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NEWS Court strikes down state sodomy laws
By Rahwa H. Ghebr-Ab demean their existence or control their des- Gay rights advocates immediately lauded "Most people see this case as a case purely
Daily Staff Reporter tiny by making their private sexual conduct the decision while religious and political about homosexuality, but we didn't look at it
a crime," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy conservatives denounced it. that way at all," said Dana Berliner, a lawyer
The recording In the second controversial U.S. Supreme for the court's majority opinion. In a searing dissent, Justice Antonin for the Institute For Justice, a libertarian group
industry moves Court ruling in one week, the court reversed The ruling stemmed from the 1998 arrest Scalia said the court has "largely signed on that filed a brief in support of the ruling.
industry mov- a 1986 high court ruling upholding state of two Houston men, John Lawrence and to the so-called homosexual agenda." "If the government can regulate pri-
to expand law anti-sodomy laws, in a 6-3 victory for gay Tyron Garner, under a 28-year old Texas law Other groups, however, supported the vate sexual behavior, it's hard to imagine
suits against fileIrights advocates. making same-sex intercourse a crime. The court's ruling because the decision may be what the government couldn't regulate,"
sharing users to "The petitioners are entitled to respect court found the law to violate the due used to challenge other bans involving pri- Berliner added.
combat falling for their private lives. The state cannot process clause of the 14th amendment. vate conduct. See SODOMY. Page 3
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Law School Associate Dean Evan Caminker said fellow
Page 10 administrators are still celebrating the court's decision to
uphold the Law School's admissions policy in its monumen-
ONLINE tal decision in favor of the University in Grutter v. Bollinger
"We're terrifically gratified that the court did in
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gandaily.com for vide both an academically excellent and racially
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the affirmative Caminker, whose recommendation as the new Law
action lawsuits. School dean came only a few weeks before the court's deci-
sion, has yet to start his first official day of work in his new
position, pending approval by the Board of Regents. But as
CONTACTS the current associate dean and a constitutional law professor,
NEWS: 76-DAILY Caminker has been writing and teaching about affirmative
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