• The 6th amendment
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    The 6th amendment

    ??? silence in the court lupus has been put on trial for two counts the first being quartering a soldier in the time of peace and the second murder of a bombarding Matt bombard with a bullet KILL HIM x50 is that fair? Mr. judge, i’d like to bring up the sixth amendment the sixth amendment I need my Constitution book mm-hmm this this Constitution book really maps out everything I need to know oh yes here the sixth amendment it says that all citizens have a right to a speedy and public trial as well as an impartial jury to judge whether or not they’re innocent or guilty hmm…

  • A Bike’s Rights
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    A Bike’s Rights

    ♪♪>>MR. MEESE, WILL YOU POINT OUT TO THE JURY WHO DID THIS TO YOU? DON’T WORRY SON, HE CAN’T HURT YOU NO MORE.>>[BELL RINGS] >>[SHUSHES] >>DESCRIBE TO THESE GOOD PEOPLE WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.>>WELL, I WAS AT A CROSSWALK, WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE. IT CAME ON SO I STARTED TO CROSS AND THAT’S WHEN HE HIT ME.>>DID HE SHOW ANY SIGN OF REMORSE AFTER HE STRUCK YOU?>>HE DIDN’T EVEN CHANGE GEARS. HE JUST RODE OFF WITH HIS THIN LITTLE TIRES.>>[BELL RINGS] [GAVEL]>>ORDER IN THE COURT.>>WELL, WHAT HAPPENED THEN?>>WELL, WHEN I CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT IT LATER, HE GOT SUPER DEFENSIVE AND SHOUTED AN OBSCENITY.>>WHAT EXACTLY DID HE SAY?>>[CLEARS THROAT]…

  • Real Lawyer Reacts to The Simpsons (Itchy & Scratchy Trial)
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    Real Lawyer Reacts to The Simpsons (Itchy & Scratchy Trial)

    – [Narrator] Thanks to Dashlane for keeping Legal Eagle in the air. – So you don’t work on a contingency basis? – No, money down. Oops shouldn’t have this Bar Association logo here either. (tearing) (chewing) – Yeah, he’s just the best worst lawyer of all time. (playful music) Hey Legal Eagles, it’s time to think like a lawyer, and today we are covering one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite series of all time, it’s The Simpsons and it’s episode where Itchy and Scratchy get taken to court for copyright infringement. It’s called The Day the Violence Died, and while I will be reacting to it,…

  • Who Can Properly Be Called a Judge? [No. 86]
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    Who Can Properly Be Called a Judge? [No. 86]

    Article three of the Constitution, vests the judicial power in the federal courts. Other parts of the Constitution define certain attributes of those federal courts. The two most important are, they have tenure during good behavior, sometimes mistakenly called life-tenure it’s tenure during good behavior, they can be impeached and removed for misbehavior. And they also have guarantees against diminishment in salary while in office. Congress doesn’t like the way federal courts are deciding cases, can’t cut their salaries just to punish them for it. So there are certain baked in features that federal courts have to have. So there are plenty of people who act like judges, look like…

  • A constitutional amendment trying to raise judges retirement age
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    A constitutional amendment trying to raise judges retirement age

    In commitment 2014 news– We continue our look at the constitutional amendments you’ll find on the ballot. Currently judges MUST retire at 70. One amendment seeks to RAISE THAT AGE. 9 The question reads: Shall the mandatory retirement age for all state court justices and judges be increased from seventy to eighty years of age? 4:48 it really makes no sense. and no one that Im aware of believes any more that people become presumptively incompetent at a certain age.5:01 across the board. There are incompetent people at the age of 50 a there are 90 years olds who who should continue to do their job until they drop 515…

  • Judge rules FBI terror watchlist violates Constitution
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    Judge rules FBI terror watchlist violates Constitution

    DAVID: A FEDERAL JUDGE RULING THE FBI’S TERROR WATCH LIST VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION. THIS LIST ALLOWS THE GOVERNMENT TO IDENTIFY TERRORISTS TRYING TO GET ON PLANES OR ENTER THE U.S. NOW, IT INCLUDES OVER A MILLION PEOPLE, INCLUDING 4600 AMERICANS. HERE NOW FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO. JUDGE, DOES THE TERROR WATCH LIST VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION?>>WELL, I THINK THAT THIS FEDERAL JUDGE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, MADE THE RIGHT DECISION ON THE BASIS OF THE LAW AS WE UNDERSTAND IT. SO THE FBI — DAVID: NOT EXACTLY AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION, BUT GO AHEAD.>>WELL, I AGREE WITH HIM, AND I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. DAVID:…

  • 5th Amendment Rights – Criminal Defense Attorneys Denver CO
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    5th Amendment Rights – Criminal Defense Attorneys Denver CO

    We’ve all seen it on TV shows and in movies: you have a right to remain silent and anything you say can and will be used against you. It’s ingrained in our thought process. Yet if you’re ever in that situation, where you are pulled over at a traffic stop and an officer has got a mag light in your face, or if you’re on your front porch answering questions from a police officer who wants to talk to you about something, maybe you don’t even know what he wants to talk to you about. The point is, it’s an intimidating situation and you don’t even think about it, you…

  • The Roles of Supreme Courts in Constitutional Democracies
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    The Roles of Supreme Courts in Constitutional Democracies

    So good afternoon. My name is Paulo Barrozo. I’m on the faculty of Boston College Life School and the convener of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence series. The Clough Center is one of the most distinguished centers for the study of constitutional democracy in the world. It’s a highly interdisciplinary institution bringing together jurists, economists, political scientists, historians, theologians, philosophers, novelists, and sociologists. The center is a hub for thinking noveltively about the challenge of political and social organization in the 21st century. Through its initiatives, the Clough Center collaborates with public and private institutions in civil society in the United States and around the world in strategically contributing…

  • How Are State Supreme Court Justices Selected? [POLICYbrief]
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    How Are State Supreme Court Justices Selected? [POLICYbrief]

    State supreme court justices, uh interpret the Constitution, the statutes in their states, and then they also make the common law rules in their states. The purpose of the state supreme court is to be the final arbiter for all cases that are decided involving state law or state constitutions. Every state has at least one state supreme court, with the exception of Texas and Oklahoma, who have two. At the founding of our country, everyone used political appointment. The federal government did, and the states did. Some states used legislative, some states used gubernatorial appointment. In legislative appointment systems, the state legislature is responsible for appointing and re-appointing judges…