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Akron Law Publications

2012

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The 2011-2012 Supreme Court Term: Decisions In Constitutional Law, Wilson Huhn Oct 2012

The 2011-2012 Supreme Court Term: Decisions In Constitutional Law, Wilson Huhn

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This presentation reviews the principal decisions of the Supreme Court in the field of Constitutional Law during the 2011-2012 Term of Court. The presentation primarily focuses on the Court's decisions involving the Arizona immigration law (SB 1070), the federal Stolen Valor Act, the "ministerial exception" to the anti-discrimination laws, and above all the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Same-Sex Marriage Litigation Update - September 17, 2012, Wilson Huhn Sep 2012

Same-Sex Marriage Litigation Update - September 17, 2012, Wilson Huhn

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Same-sex marriage cases are reaching the federal circuit courts and may be heard by the Supreme Court in the near future. This presentation summarizes the status of same-sex marriage litigation.


Excerpts From Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion In Nfib V. Sebelius, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

Excerpts From Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion In Nfib V. Sebelius, Wilson Huhn

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In NFIB v. Sebelius the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of all but one of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The opinion of Chief Justice Roberts is the controlling opinion in all respects. This is an editted summary of the Chief Justice's opinion.


The Future Interpretation Of The Constitution, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

The Future Interpretation Of The Constitution, Wilson Huhn

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On November 6, 2012, Barack Obama was reelected President of the United States. What effect will this have on the future interpretation of the Constitution? This article identifies 19 areas of constitutional law that would likely change if one more liberal justice is appointed to the Supreme Court.


The Future Interpretation Of The Constitution As A Result Of The Reelection Of President Barack Obama, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

The Future Interpretation Of The Constitution As A Result Of The Reelection Of President Barack Obama, Wilson Huhn

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On November 6, 2012, Barack Obama was reelected President of the United States. What effect will this have on the future interpretation of the Constitution? This article identifies 19 areas of constitutional law that would likely change if one more liberal justice is appointed to the Supreme Court.


The Civil Rights Movement And The Constitution, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

The Civil Rights Movement And The Constitution, Wilson Huhn

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This presentation of March 3, 2012, describes the influence that the Civil Rights Movement has had on the interpretation of the Constitution. The Civil Rights Movement not only broadened our understanding of the principle of equality under Equal Protection, it also expanded opportunities for Freedom of Expression and the Right to Privacy. In addition, the Civil Rights Movement stimulated the courts to recognize the power of Congress to enact legislation under the Commerce Clause and Section 5 of the 14th Amendment. Finally, as a result of the Civil Rights Movement, the Supreme Court has moved to a more realistic, consequentialist ...


The Constitutionality Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

The Constitutionality Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, Wilson Huhn

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This presentation of April 26, 2012 presents data explaining why universal health care coverage is necessary, what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will accomplish, and the constitutional challenges that the Supreme Court is considering.


The Decision Of The Supreme Court On The Constitutionality Of The Ppaca, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

The Decision Of The Supreme Court On The Constitutionality Of The Ppaca, Wilson Huhn

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This powerpoint presentation summarizes the opinion of Chief Justice Roberts in NFIB v. Sebelius, upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


The Growing Acceptance And Legal Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage In America Constitutes A Victory For Reality-Based Thinking, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

The Growing Acceptance And Legal Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage In America Constitutes A Victory For Reality-Based Thinking, Wilson Huhn

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During the 20th century “pragmatism” emerged as the leading American philosophy and policy analysis – also called “legal realism” – became the dominant method of interpreting American law. The lightning speed with which same-sex marriage is gaining acceptance in the United States is due to the fact that Americans embrace realistic rather than ideological forms of thinking, and the growing recognition of same-sex marriage in the law is due to the fact that we interpret our Constitution in accordance with realistic analysis.