Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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McCoy v. Louisiana

McCoy v. Louisiana is a currently undecided case in front of the United States Supreme Court. According to Oyez, the facts of the case are that: “McCoy [the defendant] subsequently found new counsel to represent him, and his counsel advised him to take a plea. When McCoy refused to take a

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Commerce Clause

At the creation of our Constitution, the federal government was initially intended to be smaller than it is today. Instead of it having most of the power, it was supposed to be more of a collaboration with the states, a balance of power. This shift in power has been partly due

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Jury Nullification

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McWilliams v. Dunn

McWilliams v. Dunn is a to-be-decided Supreme Court case. The facts of the case are that: “The defendant's mitigation in this Alabama death penalty case was based on severe mental health disorders that resulted from multiple head injuries. In response to the defense motion for a mental health expert, the trial

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Law Column: Attempt

Attempt is a very interesting crime, mainly because there is no finish to the crime. Therefore, even if the mens rea of the crime, or the mental state, can be proven, the actus reus, the actual action, cannot, because it is not legally ‘completed’. Attempt helps to cover some of the

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