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Bethel School District 43 v. Students do not have a First Amendment right to make obscene speeches in school.
Fraser, a student at Bethel High School, was suspended for three days for delivering an obscene and provocative speech to the student body.
In this speech, he nominated his fellow classmate for an elected school office. The Supreme Court held that his free speech rights were not violated. Random drug tests of students involved in extracurricular activities do not violate the Fourth Amendment.
Actonthe Supreme Court held that random drug tests of student athletes do not violate the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures. Some schools then began to require drug tests of all students in extracurricular activities. Separate schools are not equal. States cannot nullify decisions of the federal courts.
They argued that the states could nullify federal court decisions if they felt that the federal courts were violating the Constitution. The Court unanimously rejected this argument and held that only the federal courts can decide when the Constitution is violated. School initiated-prayer in the public school system violates the First Amendment.
In the New York school system, each day began with a nondenominational prayer acknowledging dependence upon God. This action was challenged in Court as an unconstitutional state establishment of religion in violation of the First Amendment. The Supreme Court agreed, stating that the government could not sponsor such religious activities.
Indigent defendants must be provided representation without charge. Gideon was accused of committing a felony. Being indigent, he petitioned the judge to provide him with an attorney free of charge.
The judge denied his request. The Supreme Court ruled for Gideon, saying that the Sixth Amendment requires indigent criminal defendants to be provided an attorney free of charge. Students are entitled to certain due process rights.
Nine students at an Ohio public school received day suspensions for disruptive behavior without due process protections. The Supreme Court ruled for the students, saying that once the state provides an education for all of its citizens, it cannot deprive them of it without ensuring due process protections.
Colleges and universities have a legitimate interest in promoting diversity. Barbara Grutter alleged that her Equal Protection rights were violated when the University of Michigan Law School's attempt to gain a diverse student body resulted in the denial of her admission's application.
The Supreme Court disagreed and held that institutions of higher education have a legitimate interest in promoting diversity.
Administrators may edit the content of school newspapers. The student authors argued that this violated their First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
The Supreme Court disagreed, stating that administrators can edit materials that reflect school values. Illegally obtained material cannot be used in a criminal trial.
While searching Dollree Mapp's house, police officers discovered obscene materials and arrested her. Because the police officers never produced a search warrant, she argued that the materials should be suppressed as the fruits of an illegal search and seizure.The Judicial Conference of Australia’s recent paper Judicial Appointments: A comparative study contains a handy summary of the state, territory, and federal appointment processes.
The key difference about Australian judicial appointments is that the legislative branch rarely, if ever, plays a role in confirming nominees.
In the U.S. legal system, the Supreme Court is the highest and final interpreter of federal laws, including the Constitution itself. Under federal law, the full Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices who are all nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
Once seated, Supreme Court justices serve for life unless. Tennessee Law Review; The Right To Keep and Bear Arms Under the Tennessee Constitution: A Case Study in Civic Republican Thought, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds.
As of January 1, , "Drug Courts" are now referred to as "Treatment Courts". Treatment Court is a common term for drug courts. Treatment Courts represent a shift in the way courts are handling certain offenders and working with key stakeholders in the justice system.
The SPG Paper ‘Is there a case for greater legislative involvement in the judicial appointments process?’ is based on an MPhil thesis undertaken part-time at Queen Mary, University of London between The views expressed are those of the author and should not be taken to reflect the views of any other person or organisation.
A study published earlier this year in the Journal of Legal Studies suggested that there may be more uncertainty and thus a higher rate of litigation in states where the judiciary is appointed rather than elected, since selection by appointment brings with it greater judicial independence, and this leads to greater judicial discretion.