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Court Cases

A few U.S. Supreme Court Cases

QuestionAnswer
Court upheld "seperate but equal Plessy v. Ferguson
established the principle of judicial review, the power of the court to nullify unconstitutional laws Marbury v. Madison
legalized abortion in the first trimester Roe v. Wade
overturned "seperate but equal" Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
the federal government had the right to establish the bank of the United States McCulloch v. Maryland
(not actually a Supreme Court case) only Congress can suspend a writ of habeas corpus(Latin for " you have the body" ) (interepreted legally as "you shall or you may have the body" Ex Parte Merryman
required appointed counsel in all trials Gideon v. Wainwright
First time Supreme Court struck down a state law; state legistlature did not have the powere to repeal a sale Fletcher v. Peck
Federal Government could intervene in state's reapportionment issues Baker v. Carr
Federal Government did NOT have the right to regulate child labor Hammer v. Dagenhart
Created by: Brett Payne