Procedural History: Katz had moved to have the evidence suppressed under the Fourth Amendment, which was denied by the trial court. Katz appealed the trial court’s decision to the court of appeals, which upheld the conviction and held that the evidence was admissible on the grounds that there was no physical entry into the phone booth by the agents. History: Charles Katz was convicted under a federal statute of transmitting wagering information by telephone across state lines. The court of appeals affirmed the conviction. The Supreme Court granted certiorari and reversed.
Berghuis v. Thompkins Van Chester Thompkins was convicted of first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and several firearms related charges, in a Michigan state court. Thompkins went on to appeal and said that his confession was obtained in violation of the Fifth Amendment and that he asks but was denied effective counsel at trail. “The Sixth Circuit held that the Michigan Supreme Court's finding that Thompkins waived his Fifth Amendment right was unreasonable because Thompkins refused to sign an acknowledgement that he had been informed of his Miranda rights and rarely made eye contact with the officer throughout the three hour interview” (Rosenzweig & Shatz, 2010). The Sixth Circuit found Thompkins did not waive his Miranda rights and that ineffective counsel unfairly prejudiced him. The issue in this case is as followed: “Whether a state court’s determination that a defendant’s Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights were not violated — where he was interrogated for three hours while silent before making an incriminating statement and where his lawyer failed to request a limiting instruction — is entitled to deference under 28 U.S.C.
On September 11, 2001 two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, a third into the Pentagon, and a fourth into a Pennsylvania field. This day was the deadliest attack of by foreign enemies on American soil. Later it was learned that the hijackers had received flight training in the United States. In 2004 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ordered to check all foreign students against terrorism, criminal and immigration databases (Boyer, 2001). In October 2010, at a flight school 30 miles northwest of Boston, Federal officials arrested dozens of illegal immigrants, including the owner and students who received clearance by the U.S. Government despite of the strict guidelines put in place after the September 11 attacks.
Decided January 22, 1973. Facts Hitchcock appeals his conviction by a jury of six counts of presenting fraudulent income tax refund claims to the Internal Revenue Service. He was already serving a life term for murder in the Arizona State Prison when he committed these tax offenses for which he received six concurrent five year sentences to run consecutively to his life sentence. Hitchcock’s Arizona prison cell was searched without a warrant and documentary evidence was found which was received by the court over Hitchcock’s motion to suppress. He contends that his Fourth Amendment right was violated by the warrantless search and seizure in his prison cell.
Kevorkian allegedly only assisted in the patients’ deaths by attaching a device to them, in which the patients would press a button to finally end their life painlessly and on their own terms. Is this right? On March 26, 1999 Kevorkian was charged with second-degree murder and the delivery of a controlled substance, since he lost his medical license. Kevorkian went to his trial and disband his attorneys. After a two day trial the Michigan jury found Kevorkian guilty to second-degree murder and was charged with 10 to 25 years in prison.
He distributed marijuana while in his government vehicle and while wearing his work uniform. Henderson plead guilty and was sentenced to “six months in prison and four months’ house arrest” (Pinkham, 2008, para. 1). Felons are not allowed to own weapons, so Henderson had to surrender nineteen firearms to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Upon his release, he requested that the FBI transfer ownership of his weapons to his wife or sell them to a third party (Alter, 2014).
Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller found guilty of DUI PUBLISHED Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm EDT Dennis DillonSporting News http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-04-11/ravens-offensive-line-coach-andy-moeller-found-guilty-of-dui Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller's job security is on the line after he was sentenced Monday to two years of supervised probation for being found guilty of driving under the influence. Moeller, whose arrest last September was his third alcohol-related incident since 2007, was recently promoted from assistant offensive line coach after the Ravens fired John Matsko in January. Andy Moeller, whose arrest last September was his third alcohol-related incident since 2007, was recently
The Labadie Collection, part of the University of Michigan's Special Collections Library, houses Kaczynski's correspondence from over 400 people since his arrest in April 1996, including carbon copy replies, legal documents, publications, and clippings. The names of most correspondents will be kept sealed until 2049.  Kaczynski has also been battling in federal court in northern California over the auction of his journals and other correspondence.  On January 10, 2009, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California rejected Kaczynski's arguments that the government's sale of his writings violates his freedom of expression. His writings, books, and other possessions will be sold online, and the money raised will be sent to several of his
The ethical decision in this situation is based on utilitarianism. Justin Caramanica is placed on house arrest with an alcohol sensor bracelet with no driving privileges however he is waiting for sentencing in November, 2012. The ethical decision in this situation is based on deontological. Justin had a duty to perform certain actions and he failed to do so; he knew the judge directive order was violated. The justice system made a ethical bias decision base on race and prior criminal history
All pending habeas corpus cases at the federal district court were stayed. Hamdan v. Rumsfeld is a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that commissions set up by the Bush administration to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay lack "the power to proceed because its structures and procedures violate both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949.’’ Specifically, the ruling says that Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions was violated. The application of the rule of law has not been used in this aspect and justice has not been