Criminal Law Spring 2017
Lawrence v. Texas
We have just read a few cases that illustrate the concept of legality in terms of the legal institutions that define crimes, the importance of notice, and the dangers of vagueness. Legality, however, goes beyond these somewhat procedural issues to implicate questions of substance: what conduct can a just society legally punish in the first place? Our next case, Lawrence v. Texas, grapples with this question.
Supreme Court of the United States
539 U.S. 558, 156 L. Ed. 2d 508, 123 S. Ct. 2472, 2003 U.S. LEXIS 5013, SCDB 2002-083
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