Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the
Hardwick,478 U.S. 186 (1986)
Texas,539 U.S. 558 (2003)
What societal factors may have caused the U.S.
Supreme Court to abandon the rule of stare decisisin theLawrence v. Texasand Bowers v.
Write a 5â€“6 page paper on the topic above and
include the following:
Outline the major societal arguments that
influenced the U.S. Supreme Court decision in both cases and the subsequent
Identify specific examples to support your
Examine some of the specific arguments used by the
Justices of the Supreme Court in the majority and dissenting opinions.
Include any philosophical underpinning that might
have influenced the thinking of the judges on the court at the time both cases
were being decided.
Use specific references in their paper to support
Please note that the U.S. Constitution, and
particularly the Bill of Rights, brings a philosophical perspective that has
helped to shape constitutional law in the United States that should not be
overlooked in this assignment.
Cite all references in proper APA format. For
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