Monday, June 30, 2008


This Day in the History of the Importance of Judicial Precedent

On this day in 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Georgia's anti-sodomy law, ruling states could ban homosexual acts, even between consenting adults in their home; but this case, Bowers v. Hardwick, was 'overturned' by another ruling in 2003, Lawrence v. Texas. It is simply amazing how much the Constitution changed in that 17 years.


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