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Muller v Oregon (1908), And the Progressives.
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(6pp) For centuries women have been thought of "property," but time and situations have been leading to slow but sure progression towards women's independence. In this we shall begin by examining Muller v Oregon, 1908; events leading into the progressive era; and the influence of muckrakers on women and current society.
Filename: BBmullrR.doc

O.J. Simpson / Trial of the Century ?
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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.
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Plessy v Ferguson
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A 3 page paper which discusses the case of Please v Ferguson, based on the book "Please v Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents," edited by Brook Thomas. This book helps to further enlighten the reader about the case, as well as about history in general during the time of the court case. No additional sources cited.
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Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials
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A 40 page paper which summarizes chapters 5-13 of the textbook, "Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials" (Fourth Edition) by Charles L. Knapp, Nathan M. Crystal, and Harry G. Prince. No additional sources cited.
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Race and Citizenship: Legal Cases.
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(6 pp). Everything changes. The legal system in the United States is not immune to change, particularly in the area of race relations, citizenship and its attending rights. Four historic legal cases reflect the attitudes of the courts: Dred Scott v Sandford (1857), Plessy v Ferguson (1895), Brown v Board of Education (1954), and Regent v Bakke (1978). These four cases and their history are examined within this paper
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Rodney King: Trial Aftermath
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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.
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The Insanity Defense
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This 6 page paper delves into the history of the insanity defense and also evaluates when it is used. Several well-known cases are referenced. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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The Scopes Trial:
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5 pages in length. The infamous Scopes Trial, sometimes known as the "Monkey Trial," so named for the trial of the century in which legal defense lawyer Clarence Darrow squared off with William Jennings Bryan, is the subject of a book by Edward J. Larson. In his book, Summer for the Gods, Larson tells us about the two well-known attorneys and their arguements involving the case in which John Thomas Scopes, represented by Darrow, was on trial for violating Tennessee law by teaching evolution. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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