Fourteenth Amendment

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For over three decades, pro-life and pro-choice advocates have battled each other over the best forums for expressing their ideas. See McCullen v. Coakley, 571 F.3d 171, 172 (1st. Cir 2009). A large part of the struggle has occurred in front of...

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In 1984, McWilliams raped and murdered a convenience store attendant. See McWilliams v. Commissioner, D.C. Docket No. 7:04-cv-02923-RDP at 3 (11th Cir. Dec. 16, 2015). For several months leading up to these events, McWilliams had been attending...

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Oral argument: March 20, 2012

Appealed from: Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals (Aug. 27, 2010)

Petitioner, 14-year-old Evan Miller, was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced by an Alabama state court to life in prison without...

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Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which includes the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), to secure equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin. This same period of history also saw the enactment of the Civil Rights...

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For twenty-two years, Petitioner James Obergefell and his late partner, John Arthur, lived together in a committed relationship in Cincinnati, Ohio until Arthur’s passing on October 22, 2013. See Obergefell v. Kasich, No. 1:13-cv-501, 2013 WL 3814262,...

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Randy Lee Guzek has been before the Oregon Supreme Court on three occasions between 1990 and 2004, all regarding the sentencing phase of a capital trial in which he was convicted for the murders of Rod and Lois Houser. Because of the errors in the...

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North Carolina voters have repeatedly challenged two North Carolina voting districts in a redistricting plan intended to comply with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (“VRA”). The VRA aims to eliminate racial discrimination in voting by providing every...

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At approximately 3:00 a.m. on August 15, 2008, the Nashua Police Department responded to a report that a black man was trying to enter vehicles in a parking lot behind an apartment building. See Brief of Petitioner at 2. Officer Nicole Clay arrived at...

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Overview

The Supreme Court does not use the phrase "personal autonomy" very often. Unlike privacy, it is not a fundamental right. As such, it is still a very limited concept regarding its impact on legal jurisprudence.

In Planned...

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In the United States, the Supreme Court first recognized the right to privacy in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). Before Griswold, however, Louis Brandeis (prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice) co-authored a Harvard Law Review article...

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