Constitutional Law

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Brandenburg v. Ohio

395 U.S. 444 (1969)

Facts

Appellant, leader of a Ku Klux Klan group, phoned a reporter on the staff of a Cincinnati TV station and invited him to come to a KKK rally at a farm.  The reporter and a cameraman attending the meeting and ...

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Hazelwood School Dist. v. Kuhlmeier

484 U.S. 260 (1988)

Facts

Respondents were students in a journalism class wrote and edited a school newspaper, which was funded by the board of education and through sales of the paper.  The principal, who regularly reviewed each edi...

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Davis v. United States

564 U.S. ____ (2011)

Facts

Police conducted a routine traffic stop that eventually resulted in the arrests of the driver for driving while intoxicated and Davis, a passenger, for giving a false name to police.  Police handcuffed both...

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Safford Unified School District v. Redding

557 U.S. 364 (2009)

Facts

Respondent, a 13-year old student, was called to the office of Assistant Principal Wilson, who opened a day planner on his desk, in which there were several knives, lighters, and a cigarette.  Respondent ad...

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Bruton v. United States

391 U.S. 123 (1968)

Facts and Procedural History

A joint trial of defendant and his codefendant Evans resulted in conviction of both by a jury of armed postal robbery.  While in custody, Evans orally confessed that he and defendant c...

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