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Abe Fortas

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Law.

Associate Justice, 1965–69

Born: June 19, 1910, Memphis, Tenn. Education: Southwestern College, B.A., 1930; Yale Law School, LL.B., 1933 Previous government...

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Abington School District v. Schempp

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

374 U.S. 203 (1963) Vote: 8–1 For the Court: Clark Concurring: Brennan, Douglas, and Goldberg Dissenting: Stewart

374 U.S. 203 (1963)

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Abrams v. United States

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

250 U.S. 616 (1919) Vote: 7–2 For the Court: Clarke Dissenting: Holmes and Brandeis

250 U.S. 616 (1919)

Vote: 7–2

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Academic Freedom.

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

The American tradition of academic freedom drew inspiration from the German concept of Lehrfreiheit, the statutory rights of professors in state universities to teach and do research...

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Actual Malice

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A burden of proof imposed on public officials and public figures suing for defamation and falsity, requiring them to prove with clear and convincing evidence that an offending story was ...

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Agostini v. Felton

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

521 U.S. 203 (1997) Vote: 5–4 For the Court: O'Connor Dissenting: Souter

521 U.S. 203 (1997)

Vote: 5–4

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American Civil Liberties Union

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Law.

(‘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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American Communications Association v. Douds

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

339 U.S. 382 (1950), argued 10–11 Oct. 1949, decided 8 May 1950 by vote of 5 to 1; Vinson for the Court, Frankfurter concurring in part, Jackson concurring and dissenting, Black in dissent;...

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American Library Association, United States v.

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

539 U. S. 194 (2003). Argued 5 March 2003, decided 23 June 2003 by vote of 6 to 3; Rehnquist for the Court, Kennedy and Breyer concurring, Stevens, Souter, and ...

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Anthony M. Kennedy

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Associate Justice, 1988–

Born: July 23, 1936, Sacramento, Calif. Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1958; London School of Economics, 1957–58; Harvard Law...

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