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What is the PURPOSE of the death penalty?

A:  In general, there are four theories concerning criminal sentences: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation (separating the offender from society to prevent him/her from repeating the offense), and rehabilitation. According to the supreme court, capital punishment has two purposes: deterrence and retribution. That means one purpose is to prevent people from committing capital crimes because if they know they might be put to death they are less likely to commit those crimes. It also means that people who actually do commit these crimes must be told how unacceptable their actions were, and therefore must be punished to the fullest extent possible under the Constitution, which is the death penalty. Note that the court...

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How Clinton, Bush and Obama Have Influenced the US supreme court

A:  Of the three branches of federal government, the US supreme court is unique because of the length of service and power of the individual Justices. Looking back over the last 20 years, it is interesting to consider how Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have influenced the court. The Role of the President The Presidents have a very direct influence on the court, but one they rarely get to exercise. They are charged with selecting candidates to become supreme court Justices when an opening occurs. These candidates then go through confirmation hearings in the Senate and, usually, are confirmed to sit on the bench. The appointment of a

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What is the role of the judge in a trial, if the jury decides whether the accused is guilty or not?

A:  Judges in the Legal System There are significant differences between the role of a judge in the common law system descended from British practice, and civil law systems descendant from continental European judicial practice. The descriptions below are necessarily archetypical. Details vary from judicial system to judicial system. In many cases, the judicial systems have experienced convergent evolution, expressly or unconsciously adopting similar practices or operating in a manner that minimizes the impact of formal differences between the archetypical role of each system''s judges. For example, while common law judicial procedure generally contemplates a single evidentiary trial, many cases are actually resolved...

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What is the proper produce in searching a suspect?

A:  I believe the proper produce is lettuce, but it may be green onions. Produce? Never knew you had to have fruits & veggies to search for a suspect. Rules for Suspect Searches: If the suspect is under arrest, handcuff first, then search. There is no safer method for conducting a pat-down than to handcuff the suspect first. All other techniques involve some element of risk. Handcuffing does not equal arrest. Handcuffing in a Terry (articuable reasonable suspicion) situation will be judged by the standard of objective reasonableness based on the supreme court''s Graham v. Connor decision. Therefore, although you cannot handcuff everyone in investigative detentions, the handcuffing of persons under suspicion of committing crimes does not...

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What is the procedure for declaring bankruptcy?

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What are Some Controversial U.S. supreme court Cases?

A:  The supreme court of the United States, the highest court in the judicial branch of the government, tries important cases and rules on the constitutionality of laws. In the history of the American government, there have been several controversial U.S. supreme court cases that have had a lasting impact on politics, law, culture, and government. One of the most controversial U.S. supreme court cases in American History is Marbury v. Madison (1803), which declared an act of Congress unconstitutional. William Marbury, intended by president John Adams to take the position...

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What was the Warren court?

A:  The term “Warren court” is often used to describe the era when the supreme court of the United States was under the leadership of Earl Warren. This nomenclature when referring to the supreme court is very common, so you will also hear terms like “Rehnquist court,” “Burger court,” “Taft court,” and so forth, referencing the Chief Justice in charge of the court at the time that various decisions were made. Many people regard the Warren court as one of the most distinctive and notable supreme

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What Is a State court?

A:  A state court is a court run by the given state and that handles cases arising from state law. It is distinct from a federal court, which in the United States is a court of limited jurisdiction. State courts have the broad authority to handle numerous cases for residents within the borders of their state. Under the US Constitution, Article III mandated only the creation of the supreme court, which is a federal court. Article III states: ''The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme court, and...

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What is the history of the US code?

A:  The first income tax was enacted in 1894; however, the supreme court decided that the tax was unconstitutional. At that time, direct taxes could be imposed only if levied in proportion to each state''s population. Afterwards, Congress relied on a series of excise taxes to provide funds to operate the government and pay war expenses. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was passed, allowing Congress to impose an income tax directly on business and personal income without regard to proportionality. Congress passed the first constitutional income tax in 1913. The initial income tax rates were progressive (and they still are today), ranging from 1 to 7%. In 1954, the Internal Revenue Code was substantially reorganized and revised....

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Is it legal to execute a man in Missouri who has an appeal pending? State supreme court on down has my question ... On deadline. Dead. Line

A:  My complete answer follows, as there is no way to answer this question per the Mahalo 90-character recommendation, without giving a vacuous ''Yes'' or ''No'' response. ====== Presumably, the first line of your question concerns the Reginald Clemons case (see the first REFERENCE, below), which has set a date for his execution despite his pending appeal. That is not the same as executing someone, so, at least for this specific instance, your first line is invalid. Regardless, the court has the right to set a date for execution, even if an appeal is pending. There is no law prohibiting such (consider that an individual found guilty of a capital crime may be given an execution date immediately or during a later sentencing hearing, long...