Kennedy Curse

Rosen, Jeffrey
July 2003
New Republic;7/21/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 3, p15
Focuses on the decision of the United States Supreme Court that struck down a Texas law on the argument that it violated a right to equal protection by allowing heterosexual, but not homosexual, sodomy. How other Supreme Court cases influenced the Lawrence v. Texas ruling; Opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy; Idea that to violate the equal protection clause and be unconstitutional, the laws have to have a discriminatory purpose; Discussion of judicial restraint concerning sexual freedom, the change in public attitude about homosexual relations, and the implications for gay marriage.


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