34 Cited authorities

  1. District of Columbia et al. v. Heller

    554 U.S. 570 (2008)   Cited 3,007 times   50 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a regulation that "makes it impossible for citizens to use [their firearms] for the core lawful purpose of self defense" is unconstitutional
  2. McDonald v. City of Chicago

    561 U.S. 742 (2010)   Cited 1,974 times   21 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Second Amendment applies to the states, through incorporation under the Fourteenth Amendment
  3. United States v. Salerno

    481 U.S. 739 (1987)   Cited 5,199 times   14 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "extensive safeguards" are necessary "to repel a facial challenge"
  4. Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc.

    475 U.S. 41 (1986)   Cited 1,420 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that local governments may enact zoning ordinances against adult movie theaters to curb negative "secondary effects"
  5. Board of Trustees, State Univ. of N.Y. v. Fox

    492 U.S. 469 (1989)   Cited 940 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the "least restrictive means" test does not apply to commercial speech cases
  6. International Soc. for Krishna Consciousness v. Lee

    505 U.S. 672 (1992)   Cited 589 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that speech restrictions in nonpublic fora must be viewpoint-neutral
  7. Zablocki v. Redhail

    434 U.S. 374 (1978)   Cited 952 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a statutory classification that "interfere directly and substantially with the right to marry" "cannot be upheld unless it is supported by sufficiently important state interests and is closely tailored to effectuate only those interests"
  8. Cafeteria Workers v. McElroy

    367 U.S. 886 (1961)   Cited 1,768 times
    Holding that where plaintiff "remained entirely free to obtain employment" either with her employer or another employer, her liberty right in "follow[ing] a chosen trade or profession" was not implicated
  9. Tal v. Hogan

    453 F.3d 1244 (10th Cir. 2006)   Cited 1,332 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "because the extensiveness of the threat is a question of fact" the court would "assume for the purposes of this opinion that the predicate acts alleged ... establish a pattern of racketeering activity"
  10. City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc.

    535 U.S. 425 (2002)   Cited 407 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "'[t]he First Amendment does not require a city, before enacting . . . an [adult entertainment secondary effects] ordinance to conduct new studies or produce evidence independent of that already generated by other cities, so long as whatever evidence the city relies upon is reasonably believed to be relevant to the problem that the city addresses.'"
  11. Section 922 - Unlawful acts

    18 U.S.C. § 922   Cited 58,075 times   181 Legal Analyses
    Finding that "even before the sale of a firearm, the gun, its component parts, ammunition, and the raw materials from which they are made have considerably moved in interstate commerce"
  12. Rule 201 - Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

    Fed. R. Evid. 201   Cited 27,251 times   25 Legal Analyses
    Holding "[n]ormally, in deciding a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, courts must limit their inquiry to the facts stated in the complaint and the documents either attached to or incorporated in the complaint. However, courts may also consider matters of which they may take judicial notice."
  13. Section 101 - Postal policy

    39 U.S.C. § 101   Cited 335 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Stating that the Postal Service is "a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by Act of Congress, and supported by the people"
  14. Section 930 - Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities

    18 U.S.C. § 930   Cited 119 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Explaining that for purposes of § 930, a dangerous weapon "means a weapon, device, [or] instrument . . . that is used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious bodily injury, except that such term does not include a pocket knife with a blade of less than 2 ½ inches in length"
  15. Section 3061 - Investigative powers of Postal Service personnel

    18 U.S.C. § 3061   Cited 48 times
    Granting investigative and other law enforcement powers to "Postal Inspectors and other agents of the United States Postal Service designated by the Board of Governors to investigate criminal matters related to the Postal Service and the mails"