Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the following cases:
- Bowers v. Hardwick, 478
U.S. 186 (1986)
- Lawrence v. Texas, 539
U.S. 558 (2003)
What societal factors may have caused the U.S. Supreme Court to
abandon the rule of stare
devises in the Lawrence
v. Texas and Bowers
v. Hardwick cases?
Write a 5–6 page paper on the topic above and include the
- Outline the major societal arguments
that influenced the U.S. Supreme Court decision in both cases and the
- Identify specific examples to
support your explanation.
- Examine some of the specific
arguments used by the Justices of the Supreme Court in the majority and dissenting
- Include any philosophical
underpinning that might have influenced the thinking of the judges on the court
at the time both cases were being decided.
- Use specific references in their
paper to support their position.
Please note that the U.S. Constitution, and particularly the Bill
of Rights, brings a philosophical perspective that has helped to shape
constitutional law in the United States that should not be overlooked in this
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