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LS 109 Week 2

by: Brianna Alleyne

LS 109 Week 2 Legalst 109

Brianna Alleyne
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These notes cover Lipmann Ch.1 and Ch.2. This also covers the cases he discussed.
Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law
Richard Perry
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brianna Alleyne on Friday September 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Legalst 109 at University of California Berkeley taught by Richard Perry in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law in Legal Studies at University of California Berkeley.


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Date Created: 09/02/16
August 30, 2016 ● Lippman Ch.1 ○ Case method developed in 80s by Harvard ○ US has 51 criminal laws ○ Model Penal Code ■ Best recommended model code after Reagan and  modernist ■ After WW2 ■ Reflects the Enlightenment thinking of 60s ○ Felony ■ Crime punishable by death or by imprisonment for more than 1 year ○ Misdemeanor ■ Crimes punishable by less than a year in prison ● Lippman Ch.2 ○ Rule of legality ■ Can’t change law after the fact and then sue ○ Statutory clarity ■ Questions if the constitution or statutes are clear  enough September 1, 2016 ● Can’t be charged twice but can be charged once by two different sovereigns or  law ● Google cases on page 19 ● Horn vs. State ○ Law against nature so Constitutional isn’t vague, they have  something else ○ Defendant claimed that a law punishing a “crime against nature”  was vague and indefinite and failed to inform him that he was violating the law in  raping a 10­year­old boy ● Nebraska v. Metzger ○ Neighbor say Metzger naked body thru his garden apartment  window ○ Metzger was charged and convicted of being indecent or  immodest in the presence of any people or where someone can walk pass and  see ● Void for vagueness ○ Due process requires that individuals receive notice of criminal  conduct ○ Due process requires that the police, prosecutors, judges, and  jurors are provided with a reasonably clear statement of prohibited behavior ● Bill of Rights ○ The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution that create rights  against the federal government ● Hate speech ○ Speech that denigrates, humiliates, and attacks individuals on  account of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual preference, or  other personal characteristics and preferences ● Stogner vs. California ○ California law authorizing the prosecution of allegations of child  abuse that previously were barred by a 3­year statute of limitations constituted a  prohibited ex post facto law ● State vs. Stanko ○ Section, 61­8­303(1), MXA was so unconstitutionally vague ○ Fails to give motorists of ordinary intelligence fair notice of the  speed at which he or she violates the law ● In Re Ricky T ○ Ricky went to the bathroom and when came back realized door  was locked ○ He knocked and then teacher opened the door and hit him in the  face ○ Ricky responded I’m going to get you  ○ Teacher was scared and he was suspended for 5 days  Discussion DACA ● Undocumented minority students and how it relates with education ● Often these undocumented students who cross the Mexican  border often are labeled criminal and don’t get rights


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