Research Papers on Historic Trials

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  • Guilt and Motives in the Case of Lizzie Borden

    This is a 4 page paper discussing the guilt and motives of Lizzie Borden. One of the unsolved murder cases within the United States for over one hundred years is the “Lizzie Borden” case. While Lizzie was acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother on August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, there was still a lot of speculation that she in fact was guilty and the motives for the murders were sexual abuse from her father and jealousy of her stepmother. Inconsistencies in her testimony and recent investigative evidence seems to indicate that Lizzie and her sister Emma had endured years of sexual abuse which led them to distant other men while at the same time they did not like their new stepmother and the privileges and stock their father allotted to her which the sisters believed were rightfully theirs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legal Interpretation

    This 6 page paper explores several theories of law and concludes that originalism is the only valid way to interpret law in the United States. The 1931 McBoyle v. United States is used to begin the discussion. Scalia's opinions are duly noted. Textualism is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Media Law and People v. Larry Flynt Film

    (5 pp) "If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, then it will protect all of you. Because I'm the worst." Shocking? Perverted? Or - just the every day words of porno king and owner, of Hustler Magazine, Larry Flynt? Are we to believe that the "worst" has brought new meaning to the "First?" Bibliography lists two sources.

  • Brazilian Rubber Plantation and Estates Ltd [1911] 1 Ch 425 and United Kingdom Company Law

    This 5 page paper considers this land mark case, the principles it set in common law and how this may be interpreted in relationship to modern company law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Media Law and People v. Larry Flynt Film

    (5 pp) "If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, then it will protect all of you. Because I'm the worst." Shocking? Perverted? Or - just the every day words of porno king and owner, of Hustler Magazine, Larry Flynt? Are we to believe that the "worst" has brought new meaning to the "First?" Bibliography lists two sources.

  • English Tort Law Questions

    This 9 page paper answers two questions set by the student, both concerning tort law. The first advised different victims of an accident of any potential claim and looks at physical, psychological and purely economic harm. The second question evaluates a statement made by McNair J in the case of Bolam v. Friern (1957); “The test is the standard of the ordinary skilled man exercising and professing to have that special skill. A man need not possess the highest expert skill at the risk of being found negligent. It is a well established law that it is sufficient if he exercises the ordinary skill of an ordinary man exercising that particular art”. The writer cites numerous cases throughout the paper. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Racial Equality and Tort Law

    A 4 page paper discussing the progress of racial equality over the past century as it applies to tort law. Beginning with Justice Harlan’s dissent in the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson and continuing to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the paper discusses the ineffectiveness of tort law before the mid-1960s. America still has not achieved full equality, but the tort possibilities introduced with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have provided a means by which it can continue to be promoted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • England's Common Law, Tudor Developments, and Magna Carta's Impact

    English common law has developed over a long period of time. This 9 page paper consider the impact that the Magna Carta and the changes during the Tudor period have had on common law. The paper looks at the position before these events and how they changed the view and use of common law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Waldo E. Martin Jr's Brown v. Board of Education A Brief History with Documents

    A 2 1/2 page paper which reports on Waldo E. Martin Jr.’s “Brown v. Board of Education A Brief History with Documents.” No additional sources cited.

  • Aftermath of the Rodney King Trial

    4 pages in length. The infamous Rodney King case in Los Angeles not only added to the already raging fire of racism, but it also incited an aftermath of rioting that served to culminate in death and devastation. The riots ignited after the trial's verdict was announced, sending a strong message to white supremacists everywhere that racial intolerance was not to be warranted. The chain of events the occurred from the initial Los Angeles rioting caused scattered riots to ignite in several other states, including Las Vegas, Nevada. The writer discusses the aftermath of Rodney King's trial. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Child Sexual Abuse and a Film Review of PBS' Innocence Lost The Verdict

    A 5 page overview of the film. The author of this paper relates the major events of the film and compares it to the HBO docudrama “The McMartin Trial”. In each film the subject is the alleged sexual abuse of children. In “Innocence Lost” the accused, Robert Kelly is found guilty despite the existence of practically no hard evidence. In “The McMartin Trial” the members of the McMartin family are absolved of guilt. This paper emphasizes the relative worth of the documentary verses the docudrama format and concludes that while Kelly serves his consecutive life sentences in jail, the McMartin’s serve theirs in an environment in which they will never be able to fully escape societal suspicion and disdain despite their proclaimed innocence. No sources are listed.

  • English Language Learning and Lau v. Nichols

    This 9 page paper begins with an chronological outline of the laws addressing English language learners, both before and after the Lau case. The writer then provides a comprehensive overview of the Lau v Nichols case beginning with initial complaint filed on behalf of 12 Chinese-American students in San Francisco, a case that asked only that the school district teach the children English, and the final outcome from the U.S. Supreme Court. Actual excerpts of the different written decisions are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hopkins V. Price Waterhouse

    3 pages in length. The foundation of this case is in the fundamental understanding of and appreciation for the detrimental impact sexual discrimination has upon a woman's ability to secure earned promotion within a company that determines advancement based upon much more than one's talent. Hopkins was initially refused partnership at Price Waterhouse not for lack of aptitude for the position but rather because she was deemed 'too masculine' for what they believed a woman should project within the company's environment. While half of the decision makers - the majority not surprisingly being men - heralded her tremendous talent for landing key contracts, they could not get past the stereotypical perception of how a female partner should be physically represented in the firm. As such, she was recommended to walk, talk and look more feminine so that when she would be brought back for reconsideration the following year, her chances of making partner would be much better; a year later when she was not reconsidered for partnership, Hopkins sued Price Waterhouse citing violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No bibliography.

  • England's Crime and Crime and Punishment from 1800 to 1850

    This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation to Australia; juvenile and women Offenders and the fringes of criminality including vagrants, drunkards and prostitutes. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • DNA Testing and Joseph Wambaugh's The Blooding

    A 7 page research paper that evaluates British police performance in a 1980s murder case via the description of the case offered by Joseph Wambaugh's text, The Blooding. This case was the first murder case to use DNA testing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Murder Case of Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    In eleven pages this paper considers how infamous serial killer Ted Bundy was captured and convicted in an overview of the investigation and how the evidence was gathered that led to his conviction and eventual execution in January 1989. There is also a comparison between how the Bundy case would have been handled now. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Discrimination In Job Advertisements

    A 12 page paper. There are many ways a job advertisement can covertly convey a preference for a certain type of applicant. This essay provides a brief overview of the laws concerning discrimination and discusses the types of discrimination that may be found in job advertisements. The writer provides a few examples of this type of EEOC complaint. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Brazilian Rubber Plantation and Estates Ltd [1911] 1 Ch 425 and United Kingdom Company Law

    This 5 page paper considers this land mark case, the principles it set in common law and how this may be interpreted in relationship to modern company law. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Criminal Trial of O.J. Simpson and its Legacy

    A well-argued 5 page look at how the O.J. Simpson criminal trial may have had harmful implications for the American legal system. The writer feels that this historic case was decided more on emotion than on fact.. that is was adversely affected by the media.. and that it will likely have a lasting impact on our criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Privilege and Creative Destruction The Charles River Bridge Case by Stanley I. Kutler

    A 5 page analysis of the Kutler's book, Privilege and Creative Destruction: The Charles River Bridge Case. The writer demonstrates that this landmark case of the early nineteenth century has relevance for current day society. No additional sources cited.

  • Legal Interpretation

    This 6 page paper explores several theories of law and concludes that originalism is the only valid way to interpret law in the United States. The 1931 McBoyle v. United States is used to begin the discussion. Scalia's opinions are duly noted. Textualism is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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