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Lawrence v. Texas
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Citation. 539 US 558 (2003) Brief Fact Summary.  Police found two men engaged in sexual conduct, in their home, and they were arrested under a Texas statute that prohibited such conduct between two men.   Synopsis of Rule of Law. While homosexual conduct is not a fundamental right, intimate sexual relationships between consenting adults are protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.   ...

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Railway Express Agency v. New York (S.Ct. 1949) Facts: New York City prohibited advertising on business delivery vehicles unless the advertisement was for the owner's business. P sold space on its trucks for advertising that was unconnected with its own business. ...

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Lochner v. New York (S.Ct. 1905) Facts: A New York law prohibited the employment of bakery employees for more than 10 hours a day or 60 hours a week. ...

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Embry v. Hargadine-McKittrick Dry Goods Co. (1907) Facts: Embry, a fired employee, claimed that McKittrick had promised to renew his contract. McKittrick denied that he ever made such a promise. The judge told the jury that unless both parties subjectively intended to form an employment contract, no contract exists, even if McKittrick did promise to renew the contract. ...

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Hamer v. Sidway (1891) Facts: A young man's uncle promised to pay him $5,000 if he abstained from drinking, smoking, swearing and gambling until the age of 21. The uncle's executor refused to honor the promise, claiming that no consideration was given to the uncle in exchange for his promise. ...

Bowers v. Hardwick
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 478 U.S. 186, 106 S. Ct. 2841, 92 L. Ed. 2d 140 (1986) Brief Fact Summary. Respondent was convicted under Georgia's anti-sodomy statute for engaging in a sex act with another male. Synopsis of Rule of Law. There is no fundamental constitutional right to engage in homosexual sodomy. ...