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Posted By Howard Wasserman On October 31, 2012 @ 11:28 pm In Uncategorized | 5 Comments
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.
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URLs in this post:
 Hicks v. Miranda: http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/422/332/case.html
 Louie L. Wainwright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_L._Wainwright
 public-employee speech: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12292534138488546769&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr
 municipal liability: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/connick-v-thompson/
 Ginsberg: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8460647428333624773&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr
 Ginzburg: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12404909807077661368&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr
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