Category Archives: United States Laws

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Lawrence v Texas | Decriminalising Homosexuality

This article titled ‘Lawrence v Texas- Decriminalising Homosexuality’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discusses the decriminalizing of homosexuality. I. Introduction Homosexuality is the physical, mental, sexual attraction between members of same-sex or gender. The term homosexual is a hybrid of Latin and Greek words. The common alternatives to the term homosexual are gay, lesbians, LGBTQ. Since the very… Read More »

Racial Discrimination-a hurdle?

This article titled ‘Racial Discrimination-a hurdle?’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and aims to discuss discrimination on the basis of race and restricts it to the contest of the US. I. Introduction Inequality exists everywhere, perhaps it is the everydayness of inequality that makes it look like it is justified. There are numerous basis of such inequality like religion,… Read More »

Causation and Harm as elements

This article titled ‘Causation and Harm as elements’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discusses their importance as the elements of a crime. I. Introduction Criminal acts have three elements and two of them are sine qua non for every crime. An act comprising of criminal act and intent are at times also known as ‘conduct’. Model penal code… Read More »

The Burden of Proof in the US Criminal Justice System

This article on ‘The Burden of Proof in the US Criminal Justice System’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discusses what the burden of proof means, the standard of burden of proof in several cases, the tools for the burden of proof etc. I. Introduction US Criminal Justice System follows the principle of ‘presumed innocent until proven guilty and therefore… Read More »

Laws against Racial Discrimination in the USA

This article on ‘Laws against Racial Discrimination in the USA’ is written by Pranava Pishati and focuses on the problem of racial discrimination and the laws against the same in the United States of America. I. Introduction Racial discrimination is being treated differently because of your race, which can refer to one’s skin colour or nationality (including citizenship).… Read More »

Jury System in America

This article titled ‘Jury System in America’ is written by Antariksh Anant and discusses the jury system of trial in the United States of America. I. Introduction The English jury system migrated to frontier America; however, the English didn’t permit juries in all cases. The refusal of the right to a jury trial in all cases kindled the… Read More »

Process of a case in America

This article titled ‘Process of a case in America’ is written by Antariksh Anant and discusses the process of a case in America. I. Introduction The law manages two types of cases. Civil cases include clashes between individuals or foundations like organizations. A civil case ordinarily starts when an individual or association verifies that an issue can’t be… Read More »

Is Over Criminalisation a problem in the USA?

This article titled ‘Is Over Criminalisation a problem in the USA?’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discuss the overuse of law i.e. over- criminalisation in the context of the USA. I. Introduction There is no doubt about how important laws are in our society. But the answer to ‘what is law’[1] is the toughest one, while that… Read More »

Miranda v. Arizona – The Right to Remain Silent

This article on ‘Miranda v. Arizona – The right to remain silent’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and focus on the self-incriminating laws in the US and how their present status. I. Introduction It is an established fact that every individual possesses certain rights which can be limited by reasonable restrictions. But when a person is accused in… Read More »

Terrorism in the USA

This article titled ‘Terrorism in the USA’ is written by Antariksh Anant and centres around terrorism: the purposeful use—or threat—of violence by non-state entertainers to accomplish political objectives and make a broad mental impact. I. Introduction In the wake of the September 11, 2001 fear based oppressor assaults on the U.S., the threat of aggressor Islamic terrorism –… Read More »