33 Cited authorities

  1. Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc.

    473 U.S. 432 (1985)   Cited 7,800 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that policies enacted with "a bare . . . desire to harm a politically unpopular group" cannot be upheld under equal protection (quoting U.S. Dep't of Agric. v. Moreno, 413 U.S. 528, 534 (1973))
  2. District of Columbia et al. v. Heller

    554 U.S. 570 (2008)   Cited 1,993 times   44 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
  3. Valley Forge College v. Americans United

    454 U.S. 464 (1982)   Cited 4,353 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "the psychological consequence presumably produced by observation of conduct with which one disagrees . . . is not an injury sufficient to confer standing under Art. III, even though the disagreement is phrased in constitutional terms"
  4. Florida v. Jardines

    569 U.S. 1 (2013)   Cited 1,165 times   60 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a Fourth Amendment search occurred when police brought a drug-sniffing dog to defendant’s porch to determine the presence of drugs inside the residence
  5. McDonald v. City of Chicago

    561 U.S. 742 (2010)   Cited 1,261 times   20 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “the Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States”
  6. Plyler v. Doe

    457 U.S. 202 (1982)   Cited 2,507 times   13 Legal Analyses
    Holding that States cannot deny to illegal aliens the free public education they provide to citizens and legally documented aliens
  7. Perry Ed. Assn. v. Perry Local Educators' Assn

    460 U.S. 37 (1983)   Cited 1,973 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the exclusion of communications from one union to potential members while allowing communications from another was not viewpoint discrimination because there was "no indication that the school board intended to discourage one viewpoint and advance another"
  8. San Antonio School District v. Rodriguez

    411 U.S. 1 (1973)   Cited 2,852 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that classifications on the basis of geography are not suspect
  9. United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.

    529 U.S. 803 (2000)   Cited 685 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a statute was content based because it “applies only to channels primarily dedicated to sexually explicit adult programming or other programming that is indecent”
  10. Carey v. Brown

    447 U.S. 455 (1980)   Cited 686 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that ordinance violated equal protection where it banned all residential picketing except picketing of a place of employment involved in a labor dispute
  11. Section 1983 - Civil action for deprivation of rights

    42 U.S.C. § 1983   Cited 368,655 times   525 Legal Analyses
    Holding liable any state actor who "subjects, or causes [a person] to be subjected" to a constitutional violation
  12. Section 1331 - Federal question

    28 U.S.C. § 1331   Cited 79,593 times   96 Legal Analyses
    Finding that in order to invoke federal question jurisdiction, a plaintiff's claims must arise "under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States."
  13. Section 1291 - Final decisions of district courts

    28 U.S.C. § 1291   Cited 69,211 times   119 Legal Analyses
    Granting jurisdiction to the courts of appeals from final decisions of federal district courts "except where a direct review may be had in the Supreme Court"
  14. Section 265.02 - Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree

    N.Y. Penal Law § 265.02   Cited 1,421 times   1 Legal Analyses

    A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree when: (1) Such person commits the crime of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree as defined in subdivision one, two, three or five of section 265.01, and has been previously convicted of any crime; or (2) Such person possesses any explosive or incendiary bomb, bombshell, firearm silencer, machine-gun or any other firearm or weapon simulating a machine-gun and which is adaptable for such use; or (3) Such person

  15. Section 1294 - Circuits in which decisions reviewable

    28 U.S.C. § 1294   Cited 151 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Explaining that appeals from district courts generally must be taken “to the court of appeals for the circuit embracing the district”
  16. Section 2 - Supreme sovereignty in the people

    N.Y. Civ. Rights Law § 2   Cited 10 times

    No authority can, on any pretence whatsoever, be exercised over the citizens of this state, but such as is or shall be derived from and granted by the people of this state. N.Y. Civ. Rights Law § 2