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Civil Liberties & the Supreme Court POL/115 Gregory McKee September 9 th , 2019
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The Supreme Court The Supreme Court was established by the United States Constitution and happens to be the head of the government’s judicial branch. It is well known as the most powerful court in the country and has the jurisdiction over all laws. The Supreme Court has the power of judicial review, which is necessary to keep our government honest and safe. It protects our civil liberties and ensures the Bill of Rights is being used. The Supreme Court uses the Constitution to evaluate those laws and often steps into to protect the civil liberties of the American public. With every important case that the Supreme Court steps in to handle, the goal is to leave an ever-lasting impact on the nation. City of Hays, Kansas vs. Vogt. During his interview with the City of Haysville, Vogt admitted that he received a knife while working for the City of Hays Police Department. The City of Haysville told Vogt that he would get the job if he returned the knife to his current employer and inform them that he had taken it. After returning the knife to his current employer, the chief of the City of Hays Police Department told Vogt to write a statement about what happened, and if he didn’t, he would be fired. This, according to Vogt, was a self- incriminating statement that he was compelled to write (or he would lose his job.) The statement that
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