Constitutional Law

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Lindsey v. Normet

Facts

Appellants filed a class action law suit against appellee because appellee threatened to evict the appellants for non-payment.  Appellants refused to pay their rent unless appellee fixed what they deemed to be substandard conditions.  The city had prior to the suit declared the s...

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Kahn v. Shevin

Facts

Plaintiff’s wife died.  The state of Florida provides a version of property tax relief for widows (women) but not widowers (men).  Plaintiff sued based on a violation of the equal protection clause.  The state argued that the preference for women was based on a specific financ...

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Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong

Facts

Petitioner and four others were Chinese immigrants who were denied a job in the federal government because of their alien status.  All were qualified for the job and sued on that basis of the denial.  The trial and appellate court ruled in favor of petitioner.

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Grutter v. Bollinger

Facts

Petitioner applied to the University of Michigan Law School with a 3.8 GPA and LSAT score of 161 and was denied admission.  The law school had an outwardly stated policy of admitting students on the basis of race.  To justify its policy the law school stated that they had a compe...

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Gratz v. Bollinger

Facts

The University of Michigan developed an admission scale for applicants that provided a maximum of 150 points, with 100 points being all that’s needed for guaranteed admission.  In this scale, they provided 20 points for racial minorities.  At a point of reference, the school pr...

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