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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Lawrence v. Texas
Citation:538 U.S. 558
A Texas law criminalized sexual intercourse between two adults of the same gender. Police were dispatched to the residence of one of the petitioners to investigate a “weapons disturbance,” and found the petitioners engaged in the conduct criminalized under the Texas statute at issue.
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