Rights of citizens versus non-citizen detainees

1. What are your views on the current rights of citizen versus non-citizen detainees? Should non-citizen detainees have constitutional or any other rights? Why, or why not? Discuss specific case examples and recent events that support your assertions. – 200 Words

2. Both Justice Brennan’s plurality opinion in Frontiero v. Richardson and his majority opinion in Craig v. Boren illustrate different possible ways to respond to allegations of unconstitutional gender discrimination. Analyze and explain them. – 200 Words

3. What important impact (by way of expansion) did Shapiro v. Thompson (1969) have on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the equal protection clause? Explain. – 200 Words

4. To what degree does Boumediene v. Bush show that the Constitution places considerable restraints on Congress, not only on the President (United States v. United States District Court), in matters of national security? – 200 Words

5. In light of the Brown v. Board of Education I (1954) and II (1955) (Brown) decisions, how does one account for the Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (Seattle) decision in 2007? Is the latter consistent with the former? According to Brown, what is the source of the constitutional violation in racially segregated schools: separation of the races itself or the state’s requirement that the races be separate? What are the practical consequences of each view? – 200 Words

6. Analyze and answer the following question: “Security versus freedom—how far should the government go?” Provide practical examples and/or court cases that analyze the different measures that the United States has taken since September 11, 2001, in order to secure the freedom of citizens of the United States. – 200 Words


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