next year's defense bill: They don't force ..."

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Supreme Court To Examine Life Sentence for Young Killers

Supreme Court To Examine Life Sentence for Young Killers | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: The courts are saying that people under eighteen shouldn't have the death sentence for killing someone without parole. This is practicing the eighth amendment because it could be a cruel or unusual punishment. The rights being threatened is the fifth amendment because it's against the right to due process which was already decided by the court originally. I think it is unconstitutional because the prisoners committed crimes that would normally have other people get the life sentence but we're changing it because these minors somehow should have parole.

 

 

 

 

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether juveniles convicted of killing someone can be given a life sentence without the chance of parole.

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Casey Anthony 'takes the 5th' 60 times during civil suit deposition: report?

Casey Anthony 'takes the 5th' 60 times during civil suit deposition: report? | Amendments | Scoop.it

Analysis: Casey Anthony is practicing her constitutional rights because of the abuse of government authority. Her constitutional right is being threatened because the government had been abusing her since her trial was over. I think this is unconstitutional because the government has the right to be suspicious so, they can do this, and it's not abuse of authority.

 

 

 

 

Casey Anthony knows she has the right to remain silent.

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