Fourteenth Amendment

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Overview

Procedural due process refers to the constitutional requirement that when the federal government acts in such a way that denies a citizen of a life, liberty, or property interest, the person must be given notice, the opportunity to be heard,...

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On November 26, 2014, while inspecting blighted areas in New Orleans, a code enforcement officer discovered the dead body of a woman, later identified as Trinece Fedison, inside a trash can in an alley. Louisiana v. Ramos at 2. New Orleans homicide...

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The below facts are all derived from the amended opinion of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Collins v. Rice, 365 F.3d 667, 673 (9th Cir. 2004). During the process of jury selection for Collins’s trial, the prosecutor used peremptory...

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In 1998, sixteen-year old Marcus Lee was fatally shot. See Brief for Respondent, Illinois at 1. Respondent the State of Illinois ("the State") charged Petitioner Michael Rivera with first degree murder. See id. The State alleged that Rivera, an alleged...

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In November 2006, Michigan voters adopted Proposal 2, an amendment to the Michigan Constitution prohibiting discrimination against or preferential treatment to individuals in public education, government contracting, and public employment on...

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In January 2008, a South Carolina family court ordered Petitioner Michael Turner to appear in court to explain his failure to pay six thousand dollars in child support. See Price v. Turner, 691 S.E.2d 470, 471 (S.C. 2010). Turner attributed his...

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Defendant Arturo Recuenco became enraged at his wife after learning that she did not prepare dinner for his relatives. Brief for Petitioner at 3. He picked up a metal pipe, smashed it onto a stove, and threatened her with an unloaded...

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In 2012, the Virginia legislature approved a congressional districting plan (the “2012 plan”). See Page v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections, Civil Action No. 3:13cv678, 2015 WL 3604029, at *3 (E.D. Va. June 5, 2015). This plan had to comply with the...

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