This article ... will begin by relaying the facts and background of the Lawrence case. Next, it will discuss the Court's decision in Bowers v. Hardwick and explore the constitutional law foundations for the Court's traditional reasoning as displayed in Bowers. The article will then turn to the Court's analysis of Lawrence. Finally, it will address the potential far-reaching implications of the Lawrence decision in the realm of constitutional law.
Susan Austin Blazier, The Irrational Use of Rational Basis Review in Lawrence v. Texas: Implications for Our Society, 26 Campbell L. Rev. 21 (2004).