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Module 1 Discussion Latest 2017 April
In the United States, the Supreme Court has
the final say concerning any law or dispute in the land. The decisions by the
U.S. Supreme Court may not be appealed and become the law of the land the
instant the opinions are made public by publication of the document. No other
branch of the government has the absolute final say on any issue, legal or
Further, members of the Supreme Court are not
elected by the public but rather are appointed for life by the President and
Senate and cannot be removed by less than a 2/3 vote of the United States
For your discussion in this module, we will
use the basic debate form. The proposition set forth is this: “The United
States Supreme Court powers are appropriate and essential. No other legal form
or entity could exist superior to our system.”

Module 2 Discussion Latest 2017 Apri
Unlike many English language constitutions, the United States
Constitution specifically provides for a mechanism for the government to
involuntarily take private real property from its citizens. The only
requirement that the government must show is that the taking is for a
“public” purpose. There is no requirement that the taking be
“necessary” or even “reasonable.” Any stated government
purpose suffices. If the public purpose is demonstrated, then the government,
state or federal, may take the property and provide the previous owner with
“fair value” or compensation for the taking.
For your discussion in this module, we will
use the basic debate form. The proposition set forth is this: “The United
States Supreme Court taking powers for real property are just and necessary. No
modifications need exist to the takings clause at this time.”

Module 3 Discussion Latest 2017 April
Until 1677 and the creation of the Statute of Frauds in England,
all contracts could be either written or oral and yet be equally binding on the
parties. After 1677, the law required certain types of contracts (such as
contracts to buy or sell land) to be both made in writing and executed with the
physical signatures of all of the parties involved. At any time thereafter,
either party could challenge authenticity of the physical signature of his/her
own handwriting or the handwriting of the other party. Recently, with the
increase of eCommerce, electronic signature (non-physical) has become as
equally binding as the physical signature with severe limitation allowed in
challenging the authenticity. Has this developed out of necessity, or have we simply
moved too far with the law accommodating the digital age?

Module 4 Discussion Latest 2017 April
Read the ETHICS section of your text on page 235. This section
describes a case in which a paralegal who had been orally promised a bonus of
$1,065,000 was deprived of the bonus in a dispute because no written agreement
existed as to the bonus as would have been required by the Statute of Frauds.
That an agreement was had was beyond dispute, because there existed a (secret)
recording detailing the promise of the bonus between the paralegal and his/her
employer. As your text explains, the Statute of Frauds requires certain types
of contracts (such as contracts to buy or sale land) to be both made in writing
and executed with the physical signatures of all of the parties involved. This
requirement was clearly not met. Further, the undisclosed recording of the
agreement constitutes a crime. Was a fair result handed down in this matter?
What, if anything, would you do to modify the Court’s decision?

Module 5 Discussion Latest 2017 April

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was created to protect against
discrimination what Congress considered to be the five most important classes
of persons needing protection. These classes came to be known as the “Big
Five” and included Race, Color, Sex, Religion, and National Origin. Do you
think that these five classes are the most important classes, or would you have
chosen other classes such as Age, Sexual Orientation, etc.? Explain and defend
whether you are in agreement or not.

Module 6 Discussion Latest 2017 April
The English Common Law allows for three primary forms of
business entities: The sole proprietorship, the general partnership, and the
corporation (although there are many variations of each type). Each type of
business has a very distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. If you were a
business owner today, which form of business would you prefer to own and why?
As an employee, which type of business would you prefer to work for and why?
Please explain in detail with your specific reasons.

Module 7 Discussion Latest 2017 April
The Department of Homeland Security, created in 2002, created
the second largest government agency in the country (second only to the
Department of Defense). The creation of this agency was highly controversial in
the United States Congress for two primary reasons. First, the cost of
administration of the new agency immediately created a new, huge financial
obligation of the government that did not exist previously and, secondly, the
new agency became an “umbrella” agency that managed twenty-two
previously autonomous agencies already assigned the basic mission directives of
security within the United States. Are these alleged criticisms valid, or did a
new need exist?

Module 8 Discussion Latest 2017 April
The living will is a relatively new doctrine and instrument in
the English Common Law. The living will is a creation of necessity that came
about due to the huge and unforeseeable medical advances that occurred in the
20th century due primarily to technological breakthroughs. Prior to this time,
the common law allowed an individual to make her medical decisions only during
such time as she was physically competent to do so. If and when such competency
ended, the law imposed a strict protocol of persons to whom the duty of
decision-making would fall. No allowances were made for what we now call
advance directives. Is this an improvement of the law or do living wills and
advance directives create more problem than they solve? Please use a concrete
example to support your argument.

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