DUAL CREDIT GOVERNMENT short paper #1 - Elizabeth Freeman...

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Elizabeth Freeman Mr. LP Dual Credit Government 1 Sept 2018 Short Paper #1 1787 was a monumental moment in American history that unified the law of the country. Indeed, it was the year the Constitution was ratified. Although it was helpful in providing a foundation for America, the actual application has proved controversial. United States v. Bond is an example of an important debate in compromises were made to the constitution. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution basically stated that power not given to the government is given to the states or people. An example of this particular amendment being translated loosely is in the United States v. Bond case. After the husband of Carol A. Bond committed adultery with Myrlinda Haynes, she threatened to get revenge. To carry out her plan, she stole 10-chloro phenoxarsine and potassium dichromate, poisonous chemicals, from her
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Unformatted text preview: work. Next, she smeared these chemicals around Haynes’ car doors, mailbox, and door knobs causing Haynes to suffer from a burn on her thumb. Bond was indicted for violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 and for stealing mail. Bond argued that applying the chemical act violated the Tenth Amendment. However, the Court declined to address the constitutional issue, and agreed that such an argument did not apply to her case. Much of the Constitution is comprised of vague language. Although the court try to interpret the Constitution to the best of their ability, it may not satisfy others who have interpreted it in another way: loose interpretation vs. strict interpretation. United States v. Bond is an example of how the court made compromises to the Tenth Amendment fue to it’s vague and ambiguous language....
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