Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick
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1st amendment violated by NYPD at Occupy Wall Street

1st amendment violated by NYPD at Occupy Wall Street | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

About 20 people were arrested as a result of this attempt to protect an empty square from the peaceful protesters who were exercising their First Amendment rights.

 

The 1st amendment is is being violated at the Occupy Wall Street protests by police and the mayor, Michael Bloomberg. The city is trying to evict the protesters out of Zuccotti Park. They also barred protesters from entering Washington Square and sleeping their every night. According to  the Constituiton, all people are given the right to freedom of speech and assembly. The park is a public venue that can be used by all citizens. The police have no right to evict anyone from public property.

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Is Bruno a victim of double jeopardy?

Is Bruno a victim of double jeopardy? | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

Former New York Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno was tried for corruption a second time on the same charges by the same prosecuton as the last time. The 5th amendment is being violated in his charge of the same crime twice. It is double jeopardy and should not be tolerated.

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Buddhist Packing Bond Pistol Shows American Embrace of Guns

Buddhist Packing Bond Pistol Shows American Embrace of Guns | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

Robin Natanel picks up a compact black pistol, barrel pointed down range. Gripping the gun with both hands, left foot forward, she raises the semi-automatic and methodically squeezes off five shots.

 

The right to bare arms is part of the Constitiuion. Recently that right has been put into question because of the various shootings and gun trafficking happening around the country. While those are serious problems, guns aren't the problem; it's the people who have them.

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The Volokh Conspiracy A Real Live Violation of the Third Amendment

During WWII the U.S. forcibly evacuated the Aleutian Islands of the natives so they could quarter soldiers in the homes. It was a direct violation of the third amendment that states no soldier shall be quartered in a private home without the owners consent. The natives suffered greatly when they were cast out of their homes so brutally. It was something that should never have happened because it violated their rights.

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Judge suppresses accused Boulders arsonist's confession

Judge suppresses accused Boulders arsonist's confession | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

Yvette Kimber's 6th amendment right was violated when she was refused a lawyer when she was interrogated by the prosection after being arrested for arson. Accounts tell that she requested an attorney but was denied. She confessed to her crime under brutal questioning. With that evidence the judge threw out her confession on the violation of her rights to an attorney. Her statement can't be used against her in court and she will now receive a fair trial.

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Sports betting law advances in NJ legislature

Sports betting law advances in NJ legislature | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

TRENTON, N.J.— A law that would let New Jersey residents bet on sports games from their home computers or smartphones moved another step closer to...

 

Gambling laws are not regulated by the federal government and therefore are under state law. New Jersey is excercising the 10th amendment of state's rights. It is the respondsibility of the state legislators to pass or reject the law.

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Police faulted for ‘freezing’ home in search for a hangun

Police have been ordered to pay $5,000 in damages for barring a Kitchener family from its home during a search for an undercover officer’s stolen hand...

 

Police stormed a residential home looking for a stolen handgun. They believed that a teenager who lived in the home was involved with the theft. No handgun was found in the raid. The mother of the teen sued the police for violating their 4th amendment right by searching the house without warrant.

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Obama administration’s bad call on Plan B

Obama administration’s bad call on Plan B | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

The Obama Administration has overuled the FDA's approval of the Plan B emergency plan from being sold to girls under 17 without a perscription. Under the 9th amendment, all women should be allowed to purchase the pills. Obama is denying thousands of girls protection from an unplanned pregnancy.

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Soy-Based Meals Are 'Cruel And Unusual Punishment,' Says Lawsuit From Florida Prisoner Eric Harris

Soy-Based Meals Are 'Cruel And Unusual Punishment,' Says Lawsuit From Florida Prisoner Eric Harris | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

Florida prisoner Eric Harris, 34, currently serving a life sentence for sexual battery on a child, has filed a lawsuit that claims serving soy-laden meals to inmates is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

 

The 8th Amendment was violated in a Florida prison by forcing inmates to eat soy-based products. Eric Harris claims that the soy is a danger to his health and is cruel and unusual punishment. Florida has been using soy products since 2009 in an effort to cut costs. While it is an economically savy plan, it is devasting to the health of the thousands of prisoners. It is also in violation of the 8th amendment.

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Michael Hanson's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:09 PM

This article is about how a prisoner in Florida filed a lawsuit saying how soy-based meals are cruel and unusual punishment, because they give him gastrointestinal cramping and threaten the health of his thyroid and immune system. The Department of corrections claims that the cost to taxpayers would double if soy based meals were cut. This article relates to gov. and law because of it's relationship to the 8th amendment of the constitution. 

Buster Meyer's comment, May 3, 2014 1:00 PM
Just because one person has a problem with soy based meals doesn't mean everyone does so they shouldn't cut it.
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Sandusky Released on Bail After Sex Abuse Charges

Sandusky Released on Bail After Sex Abuse Charges | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

Sandusky Released on Bail After Sex Abuse Charges...

