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  • 554 U.S. 570 (2008), 07-290, District of Columbia v. Heller

    ... to carry an unregistered firearm and prohibiting the registration of handguns; provides separately ...1874). 3 "'It is nothing unusual in acts . . . for the enacting part to go beyond the ...But even assuming that this legislative history is relevant, Justice Stevens flatly ... militia; for to bear arms implies something more than the mere keeping; it . . implies ...

  • 561 U.S. 742 (2010), 08-1521, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Illinois

    ... [177 L.Ed.2d 902] deemed these legislative remedies insufficient, and approved the ... reasoned that the phrase must mean something more limited.          Under the ...-for example, the constitutionality of prohibiting abortion, assisted suicide, or homosexual sodomy, ... when recognized in legal texts, including acts of Parliament and the decisions of common-law ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2016), 15-274, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

    Texas House Bill 2 (2013) required that a “physician performing or inducing an abortion . . . must, on the date [of service], have active admitting privileges at a hospital . . . not further than 30 miles from the” abortion facility, and that the facility meet the state’s “minimum standards . . . for ambulatory surgical centers.” As a basis for enjoining enforcement, the district court found: as...

    ... and one in El Paso and prohibiting enforcement of the. surgical-center ... Explicit legislative findings must be considered, but there. ... undue-burden test to something much more akin to strict. scrutiny. . ... preclude new claims based on acts occurring after the time of. the first ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2016), 14-361, Ocasio v. United States

    Ocasio and other police officers routed damaged vehicles from accident scenes to an auto repair shop in exchange for kickbacks. He was charged with obtaining money from the shopowners under color of official right (Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. 1951), and conspiring to violate the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. 371. The court rejected his argument that—because the Act prohibits the obtaining of property “from...

    ... the payment was made in return for official acts.". Id., at 268, 112 S.Ct. 1881, 119 L.Ed.2d ... underlying substantive offense, something more than bare. consent or acquiescence may ... bribery on the basis of a statute prohibiting. " extortion," but this Court held in ... affirmative legislative policy to leave her. acquiescence ...

  • 558 U.S. 310 (2010), 08-205, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

    ..., does not suffice to allow laws prohibiting speech. It is irrelevant for First Amendment ...Thus, the following acts would all be felonies under §441b: The Sierra ...­tion] amounts to an impermissible legislative prohibi­tion of speech based on the identity of ... Austin —or, more accurately, to defend something that is not quite Austin —underscores its ...

  • 17 U.S. 518 (1819), Trustees Of Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    ... being furnished with copies of such acts: provided also, that all votes and proceedings of ... of limiting the exercise of the legislative power, and which the constitution of New ... is, that although these terms may mean something in the bill of rights, they mean nothing in this ... within the clause of the constitution prohibiting the states from passing any law impairing the ...

  • 508 U.S. 520 (1993), 91-948, Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah

    ... declared the city's "commitment" to prohibiting such practices; Ordinance 87-40, which ... to a prohibition against any and all acts of any and all religious groups which are ... council desired to undertake further legislative action, but Florida law prohibited a municipality ... neutrality in its effect by forbidding something that religion requires or requiring something ...

  • 570 U.S. 744 (2013), 12-307, United States v. Windsor

    ... prepared to defend with vigor the legislative. act’s constitutionality. See Chadha, ... decision prohibiting it from taking action it would otherwise. ... principle that when the Federal Government acts in. the. . . Page 765. . ... had involved differences over something— as. the majority puts it— "thought of ...

  • 482 U.S. 578 (1987), 85-1513, Edwards v. Aguillard

    ...The legislative history demonstrates that the term "creation ... can be no valid secular reason for prohibiting the teaching of evolution, a theory historically ... in the United States, who "numbe[r] something like a thousand [and] who hold doctorate and ... argue, I suppose, that any time Congress acts with the intent of advancing religion, it has ...

  • 438 U.S. 104 (1978), 77-444, Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City

    ... general welfare" would be promoted by prohibiting particular contemplated uses of land, this Court ... and was enacted on the basis of the legislative judgment that the preservation of landmarks ...         Unlike the governmental acts in Goldblatt, Miller, Causby, Griggs, and ... that, when he surrenders to the public something more and different from that which is exacted ...

  • 492 U.S. 573 (1989), 87-2050, County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union,

    ...Thus, the claim that prohibiting government from celebrating Christmas as a ... a State's practice of employing a legislative chaplain was permissible. Pp. 655-663. ... say, contains numerous examples of official acts that endorsed Christianity specifically. See M. ... base their celebration [of Chanukah] on something other than religion. App. 143. In response to ...

  • 533 U.S. 525 (2001), 00-596, Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly

    ..., and that neither the regulations prohibiting outdoor advertising within 1,000 feet of a school ...'s because they would upset federal legislative choices to require specific warnings and to ... announced that as one of his last acts in office, he would create consumer protection ...This argument is something of a non sequitur. The fact that Congress, in ...

