Constitutional Law

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Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell

485 U.S. 46 (1988)

Facts

An issue of Hustler Magazine featured a “parody” of an advertisement for Campari Liqueur that contained the name and picture of respondent Jerry Falwell and was entitled “Jerry Fawell talks about his fir...

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United States v. Jones

132 S.Ct. 945 (2012)

Facts

Respondent Jones was an owner and operator of a nightclub and came under suspicion of narcotics trafficking.  Based on information gathered through various investigative techniques, police were granted a wa...

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Snyder v. Phelps

131 S. Ct. 1207 (2011)

Facts

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), founded by Fred Phelps, picketed the funeral of a fallen soldier on public land adjacent to a public street behind a temporary fence, approximately 1,000 feet ...

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Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections

383 U.S. 663 (1966)

Facts

Virginia residents sought to have provisions of the Virginia Constitution requiring payment of a poll tax to vote declared unconstitutional.

Procedural History...

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McBurney v. Young

133 S. Ct. 1709 (2013)

Facts

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that “all public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizens of the Commonwealth,” but grants no such right to citizens of ot...

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