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Kolender v. Lawson
Lawson was arrested fifteen times under a statute that required loiterers to produce identification for any police officer who requested his identification. After only being convicted once, Lawson brought his conviction to district court to declare the statute unconstitutional. The district court granted the statute unconstitutional and the court of appeals affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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