PLEASE ORDER THE FOLLOWING FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR:
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SUMMER SCOTUS INFO WILL BE POSTED HERE
COVERED IN CLASS TODAY—MAY 11TH—
1. Cases involving Substantive Due Process--- Griswold, Roe and Casey (all involving a particular GROUP—(Pregnant women) Court used 5th and 14th amendment to cover rights of group
2. Procedural Due Process—Individual rights throughout the court proceedings after arrest or charges
3. Olmstead—Can use wire taps Katz---Can’t use wire taps Patriot Act—Can use wire taps
Sexual orientation cases--- Bowers v. Hardwick—State laws banning sodomy were upheld (1986)
Romer v. Evans—Colorado’s laws did not protect gays from
Discrimination were unconstitutional (1995)
Lawrence v. Texas—All laws against sodomy are unconstitutional (2003)
5. Loving v. Virginia-- Interracial marriage banned
6. Resolutions are agreements among Congressmen in the House regarding procedures or establishing some insignificant public policy (such as changing a holiday). BILLS are requests for new laws that must go through the Congressional process.
7. Religious Freedom Restoration Act—1993
Protects individuals from complying to laws that go against their religious beliefs…Government may try to impose rules due to COMPELLING INTEREST (such as Amish people being forced to put lights on their buggies or a Muslim woman being forced to remove her head scarf for safety issues). Depending on the situation, a compromise may or may not be reached. If public safety is at risk the person will have to find a way to comply (Amish used reflective tap instead of lights so they could be seen by oncoming traffic after dark—this is a compromise example).
STRICT SCRUTINY—Any time a member of ANY minority is denied a job or treated differently in any way, the action will be “strictly scrutinized” by the courts. In other words, if UPS doesn’t hire the tiny 90lb woman it could appear they are discriminating against her because she is a woman—BUT—this passes the RATIONAL BASIS TEST because it would be irrational to give her a job she cannot physically perform.
8. Religious Freedom Restoration Act—2012 --
Hobby Lobby case redefines this by ruling that businesses can refuse to provide contraceptives that conflict with their religious beliefs.
9. GO REVIEW WARREN, BERGER AND REHNQUIST landmark cases
1. GOOD LUCK!
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS--READ THIS!!!
BE SURE TO LOOK AT COURTS DIAGRAM AT BOTTOM UNDER JUDICIAL TAB ON UNIT FIVE PAGE