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HIST 308 Feb.29-March 4,2016

by: Audra Oul

HIST 308 Feb.29-March 4,2016 HIST 308

Audra Oul
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Law and Morality Letter from Birmingham Jail by, Martin Luther King Jr. Georgetown University
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Monday, February 29, 2016 Sources of moral values: economy, religion, experience, education  There are shared morals, enforce morals by peers, parents, teachers, or pastors  Government enforces morality  Reflected in laws Ethics­moral values  Overlap between morality and law  People around us have influence on U.S.  How are these moral values related to the law? Can develop own values but on law  Make a generalization of criminal behavior  *Law to maintain order in the society, which Karl N. Llewellyn asserts It is morality influences as law  Ten Commandments in Jewish writing  Appear in non­religious writings as well The Ten Commandments 1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me Practice of other religion was banned 2. Thou shalt not make thee any given image or any likeness of any than that is heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is water underneath the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain  4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: put thy seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD they God in it Thou Shalt not do any work 5. Honor thy father and thy mother  6. Thou shalt not kill 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery  8. Thou shalt not steal 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man servant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor’s Shalt not take the name of God in vain­1950s there was a bleep  Federal Communications Commission (FFC) bleep out changes  Utah forbids direct alcohol on Sunday  Limitation on the sale of alcohol  Sure element in the law to not kill Some people wanted self defense  Stealing is feel morality wrong; Society value morality  Military Code of justice to not commit adultery Societal values of liability of having children  Create issue to military force  Need to be on the unit  Some states do not allow adultery  Arizona would put behind bars  Oklahoma gives a fine Perjury­anything that testify under the court  Sign in tax return  Pay attention to tax returns  Against libel law by suing for false statements about someone. It is written.  Jealousy is not illegal  Certainty in the laws  Enforcement in statute  Birmingham­legal division of drinking fountain  Blacks were not allowed to try on clothing  Not treated as well as white customers  Decide on the injunction  Martin Luther King Jr. Making out in jail for leading the March   Bull Connor ran for major to show changing society to not be elected as major when white  Martin Luther King Jr. jailed for 8 day s What makes a law moral? Just law do not violate moral codes  A just law does not degrade a human’s personality  Made inclusion of all people  Just law everybody have a voice in making the law  Law apply to others not to others is unjust  Talk about a moral foundation  Religion based on moral guides  Natural law should not be degrading  Laws should have as human beings  Men are created equal  Human beings have inherited rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness  How can tell them not to keep the car Contrary to law creates unjust laws  Underlying assumptions to evaluating law to immoral and moral  Law is to keep order  Power of state­enforcement mechanism that face represents fundamental fairness to all Moral and immoral law Injunction to keep in civil order  Injunction seems like a moral rule  Affects one group  Enforcing an unjust law  See requirements to maintain organized civil disobedience  Non­violent  Confront the oppressor  Exhaust all other means to get the law to change  Make sure that it is well thought out  Concept of self­purification to get rid of anger to feel good to only purpose of justice  Civil disobedience put people through training  Civil Rights movements  Rallies­did not exhaust all avenues  Unjust law­larger application  Issue of morality and law  Mrs. Jones went to the hospital and loss a lot of blood  Husband took her to the hospital  Bleeding ulcer so lost a lot of blood Doctor said no refuse  Jehovah Witness blood transfusion is forbidden  Doctor purpose to save a life Judge Wright goes to the hospital talk to the doctor, husband, and patient.  He decides to issue an order to have transfusion  Application of Georgetown College Judge Wright Support of his opinion  Label each point assertion Legal (L), Moral (M), or both (LM) Legal (L)­total hospital responsibility  Moral (M)­Best interest of the child.  Need blood transfusion to not die  Both (LM)­President of Georgetown Hospital issue a writ of emergency  Best interest to save the mother even though Mrs. Jones and her husband are Jehovah Witnesses  It is not like drinking blood Is overriding husband belief, unmoral? General jurisdiction District Court of the United States and District of Colombia to assume responsibility of guardianship for seven month child *No law that does not let medical attention  Mother had a child and should not abandon the child Patient responsibility of the child No legal exception to moral law to care for the child Because of delicate state not capable for Mrs. Jones to make a rational decision  *Attempted suicide is illegal  Judge Wright *Law and morality not easily separated  Laws have strong moral foundation  Laws views moral 


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