“The Court as Representing Public Opinion” Please respond to the following:
- From the first and second e-Activities, describe key strategies that a judge might utilize in order to reconcile the discrepancy in perception of the George Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence. Provide a rationale for your response.Note: This question is about the difference in emotions and actual evidence. It is not enough to “feel” someone is guilty. The judge read specific instructions to the jury, including the specific law.
- From the third e-Activity, discuss whether or not you believe Attorney General Eric Holder should have challenged the voting laws in the state of Texas enacted after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Analyze at least two (2) key issues related to Texas’s new voting laws that the Attorney General highlighted. Provide examples of rights covered by the Voting Rights Act to support your rationale.
- Note: This question is not about the “right” of the Atty General. Everyone has the”right” to challenge. It is about about the legality involved. Please use evidence, and not just opinion.