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Civ Liberties Cases

The Court ruled that a "moment of silence" is acceptable, but only if the purpose of the law is NOT to endorse prayer in schools Wallace v. Jaffree
Schools may not exclude religious clubs from meeting on school property if they allow other clubs to meet; such an exclusion would violate equal acces Westside Schools v. Mergens
Prayers led by students in high school football games are officially sponsored prayer and so are unconstitutional Santa Fe Schools v. Doe
The Court established a higher standard of proof for convicting a newspaper of libel; the media must be guilty of actual malice by publishing a story they know to be false New York v. Sullivan
Established that burning an American flag is protected symbolic speech Texas v. Johnson
Fully incorporated the exclusionary rule to the states, saying that evidence obtained during an illegal search would no longer be admitted in either federal or state courts Mapp v. Ohio
Held that schools that students' freedom of speech could be limited in order to preserve order in schools v. Fraser
Held that a principal could enforce prior restraint on a student newspaper Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
Held that a private organization could exclude people they feel violates the groups' right of expressive association Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
This case said that requiring school children to say a prayer every day would violate the establishment clause. Engel v. Vitale
The Court held that a random drug test for athletes does not constitute an unreasonable search or seizure Vernonia v. Acton
Held that a principal may conduct a warrantless search of a student's possessions in order to preserve order in school New Jersey v. T.L.O.
The Court ruled that schools may impose corporal punishment on students in order to maintain order and discipline in schools Ingraham v. Wright
The Court struck down provisions of the Communications Decency act and extended the First Amendment to the Internet Reno v. ACLU
The Court ruled that the Bill of Rights applied only to the federal government Barron v. Baltimore
Incorporated the right to legal counsel into the 14th Amendment Powell v. Alabama
The court outlined criteria for determining if a work is obscene and, so, outside free speech protection Miller v. California
The Court held that the protection against double jeopardy should not be incorporated within the 14th Amendment Palko v. Connecticut
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