The Dangers of Consenting to a Search

The Bill of Rights was written to protect the citizens of the newly-formed United States from the acts of government that had so bothered our country’s founding fathers before the Revolution. By including them in the U.S. Constitution, these pivotal figures meant to prevent the government that they were forming from ever reaching into the… Read More

Supreme Court Deems Florida’s Capital Punishment System Unconstitutional

In a ruling with obvious far-reaching implications, on January 12, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the method of sentencing for capital punishment in the State of Florida is unconstitutional—specifically, a violation of the Sixth Amendment—as reported by the Washington Post. The origin of this case (Hurst v. Florida) dates back to 1998, when… Read More