Constitutional Law

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Dred Scott v. Sanford

Facts

Dred Scott, whose ancestors were imported into the U.S. as slaves, but eventually claimed that he was a free person because of his travels in Illinois, and the free parts of Missouri – P brought a diversity action against D, c...

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Champion v. Ames

Facts

–          1885 Congressional Act prohibited the sending of lottery tickets through the mails from one state to another, by any means whatsoever.

–          Appellants were indicted from transportin...

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Kostas v. Johnson

69 N.E.2d 592 (Ind. 1946)

The Facts

A judge failed to act on a filed case within 90 days. Relator filed for the judge to be banned from hearing the case, per statute. Respondent argued that the statute was “unconstitutional and void as a legislative interference with judicial ...

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City of South Bend v. Kimsey

781 N.E.2d 683 (Ind. 2003)

Facts

The IN legislature added code that only applied to counties of 200K to 300K population. The provision allowed landowners to block annexation by a municipality, even if the municipality otherwise followed existing law. Only St. Joseph’s county f...

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Bayh v. Ind. State Bldg. and Const. Trades Council

674 N.E.2d 176 (Ind. 1996)

Facts

Lake Superior court enjoined the Governor from enforcing the Prevailing Wage Act because the 1995 amendments to the act had violated Article IV of the IN Constitution (“confines all acts, except those codifying, revising or rearranging the laws...

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