On what basis did the Court strike down the sodomy law in Lawrence v. Texas?
The Supreme Court struck down the Texas sodomy law on the basis of substantive due process. It appears (though this is somewhat contested) that the Court used a “rational basis” test to do so.
In general, courts allow legislatures to make any laws they like. They only step in when those laws discriminate excessively and unnecessarily against a given group. The courts have said that laws...
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