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Highlights of the Supreme Court's 2002-2003 Term
References for Lawrence v. Texas (June 26, 2003)

Prior Opinions

  • Texas Court of Appeals, 14th District, en banc Filed March 15, 2001(HTML)
  • Texas Court of Appeals, 14th District Filed June 8, 2000 (PDF)

  • Pleadings, Motions, & Arguments

  • Petition (PDF)
  • Respondent's Brief in Opposition (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Reply Brief (PDF)
  • Supreme Court order granting petition (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Merits Brief (PDF)
  • Respondent's Merits Brief (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Merits Reply Brief (PDF)
  • Supreme Court Oral Argument (PDF)

  • Amicus Briefs

    In support of Petitioners

  • Full list of amici in support of petitioners (HTML)
  • Stonewall Law Association, et al. (Petition) (PDF)
  • Alliance of Baptists, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • American Bar Association (Merits) (PDF)
  • American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Texas (Merits) (PDF)
  • American Psychological Association, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • American Public Health Association, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Cato Institute (Merits) (PDF)
  • Constitutional Law Professors, Bruce Ackerman, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Human Rights Campaign, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Institute for Justice (Merits) (PDF)
  • Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Reform (Merits) (PDF)
  • National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (Merits) (PDF)
  • National Organization for Women (NOW) Legal Defense and Education Fund (Merits) (PDF)
  • Professors of History, George Chauncey, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Mary Robinson, Amnesty International, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Republican Unity Coalition and Alan K. Simpson (Merits) (PDF)
  • Stonewall Law Association, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • In support of Respondents

  • Pro Family Law Center (Motion to file as amicus) (Petition) (PDF)
  • American Center for Law and Justice (Merits) (PDF)
  • Center for Arizona Policy and Pro-Family Network (Merits) (PDF)
  • Center for Law and Justice International (Merits) (PDF)
  • Center for the Original Intent of the Constitution (Merits) (PDF)
  • Concerned Women for America (Merits) (PDF)
  • Family Research Council, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Liberty Counsel (Merits) (PDF)
  • Public Advocate of the United States, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • States of Alabama, South Carolina, and Utah (Merits) (PDF)
  • Texas Eagle Forum, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Texas Legislators, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Texas Physicians Resource Council, et al. (Merits) (PDF)

  • Articles & Commentary

  • High Court rejects sodomy law, CBS (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court strikes down Texas sodomy law, CNN (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court strikes down Texas law banning sodomy, AP (June 2003)
  • Gays joyful, relieved over Court ruling, Washington Post (June 2003)
  • Sodomy politics in Lawrence v. Texas, The Jurist (June 2003)
  • Gays await rights ruling from Supreme Court, Pressdemocrat.com (June 2003)
  • Sodomy for some, The Nation (May 2003)
  • Sodomy law ruling may reverberate in 2004 elections, MSNBC(April 2003)
  • The Supreme Court tries sodomy...and discovers that Texas is confused about it too, The Slate (March 2003)
  • America's sex statutes - out of the closet and onto the Court's docket, Medill School of Journalism (March 2003)
  • High court hears Texas sodomy case, CNN (March 2003)
  • Lawrence v. Texas - homosexual sodomy, MSNBC (March 2003)
  • Showdown at Supreme Court over same-sex sodomy law, Law.com (March 2003)
  • More than a dozen briefs throw support to Texas in sodomy lawsuit, Alliance Defense Fund (February 2003) (HTML)
  • What is sodomy?, The Slate (December 2002)

  • Other References

  • Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Counsel for Petitioners
  • Supreme Court Docket
  • Medill School of Journalism