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Bowers v. Hardwick
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Respondent Hardwick was charged with violating a Georgia statute criminalizing sodomy when he committed that act with another adult male in respondent’s home bedroom. The District Attorney decided not to present the matter to a grand jury, and respondent brought suit claiming that the statute was unconstitutional in criminalizing consensual sodomy. Respondent claimed standing by asserting that he was a practicing homosexual, and that the statute placed him in imminent danger of arrest.
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