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Drewen v. Bank of Manhattan Co.
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I. REGULATION OF SPEECH BECAUSE OF ITS CONTENT Schenck v. United States (S.Ct. 1919) Facts: Ds mailed leaflets demanding that the public "Assert Your Rights" and peacefully express opposition to the draft during World War One. ...

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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer [The Steel Seizure Case] (S.Ct. 1952) Facts: Responding to a proposed work stoppage in the steel industry, President Truman issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce to seize and operate most of the nation's steel mills. ...

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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer [The Steel Seizure Case] (S.Ct. 1952) Facts: Responding to a proposed work stoppage in the steel industry, President Truman issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce to seize and operate most of the nation's steel mills. ...

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Butterfield v. Forrester (1809) Facts: The plaintiff was thrown from his horse when the horse hit a pole left in the road by the defendant. The plaintiff was riding very fast and evidence suggested that the pole could have been seen from 100 yards away. ...

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1. RIGHT TO COUNSEL AT TRIAL a. SCOPE OF RIGHT TO APPOINTED COUNSEL Powell v. Alabama (1932) Facts: A group of young, indigent African-American defendants were accused of the capital crime of rape. They were not given the opportunity to retain counsel before trial; counsel was appointed on the day of trial and had prepared no defense. The defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. ...

Nixon v. United States
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 506 U.S. 224, 113 S. Ct. 732, 122 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1993) Brief Fact Summary. Walter L. Nixon Jr. (Nixon) claimed that Senate impeachment hearings against him were unconstitutional because the entire Senate did not try him, but instead appointed a committee to make initial findings. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A controversy is nonjusticiable if there is a textually demonstrable commitment of an issue to a coordinate branch of government or a lack of judicially manageable standards for resolving the controversy. ...

United States v. Nixon
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 506 U.S. 224, 113 S. Ct. 732, 122 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1993) Brief Fact Summary. The special prosecutor, investigating a break-in of the Watergate Hotel, demanded audiotapes of conversations recorded by President of the United States Richard Nixon (President Nixon) in the Oval Office. President Nixon asserted that he was immune from such a demand on the grounds of "executive privilege." Synopsis of Rule of Law. Neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, ...

United States v. Nixon
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Nixon v. United States
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