Tag Archives: Constitutional Law Case Briefs

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Facts Several students in high school and junior high school planned to wear black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. The principals of the schools became aware of the plan and implemented a policy that any student wearing …

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Furman v. Georgia

  Facts: Furman, joined with the cases Jackson v. Georgia and Branch v. Texas, was granted certiorari and heard collectively by the Court. Furman was found guilty of murder while the other two appellants were convicted of rape by th…

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Golan v. Holder

Golan v. Holder, U.S. 2012 Procedural History: In 2001, petitioners filed this lawsuit challenging § 514. The District Court granted the Attorney General’s motion for summary judgment. The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed in part, but…

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United States v. Truong Dinh Hung

629 F.2d 908 (1980) Facts: Ds were convicted of espionage by transmitting classified docs and sought reversal of their convictions becaue of warrantless surveillance and searches. Ds argue FBI violated 4h amendment. No court authorization was ever sough or obtained …

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United States v. Lopez-Lima

738 F. Supp. 1404 (S.D. Fla. 1990) Facts: Lopez-Lima seized an aircraft at gunpoint in FL and flew it to Cuba. He was indicted with aircraft piracy. His defense to the charge was that the hijacking was authorized by the …

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