Lawrence v. Texas: Case Brief & Summary

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What is equal protection?

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1. Before a law can take away your rights, you are allowed to have a certain procedure followed, called _____.

2. What crime was Lawrence accused of in this case?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The case of Lawrence v. Texas overturned previous case law that had been established by the Supreme Court regarding individual rights for homosexuals. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you learn and understand the details of this case and the lasting legacy of the ruling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Equal protection under the law
  • Individual Supreme Court justices
  • Criminal accusations against Lawrence
  • Previous Supreme Court cases

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will measure your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about individual protections under the law
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Lawrence v. Texas lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as equal protection

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson Lawrence v. Texas: Case Brief & Summary so that you can be sure to have understood all of the relevant material. These objectives will be covered in the lesson:

  • Identify case precedents
  • Understand the concept of equal protection
  • Discover the specific accusations levied against Lawrence
  • Understand the important legacy of this case
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