Legal Issues

How Does Media Today Play a Role in Stereotyping Racial Groups? By In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Race Relations in America Community Studies 111 December 19, 2001 Television media still portray stereotypes of different races in today\'s society, leaving viewers with a pre-conceived notion of where each race falls within society. This gives viewers a negative outlook on races different from their own. Within this paper we will discuss the stereotypes portrayed within the televisi
“I WANT TO LIVE WITH DADDY!” In 1981, Edward McNamara lost a suit for custody of his daughter, Katie. Although the court described him as “a good parent who could provide a devoted and loving home for the child,” the state of California gave full custody to the mother. Women historically have been awarded custody of their child automatically, as if only a female possesses the skill and knowledge of child rearing. Mothers are now working out of the home just as many hours as the fathers, so time
Critique of Keith Stroup’s “Statement on Marijuana Usage” Student #44 Prof. Laura Elizabeth English 102 February 8, 1999 The “Statement on Marijuana Usage”, written by Keith Stroup, was presented to the Subcommittee on Crime and the House Committee on the Judiciary in favor of the legalization of marijuana. This statement can be found in the Current Issues Source File through the University’s library web page. Stroup’s argument presented in his “Statement on Marijuana Usage” consists of differen
The Legal Issues Section II – The Legal Issues Interviewing is part of the basic skills set for human resources professionals, yet it is one of the most daunting processes tasks human resources and management personnel face. It involves preparation, good listening and a thorough understanding of the job and the minimum qualifications of candidates. Not only is there the challenge of conducting an interview that screens out good applicants but there is also the danger of violating laws that prote
The Issue of Human Cloning Composition II Telecourse January 20, 1999 With the recent discovery of the ability to clone an adult sheep, ignites numerous questions concerning the ethical and moral issues in light of eventually cloning a human being. The controversity surrounding the eventual possibility of cloning humans. For the most part, however, the ethical concerns being raised are exaggerated and misplaced, because they are based on erroneous views about what genes are and what they can do.
The World Bank Intro Over the past generation, more progress has been made in reducing poverty and raising living standards than during any other period in history. In developing countries, life expectances have increased from 55 to 64 years, Income per person has doubled and Infant Mortality has been reduced by 50 percent. Despite the successes, massive development challenges remain. Three billion people live on less than 2 dollars a day and 1.3 billion live on less than one dollar a day. Over
Drug Control A group of friends are sitting a dorm room on a Saturday night. They are talking and laughing, enjoying each other\'s company. None of them are hostile or violent. None want to cause trouble. In fact they are happy just sitting there socializing. A knock at the door breaks their routine. It\'s a policeman, and the reason he is there is because these friends chose to break the law - they were smoking marijuana. These people are not alone. According to FBI statistics, a marijuana arre
Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and
The Next Virtual Battleground in Cyberspace MiniPaper # 2 The original idea behind the Internet was to transmit information freely around the world. Now individuals want to put copyright protected materials on it, but no legal mechanisms are in place to protect these materials and no boundaries have been defined to control them. The role of copyright regulation within the Net is brewing to be a political and economic battlefield (Barlow, 1996). As the virtual world witnesses an influx of mainstr
The Judicial Reasoning Essay In the entry titled The Bramble Bush written by Karl N. Llewellyn, he discuses his theories of judicial reasoning. He first defines precedent as a past case used as an example or guide. He describes precedent as “the official analogue of what, it society as large, we know as folkways, or as institutions, and of what, in the individual, we know as habit (5).” Precedent helps the judicial institution to determine what had been done and view the ways in which the law wa
Alcohol Target Market Emphasis Vs. The Right to Advertise Alcohol. It’s supposed to be meant for adults over the age of 21, but whom is it targeted towards in advertisement? Who sees the numerous advertisements splattered across billboards, filled in magazines, or braodcasted over televisions stations? This is the controversial question many people in society are trying to answer. This subject not only stirs up confrontation on the right to advertise but on the ethical approaches behind this typ
Censorship of the Internet Censorship of the Internet Threatens to Destroy it, While Wide Spread Encryption Could Prevent the Need for Government Intervention. by Pedja Stojanovic EN109 Prof. Thurston ABSTRACT Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life during the last decade. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables common people to access information world-wide. The Internet as network is key to the future of our society. Ho
