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Interview with Steakhouse Executive Chef (756 words, 2 pages)
My interview was conducted on August 1st, 2011 with Justin Brophy, the Executive Chef at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse. We discussed the many channels of distribution that the restaurant utilizes. A brief history of Sonny Lubick Steakhouse starts on Halloween 2008. The Executive Chef of the previous restaurant, Nicos Catacombs, Toby ... Read More
What Makes a Murderer? (1810 words, 7 pages)
Whenever the news reports a series of vicious murders perpetrated by the same individual the first question asked is, who could do such a thing? In recent years it has become considered fact that most of the people known as serial killers suffer from some form of mental disorder such ... Read More
History of Execution (1560 words, 6 pages)
We have seen that in history many, many people have had or employed the same idea, executions. In many revolutions we have seen leaders execute their enemies and generally, this gave the leader some power over somebody. This harsh method isnt always a popular thing though many times the citizens ... Read More
A Brief History of the Life and Philosophy of Ted Bundy (414 words, 1 pages)
Theodore Robert Bundy, a serial killer and rapist, was born on November 24, 1996 in Burlington, Vermont. He was raised with his grandparents, and was the of 5 kids. Throughout his childhood and teenage years, his natural charisma allowed him to reach popularity, and, thus, increase his self-esteem. After dropping ... Read More
Different Types of Judicial Philosophy (430 words, 2 pages)
What are some of the different types of judicial philosophy in how to interpret the law? Outline the theories of judicial restraint and judicial activism? What are the benefitsof each? What are some of the problems?In the United States, the Supreme Court is the highest judicial court and deals with ... Read More
The Life History of John Jay (433 words, 2 pages)
The Early YearsJohn Jay was born on , in New York City. But spent most of his childhood in a town outside of the city called, Rye.John Jay was a brilliant little boy with an amazing brain. At age eight he attended an extraordinary boarding school in New Rochelle, New ... Read More
All Indians Displaced by the Indian Removal Act of 1836 (852 words, 2 pages)
Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears The Long, Bitter Trail Andrew Jackson and the Indians was written by Anthony F.C. Wallace. In his book, the main argument was how Andrew Jackson had a direct affect on the mistreatment and removal of the native Americans from their homelands to Indian ... Read More
The Global Threat: Murders and Kidnappings in Poor Countries (1255 words, 2 pages)
The Global Threat Leona Chua, a Chinese business woman who had great entrepreneurial success in the Filipino capital of Manila, was exceedingly successful in the community. Most of her estate consisted of ethnic Filipino employees. She was an extremely wealthy Chinese woman in a meager Filipino city. It is understandable ... Read More
An Essay on the History of the Juvenile Court System (3720 words, 6 pages)
Earlier this year the Supreme Court of the United States handed down arguably one their most important, yet controversial decisions regarding juvenile law. In the case Roper v Simmons (2005), a narrow 5-4 decision, overturned the United States practice of allowing capital punishment for juvenile offenders. Mitigating factors must be ... Read More
A Summary on the New Jersey v. T.L.O. Case (1130 words, 2 pages)
Name of the case and year it was decided X New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985) The constitutional amendment V or section theeofXwhich the court is interpreting X 14th amendment The specific facts of the case X On March 7, 1980, a teacher at Piscataway High School in New Jersey found ... Read More
An Overview of the Murder Case of Sacco and Vanzetti (530 words, 1 pages)
Sacco and Vanzetti Two Italian anarchists made headlines when they committed a cold-blooded murder. Before it was over, it would develop into a worldwide controversy. On April 15, 1920, a paymaster and guard of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, were shot and killed, and the payroll of over ... Read More
A History of the Engel v. Vitale Case (846 words, 2 pages)
Engel v Vitale The Supreme Court case, Engel v. Vitale, was an extremely controversial case that directly dealt with the First Amendment. This Supreme Court case established a separation of church and state. Engel v. Vitale was such an extremely controversial case that it has opened the doorway for other ... Read More
A History of the Code of Hammurabi and Its Importance (649 words, 2 pages)
HAmmurabis code The Code of Hammurabi is a series of 282 laws decreed by Hammurabi, the ruler of the city of Babylon at about 1750 BC. It was written so that people would have a consistent set of rules to follow in settling disputes and imposing penalties. The code regulated ... Read More
A History of the Sacco-Vanzetti Trial (1098 words, 2 pages)
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial On April 15, 1920 at three in the afternoon a paymaster and his guard were gunned down. Fredrick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli were carrying the payroll for a shoe factory through the streets of South Braintree, Massachusetts. The payroll was worth 15,776. Two men standing in the street ... Read More
A History of the Amistad Case (1233 words, 2 pages)
What major conclusions can you derive in regard to the significance of the Amistad Case? In 1839, in waters off the coast of Cuba, a group of forty-nine Africans ensnared in the Atlantic slave trade struck out for freedom. They had been captured, sold into slavery, carried across the ocean, ... Read More
The History of the Case of the Boston Strangler (1625 words, 2 pages)
