Constitutional Law

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Cabell v. Chavez-Salido

Facts

Two non-citizens applied for and took examinations to become probation officers in LA.  They both passed and did will on all portions of the application process.  CA law prohibits non-citizens from becoming parole officers and therefore the applicants were denied.  Upon denial t...

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Bernal v. Fainter

Facts

Petitioner is a legal alien who worked as a paralegal and also sought to become a public notary.  However, in Texas, only citizens can become public notaries.  He sued claiming a violation of his equal protection rights.  The appellate court held that the statute doesn’t viola...

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Batson v. Kentucky

Facts

Petitioner was an African American male found guilty of burglary.  His jury at trial was entirely white; and he appealed on the basis of jury selection.  The record indicated that the judge dismissed various jurors for legitimate purposes.  In jury selection an opposing attorney...

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Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Corp.

Facts

Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, passed an ordinance that disallowed the construction of low-income, multi-family buildings. The Metropolitan Housing Development Corp. applied for a permit and was consequently denied because of the ordinance.  The MHDC then sued the city.

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Amback v. Norwick

Facts:

Petitioners were foreigners who had married US citizens and both were able to obtain citizenship but had not yet done so.  In fact, they refused to become citizens but also had applied to be teachers in NY.  NY law stated that non-citizen applicants who were not in the processin...

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