Why Censorship is Wrong One of the primary legal issues in the battle over censorship on the internet is the question of whether or not it is a print or a broadcast media. When a person sits down at a computer terminal and explores the internet, it is almost the same as if they were in a library, took a book off the shelf, and began reading it. The internet is a printed medium that is accessed using broadcasting communication tools, and should be legally treated as such. In the case, Butler v. M
Why People Buy In reading Why People Buy, by John O’Shaughnessy, I found this book to be enlightening about consumers’ behavior, their buying habits, persuasion techniques used in the marketplace, and the role ethics plays behind the scenes of every purchase. Understanding these issues, as well as the pressures, influences, and decisions made by consumers, are what makes this book so interesting. O’Shaughnessy’s credibility was very evident from the beginning of his book. He is a Professor of Bu
Jackson and Roosevelt By Noah Abbott The United States of America has had forty two presidents. Most of these men shared interests, desires, and concerns that included and went beyond their years as president. Some of our nation’s leaders hold more things in common than the rest. Despite seventy years between their times in office, Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt were two very similar personalities. Not only in their upbringing, but in their personalities, moral convictions, professional feel
The Civil War On April 12, 1861, the United States started down a path that would forever change the course of this young nation. The "War between the States" has become known as the bloodiest war ever fought. The Civil War divided the United States between its Northern and Southern states. The battles lingered for long years, but the consequences of the war have endured time. The start of the war began with the firing on Ft. Sumter by the Southern states and lasted until General Robert E Lee su
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.2
BUSINESS ETHICS Ethics to me means having and using ones morals to do the right thing. Ethics is so important in business because it gives a company credibility. When a company has credibility the consumers trust the company and will tend to buy from the company more regularly. Many employers want guidelines to help them in their decision making process, so experts came up with some approaches. They are the Utilitarian Approach, The Rights Approach, and The Common-Good Approach. Corporate Social
Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused "firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young."( He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passin
Slavery Comparing the slave systems of two distinct countries, Brazil and the United States is no easy task. When writing an essay on the subject historians should take an objective perspective and their essay should reflect all of the facts available on the subject. Frank Tannenbaum, Carl N. Degler, Thomas E. Skidmore and Milton Meltzer did not do this. Each author had an idea or theory they wanted to convey to the reader. So in order to produce a well documented essay each author crafted their
Cloning The cloning of humans may soon be a reality. The recent announcement of a sheep and calf cloned using this technique has sparked much controversy in the modern world. The ethical, legal, and moral aspects of cloning must be addressed by governments quickly and its implications must be taken into careful consideration for the future of mankind in general. On February 23, 1997, Ian Wilmut, a Scottish scientist, and his colleagues at the Roslin Institute announced the successful cloning of
WHAT DIGNITY? Dignity, that is what is being violated all over our world each and every day. People have to face a struggle to live, day in and day out, not because their lazy and don\'t want a job, and not because they can\'t get a job, but because they are denied their rights as people and as individuals. Every person has a right to dignity, and no person on this Earth has the ability to take it away. Workers all over the world are suffering from starvation and harmful work conditions, this is
The Internet, Pornography, and Children Why should anyone be concerned about pornography on the Internet? After all, this is a free country and everyone should have access to anything they want, right? This position would be true if only adults used the Internet; it can not be true when children also use the Internet. Most people would agree that children should not have access to Internet sites that are considered pornographic. Does that mean that children should not be allowed Internet access
"The Author of the Constitution" "We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union . . . " is the beginning of our United States Constitution. The Nobel phrases of this Preamble came from the brilliant mind of Gouverneur Morris. He represented Pennsylvania at the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and was the author of much of the Constitution. The Preamble and the finely wrote clauses that followed clearly mirrored his personal political philosophy. Morris was considere
The Dred Scott Decision The Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court in March 1857 was one of the major steps on the road to secession. Dred Scott was a slave who was taken to Missouri from Virginia and sold. His new master then moved to Illinois (a free state) for a while but soon moved back to Missouri. Upon his master\'s death, Scott claimed that since he had resided in a free state, he was consequentially a free man. The case eventually made it to the Supreme Court. As stated by Supreme Cour
