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Quimbee Champion v. Ames

Lottery appeal gamble doesn't stand a chance (Champion v. Ames)

September 21, 2018

The Federal Lottery Act of 1895 cited moral grounds to forbid anyone from shipping lottery tickets across state lines. The United States indicted Charles Champion for violating the act, and he sought a writ of habeas corpus to challenge the law.

Discretion with intent to discriminate in DC? (Washington v. Davis)

August 17, 2018

Washington, D.C., administered a written exam to applicants to the police department. The test, though administered uniformly to all applicants, disqualified four times as many black candidates as white candidates. As a result, the police department was 80 percent white in a city that was 70 percent black.

Quimbee: Craig v. Boren

Women's near-beer tier takes the OK out of Oklahoma law (Craig v. Boren)

August 10, 2018

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Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City

Grand Central owner's takings argument sidetracked (Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City)

May 18, 2018

Local governments may act to protect sites with historical, cultural, or other significance by designating those places landmarks. In so doing, governments are able to preserve those properties for future generations, but landmark designations restrict the rights of property owners. The case of Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City, 438 U.S. 104 (1978), exemplifies this tension.

Goldwater v. Carter

Justices phrase their answer in the form of a question (Goldwater v. Carter)

April 20, 2018

In the 1970s, President Jimmy Carter hoped to establish a treaty with the People’s Republic of China. To facilitate that, President Carter unilaterally rescinded a defense treaty between the United States and Taiwan. A group of senators, including Senator Barry Goldwater, were incensed by the president’s action and filed suit.

Grutter v. Bollinger

Promoting diversity? It's Constitutional! (Grutter v. Bollinger)

April 06, 2018

Barbara Grutter was a successful business owner with excellent academic credentials. In 1997, Grutter applied to the University of Michigan Law School. Grutter was ultimately rejected from the program. Grutter, who was white, argued that the denial amounted to racial discrimination.

Quimbee City of Boerne v. Flores

Religious Freedom Restoration Act sins against the Fourteenth (City of Boerne v. Flore)

March 23, 2018

Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to prohibit federal and state governments from passing laws that substantially burden a person’s free exercise of religion. The act was intended to affect any law that substantially burdened religious practice, including generally applicable laws not targeted at religious activity.

Quimbee Pennsylvania Coal v Mahon

Livin' on a coal mine, the value went down down (Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon)

March 02, 2018

The Fifth Amendment Takings Clause forbids the government from taking private property for public use without just compensation. For example, the government might exercise its eminent-domain authority to take a private landowner’s property for the purpose of building a public road. In that situation, the Fifth Amendment obligates the government to pay a fair price to the landowner.

Obergefell v. Hodges

The right to same-sex marriage? It is so ordered. (Obergefell v. Hodges)

February 06, 2018

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Quimbee Miranda v. Arizona

You have the right to watch this video on silent (Miranda v. Arizona)

January 26, 2018

Perhaps no United States Supreme Court case has invaded popular culture so deeply as Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). These days, a perp doesn’t get led off screen without a recitation of those iconic words: “You have the right to remain silent.”

Quimbee Cohen v California

F*ck, your rights to free speech (Cohen v. California)

January 19, 2018

Paul Robert Cohen showed up in the Los Angeles County Courthouse wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words: “Fuck the Draft.” Women and children were present in the courthouse, and the words were clearly visible on Cohen’s jacket.

#DoYouABA on Jan. 23 to win with the Law Student Division

January 11, 2018

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Quimbee-Nixon v. United States

Didja hear about the Nixon who was impeached? (Nixon v. United States)

December 22, 2017

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