Final exam is due on Monday, December 12th, 2022 at 11:59 PM via Blackbaord/Turnitin.com
The link to upload your final exam into Turnitin can be found by clicking the assignment tab on Blackboard.
Format for submission:
- Cover page
- Four (4) Pages in length (excluding cover and reference pages)
- Type written, Double-spaced (Times New Roman, pitch 12)
- Correct grammar*** Very important…Papers replete with grammatical errors will receive a lower grade
- Correct organization ***
- Neatness / presentation****
- APA style citation
- Reference page (3 maximum! reliable sources case laws; law review articles, peered reviewed articles etc….)
Essay question 1: Based on the 8th Amendment-Death Penalty-Medical Ethics
Is it unethical for physicians to participate in state-ordered executions? Should physicians opine on which execution method would most reduce physical suffering? Should physicians disobey laws that they deemed unjust because such law violates the Hippocratic oath?
Be especially careful when evaluating Internet sources! Never use Web sites where an author cannot be determined, unless the site is associated with a reputable institution such as a respected university, a credible media outlet, government program or department, or well-known non-governmental organizations. Beware of using sites like Wikipedia, which are collaboratively developed by users. Because anyone can add or change content, the validity of information on such sites may not meet the standards for academic research.
When deciding which sources to use, you should take the purpose or point of view of the author into consideration. Is the author presenting a neutral, objective view of a topic? Or is the author advocating one specific view of a topic? Who is funding the research or writing of this source? A source written from a particular point of view may be credible; however, you need to be careful that your sources don’t limit your coverage of a topic to one side of a debate.
Essay Question 2: A federal statute enacted in 1999 makes it a crime for anyone to publish depictions of animal cruelty for commercial gain. A company operates a website that streams live videos of cockfights. The company claims that the cockfights take place in Puerto Rico, where cockfighting is not prohibited. The company is challenging the constitutionality of the federal statute on basis of the First Amendment, although it has not yet been prosecuted or even threatened with prosecution under the law. What are the company’s chances of prevailing in its lawsuit?
Essay Question: 3 Explain the public safety exception to the Miranda warnings. Should it be expanded in cases of “suspected” terrorism?
Essay Question: 4 Discuss how the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial interacts with the First Amendment?
Essay Question: 5 Should the exclusionary rule be banned?
Essay Question 6: The Supreme Court’s power of judicial review is not compatible with democratic government.
Essay Question 7: Especially given the War on Terror, the Court should ensure that few constraints are placed upon the president’s responsibility to provide for the “common defense” of the nation.
Essay Question 8: It is appropriate for the Court to ensure the fair and democratic operation of the electoral process.