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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 …

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City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc.

475 U.S. 41 (1986) Facts 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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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 …

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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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