Fifth Amendment

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New London, Connecticut is a small historic whaling port comprising six square miles and providing a home to approximately 25,000 residents. See City of New London website at http://ci.new-london.ct.us/index.html (last checked on February 7, 2005)....

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On December 20, 2012, Respondent Township of Scott, Pennsylvania (“Township”) enacted an ordinance relating to the “Operation and Maintenance of Cemeteries and Burial Places.” Knick v. Township of Scott at 3. The ordinance requires property owners...

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In 1962, Luis Ramon Morales-Santana was born in the Dominican Republic to unmarried parents. See Morales-Santana v. Lynch, 804 F.3d 521, 524 (2nd Cir. 2015). At the time of Morales-Santana’s birth, his mother was a citizen of the Dominican Republic,...

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On October 19, 2002 in Annapolis, Maryland, unknown assailants shot Straughan Lee Griffin in the head and stole his car; the assailants ran over his body as they fled. Blake v. Maryland, 381 Md. 218, 222 (2004). A week later, the...

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In 2003, the Hagerstown Police Department (“Police Department”) began investigating Respondent, Michael Shatzer (“Shatzer”), for alleged sexual abuse of his three-year-old son. See Shatzer v. Maryland, 954 A.2d 1118, 1120 (Md. Ct. App. 2008). On August...

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"Miranda warning" refers to the constitutional requirement that once an individual is detained by the police, there are certain warnings a police officer is required to give to a detainee.

Miranda v. Arizona

The requirement to give Miranda...

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The Supreme Court does not use the phrase "personal autonomy" very often. Unlike privacy, it is not a fundamental right. As such, it is still a very limited concept regarding its impact on legal jurisprudence.

In Planned...

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Procedural due process refers to the constitutional requirement that when the federal government acts in such a way that denies a citizen of a life, liberty, or property interest, the person must be given notice, the opportunity to be heard,...

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On September 28, 2008, Luis M. Sanchez del Valle was charged with violating the Puerto Rico Weapons Act by selling ammunition and a firearm without a permit and illegally carrying a firearm. See Luis M. Sanchez Valle v. The People of Puerto Rico, 2015...

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Reginald Lett was convicted for the shooting death of Adesoji Latona at a liquor store in Detroit, Michigan on August 29, 1996. See Lett v. Renico, 507 F.Supp.2d 777, 779 (E.D. Mich. 2007). Latona was a taxicab driver who was confronted by Lett and two...

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