Constitutional Law

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Dames & Moore v. Regan

453 U.S. 654 (1981)

Facts: In response to the seizure of American personnel as hostages at the American Embassy in Iran, the President issued Executive Orders and regulations by which the President nullified attachments and liens on Iranian assets in the United States then...

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Committee of U.S. Citizens Living In Nicaragua v. Reagan

1986 I.C.J. 14

Facts: 1986, the International Court of Justice held that US financial support of paramilitary activities by the Contras against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua violated both a treaty between the countries and customary international law. But, the US ...

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Bas v. Tingy

4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 37 (1800)


  • Relations were deteriorating with France and Congress began enacting laws providing armed American ships greater ability to reclaim American ships taken by the French. In 1798, Congress passed legislation allowing for payment ...
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Bullcoming v. New Mexico

The Facts

Defendant was arrested and charged with DWI. The principal evidence against him was a forensic laboratory report based on machine test results certifying that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was above the legal limit. At trial, the prosecution did not call as a w...

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City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc.

475 U.S. 41 (1986)


Respondents challenged a zoning ordinance enacted by the city of Renton, WA that prohibited adult motion picture theaters from locating within 1,000 feet of any residential zone, single- or multiple-family dwe...

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