The Dredd Scott Case The Dredd Scott case involved a landmark decision in the history of the Supreme Court, in the history of the United States the decision in this case was one of the most damaging statements in the history of the Supreme Court, involving the citizenship of a black person in the United States, and the constitutionality of the Missouri Compromise in 1820. The history of a black man named Dredd Scott states that he was a slave originally owed by a family by the name of Blow, whic
LABOR IN AMERICA By Ira Peck (Scholastic Inc.) The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States. At Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill began in 1821. It was the first of several that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. All that the factory owners needed was a dependable supply of labor to tend the machines. As most jobs in cotton factories required neither great strength n
An Eye for an Eye? ( The Scarlet Letter Controversial Essay) " The work of eradicating crimes is not by making punishment familiar, but formidable." Oliver Goldsmith Issues that constantly pop up in society are the ones that question the appropriateness of the current forms of punishment found in our community. People often ask, " Isn\'t he/she getting off too easily?" "Isn\'t that just a little bit harsh?" or "What kind of legal system is this? " A more specific and correct question that these
Lyndon B. Johnson LYNDON B JOHNSON ================ Johnson was born on Aug. 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Tex., the eldest son of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson. His father, a struggling farmer and cattle speculator in the hill country of Texas, provided only an uncertain income for his family. Politically active, Sam Johnson served five terms in the Texas legislature. His mother had varied cultural interests and placed high value on education; she was fiercely ambitious for h
The Case for Euthanasia: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legalized? Throughout the twentieth century, major scientific and medical advances have greatly enhanced the life expectancy of the average person. However, there are many instances where doctors can preserve life artificially. In these cases where the patient suffers from a terminal disease or remains in a "persistent vegetative state" or PVS from which they cannot voice their wishes for continuation or termination of life, the quest
My Two Dads Table of Contents Topic Rational pp. 2 Internet Resources pp. 4 Abstracts pp. Topic Rationale The reason I chose homosexuality as a topic is because it is queer to me. What I do not understand is what would drive people to this way of life. As far as I can tell, people had weird lives when they were younger. Maybe they were dropped on their heads as babies. Maybe they were abused as children, be it emotionally, sexually, mentally, verbally, physically, socially, politically, economic
TRIBAL GAMING: MYTHS AND FACTS 1. MYTH: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) CREATED INDIAN GAMING. FACT: GAMING IS A RIGHT OF INDIAN NATIONS. Gaming is one of the oldest forms of recreation; not only did Europeans bring new games to the New World, but Indians have traditional games still played today. In fact, Indian gaming existed long before Europeans settled in America. Large-scale Indian gaming, mainly in the form of bingo, predated IGRA by about 10 years. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1987
Baseball Unlike professional basketball and American football, interest in baseball has not been sweeping the globe. Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust "America\'s Pastime" into an era of uncertainty. Despite this current adversity, baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture. This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball. Most cultures have some sort of stick and ball game, cri
Databases OIS 750 1. The archives are the inactive records of the company. The archives are things, documents, sound, video, etc, which are important to the company. A business should consider archives for historical and legal issues. They are important to the company because it\'s the root of where the company came from. 2. Lamination - putting a document between two pieces of plastic and applying heat and pressure to them to seal shut. Encapsulation - Like lamination except instead of using he
Ethical Management of E-mail Privacy As I am sitting at my work station in a crowded office building, I hear the wonderful sound of "You\'ve got mail." In turn I open my E-mail mailbox and find a letter from a nearby employee. This letter contains the usual funny joke of the day and a short joke ridiculing the boss, as usual. Who was to know that my supervisor would eventually find this letter, which would lead to both the termination of my job and my fellow employee? Does this sound common? It
Southern Continuity Cari Sobczynski HST 319 April 20, 1998 Final Essay Just the words ‘Southern way of life\' conjures up a timeless image of gentlemen planters and Southern belles. A time of aristocratic rule that centers itself on plantations and the institution of slavery. The antebellum era echos themes of white supremacy, democracy, unity, tradition, nobility, and honor. While some of these themes seem to be immortalized by such classic works as Gone with the Wind and Roots they still seem
Cloning Research in the field of embryology and genetics has exploded over the past decade. New advances about in vitro fertilization and genetic screening are leading to new procedures in which human embryo cloning will be possible in the near future. Human cloning, however, brings up many new ethical questions that will need to be addressed by the scientific community and the public before these advances can reach their full potential. Scientific advances bring social changes that many people