  • 408 U.S. 104 (1972), 70-5106, Grayned v. City of Rockford

    ...Anti-noise ordinance prohibiting a person while on grounds adjacent to a building ... and the "noise or diversion"; and (3) the acts be. . "willfully" done. 24 "Undesirables" or ... represents a considered and specific legislative judgment that some kinds of expressive activity .... . : a turning aside . . . : something that turns the mind from serious concerns or ...

  • 505 U.S. 377 (1992), 90-7675, R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul

    ... city council could enact an ordinance prohibiting only those legally obscene works that contain ... on the basis of its expressive content, acts are not [112 S.Ct. 2547] shielded from regulation ... of the categorical approach seems to me something of an adventure in a doctrinal wonderland, for ... such regulation often indicates a legislative effort to skew public debate on an issue. See, ...

  • 545 U.S. 469 (2005), 04-108, Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut

    ... granted a permanent restraining order prohibiting the taking of some of the properties, [125 S.Ct. ... longstanding policy of deference to legislative judgments as to what public needs justify the use ..., many States did have so-called Mill Acts, which authorized the owners of grist mills ...Something has gone seriously awry with this Court's ...

  • 319 U.S. 624 (1943), 591, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

    ..., as well as village Hampdens, but none who acts under color of law is beyond reach of the ... fight out the wise use of legislative authority in the forum of public opinion and ... as to be ranked as fundamental" -- something without which "a fair and enlightened system of ... another state may offend parents by prohibiting a teaching of biology that contradicts such ...

  • 217 U.S. 349 (1910), 20, Weems v. United States

    ..., and so held that the provision prohibiting cruel and unusual punishments must be interpreted ... assignment of error is based upon certain acts of Congress and certain acts of the Philippine ... that and the maximum penalty, it yields something to extenuating circumstances. Indeed, by Article ... that celebrated jurist supposed, by a legislative practice of fourteen years and fortified by the ...

  • 551 U.S. 393 (2007), 06-278, Morse v. Frederick

    ... with established school policy prohibiting such messages at school events, Morse directed ... frequent the school; all such or similar acts tend directly to impair the usefulness of the ... to show that its action was caused by something more than a mere desire to avoid the discomfort ... held that "[d]eference to a legislative finding" that certain types of speech are ...

  • 550 U.S. 124 (2007), 05-380, Gonzales v. Carhart

    ... Court granted a permanent injunction prohibiting petitioner Attorney General from enforcing the ...The evidence supports the legislative determination that an intact delivery is almost ... an anatomical land-mark, and it must be something "other than [the] completion of delivery." ... preserve and pro-mote life, as the physician acts directly against the physical life of a child, ...

  • 291 U.S. 502 (1934), 531, Nebbia v. New York

    ... a reasonable relation to a proper legislative purpose, and are neither arbitrary nor ... engendered state and federal statutes prohibiting monopolies, 33 which have been upheld. On the ... to have persisted that there is something peculiarly sacrosanct about the price one may ...504. 36 As instances of Acts of Congress regulating private businesses ...

  • 46 U.S. 504 (1847), Thurlow v. Com. Of Mass.

    ... of the constitution of the United States or acts of Congress under it.  1 . ... therefore, is this.  Is a State law, prohibiting purchasers of spirits from importers to resell, ... importations of spirits is a legislative determination that the foreign article may ... commerce which Congress may regulate is something more than traffic.  It is every species of ...

  • 370 U.S. 660 (1962), 554, Robinson v. California

    ... the insane should be punished for criminal acts in order to deter other insane persons from doing ... to conclude that narcotics addiction is something other than an illness, nor that it amounts to ...), in violation of local statutes prohibiting such acts, it may surely be reached by the ..., California has taken certain legislative steps in regard to the status of being a narcotic ...

  • 505 U.S. 833 (1992), Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey

    ... adequate to justify a legislative ban on nontherapeutic abortions. The soundness or ...Where the Court acts to resolve the sort of unique, intensely divisive ... course, it was true that the Court lost something by its misperception, or its lack of prescience, ... . State's prohibiting the sins of the father from being visited upon ...

  • 109 U.S. 3 (1883), Civil Rights Cases

    ... of such prohibited state law and state acts, and thus to render them effectually null, void, and innocuous.  This is the legislative power conferred upon congress, and this is the ... and unjust laws of the state by prohibiting such laws, it is not individual offenses, but ... amendment, my brethren concede, did something more than to prohibit slavery as an institution ...

  • 367 U.S. 497 (1961), 60, Poe v. Ullman

    ... he asks that the Connecticut statutes prohibiting his giving of contraceptive advice to Mrs. Doe be ...Conn.Acts [81 S.Ct. 1755] 1879, c. 78. During the more than ... special urgency in cases challenging legislative action or state judicial action as repugnant to ...And the integrity of that life is something so fundamental that it has been found to draw. ...