Unformatted text preview: illiam O. Douglass, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, TERRY v. OHIO (Citation: 392 U.S. 1), 1968, www.findlaw.com, Access date: Dec. 17, 2002, p. np. To give the police greater power than a magistrate is to take a long step down the totalitarian path. ... Until the Fourth Amendment, which is closely allied with the Fifth, is rewritten, the person and the effects of the individual are beyond the reach of all government agencies until there are reasonable grounds to believe (probable cause) that a criminal venture has been launched or is about to be launched. There have been powerful hydraulic pressures throughout our history that bear heavily on the Court to water down constitutional guarantees and give the police the upper hand. That hydraulic pressure has probably never been greater than it is today. Yet if the individual is no longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jib, if they can "seize" and "search" him in their discretion, we enter a new regime. SLHS Value File Education
The Supreme Court has stated that the impact of education cannot be overestimated. Michael Heise; Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Program in Law and Education, Indiana University School of Law; Equal Educational Opportunity...An Empirical Perspective and Alternative Explanation. In Brown v. Board of Education, n15 a unanimous Supreme Court with nothing less than forceful elegance characterized providing education as perhaps state and local governments' most important function. n16 Almost twenty years later in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, n17 the Court reaffirmed its "historic dedication to public education." n18 The Court went on to concur with the conclusion that "the grave significance of education both to the individual and to society cannot be doubted." n19 The Court has elsewhere noted education's centrality in maintaining our basic social and political institutions and the lasting impact of its deprivation on the life of a child. n20 Such sentiments are...
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