Supreme Court Essay

Marbury v. Madison:(1803) Judicial review In 1801, Justice William Marbury was to have received a commission from President Adams, but Secretary of State James Madison refused to issue the commission. Chief Justice Marshall stated that the Judiciary Act of 1789, which was the basis for Marbury’s claim, conflicted with Article III of the Constitution. Marbury […]

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Lucy V. Zehmer Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Essay

FACTS:W.O. Lucy, the plaintiff, filed suit against A.H. and Ida Zehmer, the defendants, to compel the Zehmers to transfer title of their property known as Ferguson Farm to the Lucys for 50,000$ as the Zehmers ad allegedly agreed to do. The families had known each other for many years and the Lucys had tried to […]

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Courtroom Observation Essay

I attended the District Court at 201 West Picacho Ave on March 7, 2011. I sat in on judge Mike Murphy’s court. Judge Murphy started court promptly at 9:00 a. m. but before I got into the court I had to wait in a long line of about 30 people. then when I finally got […]

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Sardar Sarovar Dam Essay

In 1985, after hearing about the Sardar Sarovar dam, Medha Patkar and her colleagues visited the project site and noticed the project work being shelved due to an order by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The reasons for this was cited as “non-fulfillment of basic environmental conditions and the lack of […]

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Judicial review Essay

‘Traditionally, it was said that the courts powers of judicial review allowed them to examine only the legality of administrative decisions, while the merits of such decisions could be assessed only where there was a statutory right of appeal. However in recent years, particularly as a result of the incorporation of the European Convention on […]

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Yale Diagnostic Radiology v Estate of Harun Fountain et al Essay

Facts: The plaintiff in this case is Yale Diagnostic Laboratory, a medical service provider, while the defendants are the estate of Harun Fountain and Vernetta Turner-Tucker, the fiduciary of the estate. Harun Fountain is a minor who was shot in the back of the head by a friend. In view of the injuries he sustained, […]

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