|By the people--Ha!
Madison has crowned a king.
Liberty is lost.
How should we read the damn thing?
No one has a clue.
|A mason of thoughts
Hath built this curious world,
Shaping you and me.
--Susannah Evans Reyes
|All students at school
chant "One nation under God."
Some prefer Allah.
bought with the blood of soldiers.
Don't take for granted.
|I, clueless too long,
discovered late that Harlan
was not just one man.
--Eric Brust [1st prize, Section A]
|Believe her parents.
They understood her the best.
This is not her life.
--Ryan Patton on the Cruzan case
|Can't I play in the park?
Nope. Senator Bacon willed
only for the whites.
--Bryan Chatfield on the Evans case
|Drugs in a locker?
Look! It's all you need.
|"Fuck the Draft" it read,
To oppose the war we led.
"Free speech," the Court said.
--Na'Ima Perkins on the Cohen case
|God or just gaudy?
Two plastic critters dictate
Supremes love lawn gnomes.
--Elisa Paster on the Allegheny County case
|Put your ads on trucks--
But nobody else's ads.
--Geoffrey Willmoth on Railway Express
Constitutional Limericks, Sonnets,
Submitted by 1Ls in Constitutional Law I, April 2003.
|Bowers v Hardwick Limerick
There once was a man who was gay
|T. L. O.
There's a gril we'll just call T. L. O.
|I'm a soprano
I sing in the choir
I can argue both sides of any topic
I plan dances and listen to student concerns
The Administration says, "Pee in the cup!"
Maybe now I will have time to smoke that joint.
|The Current Court Dinner Sonnet
"You cannot read the space between the lines,"
|A Penumbral Limerick
I only want some privacy
|Ode to Justice Scalia
Our Founding Fathers had a vision
Like the framers, he fears no fight.
|The Creche Cases
Establishing religion, the First Amendment won't allow.
la esperanza por la igualdad
la accion afirmativa
hope for equality
|The Scrutiny Shuffle
Compelling it will be when race we do see,
Exploring Constitutional Conflicts