The Westerly licensing ordinances do not even approach the necessary level of specificity constitutionally mandated, and the plaintiffs have a high likelihood of success. Prior Proceedings: Plaintiffs moved for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the defendants from holding a show cause hearing on September 24, 1990, concerning revoking the plaintiff’s entertainment license. The plaintiffs’ moved for a preliminary injunction and met the requirements. Defendants failed allege sufficient harm. Issue: Are the ordinances written by the Westerly Town council constitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments?
Issue: Can effects of racial prejudice justify removing a child from the custody of its mother? Decision of the court: Previously the court gave custody to the father. The federal court then gave custody back to the mother. Reasoning of the court: The previous court determined that the fathers resentment of the mother’s choice to a black partner was not adequate enough to remove the child from the mother. The court decided that if the daughter were to remain in the household with the mixed race couple, that when she reached
GRISWOLD ET AL. v. CONNECTICUT No. 496 SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 381 U.S. 479; 85 S. Ct. 1678; 14 L. Ed. 2d 510; 1965 U.S. LEXIS 2282 March 29, 1965, Argued June 7, 1965, Decided CASE SUMMARY PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Defendants, a director of medical clinic and a doctor, challenged a decision from the Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut, which convicted them of violating a state law that prohibited the dispensing or use of birth control devices to or by married couples. | OVERVIEW: Defendants appealed from their convictions under Conn. Gen. Stat.
He also talks about how we used to segregate black from whites in schools. I this sort of goes hand-in-hand. It is not really affording them an equal right. Taking the leap to recognize a civil union, should constitute legalizing a marriage. Olson’s argument revolved a lot around the leaps
To Spank or Not To Spank By; Chasity Christian ENC 1101 June 6, 2011 Revision- June 13, 2011 In this country there is a great debate over whether or not to allow a parent to physically discipline their children. Florida Statute prohibits willful or threatened act that harms or is likely to cause harm of physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, abandonment, or emotional/mental injury. The Statute contains exemptions for religion, poverty, or corporal punishment (Encyclopedia of Everyday Law). This is the law that most Americans live their lives by. However, some people take a more religious approach and live by their gods law, such as in the bible that states that foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the
These fears could easily lead to possible wars, riots, and rebellions to the new territory. Sara: Briefly mentioned in the “Another Untied State” article, if Puerto Rico makes the choice to become a part of America, there can be some kind of agreement that can settle the destruction of Puerto Rican heritage. Liv: But wouldn’t that be considered “special treatment”? Not to mention, according to ABC News, voters were asked in a two-part non-binding referendum whether they want to change the island's territorial status and then what other status they prefer. Puerto Rico has already had three referendums and turned them all down.
That child has every right to live and grow up. As of now Indiana’s state law does not allow same sex marriage. While the General Assembly supports the change to this amendment, this issue will not be brought up until November 2014 (1). Freedom Indiana (a small organization) has made a campaign against this amendment, and is gettisng money and support from a local organization called Eli Lilly and Co, while getting support from Ohio based company Cummins Inc (1). The public is always changing their attitudes on same sex marriage, and the lawmakers are paying attention to that (1).
Proposition 8 was a 2008 California ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage. It undid a decision by the state Supreme Court from earlier that year that found an earlier ban to be illegal. Since its passage, Proposition 8 has been the subject of court actions and has continued to be one of the central battlefields in the fight over same-sex marriage in the United States. In August 2011, a federal district judge found that Proposition 8 — passed by California voters by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent — violated the equal protection rights of two same-sex couples that brought the suit. The proposition placed a specific prohibition in the State Constitution against marriage between two people of the same sex.
Should Proposition 26 have been passed? Last week, the state of Mississippi cast their votes on amendment 26, more commonly known as “The Personhood Amendment.” If passed, this amendment would have changed the definition of a ‘person’, giving rights to the unborn from the moment of conception. In addition to that, the amendment would have outlawed abortion, certain forms of birth control, the ‘morning after’ pill, and would have restricted in vitro fertilization to the point of being banned. Should it have been passed? Because of its encroachment of women’s rights, and its general vagueness, I could not be more against it, and I am glad that enough voters agreed with me.