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Unformatted text preview: Testing Original Intent square6 What does happen? square6 Type of argument Brennan Rehnquist square6 Historical 2.4 % 3.2 % square6 Text of constitution 1.7 3.7 square6 Adaptable constitution 19.2 18.6 square6 Prior Court decisions 74.6 71.1 square6 They rely upon the same types of arguments with equal frequency. square6 More alike than different Testing Precedent Rotary International v. Rotary of Duarte (1987) Does a state law requiring Rotary Clubs to admit women violate 1 st Amendment right of association? Roberts v. Jaycees (1984) State discrimination laws requiring fraternal groups to admit women do not violate right of association or expression. Is there a precedent? yes Apply Roberts Rotary International v. Rotary of Duarte (1987) A state law requiring Rotary Clubs to admit women does not violate right of association. Applying Precedent in Van Orden v. Perry (2005) Van Orden v. Perry Can a display on the state capitol grounds of historically significant influences on Texas include a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments? Stone v. Graham (1980) State law requiring posting of 10 Commandments in public schools violates First Amendment. Lynch v. Donnelly (1984) A public Christmas display designed to acknowledge the historical importance of religion does not violate First Amendment Yes No Why? Why? Applying Precedent in Van Orden v. Perry (2005) Van Orden v. Perry Majority Scalia (conservative) Rehnquist (conservative) Thomas (conservative) Kennedy (moderate) Breyer (liberal) Stone v. Graham Majority Marshall (liberal) Brennan (liberal) Stevens (liberal) Powell (moderate) White (moderate) Lynch v. Donnelly Majority Rehnquist (conservative) Burger (conservative) Powell (moderate) White (moderate) O’Connor (moderate) To which majority is the Van Orden majority closer?...
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  • Fall '07
  • McGuire
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice of the United States, William Rehnquist, Van Orden, Perry Majority Scalia Rehnquist Thomas Kennedy Breyer

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