Day: February 21, 2017

ConLaw Class 12 – The Enforcement Powers of the 14th Amendment

Class 12 – 2/21/17

The Enforcement Powers of the 14th Amendment

  • Popular Sovereignty v. State Sovereignty (65-66)
  • Chisolm v. Georgia (66-78).
  • 11th Amendment (78, 379)
  • Hans v. Louisiana (380 – 383)
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida (383 – 394)
  • City of Boerne v. Flores (408 – 417).
  • United States v. Morrison (418 – 420).

The lecture notes are here.

Chisolm v. Georgia

The Court delivered its decision in Chisolm seritatim, meaning that each of the five Justices wrote a separate opinion.

 

Justice James Iredell

 

Justice John Blair

 

Justice James Wilson

 

Justice James Cushing

 

Chief Justice John Jay

Here are news clippings from the Columbian Centinel, a newspaper in Boston, from March 13, 1973.


Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida

City of Boerne v. Flores

Here are photographs of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Boerne, Texas, the subject of City of Boerne v. Flores. I suppose this church makes an exception to the “Though Shalt Not Kill” Commandment for the Religious Freedoms Restoration Act, which met its constitutional demise within the hallowed walls of this house of worship.

These photographs are courtesy of Hanah Volokh.

United States v. Morrison

This is Christy Brzonkala, the plaintiff in what would become United States v. Morrison. I could not find a photograph of Antonio J. Morrison and James Crawford.

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Prop1 Class 12 – Future Interests I: Interests in Transferor and Transferrees

Class 12 – 2/21/17

Future Interests I: Interests in Transferor and Transferrees

  • Introduction, 275-276
  • Future Interests in the Transferor, 277-279
  • Future Interests in the Transferees, 280-283
  • Problems, 283 (1-4)

(Read these pages very, very carefully).

The lectures notes are here.

Example 1. O conveys Blackacre “to A for life.” 0 has a reversion in fee simple that is certain to become possessory. At A’s death, either 0 or O’s successors in interest will be entitled to possession

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Example 2. 0 conveys Whiteacre “to A for life, then to B and her heirs if B survives A. O has a reversion in fee simple that is not certain to become possessory. If B dies before A, O will be entitled to possession at A’s death. On the other hand, if A dies before B, O’s reversion is divested on A’s death and will never become possessory.

contingent-remainder

O conveys Blackacre “to Hartford School Board so long as used for school purposes.”

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