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Because in 1973 Justice Harry Blackmun located the right to abortion in the constitutional penumbra. Why the current emphasis on religious liberty? Because the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriage has raised fears of coercion." This is a curiously reductive way of describing a ...

Freeman, in which Justice Harry Blackmun, in the majority opinion, found that states had a right to establish a "restricted zone around polling places" if "necessary to serve the interest in protecting the right to vote freely and effectively." Cilek's case reached the 8th U.S. Court of Appeals based in St. Louis, ...
The majority decision, by a vote of 8-1, was written by Sandra Day O'Connor, then a neophyte justice appointed by President Ronald Reagan, and joined by seven colleagues, including the so-called Minnesota Twins, Chief Justice Warren Burger and Harry Blackmun. O'Connor's ruling condemned the tax ...
Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that the burden the law imposed on free speech was justified by the compelling interest of preventing voter intimidation and election fraud. The court could strike down Minnesota's broad law without disturbing that decision. We believe, though, that the court should go further.
... best known for his scholarly and authoritative “Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States” and his presiding role at the Amistad trial (portrayed memorably in the Steven Spielberg film “Amistad,” in which Justice Story's character was played by retired Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun), ...
The book quotes the former US Supreme Court judge Harry Blackmun, who said: “In order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently”, and also instructs judges to consider decisions made by Islamic Sharia tribunals in family cases, despite the discrimination faced by many women in ...
The project's initial focus is on more than 12,000 pages of notes taken by Justices Harry Blackmun and William Brennan Jr. in cases that were ruled on between 1959 and 1994, the National Law Journal reported. “Help from the public is a crucial part of this project,” research team co-leader Ryan Black, ...
Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that the burden the law imposed on free speech was justified by the compelling interest of preventing voter intimidation and election fraud. The court could strike down Minnesota's broad law without disturbing that decision. But maintaining what Justice Elena Kagan ...


 

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