- Navigate to the web and view the video “Raw footage: Melissa Huckaby arraignment” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89PSY7vUZNM which shows a pleas of not guilty to murder and other charges. Assignment Question: Discuss the process you saw in the video. How does this appear compared to what they have seen on television or what they had read about in the past? Further search of the internet regarding the case may provide information as to how the case has played out since this original plea . Students may find it interesting to follow an actual case and see if the defendant chose a jury trial or changed his plea.
- Research the article “FAQs: What is Habeas Corpus” at http://ccrjustice.org/learn-more/faqs/faqs%3A-what-habeas-corpus, located on the Center for Constitutional Rights website and offers an explanation of habeas corpus and the impacts of legislation related to the war on terrorism. Assignment Question: Develop a “Legal Brief”, and discuss the importance of habeas corpus and how it has been affected by the war on terror. Discuss the problem with indefinite detention of prisoners of war and the potential outcomes for our criminal justice system. Use the example of Legal Memorandum Format Sample at http://lawandborder.com/Academic/LW/LW–Samples/SampleMemoSTCL.pdf to include at least the following in your presentation:
- 1,000 words (5-7 pages); answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner
- Include a title page and reference page in APA style