The United States vs. Muhammad Ali

On June 28, 1971, the United States Supreme Court reversed Muhammad Ali’s federal criminal conviction for refusing to enter the military. Most Americans are aware that world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to enter the U.S. Armed Forces and that his conviction for refusing to do so eventually was overturned. However, what is less known …

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Controversy Sparks Over Police Departments with Personal DNA Databases

Police departments across the country are causing controversy by creating their own local DNA databases. The police departments state that having personal databases helps them solve crimes faster and prevent future crimes. Those opposed to these local DNA databases believe that it is just a way around the regulations that govern state and national databases. …

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Changes Are Here For Eyewitness Identification Procedures

Changes are here for Justice Department eyewitness identification procedures. Obtaining accurate and reliable information from eyewitnesses plays a key role in our criminal justice system. Eyewitness identifications are especially important as they are oftentimes central pieces of evidence in a criminal investigation. A standard eyewitness identification method is the “photo array” – when several photos …

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