United States Reports. Vol. 539. (Oct, Term 2002) Washington, 2005.
United States Reports [Official Edition]. Volume 539. Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 2002. June 2 Through October 2, 2003Together with Opinion of Individual Justice in Chambers. End of Term. Frank D. Wagner Reporter of Decisions. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005. lii, 1311 pp. Hardcover. Publisher's tan cloth hardcover with upper red and lower black gilt spine labels. New. $125. * First edition. Landmark decisions found in this volume include: Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), was a landmark case of the Supreme Court of the United States concerning affirmative action in student admissions. The Court held that a student admissions process that favors "underrepresented minority groups" does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause so long as it takes into account other factors evaluated on an individual basis for every applicant. Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that sanctions of criminal punishment for those who commit sodomy are unconstitutional. The Court reaffirmed the concept of a "right to privacy" that earlier cases, such as Roe v. Wade, had found the U.S. Constitution provides, even though it is not explicitly enumerated. The Court based its ruling on the notions of personal autonomy to define one's own relationships and of American traditions of non-interference with private sexual decisions between consenting adults.
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