posted by Howard Wasserman
Today I was writing about the Supreme Court’s decision in Hicks v. Miranda, a 1975 Younger abstention case. This, of course, is only the Court’s second most-famous Miranda case. This Miranda, who was the plaintiff in the case, owned and operated a theatre in California trying to show “Deep Throat”.
This got me thinking: What are some examples of pairs or sets of SCOTUS cases featuring parties with the same or similar names, especially where one case is much more famous than the others. Note that I’m thinking of cases involving different parties who happen to have the same names. So this will not include the multiple habeas cases involving Louie L. Wainwright, the long-time Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections. Nor will it include Harry Connick, Sr., the long-serving District of Attorney for New Orleans, who helped give us execrable law in both public-employee speech and municipal liability. Different spellings are ok–for example, Ginsberg and Ginzburg.
Have at it in the comments.