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During the course of 1976, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rendered approximately 125 opinions in cases dealing with the myriad ways in which the Constitution of the United States affects the civil relationships between citizens and their government and between each other. In view of the impossibility of going beyond a rather pointless two or three sentences per case, should it be attempted to cover all or even the bulk of these cases, I have once again selected but a few of those areas in which the Court has acted for a somewhat more detailed analysis.