The Bill of Rights Analytical Essay by JCowie024

The Bill of Rights
A review and discussion regarding the U.S. Bill of Rights.
# 97358 | 1,841 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2007 in Law (Evidence) , Law (Criminal) , Law (Constitution) , Law (General)


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Description:

This paper reviews and discusses the U.S. Bill of Rights. According to the paper, the Bill of Rights defines procedural rights added to the Constitution. The paper discusses how, under the Fourth Amendment, individual's are protected against unreasonable search and seizures without probable cause. The paper goes on to say that the Fifth Amendment ensures due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy, fair compensation for private property taken by the government and indictment by grand jury. The paper also reviews the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments.

Outline:
Introduction
Fourth Amendment
Fifth Amendment
Sixth Amendment
Seventh Amendment
Eighth Amendment
Modifying the Eighth Amendment
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Upon founding a new country, we would insist that this right be kept. It is necessary for there to be a system that embraces due process. A speedy and public trial will ensure that the accused doen not spend an unreasonable time in jail prior to trial. This could be considered torture, especially if the accused is innocent."
"The Sixth Amendment is a right that allows for all people to be considered equal under that law until proven otherwise. When determining whether to take a man or a woman's right to life and liberty, there has to be a strict standard that is followed to ensure that those rights are not taken away unnecessarily."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amendments 1-10 of the constitution. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2006, from The Bill of Rights Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/billeng.htm
  • Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972).
  • Gregg v. Georgia 428 U.S. 153 (1976).
  • U.S. constitution: Sixth Amendment. (2006). Retrieved February 10, 2006, from FindLaw Web site: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment06/
  • U.S. Constitution: Seventh Amendment. (2006). Retrieved February 11, 2006, from FindLaw Web site: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment07/

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