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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part III

– A Muslim woman wants to get a driver’s license, but it requires a photograph – but she wears a hiqab that covers her face. – I. Should the woman be allowed to get a driver’s license? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a sincere religious belief?… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part III

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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine the Outcome of Cases: Part II

– A young Amish man died mysteriously on his farm. The Amish are opposed to autopsies on religious grounds. – I. Should the local law enforcement be allowed to perform an autopsy? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a sincere religious belief? – Yes B. Did the… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine the Outcome of Cases: Part II

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Everyone Wants Something

Every character in this play is hoping for something. There is no one who doesn’t have something that they wish to have albeit sometimes selfishly: Theseus:┬áHe is the duke of Athens, and will soon be wed to Hippolyta the queen of the Amazons. He is anxious for his wedding day and wishes for the days… Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Everyone Wants Something

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“The Rarer Action is in Virtue” – Tempest Part III

After the famous harpy scene mentioned at the end of my last essay, Prospero returns to Miranda and Ferdinand. He agrees to their marriage and gives it his blessing, and also frees Ferdinand from his labors. As a wedding present, Prospero uses his magic powers to summon spirits who then perform a play for the… Continue reading “The Rarer Action is in Virtue” – Tempest Part III

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The Tempest – William Shakespeare

The opening scene of the Tempest is in fact, in the middle of a violent storm. What is interesting about that is often times a storm is a symbol of tragedy in Shakespearean literature, and this play is a comedy. On the ship is King Alonso of Naples and his son Ferdinand; Antonio the Duke… Continue reading The Tempest – William Shakespeare

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Texas v. Johnson

In 1984, during a protestation against Reagan administrative policies, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag in front of the Dallas City Hall. He was tried in a Texas court and charged for desecration of the flag. After the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction, the case was brought before the Supreme Court.… Continue reading Texas v. Johnson