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A breif description of our first 10 amendments.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up The Eighth Amendment and Juvenile Killers: Is Life Without Parole Too Severe?

The U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up The Eighth Amendment and Juvenile Killers: Is Life Without Parole Too Severe? | The United States Bill of Rights | Scoop.it

Justia columnist and Cornell law professor Sherry Colb comments on two criminal law cases in which the U.S. Supreme Court has granted review.

 

The 8th amendment is questioned in this case stating whether or not life in prison without the possibility of parole is concidered "cruel or unusal punishment". The Supreme Court takes up this case with the Juvenile Killers, that the punishments are going against the 8th Amendment.

 

 

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Fugitives from Justice: Fugitive ex-cop's pension suspension upheld

The wife of fugitive Eddie Hicks took the Fifth Amendment at a police pension board hearing Tuesday, refusing to answer trustees' questions about the whereabouts of the former Chicago police officer. The Court continuously tells Hicks that this action is unacceptable in this case.

 

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FCC Reversal: Eminem Not Obscene

FCC Reversal: Eminem Not Obscene | The United States Bill of Rights | Scoop.it

Eminem became extremely famous at age 17 but not all people agreed with his music and this article talks about the huge debate on whether or not his songs and music is, or is not, going agaisnt the first amendment. As we know now, his music is being played on radio stations and is concidered freedome of speech.

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First Amendment hijacked by moneyed interests

A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum: It was hijacked.According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech, and corporations are now people.Yet when real...

 

This is an opinionated article talking about how we do not have the right to the First Amendment, freedome of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition.

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FindLaw's Writ - Colb: A Recent Supreme Court Case On The Eighth Amendment And Qualified Immunity Both Exposes And Hides The Cruelty Of Prison

FindLaw's Writ - Colb: A Recent Supreme Court Case On The Eighth Amendment And Qualified Immunity Both Exposes And Hides The Cruelty Of Prison | The United States Bill of Rights | Scoop.it

This article is about a Supreme Court Case involving one prisoner who believes that during his time in prison, two guards inparticular, went against the 8th Amendment that bans any cruel or unual punishment. His arguement is that the guards would give him punishments that were not permitted to give for bad behavior.

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Zenaida Gonzalez suing Casey Anthony for

Zenaida Gonzalez suing Casey Anthony for | The United States Bill of Rights | Scoop.it

In this article Casey Anthony pleads the 5th Amendment, refusing to answer any questions as she testifies in her case debating whether or not she should be arrested for murder.

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Gun Nuts in a Rut

Gun Nuts in a Rut | The United States Bill of Rights | Scoop.it

This article is about the second amendment and whether it is concidered okay to buy and be in possession of a weapon or gun. When President Barak Obama was elected, the gun obsessed Americans ran out and stocked up, knowing that Obama was going to try and use his presidency to ban the second amendment law.

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Katie Pavlich - Victory for the Second Amendment: House Passes Concealed Carry Bill

This article written by Katie Pavlich explains the information on the Second Amendment law and what the government is doing to change it. It says that we are trying to make it a law that we DO NOT have the right to carry a concealed weapon. This law is in the process of being passed by our President, Barak Obama.

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