Naacp Vs Heller Case Summary

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As part of its strategy to enjoin the NAACP from operating, Alabama required it to reveal to the State's Attorney General the names and addresses of all the NAACP's members and agents in the state. The NAACP argued that this violated the due process clause of the 14th amendment. Verdict: Unanamous decision for the NAACP, majority opinion by John M. Harlan II. He said that “that a compelled disclosure of the NAACP's membership lists would have the effect of suppressing legal association among the group's members”. NAACP v. button (1963) The NAACP was prosecuted for violating a Virginia statute which banned "the improper solicitation of any legal or professional business”. They said this violated the 1st and 14th amendment. Verdict: 6-3 decision…show more content…
Heller (2008) District of Columbia made it illegal to own a firearm without a license and if you had one it must be unloaded and have a trigger lock. Dick Heller was a special police officer who wanted to keep gun in his home. The district of columbia denied him when he applied for a license so he sued the district of Columbia saying this violated his second amendment. Verdict: 5-4 decision for Heller, majority given by Antonin Scalia.they argued that banning the registration for firearms within the household violates the second amendment. McDonald v. Chicago (2010) After the District of Columbia v. Heller ruled that bans on personal guns was unconstitutional Otis Mcdonald filed a lawsuit against Chicago and Otis park saying that it should be the same ruling for the states. Verdict: 5-4 decision for Otis McDonald, majority given by Samuel A. Alito Jr.. He said tthat he Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense applicable to the states. Due Process and the Rights of the Accused Powell v. Alabama (1932) 9 black kids were accused of raping white women in the state of alabama. The court cases were rushed through and they were all sentenced to death. The boys lawyers barely defended them and merely showed up. This violated the due process of law (14th
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