 

The disgraced Penn State assisstent fotball coach was released on bail December 8, 2011. The 8th amendment states that all people have the right to be given bail as long as they are not a flight risk. He was released on the bail of $50,000 and $200,000 in real estate.

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Video games given full First Amendment protection

Video games given full First Amendment protection | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of 'violent video games' to minors.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 27, 2011 that it is legal to sell violent video games to minors. The state passed a law in 2005 banning minors from purchasing violent rated video games. The charge was based on the extension of the definition of obscenity. They tried to caitalize on a vague definition in the hopes of limiting the rights of all people. California tried to justify the ban by saying it only affected minors but aren't minors part of our country too?

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2nd Amendment put in jeopardy over botched mission "Fast and Furious"

2nd Amendment put in jeopardy over botched mission "Fast and Furious" | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

 Recently the ATF or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms initiated an operation called Fast and Furious. The plan was to let drug cartels obtain powerful guns and bring them into Mexico so the government could track them to the cartels hidouts. Unfortunately the plan failed as the tracking device place on the guns ran out of battery. The guns were lost and in the hands of the cartels. There was a lot of outrage after this scandal. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is now pushing for stricter gun control in America. It is in violation of our rights to not be able to aquire any type of gun we want. It's not our fault if some people use those rights to traffic them into Mexico. All citizens have the right to bare arms.

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Lawyer says murder suspect wasn't properly given Miranda rights

Lawyer says murder suspect wasn't properly given Miranda rights | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it


The attorney for a Framingham man charged with stabbing a Hudson couple to death argued statements Idelfonso Velez made to police should be dismissed because police did not properly advise him of his Miranda rights.

 

A man's 6th amendment rights were violated when he wasn't properly given Miranda rights. The documents filled out by the police were unsigned. The charged man didn't sign the papers that showed that he understood his rights. The failure of the police is in direct violation of the Constituiton. The man's statement should now be considered null and void for the oversight made by the prosecution. 

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4th Amendment Protected by Florida Judge

The state’s law requiring welfare applicants to pass drug tests was temporarily blocked by a federal judge, who indicated it likely violates the Fourth Amendment.    

 

 The state of Florida has tried to violate the 4th amendment by forcing citizens into taking a drug test before they are able to recieve welfare. This is intrusive to the person and is supposed to be protected.

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Engblom v. Carey

A group of New York state prison correction officers were evicted from housing when they staged a strike. Two of the officers argued that their third amendment rights were violated. The case went all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals. The judge decided that they were unlawfully evicted and protected their Constitutional rights.

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Court sees double jeopardy in gun case

The state’s highest court ruled today that people found with a loaded gun cannot be charged by police with both illegal possession of a loaded gun and illegal possession of ammunition, saying that...

 

Massachussett's highest court ruled that you can't be charged with illegal possession of a loaded gun and illegal possession of ammunition. Both charges are extremely similar and redundant. This law falls under the 5th amendment in the Constitution.

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Jury deliberates in former officer's sexual assault trial

Whether a former El Paso Police officer will go to jail on a sexual assault charge is in the hands of an El Paso jury.

 

The 7th amendment entitles all citizens the right to a fair trial. Whether or not the former El Paso police officer is guilty or innocent he will be charged by a jury, in accordance to the Constituion.

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Prop 8, California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Gets Another Day In Court

Prop 8, California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Gets Another Day In Court | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO -- The sponsors of California's gay marriage ban renewed their effort Thursday to disqualify a federal judge because of his same-sex relationship, but they met a skeptical audience in an appeals court panel.

 

Under the 9th amendment, there are certain unnamed rights all citizens have. That right is expressed in the debate about sam-sex marriage. Some Christian groups strongly oppose homosexual relations and therefore are trying to impose a ban on them. Gay supporters argue that it is within all peoples rights, no matter their sexual orientation, to be able to get married. the appeals court panel is right to be skeptical. The 9th amendment protects gay marriage for as long as the government stays neutral.

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No jury trial for woman accused of smothering infant son

No jury trial for woman accused of smothering infant son | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

The 7th amendment guarantees that all citizens of the United States to get a fair trial. Even thought the charges against the women are horrible and disgusting she is still entitled to a trial by jury. The judge in her case is in violation of her given rights.

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Medical Marijuana Backers Sue Federal Government

Medical Marijuana Backers Sue Federal Government | Chapter 5 Bill of Rights Mini-Project Dromerick | Scoop.it

Here's one new thing the backers of legal pot have in common with the Tea Party: love of the 10th Amendment. A group that backs medical marijuana has sued the US attorney general, arguing that the... US News Summaries.

 

The 10th Amendment has been put in jeopardy by the U.S. government when they violated state's rights in California. According to the Constitution any right that is not delegated to National Government is reserved to the Staes.

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