• A Kentucky Mayor Has Fought For Years To Remove Confederate Statues (HBO)
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    A Kentucky Mayor Has Fought For Years To Remove Confederate Statues (HBO)

    President Trump made his own views on confederate monuments abundantly clear today, posting a series of three tweets complaining that America’s history and culture are being ripped apart. But the President may already be behind the curve, as communities take action on their own— cities like Lexington, Kentucky, where this evening, the City Council is slated to vote on removing two of its confederate monuments. The measure is likely to pass, but that doesn’t mean the decision was quick, or easy. — For two years, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has moderated a debate over the city’s two confederate statues. But Charlottesville inspired him to accelerate efforts to move them. —…

  • Why YouTube Can Exist | Sony v. Universal
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    Why YouTube Can Exist | Sony v. Universal

    Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 1975 Sony develops a new technology called Betamax. It was the first video tape recording form made widely available for the public. People could use this technology to, for the first time ever, record stuff from live TV or even from other recordings for future use. Now, eventually, Betamax would lose the of the late 1970s and early 1980s to its archenemy, the dreaded VHS. (Sony Betamax commercial) While Beta was a formidable opponent, VHS triumphed, until it eventually was defeated in another war to the great DVD. Anyway, for the first couple years, before VHS entered the scene, Betamax…

  • Obey the Constitution You Foreign Sovereign Citizens
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    Obey the Constitution You Foreign Sovereign Citizens

    Yeah good afternoon, it’s Sunday, the day where you get to have a lot to say about lots of bad things going on. I just looked at a video it’s actually from 2015 it’s a report into sovereign citizens, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read all of this, it’s purportedly headed by this group is detective Superintendent John O’Reilly is the commander of the counterterrorism and special tactics operation group of New South Wales, and he mouths off about the fact that there’s around three hundred people who or and probably more by now, that sovereign citizens and therefore should be described as domestic terrorists, well I…

  • TECH TIP: Overview of Attendance Intervention Plans in Aspen
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    TECH TIP: Overview of Attendance Intervention Plans in Aspen

    [music] This is an overview of attendance intervention plans in Aspen. To view and work on plans, use this Plans top tab, available in both the Staff and School views, and then select the Attendance Interventions side-tab. I have two students with a plan. I’ll open Mark’s. On the details screen, you can see that there are several sub-tabs. Schools are required to fill out the Interventions tab, as well as a few fields on the General tab for cases recommended to go to court. On the General tab, there are some instructions as well as a link to a Help guide, and a form for feedback and suggestions. Just…

  • What Is Bail Money Actually For?
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    What Is Bail Money Actually For?

    We’ve all seen the courtroom drama show- the judge hears the initial details of a case and then after a little bit of deliberation, announces that the trial will proceed, and the defendant is told “bail is set at $100,000!”. But what does that mean exactly, and what happens when you post bail? You’re probably familiar with the term “getting bailed out” of something, or being saved from having to do something unpleasant by someone or something else out of your control. In reality, bail is similar, though unlike what some hopeful criminals might think, paying, or posting, your bail does not in any way get you out of your…

  • First Amendment or Asshole? Ep. 6: Confederate Flags and Stripper Cops | We the Internet TV
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    First Amendment or Asshole? Ep. 6: Confederate Flags and Stripper Cops | We the Internet TV

    [LOU] Say you’re someone who’s into different flags, and you want a confederate flag on your vanity plate. I hear some states won’t allow you to get a confederate flag on your car. [BARRY] That’s correct. There was a recent Supreme Court decision, just last summer, where the Sons of Confederate Veterans wished to participate in this sort of designer license plate program that Texas had, and so the Sons of Confederate Veterans said, ‘we want to put the confederate flag on the license plate,’ and so now the Texas DMV is in a real pickle, because a lot of people are saying, ‘that’s very offensive, and we don’t want…

  • Why You Get a Lawyer If You Can’t Afford One | Gideon v. Wainwright
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    Why You Get a Lawyer If You Can’t Afford One | Gideon v. Wainwright

    Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Panama City, Florida June 3rd, 1961 Sometime between midnight and 8am, someone breaks into the Bay Harbor Poolroom and steals money from a cash register. One witness reported that they had seen a man named Clarence Earl Gideon walk out of the poolroom at around 5:30 that morning, walking out with a wine bottle and his pockets filled with wads of cash Gideon, a drifter who spent most of his adult life in and out of different prisons for nonviolent crimes, was an easy target. Police arrested him for breaking and entering and trying to steal. Well, as it turns out, Gideon had no…

  • How Does a Case End Up at the Supreme Court? [No. 86]
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    How Does a Case End Up at the Supreme Court? [No. 86]

    Cases come to the Supreme Court almost exclusively from two sources. A decision of a state Supreme Court that involves a federal question, constitutional or statutory. And cases from the federal courts of appeals that raise a question that the court decides is worthy of further review, or in a few instances that have to be heard by the Supreme Court by reason of appeal. The court system is hierarchical with three tiers in the structure. So there’s a trial court and a court of appeals and then ultimately a Supreme Court. The facts have been settled by the trial court and will not be upset unless there is a…

  • Roe v. Wade – Visual Guide (Pt. 2/3) | Wardenclyffe Academy
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    Roe v. Wade – Visual Guide (Pt. 2/3) | Wardenclyffe Academy

    With neither the plaintiffs nor the defendant satisfied with the District Court’s ruling, all parties appealed to the Supreme Court. Roe, Dr. Hallford, and the Does appealed the District Court’s denial of their request for injunctive relief while Wade appealed the District Court’s decision to grant the plaintiffs’ request for declaratory relief. Similar to the District Court, the Supreme Court began by considering whether the parties involved satisfied the requirements of justiciability and standing, and whether abstention was warranted. Accepting as true the facts alleged by Roe, including her situation as a pregnant single woman who was prevented from having an abortion by Texas’ criminal abortion statutes, the Supreme Court…

  • Second Amendment Trial Gets Wild!
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    Second Amendment Trial Gets Wild!

    ♪♪[audience cheering]– As we all know, the North American grizzly is a noble and majestic creature that should be protected and treasured. Not experimented on like that done by Dr. Muller. – I have become a legal citizen of ze United States, therefore my genetic alterations are protected– Nay, encouraged by ze Constitution. – That is preposterous. Your Honor, the people move–Dr. Muller: You cannotdeny me my Second Amendment rights! – What does the right to bear arms have to do with this case? – You tell me. It’s like ze lawyer man said, “I have ze right to bear arms.” – The Founding Fathers clearly meant that as the…