United States v. Lopez

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  • Ftc : The Federal Trade Commission

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    senate with a unanimous vote of 51-1 and the House with a vote of 242-0. President Harrison signed it into law in 1890. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act authorized government to make it illegal to make a “restraint of trade or commerce among the several states or with foreign nations”. Those that did not abide by this law resulted in a $5,000 fine and a year in prison. “The Sherman Act was designed to reestablish competition but was loosely worded and unsuccessful to define terms as “trust,” “combination

  • Facts About The Best Evidence Rule

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    After reviewing each the case of Olmstead v. United States, Nardone v. United States, Goldman v. United States, Berger v. New York and Katz v. United States I have found that each one of these case dealt with wiretapping and whether it was legal for the police or government to tap into their phone lines and use the evidence found in tapping in court as evidence in order to get a guilty verdict. For example, in the case of Olmstead v. United States individuals were convicted of liquor related crimes

  • State V. Essay : State Vs.

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    State v. Kirchoff 156 Vt. 1, 587 A. 2d 988 (1991) pg. 246 FACTS: In 1982, defendant purchased thirty-nine acres of land, consisting of woods, swamp, and meadows, in an isolated part of Lincoln, Vermont. He put up several "no trespassing" signs where the road turned into his driveway and posted his land with signs that said, "POSTED Private Property. Hunting, Fishing, Trapping or Trespassing for Any Purpose Is Strictly Forbidden. Violators Will Be Prosecuted," and recorded that fact with the town

  • The Court Ruled Against Mr. Case

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    The district court ruled against Mr. Comerford’s claim that the evidence brought against him was unconstitutional. For the purpose of this legal argument, Knotts v. U.S., Kyllo v. U.S, and Katz v. U.S. will be used to suggest to the Court that Comerford had no reasonable expectation of privacy in his evening drug runs, and Smith v. Maryland will be used to prove that there is no expectation of privacy regarding the phone numbers dialed. Together, these two cases prove that the government agents were

  • The Rights Of The United States V. Miller

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    However, current law gives little privacy protection to information about these activities, overstepping the First and Fourth Amendment safeguards that are guaranteed to individual freedoms. There are two cases to be discussed, Smith v. Maryland and United States v. Miller, two of the most important Fourth Amendment decisions of the 20th century. “In these two cases, the Court held that people are not entitled to an expectation of privacy in information they voluntarily provide to third parties”

  • Japanese Internment Camps During World War II

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    The decision to relocate Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II was an impurity in the United States’ reputation for maintaining democracy and individual rights. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor during World War II, great hysteria spread through the United States, urging President Roosevelt to pass the now infamous Executive Order 9066, ordering the removal of all people of Japanese-American descent. More than 100,000 people were displaced and their lives were changed forever

  • Japanese Americans Into Internment Camps

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    “A day that will live in infamy” or more widely known as Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7th, 1941. The Japanese had attacked the American military base at Pearl Harbor, which is near Oahu. “The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.” This caused the US to enter WWII, as well as caused a fear on the West coast

  • The Microsoft Anti-Trust Case: Presidential Candidate Recommendations

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    government should have in the marketplace. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Microsoft is in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, which states: “Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, shall be deemed guilty of a felony.” (“The Sherman Antitrust Act”) The Justice Department claims that Microsoft used its power

  • The Case Of Sell V. U.s.

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    In 2003, the case of Sell v. U.S. raised another important question regarding a patient’s right to refuse treatment. In this case, Dr. Charles Sell, a dentist who had been accused of fraudulently filing insurance claims for dental work which had never been performed. It became known to the court the Sell had a long history of mental illness. Sell had been involved in mental health treatment since 1982 when he told other doctors that the gold used for his fillings were “contaminated by communists”

  • The Microsoft Antitrust Case Essay

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    313). Because Microsoft’s operating system (Windows) was the most widely used, most applications were written to run on Windows, giving Microsoft the upper hand in the industry for Internet users. Baron (2010) states at the time of the investigation, Windows were installed on more than 90% of all new Intel-based personal computers. The DOJ also accused Microsoft of engaging in behavior which was inconsistent with adherence to the Sherman Act, referring to the