Social Controversies and the Constitution

Pro-life march, Washington, DC, 2003

Today's class will examine the increasing use of the courts as a forum for deciding social issues that once focused on the political arena.


bullet Rabinowitz, No Crueler Tyrannies (all)--finish up for next Tuesday
bullet Lawrence v. Texas (summary of case)
bullet edited majority opinion
bullet Scalia dissent (start at p. 31)