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Unformatted text preview: Powell switched sides and then was 5-4 to uphold the sodomy laws Stare decisis- let the decision stand, precedent is to stand and overturning cases is very rare (Lawrence v. Texas overturned Bowers v. Hardwick) Common law presumption is that you stay with precedent and that the law builds up over time and builds on the past, the legitimacy of the court is heightened if the court isnt tossing out decisions right and left...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course POL 0011 taught by Professor Glaser during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.
- Spring '08
- American Politics