History vs. Memory
History: what happened in the past and the record of what
happened in the past
Distinguished from memory: what people think happened in the
o Much simpler, narrative
o Shared myth of the past
o War and conflic
1. In Ways of War and Peace, Michael Doyle quoted Thomas Hobbes belief that
the genius of Thucydides teaching lies in the narration. Do you agree or
disagree with this statement? Is the genius of T
September 1st, 2011
Can we follow a criminal trial with a civil trial without infringing on double
Civil justice is not within the constraints of double jeopardy.
If you are tried in a criminal case, and whether you win or lose, you ca
Sept. 6th, 2011
Go on the web to find out about Bernard Goetz and what hes doing now. Look at the
Roger Clemens will have to stand trial again sometime in the spring. The judge made
it very clear that he thought it was very unfair of the
September 7th, 2011
When the jury seems to depart from the law, it is called jury nullification. This is
when either the jury acquits someone because thats what they feel, or when they
convict someone, without much basis on what the law says.
September 8th, 2011
Rule of the Supreme Court and has been read into the constitution; evidence that
is illegally or improperly seized cannot be used against the defendant. We are the
only country in the world that has the exclusionary
September 13th, 2011
4th amendment requires a warrant to do a search.
Irvine vs. California
Bugged a booth without a warrant. Went to court and claimed that evidence
had to be suppressed because it was a search without a warrant.
US vs. Jones
September 20th, 2011
Troy David lost his appeal to the pardon board of Georgia, which was his last chance,
and he will be executed September 21st, 2011 (tomorrow.
Doubtful he will get another appeal by tomorrow. Already been to the Supreme
Court three ti
September 22nd, 2011
Troy Davis was executed.
o Supreme Court did in fact another hear another petition for a stay of
execution, delaying the execution four hours. They declined to interview.
Can only stay the execution if there is a constitutional issue
October 6th, 2011
States Attorney for Baltimore city
o With respect to the 4th amendment, it is important to remember that it really
has two components
That people cannot be subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures.
A warrant shall not be issued
September 29th, 2011
The potential trial of the man who has essentially admitted to killing people in
Arizona and shooting Representative Giffords.
o Hes already been declared mentally incompetent.
o Hes now in a secure facility (mental hospital) in Kansa