jus 215 cj.docx - In the criminal justice system each...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In the criminal justice system each victim are giving the right to challenge their accusers in the court of the law. The US 6 th amendment confrontation clause has granted defendants’ rights to be confronted by their accusers. It important to have adequate representation each defendant is innocent until proven guilty. United States citizens were given constitutional right to contest constitutional violations. The criminal justice system has shaped criminal law whether we feel it’s wrong or right, violators have the right to a fair trial and protection against injustice. Victims also have the rights to safety and protection against their accusers. In the criminal justice system defendant has the right to challenge illegal imprisonment or inhuman prison conditions. Filing a habeas corpus petition can be filed in federal and state court, if a mistake is made the defendant has the legal right to apply for a habeas corpus. In the case of Reginald Meeks vs. David R. Mckune (2009) Kansas City state prisoner convicted of first degree murder. On August 21, 2001 Mr. Green and Mr. Meeks had a dispute outside of Mr. Green friends home there was a prior incident when Mr. Green shut Mr. Meek’s hand in a door according to court records. There was a fight support to take place on 8/21/2001 Mr. Meeks was viewed as the primary aggressor according to witnesses. Mr. Green attempted to walk away when Mr. Meeks pulled out a handgun and shot five to six shots at Mr. Green with a shot to the chest. According the first responding officer Terrance Hall “He asked Mr. Green who shot him, and Mr. Green answered “Meeks shot me.” By 9:22 p.m., Mr. Green was unconscious, and he was pronounced dead by 10:47 p.m. from a gunshot wound” (Meeks vs. Mckune, 2009). After the jury found Mr. Meek’s guilty of first degree murder he was sentenced to life in prison without the eligibility of parole for 25 years. Mr. Meeks
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
appealed his case to the Supreme Court arguing that the court abused their discretion, victim statement, cumulative effect, insufficient evidence that the murder was premeditated. After the court denied the claim Mr. Meeks filed a state post-conviction
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern