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Veronica Rodriguez March 12, 2008 Notes 1. Hallmark of US justice system is the presumption of innocence. 2. The second most important element of the US judicial system is the use of “special circumstances”/case b y case analysis a. Mens rea “mental state”- intent 1 st degree murder, premeditated. 3. Precedent: the role is to define “special circumstances” Miranda v. Arizona 384 US 436 (1966) Core Values of American Constitutional Democracy Fundamental Beliefs -Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness, Common Good, Justice, Equality
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Unformatted text preview: -Freedom is the ability to act in a free society- john Stewart mills.-Liberty implies the presence or absences of force. Government can enforce civil liberties.-Civil right is something you earn and is granted by government is defensible. -Civil liberty is like a human right, it is inalienable. Lecture Barron v .Baltimore Issue: Do the bill of rights apply to the states Holding: No Gitlow v. New York (1925) Issue: Do bill of rights apply to the states Holding: YES See page 99 table 4.2...
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