Constitutional Law

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Ex Parte Milligan

Facts:

Lambdin P. Milligan was arrested by the command of General Alvin P. Hovey for certain charges that are not discussed. He was taken into custody and sentenced to be hanged. He petitioned to the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Indiana to be discharged from his...

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Chisholm v. Georgia

Facts:

Chisholm sued Georgia regarding a supposed debt. But, Georgia disagreed that the U.S. Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction over the case. The state of Georgia says that the federal government does not have sovereignty over state governments.

Issue:

The U.S. Sup...

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Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah

Facts

The city of Hialeah passed an ordinance banning animal “sacrifice”. The Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye filed a lawsuit against the city of Hialeah for violating the church’s rights under the Free Exercise Clause. The District Court supported the ordinances and the Court of Appea...

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Roe v. Wade

Facts

TX had abortion laws that made it a crime for a mother to proceed with an abortion without the medical advice of a doctor that doing so would save the life of the mother.  Roe, an anonymous plaintiff, sought the invalidation of the TX law along with her doctor who was joined as a ...

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Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey

Facts

The PA legislature enacted a variety of amendments to their abortion laws.  The amendments included the adoption of “informed consent” of a doctor and a 1 day waiting period before the procedure was to be performed.  Additionally, a minor must have the consent of her parents ...

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