Starting in June 1962 and lasting until January 1964 a mysterious murderer known as the "Boston Strangler" had women in Boston fearing for their lives. He claimed 13 victims in a nineteen-month reign of terror. He would scam, sweet-talk, and break his way into his female victim's apartment and strangle ... Read More
State of Arkansas Executes First Woman After 150 Years (360 words, 1 pages)
Arkansas executes first woman in 150 years LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former nurse who asked for the death penalty for drugging and suffocating her two children was executed by injection Tuesday night in Arkansas' first execution of a woman in more than 150 years. Christina Marie Riggs, 28, ... Read More
The Monkey Trial: A History of the Case Tennessee vs. John Scopes (1323 words, 2 pages)
Tennessee vs. John Scopes The monkey trial It was the year 1925 and in the town of Dayton, Tennessee a trial that would decide whether evolution could or could not be taught in schools was taking place. This trial was Tennessee vs. John Scopes and is commonly known as the ... Read More
An Analysis of the Distinction Between Murder and Execution (343 words, 1 pages)
Distinction between Murder and Execution I understand that there is a distinction between murder and state controlled execution, but I don't think that applies to the morality of both acts of murder and state controlled execution. Both have the same effect, the termination of life without consent. Although voluntary suicide ... Read More
A History of Hannibal's Rule (1326 words, 4 pages)
The achievements of Hannibal and his brilliant tactics paved the road for future generals to look at his tactics and use them. Sadly, no less than seven accounts of Hannibals operations are said to have been written during his lifetime or very soon afterwards. Two of them by Greeks who ... Read More
The Earliest Code of Roman Law Ever Recorded in History
Roman Law was the law that was in effect throughout the age of antiquity in the City of Rome and later in the Roman Empire. When Roman rule over Europe came to an end, Roman law was largely--though not completely--forgotten. (Ancient Rome, Compton's 96)The earliest code of Roman Law was ... Read More
The Earliest Code of Roman Law Ever Recorded in History (2520 words, 5 pages)
Roman Law was the law that was in effect throughout the age of antiquity in the City of Rome and later in the Roman Empire. When Roman rule over Europe came to an end, Roman law was largely--though not completely--forgotten. (Ancient Rome, Compton's 96)The earliest code of Roman Law was ... Read More
An Analysis of the Evidence in Defense on Behalf of Palamedes by Gorigas (447 words, 2 pages)
In "Defense on Behalf of Palamedes", Gorgias attempts to prove Palamedes is innocent by making his defense in every possible way. He does this by using evidence about Palamedes, evidence that has direct relation to the person, his actions, and the way he has lived his life so far. A ... Read More
The Impact of the U.S Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Wisconsin's Penalty Enhancement Law in 1993 (3400 words, 18 pages)
On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin's penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who "intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person." Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the ... Read More
A Review of the Infamous 'Marbury versus Madison' Case (1157 words, 6 pages)
Marbury v. Madison, one of the first Supreme Court cases asserting the power of judicial review, is an effective argument for this power however, it lacks direct textual basis for the decision. Marshall managed to get away with this deficiency because of the silence on many issues and the vague ... Read More
The Significant Court Cases in American History (310 words, 2 pages)
In 1896 the Supreme Court had held in Plessy v. Ferguson that racialsegregation was permissible as long as equal facilities were provided forboth races. Although that decision involved only passenger accommodations ona rail road, the principle of "separate but equal" was applied thereafter toall aspects of public life in states ... Read More
The Impact of the 1896 Supreme Court Verdict in the Racial Segregation Case 'Plessy Versus Ferguson (310 words, 2 pages)
In 1896 the Supreme Court had held inPlessy v. Ferguson that racial segregation was permissible aslong as equal facilities were provided for both races.Although that decision involved only passengeraccommodations on a rail road, the principle of "separatebut equal" was applied thereafter to all aspects of public lifein states with large ... Read More
An Analysis of Marbury v. Madison (1158 words, 4 pages)
Marbury v. Madison, one of the first Supreme Court cases asserting the power of judicial review, is an effective argument for this power however, it lacks direct textual basis for the decision. Marshall managed to get away with this deficiency because of the silence on many issues and the vague ... Read More
A Look at the Myra Hindley Case and Pressure on Government to Act (780 words, 2 pages)
A sadistic temptress, the aid and probable prompt of an evil and cold blooded killer. Or a 'political prisoner being used as a scapegoat by politicians and the media'? This is a very sensitive subject and people often respond with fear and anxiety when we decide to examine things like ... Read More
An Analysis of a Court Case "New Jersey Vs. T.L.O" (350 words, 2 pages)
Decision Reasonable standard held to be proper standard for determining legality of searches conducted by public school officials. On March 7, 1980, a teacher at Piscataway High School in Middlesex County, N.J., found two girls smoking in the school lavatory, which was a violation of school code. The teacher took ... Read More
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