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Adair v. United States

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208 U.S. 161 (1908), argued 29–30 Oct. 1907, decided 27 Jan. 1908 by vote of 7 to 2; Harlan for the Court, McKenna and Holmes in dissent. The Erdman Act of 1898 was enacted to prevent...

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Adamson v. California

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332 U.S 46 (1947), argued 15–16 Jan. 1947, decided 23 June 1947 by vote of 5 to 4; Reed for the Court, Frankfurter concurring, Black, Douglas, Murphy, and Rutledge in dissent. Adamson refle...

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Administrative State

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With deceptive simplicity the Constitution divides governmental power among three branches. Article I confers the legislative power on the Congress, composed of the Senate and House of...

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alien

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N.

A person who, under the law of a particular state, is not a citizen of that state. Aliens are usually classified as resident aliens (domiciled in the host country) or transient...

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Allgeyer v. Louisiana

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165 U.S. 578 (1897), submitted 6 Jan. 1897, decided 1 Mar. 1897 by vote of 9 to o; Peckham for the Court. In Allgeyer v. Louisiana the Supreme Court for the first time ruled a state law...

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American Civil Liberties Union

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(‘ACLU’)

The ACLU is a non‐profit, non‐partisan organization dedicated to defending the United States Bill of Rights. The organization boasts over 500,000 members and maintains a...

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bail

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The release by the police, magistrates' court, or Crown Court of a person held in legal custody while awaiting trial or appealing against a criminal conviction. Conditions may...

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Bar Examination

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For the past 175 years, the bar examination has been used to protect consumers of legal services by assuring that each applicant for admission to the bar demonstrates that he ...

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Batson v. Kentucky

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476 U.S. 79 (1986), argued 12 Dec. 1985, decided 30 Apr. 1986 by vote of 7 to 2; Powell for the Court, White, Marshall, O’Connor, and Stevens (with Brennan) concurring, Burger and Rehnquist...

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Benton v. Maryland

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395 U.S. 784 (1969) Vote: 7–2 For the Court: Marshall Dissenting: Harlan and Stewart

395 U.S. 784 (1969)

Vote: 7–2

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