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Lawrence v. Texas

I need some assistance with this final assignment of my class. Can anyone assist me with this Case?

You are a first year associate with the firm of Doowe, Cheatham & Howe. Mr. Howe, the senior partner in the firm, has asked you to prepare a legal brief on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. (The decision listed in the Course Material is incomplete. Find the full decision on the internet). Mr. Howe specifically wants you to brief him on the following:
a. Describe the facts of the case. This should include the results from the trial court and any intermediate appellate courts. Give a short summary of what each appellate court held and why.

b. Describe the issues or questions before the Court. This should be very concise and phrased as a question.

c. Tell me who wrote the decision for the court and which Justices concurred. Describe the Courtâ??s decision and rationale. This must answer the question posed in the issue. Make sure to discuss the key cases the Court used. In your explanation, just give me case names. Immediately after this section give me a "Cases Cited" list that includes all these key cases along with full citations.

d. Identify and explain the standard relied on or established. If the Court kept the old rule, tell me why. If the Court established a new rule, tell me what it is and why.

e. Discuss dissenting opinions, if any. Include their reasoning, citing key cases, and a case list.

f. Discuss the case significance. How does this effect the work of law enforcement officers and prosecutors? Are there political ramifications?

Mr. Howe expects your brief on his desk NLT than the end of the week. Your brief should be single spaced and be about 3-5 pages in length.

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Lawrence v. Texas

I need some assistance with this final assignment of my class. Can anyone assist me with this Case?

You are a first year associate with the firm of Doowe, Cheatham & Howe. Mr. Howe, the senior partner in the firm, has asked you to prepare a legal brief on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. (The decision listed in the Course Material is incomplete. Find the full decision on the internet). Mr. Howe specifically wants you to brief him on the following:
a. Describe the facts of the case. This should include the results from the trial court and any intermediate appellate courts. Give a short summary of what each appellate court held and why.
The facts of the case are that the Houston police received a compliant related to weapons disturbance, this was a false complaint which led to the Joseph Quinn a deputy of the sheriff to enter the unlocked apartment of John Lawrence. John Lawrence was indulging in consensual sodomy in his apartment. Both Lawrence and Garner were arrested.
The two were charged with violating the Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal code and were accused of violating the Texas "Homosexual Conduct" law. Lawrence and Garner did not contest the charges and were convicted by a Justice of Peace. Lawrence and Garner applied for trial before the Texas Criminal court, where they raised the defense of the Fourteenth Amendment equal protection clause and claimed that the Texas law was unconstitutional. They also raised grounds of privacy. Their plea was rejected by the Criminal Court.
When the case was presented to the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals on equal protection and right to privacy arguments, the court ruled in favor of the appellants 2:1. The reason the court gave was that the Texas Law violated the Equal Rights Amendment to Texas Constitution that barred discrimination based on sex. On the other hand the full Texas Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas "Homosexual Conduct" law was constitutional. This case was denied further review by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The ...

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