AJS 586 Baylor University Policy Issues Discussion
1, Respond to the following in a minimum of 75 words:including proper grammar, in text citations and reference
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is an important part of the criminal justices system. It highlights numerous rights and assurances that are applied to residents of the United States. The Due Process Clause in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution states the obligation of the Criminal Justice System to ensure and maintain a person’s human rights and freedoms, which includes fair, respectful, and moral treatment without undue bias and harm. The Equal Protection Clause, also found in the 14th Amendment, states that all citizens of the United States are guaranteed equal protection under the laws of the United States. In Arizona, the Supreme Court states the fair treatment condition of the fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not permit “a similar individual to fill in as an informer, promoter, and last decision maker in agency adjudication” the Supreme Court ruled in Horne v. Polk (Spahr, 2017). This decision will require all state and local administrative agencies to review their administrative appeal processes to ensure they are in compliance with the due process requirements of the U.S. Constitution (Spahr, 2017).
2, Respond to the following in a minimum of 75 words:including proper grammar, in text citations and reference
California has been tied up in litigation regarding guns laws and violations of citizens 2nd Amendment Rights for years now. California issued approximately 17 new gun laws since 2016 (Murray, 2017). As of now, one of the laws allows judges to issue red flag orders that revoke a person’s Second Amendment right for up to five years. California long has been known as a place where leaders have little regard for the Second Amendment. In one occurrence, San Francisco’s city government condemned the National Rifle Association as a “domestic terrorist organization” for insisting that the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens not be infringed on (Murray, 2017). Judges in California already can issue 21-day “emergency” order to take firearms from law-abiding citizens where there is reasonable cause to believe that person is dangerous (Murray, 2017). So if a neighbor or an angry ex-wife/girlfriend files a complaint against an individual, he or she can have their firearm stripped from them. What this is doing is causing more confrontations with citizens in the community. Law biding gun owners are being bated into incidents to where they fear for their lives and the system is turning against them. In this time of civil unrest and the state releasing thousands of offenders from jails and prisons; crime is on the rise and citizens are unable to protect their businesses or their families.