People v. Navarro
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 99 Cal. App. 3d Supp. 1, 160 Cal. Rptr. 692, 1979 Cal. App. 237. Brief Fact Summary. The Defendant was convicted of petty theft for taking lumber he believed to belong to him. The Defendant appealed the conviction on the ground that the jury was improperly instructed. Synopsis of Rule of Law. If a person has a good faith belief that he has a right to certain property, he is not guilty of larceny, even if the belief is unreasonable. ...

Ewing v. California
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 538 U.S. 11, 123 S. Ct. 1179,155 L. Ed. 2d 108, 2003 U.S. 1952. Brief Fact Summary. The Defendant, Gary Ewing (Defendant), was convicted of one count of felony grand theft. Since he had previously been convicted of two or more serious or violent felonies, Defendant was sentenced, under California's "three strikes" law to 25 years to life in prison. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Three strikes laws, which serve the legitimate goal of deterring and incapacitating repeat offenders, do not violate the Eighth Amendment of the United Stat ...

Sell v. United States
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Andreson v. Maryland
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Oregon v. Mathiason
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Kyllo v. United States
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Olmstead v. United States
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Rakas v. Illinois
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New York v. Burger
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Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives’ Association
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Camara v. Municipal Court of the City and County of San Francisco
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Arizona v. Hicks
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Warden, Md. Penitentiary v. Hayden
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Illinois v. Lafayette
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United States v. Chadwick
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United States v. Edwards
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Kirby v. Illinois
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 406 U.S. 682, 92 S. Ct. 1877, 32 L. Ed. 2d 411, 1972 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. Willie Shard ("Mr. Shard") had his wallet stolen while on the street in Chicago. Police arrested two men in connection with a separate offense and brought them to the police station. The police learned of the offense against Mr. Shard only upon arriving at the station. Whereupon, Mr. Shard was called to come down to the police station, and upon walking into the building, immediately identified the two men, without counsel present, and before any form ...

Rakas v. Illinois
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New York v. Burger
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United States v. Knights
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Warden, Md. Penitentiary v. Hayden
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Kyllo v. United States
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Kirby v. Illinois
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Colorado v. Bertine
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Kyllo v. United States
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