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Schenck v US 1 unanimously upheld the espionage act of 1917, declared that people who interfered with the war effort were subject to imprisonment; 1st amendment right to freedom of speech was not absolute; free speech could be limited
Tinker v Des Moines 1 students wearing armbands in support of vietnam truce, have the right to free speech as long as it doesn't disrupt the learning environment
Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier 1 by a 5-3 vote, the court held that school officials can censor school-sponsored student publications when they have purposes reasonably related to legitimate educational concerns
Texas v Johnson 1 flag burning is a protected form of free speech
Weeks v US 4 established the exclusionary rule: evidence obtained illegally is excluded from use in a trial
Terry v Ohio 4 established the "terry pat-down": police can pat someone down to search for weapons without a warrant or probable cause
Roe v Wade 4 the court legalized abortion by ruling that state laws could not restrict it during the first three months of pregnancy. abortion is a private matter
Kyllo v US 4 use of a thermal imaging requires a warrant
Missouri v McNeely 4 warrant needed to take blood test and breathalyzer
Miranda v Arizona 5 anyone accused of a crime must be informed of their rights before they are interrogated
Plessy v Ferguson 14 legalized segregation in publicly owned facilities on the basis of "separate but equal"
Brown v Board of Ed for Topeka Kansas 14 separate but equal facilities are inherently unequal and violated the 14th amendment
Gideon v Wainwright 6 & 14 unanimously ruled that state courts are required to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants unable to afford their own attorneys
University of California Regents v Bakke 14 this case upheld the legality and worth of affirmative action but admissions cannot use a quota system based on race only
Fisher v University of Texas at Austin 14
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