Constitutional Conflicts
          by Doug Linder (2001)

This site explores some of the great issues and controversies that surround our Nation's founding document.

Begin your journey by reading the document this site is all about, The Constitution of the United States.

For documents and information relating to the history of the Constitution, jump directly to History. Or see Images

To learn about the Supreme Court (including its history and current cases) and the justices
who have served on it, jump to Supreme CourtThere's even a Supreme Court Humor Page.

To test your knowledge of trivia relating to the Constitution, jump to Constitutional Trivia or 
Bill of Rights Golf.

If you're looking to get hitched up, jump to: Who Wants to Marry a Founding Father?

Cases, Notes & Materials:

The Power of Judicial Review

Theories of Interpretation

The Incorporation Debate


Freedom (Not) to Associate

Right to Bear Arms

Student Searches

Takings of Property

The Death Penalty

Liberty of Contract?

The Right to an Abortion

Gay Rights

The Right to Die

The Family & the Constitution

Levels of Scrutiny Under the Equal Protection Clause

Separate but Equal Education

Proving Unconstitutional Discrimination

Winning the Vote for Women: The 19th Amendment 

Equal Rights Amendment

Affirmative Action

Should the Rational Basis Test Have Bite?

Right of New Residents to State Benefits

The Electoral College Debate

Due Process Rights of Students

Racial Discrimination & the State Action Requirement

Prior Restraints on Publication

The First Amendment and Incitement of Unlawful Conduct

Four-Letter Words and Other Forms of Indecent Speech

Student Speech Rights

Regulating Hate Speech

Flag Burning and Other Attacks on American Symbols

Speech Compelled by the Government

Speech-Related Conditions Attached to Gov't Spending

Regulating Obscenity and Nude Dancing

Theocracy Issues: Looking for Secular Purposes

Religious Symbols in Public Places

Student-Initiated Religious Speech

Laws Burdening Religiously-Motivated Conduct


James Madison
Supreme Court
Golf.& Trivia
Marry a F. F.


Send comments concerning this site to linderd@umkc.edu. Constitutional Conflicts was created for use by  law students.  This is an educational, non-commercial site. This site now may be accessed with a new, simpler URL: www.umkc.edu/conlaw

If you enjoyed this website, you may wish to visit my other major site, containing the Web's largest collection of materials relating to famous trials:
Famous Trials Website

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