Constitutional Law

Most recent CASE briefs

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña

Facts

Petitioners were seeking to win a bid from the US Department of Transportation for a highway project.  The bid was given to Mountain Gavel construction, who then sought bids for sub-contractors.  Petitioners submitted the lowest bid, which would have won them the contract in most...

Read full Brief  |  Leave a comment

REA v. New York

Facts

The city of New York passed an ordinance that disallowed regular street vehicles from advertising on the vehicle.  However, advertising was permitted on vehicles which were primarily used for business purposes.  A company which transported products for its own business purposes a...

Read full Brief  |  Leave a comment

N.Y.C. Transit Auth. v. Beazer

Facts

Methadone, a drug used to treat heroin addiction, was disallowed from being in the systems of any employees of the NYC Transit Authority as a condition of employment.  Two employees were fired as a result of the new rule and two others who applied for jobs with the Authority were ...

Read full Brief  |  Leave a comment

Mistretta v. United States

Facts

Congress passed the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which set out to provide federal guidelines in the sentencing of federal crimes.  The Act established a Sentencing Commission which provided federal judges with guidelines for sentencing particular crimes.  Defendant was convicte...

Read full Brief  |  Leave a comment

City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc.

Facts

An individual purchased a building owned by the City of Cleburne in order to lease to a group that planned to use it as a home for the mentally handicapped.  The City suggested to the CLC defendant and individual that a special permit was necessary for the sale to go through and f...

Read full Brief  |  Leave a comment