Articles Tagged constitutional law

Michelle Reiss Drab, Constitutional Law: Fact or Factor: The Supreme Court Eliminates Sentencing Factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

57 Fla. L. Rev. 987 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: A jury convicted Respondent Booker of possession with intent to distribute at least fifty grams of cocaine, an offense carrying a sentence of 210 to 262 months in prison according to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (the “Guidelines”). At a later sentencing hearing, the […]

Diane Lourdes Dick, Constitutional Law: Reaffirming Every Floridian's Broad and Fundamental Right to Privacy

56 Fla. L. Rev. 447 (2004) | | | | TEXT :: In 1999, the Florida Legislature passed the Parental Notice of Abortion Act (the Act), which required minors seeking an abortion to either notify a parent prior to the procedure or obtain court approval to waive parental notice. A minor choosing the latter option […]

Monica Vila, Constitutional Law: Thou Shalt Not Establish Religion

56 Fla. L. Rev. 819 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Appellant, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, erected a two-and- one-half ton monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. The monument, which Appellant installed to reflect the moral foundation of law, was also engraved […]

Marisa Lopez, Constitutional Law: Lowering the Standard of Strict Scrutiny

56 Fla. L. Rev. 841 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Respondents adopted a law school admissions policy that considered, among other factors, applicants’ race and ethnicity. The admissions policy was designed to achieve the educational benefits of a diverse student body. As part of this policy, admissions officers often considered daily reports that […]

Robert A. Caplen, Constitutional Law: Forecasting the Sunset of Racial Preferences in Higher Education while Broadening their Horizons

56 Fla. L. Rev. 853 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Respondents implemented admissions policies designed to select an academically qualified and diverse student body with substantial promise for success within the legal profession and filed a lawsuit alleging discriminated against her on the basis of race in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment held […]