How An Individual's Socioeconomic Status Can Affect The Justice Administered To Them by the Judicial Branch

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How an individual’s power, money, and or socioeconomic status can affect the justice administered to them by the United States judicial branch. The Judicial Branch of the United States government is an extremely important factor in the success of today’s society, without it, society would have no standard of order and things would be completely and utterly chaotic! As a matter of fact no country would be complete without a Judicial Branch or some type of government in place because it is mandatory in the successful and smooth running of a civilized society. As Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, once stated, "At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst." What is the Judicial…show more content…
A law student named Darby Shaw writes a brief about who she suspects is the killer and in the long run, she turns out to be correct in her accusations. The government official happens to be the President of the United States, and he is actually friends with the person behind the murders and tries to ignore and cover up the brief because of this. Even more importantly the person behind the murders had contributed money to the President’s platform and was part of the reason why he was elected. The President knew that if the media got a hold of this information the public might not elect him or even worse he could be impeached. In the long run, the suspect is finally caught and indicted. The connotation of a socioeconomic status is a demographic term which considers the combination of social and economic factors. (Webster’s Dictionary) The broken down basis for these can include race, level of education, gender, area a person lives in, and etcetera. On the news there is often a story about an unfair court decision, in which the jury or judge is racist or sexist, or biased. Basing a court decision on these factors is actually illegal. The 14th Amendment of the Bill of rights says Section 1. "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States, and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of

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