- Field: Law
The Fourth Amendment is supposed to limit overaggressive law enforcement and government practices and make sure there are no unreasonable searches and seizures conducted on citizens. The Fifth Amendment, concerning law enforcement, requires that no person should be forced to incriminate themselves. Both of these amendments are a huge part of criminal appellate law. Specifically, many defendants file appeals of their convictions based upon the fact that they believe either their Fourth or Fifth Amendment rights were violated by the police.
Do some external research to locate two U.S. Supreme Court cases where the 4th Amendment and 5th Amendment was an issue. Essentially, you are to find two cases, one case where a defendant has filed an appeal because he or she believes his 4th Amendment rights were violated and another case where a different defendant believes his or her 5th Amendment rights were violated. Once you locate your cases you are to summarize the cases, explain the arguments of the defendant in each case and interpret the ruling of the Supreme Court. Also discuss if you agree or disagree with these rulings. Explain your opinion in detail.
- courts of last resort
- courts of general jurisdiction
- courts of specific jurisdiction
- Each student should prepare 5-6 PowerPoint slides (including speakers notes) covering all of the topics above for inclusion in the presentation.
- Please note that your “cover” slide and the slide containing your list of references do not counted in the 5-6 PowerPoint slides deliverable
Deliverable Length: 5-6 slides
Do not forget to include APA citation and references for your work.