Les aau

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Trial : Mr Tenk doesn't feel guilty, he thinks that the boy is guilty. In the past Now family, open-minded, he stopped to assimilate crime and murder to strangers. Some of his employees are ofHispanic background. The justices are criticized for making law, for being law makers. Normally, the SCOTUS is a law-interpreting body, since Marbury v. Madison in 1803. The SCOTUS has a power of a judicialreview, to decide on the constitutionality or not of laws, and presidential actions. What type of cases the SCOTUS deal with, generally ? Individual freedoms, civil liberties are jeopardized. TLO v.Johnson 1973 Roe v. Wade 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas about segregation. The SCOTUS is under the spotlights, because it has impacts on Americans' daily life. Now, the SCOTUSfocuses on environmental issues. For the last 20 years, women, more minorities and diverse religions : gender, racial, religious. The SCOTUS is more open-minded, but not always more liberal. On abortion,on segregation, on all those issues which are very decisive – they decide with their feelings, their heart – their background plays a very important rôle in the decisions they take. Before, it wasmore homogeneous. Now, the SCOTUS seems too political. Normally, the are supposed to be neutral, although they're appointed by the President. Now, they tend to be very radical on some issues. The SCOTUShas evolved on the issue of discrimination : 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson In a 7-1 decision, THE SCOTUS clearly supported discrimination. 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas In a unanimousdecision, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of Brown. The SCOTUS is highly historical : it follows the evolution of society. Law is highly flexible according to the cases.

It is flexible, because it has toadapt to the evolution of society. The Constitution couldn't remain the basis if it wasn't interpreted. The role of justices is central in the interpretation. Why is it wrong (text) to overturn a...
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