GENTIC ENGINEERING Abstract This paper sets out to defend human genetic engineering with a new bioethical approach, post-humanism, combined with a radical democratic political framework. Arguments for the restriction of human genetic engineering, and specifically germ-line enhancement, are reviewed. Arguments are divided into those which are fundamental matters of faith, or "bio-Luddite" arguments, and those which can be addressed through public policy, or "gene-angst" arguments. The four bio-Lu
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of
The Problems of Faculty Governance Introduction This paper will present a brief history of the development of faculty governance in American universities during the twentieth century. I will review the types of governance structures that have emerged, examine the impact on the institutions in which they function, and discuss the problems that have arisen between the two. Since the middle ages when universities began to emerge faculty governance in institutions of higher education has been the fo
The City of Today Glorious, glorious England. As the Empire spreads some say "so does its glory"; others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness. Many of us Londoners have read, if not discussed, the intriguing debate transpiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay. Are the cities of great England truly representative of the jewels in Her Majesty\'s Crown? Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse that some have proclaimed? Sir James Phillips Kay, an M.D. at Edinbu
Euthanasia Euthanasia (also known as mercy killing) is the act or practice of painlessly putting to death persons suffering from painful or incurable disease or incapacitating physical disorder. The question about weather this is morally right or wrong has posed a major ethical dilemma on the world today. The advance of medical technology is bringing a steadily growing majority of deaths into hospitals where life, of a sort, may be prolonged for a long time. Someone has to decide what nature use
Gov Internet Intervention The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet,
The Right to Choose Should there be a constitutional amendment banning abortion? In society today an agreement exists that when life becomes human life, that the human being must be protected. Many religions, organizations and individuals have passionately held conflicting beliefs about when human life begins. Is a fetus a human life at conception? Or is a child a human life at birth? Today, this question goes hand in hand with that question of abortion. There is so much controversy over this de
Wartime Propaganda: World War I The Drift Towards War "Lead this people into war, and they\'ll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street." It is one of history\'s great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the first worl
Is It Your Right to Die? Final Draft Jonathon Freeman-Anderson English: Period 4 February 1, 1999 Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide is a strongly debated subject. Euthanasia delves into moral, ethical, and personal issues, which is where most opposition comes into effect. Many of the people who oppose the “right to die” issue are the same people who oppose the death penalty and abortion issues. All these issues are life or death oriented. What makes the “right to die” issue stand out from
American Government In Federalist number nine five principles that are conducive to good government are discussed. The first is the regular distribution of power into distinct departments (Lawler 16). The federalists felt that the distribution of powers was important so that one department of government did not become more powerful than the other groups. They didn’t want a government that was ruled by one person or even one group of people. The first aspect in creating a democratic government wa
Abortion Since 1973, one of the most polarized issues in American Politics and around the world remains to be induced abortions. The concept of aborting a pregnancy is nothing new to Americans; some pregnancies are aborted naturally, but not since the landmark trial Roe v. Wade has the debate become so personal. This paper discusses the legal history of abortion in America, the medical procedures involved in an abortion, sociological ramifications of the trial Roe v. Wade, and my perspective on
The Aboriginal Land Rights Movement Introduction No doubt one of the most difficult, complex and controversial legal issues of the last century has been the return of traditional lands to the indigenous people of colonial nations. The modern Western governments can’t be expected to return entire continents to the descendents of the traditional owners, but certainly it is important that some compensation be made for the theft of land during colonisation. Australian Aboriginal land legislation has
Euthanasia Euthanasia, as defined by Webster, is a painless, easy death. The word actually comes from the Greek language: eu means "good" and thantos means "death". The meaning of the word has evolved from "good death". It now refers to the act of ending anthers life, in order to minimize suffering. There is an enormous distinction, that is crucial to undertand, between active and passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia is the intentional killing of another human being. Passive euthanasia is simpl