Articles Tagged constitutional law

Stephen A. Higginson, Constitutional Advocacy Explains Constitutional Outcomes

60 Fla. L. Rev. 857 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In oral argument in Baker v. Carr, Attorney Z.T. Osborn, Jr., on behalf of Tennessee voters arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should hold legislative apportionment a justiciable issue, exclaimed that “the motto of the Supreme Court of Tennessee is Fiat justicia ruat […]

Emily S. Wilbanks, Constitutional Law: Speaking with your Mouth Shut? Exploring the Outer Limits of First Amendment Protection in The Context of Military Recruiting on Law School Campuses

59 Fla. L. Rev. 437 (2007) | | | | TEXT :: In response to the increasing refusal of law schools and other institutions of higher education to allow the U.S. military to engage in on-campus recruiting, Congress passed the Solomon Amendment. The Solomon Amendment mandates a denial of federal funds to any school that […]

Dustin G. Hall, Constitutional Law: What to Do When a State Fails to Take Notice that its Notice has Failed?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 453 (2007) | | | | TEXT :: After Petitioner paid off his mortgage, his annual property taxes went unpaid. Respondent, Commissioner of State Lands, subsequently certified Petitioner’s property as delinquent. Under the applicable state statute, Respondent sent, via certified mail, a notice of delinquency to Petitioner’s property. The notice indicated […]

Michael Nardella, Knowing When to Stop: Is the Punctuation of the Constitution Based on Sound or Sense?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 667 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Take another look at the Fifth Amendment. Look carefully. If you read it with an eye toward punctuation, you will notice that the Amendment itself is one long and complex sentence; you will notice that it contains a number of restrictions on governmental […]

Peter Koclanes, Unreasonable Seizure: "Stop and Identify" Statutes Create an Illusion of Safety by Sacrificing Real Privacy: Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court, 124 S. Ct. 2451 (2004)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 431 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: In the course of a lawful stop, police asked Petitioner, Larry Hiibel, to identify himself, a demand permissible under Nevada’s “stop and identify” statute. After refusing to give his name, Hiibel was arrested and subsequently found guilty of violating the “stop and identify” […]

Diane J. Zelmer, Constitutional Law: Convicting Detainees for Refusing to Answer Law Enforcement's Commonsense Inquiries Makes no Commonsense: Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court, 124 S. Ct. 2451 (2004)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 459 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: While investigating an assault report, a police officer observed a silver and red GMC truck parked on the roadside with skid marks behind it. Petitioner, who appeared intoxicated, stood outside the truck, and a young woman sat inside the truck. Threatening arrest, the […]