Americans prefer to elect judges and sometimes do this on a party basis. Should a judge’s political party affiliation or his personal values affect the way he or she makes decisions on the bench? Describe the impact of making decisions with those biases. Is there an inherent inconsistency in these preferences? Explain.
Option 1: X-rated videos and Upskirting! (This question has 2 parts.)
Part 1: X-rated videos are a multibillion-dollar business in the United States, which some argue contributes to increased violence against women and the desensitization of sexual assault crimes. Give your opinion on this issue, and discuss the extent to which you think social media helps to foster this belief. Justify your position.
Part 2: Given the proliferation of smartphones and advancements in smartphone technology, “upskirting” has become a crime in some states. Explain this crime, determine whether your state recognizes it as a crime, and explain how it is related to an invasion of privacy. Justify your position.