Legal Justice

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How Criminal Justice Reform is Needed to Change the World

Criminal justice reform is one of the most critical topics in today’s society. The criminal justice system has been under fire for years, with critics arguing that it is too costly and ineffective at reducing crime. However, criminal justice reform movements are working to change this by promoting more humane criminal codes, reevaluating prison sentences, and providing programs to help inmates become productive members of society after they are released from prison. This article discusses how criminal justice reform is […]

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17 Eye-Opening Examples of Unjust Laws That Need To Change

Unjust laws are everywhere. They affect us all in different ways, whether we realize it or not. Some unjust laws are apparent and need to be changed immediately, while others can go unnoticed for years. What Makes a Law Unjust A law is unjust when it violates the rights that are in place in a democracy. For example, a law that permits slavery would be considered an unjust law because it violates the civil and human rights of slaves. A […]

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Understanding the Second Amendment: What Does the Right to Bear Arms mean?

Introduction to The Second Amendment The Second Amendment is the right to “bear arms.” A common misconception about the 2nd amendment is that it only grants the right to own a gun. This, however, is not the case. The second amendment also allows for the people’s right to assemble and petition the government. It protects against unreasonable search and seizures of property without due process of law, as well as being an indictment on slave labor or involuntary servitude. What […]

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Britney Spears Conservatorship: The History and troubles of an American Genius

Introduction – The Britney Spears Conservatorship Britney Spears is an American icon. Over the past 15 years, she has changed the face of pop music and built a multi-million dollar empire. But in 2008, her father filed for conservatorship over Britney’s finances after a series of events that led to her mental breakdown. A conservatorship court case ensued where it was ruled that Britney’s parents would have control over Britney’s finances until she turned 35 or got married. What is […]

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Police Misconduct: the Definition, Examples, and Tips

Police misconduct is a serious issue. It has been in the news more and more lately, with police officers being charged with various crimes. The definition of police misconduct varies depending on who you ask, but it can be generally defined as police officials acting outside their lawful authority to commit unlawful acts. There are many examples of police misconduct; one popular example is framing someone else or planting evidence to convict them of a crime they didn’t commit. This […]

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Activist Judges: What is their main mission

Activist judges are out there. It’s our responsibility as citizens to be able to support the decisions made by judges. The judicial branch of government is a vital one, and it needs advocates. Judges are not immune to the influence of politics or public opinion. Still, when they make unpopular decisions with certain groups, it often seems difficult for those people to voice their disagreement. This blog post will explore how activist judges have affected American society over the past […]

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Judicial Activism vs Judicial Restraint: What Is The Difference?

Judicial activism vs judicial restraint is two terms that have been used to describe the judicial branch of government. They refer to how judges feel about their role in society, as well as what they believe is acceptable from a judicial standpoint. In this article, we will discuss the difference between judicial activism and judicial restraint, so you can better understand these concepts before coming across them again. The ongoing legal and philosophical debate Judicial activists believe that the Supreme […]

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Add Brandon Bernard’s Execution To The List of Famous Death Penalty Cases

These famous death penalty cases are part of a broader issue that has been debated for centuries, and there are many famous cases where the state executed people, some with more or less controversy. This article reviews some of these cases to give you a sense of what each side might be thinking when deciding whether they believe in capital punishment or not. The death penalty is a controversial topic that continues to spark debate. This post will discuss famous […]

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Amy Coney Barrett’s political views: Exploring the Perspective of An American Supreme Court Nominee

Amy Coney Barrett’s political views are ambiguous. Still, she is a Trump-appointed judge who will be hearing a case of intense interest to women’s rights activists and parents: Roe v. Wade. Her political views are largely unknown, but she has been nominated by President Donald Trump, which should tell you all you need to know about her position on reproductive rights. The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett is a confirmation that the Supreme Court will have more conservative decisions. The […]

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Five famous Supreme Court cases in 2020

Here, we have shortlisted some of the most famous Supreme Court cases during this yearly term that you must know about.   Since taking office in 2017, President Trump has been issuing executive orders at an alarming rate. With the 2020 elections looming, we’re wondering what his next order will be. What battles await our country over the next four years? Famous Supreme Court cases These cases could make their way to the top of the 2020-2021 docket. We’ll look at […]