Landmark Supreme Court Cases

  1. Tinker vs. Des Moines
    • Symbolic speech
    • Students do not lose their rights at the schoolhouse gate.
  2. Gideon vs. Wainwright
    Right to legal counsel
  3. ´╗┐Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Separate but equal is constitutional.
  4. Brown vs. The Board of Education
    ´╗┐ Separate but equal is NOT constitutional.
  5. Miranda vs. Arizona
    Rights of the accused must be read at the time of arrest.
  6. Dred Scott vs. Sanford
    Slavery could not be prohibited.
  7. U.S. vs. Nixon
    Executive privilege could not be used to cover up a crime.
  8. Marbury vs. Madison
    Judicial Review
  9. Gibbons vs. Ogden
    Interstate Commerce
  10. McCulloch vs. Maryland
    Congressional power of implied powers
  11. Roe vs. Wade
    Legalized Abortion
  12. In re Gault
    Juvenile Rights
  13. Mapp vs. Ohio
    Unreasonable search and seizure
  14. West Virginia vs. Burnett
    Flag pledge requirement unconstitutional
  15. Korematsu vs. U.S.
    Japanese internment camps are legal
  16. Texas vs. Johnson
    Flag burning
  17. Bakke Case (Bakke vs. University of California)
    Reverse discrimination
  18. Abington vs. Schempp
    required Bible verse readings unconstitutional
  19. Wallace vs. Jaffree
    Moment of Silence in schools is unconstitutional
  20. Engel vs. Vitale
    New York generic prayer requirement unconstitutional
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