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LANDMARK COURT CASES

Rievew for Court Cases Quiz

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The Supreme Court overturns its 1896 decision; segregation is indeed unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education
The court’s decision ruled that an accused person’s 5th and 6th Amendment rights begin at the time of arrest. Miranda v. Arizona
The Supreme Court’s decision creates the precedent that the 1st Amendment rights are not absolute. Schenck v. United States
The Supreme Court rules that “separate but equal” facilities are constitutional in the case of making racial segregation legal. Plessy v. Ferguson
The Supreme Court’s decision upholds the 5th Amendment’s right to property, and invalidates the Missouri Compromise. Dred Scott v. Sandford
The Supreme Court’s ruling establishes the Court’s power of judicial review, by which the Court decides whether laws passed by Congress are constitutional. Marbury v. Madison
The Supreme Court rules the State cannot regulate a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy, which is protected by the 9th Amendment’s Right to Privacy. Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court rules free, legal help will be provided for those who cannot otherwise afford representation in court as indicated by the 6th amendment. Gideon v. Wainwright
The Supreme Court upholds the “Necessary and Proper Clause” in the Constitution, which allows the federal government to pass laws not expressly provided for in the Constitution. McCulloch v. Maryland
The Supreme Court upholds the 4th Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and any evidence collected without a proper warrant cannot be used in state or federal courts. Mapp v. Ohio
The Court upholds the constitutionality of the state law restricting the working hours of women as justified by the special state interest in protecting women's health. Muller v. Oregon
The Supreme Court ruled the Africans had been transported across the Atlantic illegally because the international slave trade had been abolished. Thus the slaves were not legally captives but free men. United States v. Amistad
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