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Constitutional Amendments

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The Constitutional Amendments are what people know as the Bill of Rights. The four amendments that I chosen to do are the 1st amendment, 4th amendment, 5th amendment, and the 8th amendment. The 1st amendment protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government. The 4th amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause. The 5th amendment sets out rules for idictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy. The 8th amendment prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.

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CNN - y: Death penalty dilemma: Executing the innocent?

CNN - y: Death penalty dilemma: Executing the innocent? | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: Melvin Sims was a man that was involved in a shooting death. The state of Florida had no doubt that he was guilty. The punishment for this cases was pushed over the edge. President Clintion wanted this man to face the death penalty. This case was brought to the U.S Supreme Court because many citizens felt that this was unfair.

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Former Atlanta superintendent fires back in cheating scandal

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Analysis: The embattled former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools on Wednesday denied she knew of any widespread falsification by educators of student test results.

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CNN.com - A coma victim dies, bringing new charges for his attacker - Mar. 29, 2003

CNN.com - A coma victim dies, bringing new charges for his attacker - Mar. 29, 2003 | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: A 17 year old boy names Desmon Venn punched a 16 year old boy named Zuhair Pattah right between the eyes. When Pattah got punched, he fell and hit his head on the pavement. When he hit the pavement he lapsed into a coma. Venn was charged with assault, but they had to drop the charge because their was no proof that Venn intended to harm Plattah. A year later, Venn pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He served 2 year probation, spent 2 months in boot camp, and has a $1,000 fine. A few months later, Pattah died. Prosecuters charged Venn again, but this time it was with involuntary manslauter. Venn who is married and has a child, has to face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. As defese attorney Elbert Hatchett said, "This is simply a case of double jeopardy because the defendant was convicted on lesser charges arising out of the same transaction." 

 

 

 

March 29, 2003

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CNN Student News Transcript: May 18, 2010 - CNN.com

CNN Student News Transcript: May 18, 2010 - CNN.com | We the people... | Scoop.it

                                       Freedom of the Press

 

Analysis: Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. This act sends a strong message from the United States government and the State Department that we are paying attention to how other governments are operating when it comes to dealing with the press.

 

 

 

May 18, 2010...

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CNN.com - Is capital punishment too harsh for rapists? - Sep. 12, 2003

CNN.com - Is capital punishment too harsh for rapists? - Sep. 12, 2003 | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: Last month, in Louisiana, Patrick O. Kennedy was sentenced to death for the rape of an 8-year-old child. The state law under which he was sentenced, passed in 1995, permits the death penalty for the rape of a child under the age of 12.

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TIME: Is any place safe? - August 23, 1999

TIME: Is any place safe? - August 23, 1999 | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: When students went back to school at Permian High in Odessa, Texas, it looked completely different. The students wanted to know what had happened to the place. It was no covered in surveillance cameras, a security fence with controlled entry points, and they had to wear bar-coded photo-ID badges. All of these changes happened because of a shooting that happened there. Many students, teachers, and parents felt that this punishment is a little too harsh.

 

 

 

August 23, 1999

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CNN.com - Justices question use of police roadblocks - Nov. 5, 2003

CNN.com - Justices question use of police roadblocks - Nov. 5, 2003 | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: Justices at the Supreme Court Wednesday questioned the limits of police roadblocks and checkpoints, seemingly looking for an acceptable middle ground, balancing the need to investigate crimes while protecting individual privacy rights.

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CNN.com - Freedom of religion meets the DMV - May. 23, 2003

CNN.com - Freedom of religion meets the DMV - May. 23, 2003 | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: A woman named Sultaana Freeman was an American-born Muslim. She lost her license after refusing to remove her veil or hijab for a picture. She is now suing the Florida State Department of Highway Safety for violating a Florida statute that states that the government "shall not subtaintially burden a person's excercise of religion."

 

 

 

May 23, 2003...

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CNN Student News Transcript: March 3, 2011

CNN Student News Transcript: March 3, 2011 | We the people... | Scoop.it

Analysis: Many people in the Westboro Baptist Church think that god is punishing america for "the sin of homosexuality." They think that the troops deserve to die for fighting for a country that allows and supports homosexuality. Church members are protesting near funerals for the members of the military. In 2006 their was a funeral for Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder. Albert, Mathews father who said his son was not gay is involved in a court case. He said that the protestors should not have been at the funeral. He sued the Church for invasion of privacy. This case made it all the way to the U.S Supreme Court. 

 

 

 

March 3, 2011...

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