Thursday, August 24, 2014
When criminal law and sincerely held religious beliefs, criminal law wins.
Reynolds v. U.S. (1879): Criminal law won.
Sherbet v. Mermer: Freedom of Religions is such a fundamental right if it is going to be taken
away, there b
Daniel Woo, owner and creator of Sushilicious, is unlike your typical
restaurant owner. Woo took many risks in order to make his sushi
restaurant stand out from the competitors. For starters, he designed his
restaurant very similar to an
In order to be concerned about the preservation of property, you must first have property, real
or personal property.
Wanted to preserve their wealth through the Constitution.
John Locke & Natural
Top Legislative Leaders
Make the vast majority of committee assignments and name committee chairs, selects
the floor leader (some states), the ability recognize speakers and make parliamentary
rulings gives the Speaker both the abilities to determine a bi
Speedy trial with a impartial jury.
The defendant is usually pushing to delay the trial.
Civil trials are public.
Can be difficult at times.
The sixth amendment allows you.
A right to a jury trial in federal civil suits, seve
Legislators vs. Legislative Leaders:
Legislative leaders enjoy more power. The fewer the leaders, the more power there is
concentrated in their hands. Lieutenant governor = president of the senate. Top leader
in every lower house is called Speaker. Leader
Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law:
House: The smaller the number of the bill, the highest priority, big bills important to
party leadership, small numbers means that it was one of the first bills introduced.
oBill Introduction: only members of
Vol. 2: Chapter 1
There is no political appeal against the Supreme Court Justices opinion on something being
unconstitutional, only impeachment.
The first ten amendments were passed in order to get the Constitution ratified.
Relates to citi
Institutional Implications of Legislative Professionalization:
Higher salaries allow legislators to devote more time/energy to lawmaking, with no
distractions of other occupations. This also leads to longer serving and more informed
and effective legislat
Descriptive Representation: whether a legislatures membership reflects the diversity of
backgrounds and interest in society.
Substantive Representation: occurs when legislators consciously act as agents for constituents
and their inte