Tag Archives: fourteenth Amendment

Michael J. Hooi, Substantive Due Process: Sex Toys after Lawrence Williams v. Morgan, 478 F.3d 1316 (11th Cir. 2007)

60 Fla. L. Rev. 507 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: Appellants filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to enjoin the enforcement of an Alabama statute that prohibits the commercial distribution of … Continue reading

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Benjamin J. Robinson, Distilling Minimum Due Process Requirements for Punitive Damages Awards

60 Fla. L. Rev. 991 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 127 S. Ct. 1057 (2007) An Oregon jury found that Jesse Williams, a long time consumer of Petitioner’s Marlboro cigarettes, died because he … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Robert Michael Kline, Constitutional Law: Is There a Protected Interest in Protection (Or Are Court Orders Merely Suggestions)?

58 Fla. L. Rev. 459 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Respondent’s husband abducted his three little girls, ages 10, 8, and 7, and shot each of them in the head at close range. He committed this abhorrent and … Continue reading

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Justin Smith, Post-Conviction Relief under Florida Law: The Undue Process of the Evolutionary Refinement

57 Fla. L. Rev. 653 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: “We might go further and say that even those laws which have been written down are best regarded as not unchangeable.” Aristotle “[T]hey are . . . promulgated … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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