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CMS - 8th History

Important Supreme Court Cases

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Marbury v. Madison was the 1803 Court decision that gave the Supreme Court the right to determine whether a law violates the Constitution. It set up the principle of judicial review.
Dred Scott v. Sanford was the Supreme Court decision that said slaves were property and not citizens.
Plessy v. Ferguson was that public facilities may be "separate but equal" for blacks and whites.
Brown v. Board of Education said that racial segregation in public schools is in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.
Miranda v. Arizona said that defendants or suspects must be informed of their Constitutional Rights before questioning.
Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court decided that state of Georgia did not have the authority to move Cherokee Indians off their land.
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