Supreme Court Decisions that have made an impact?

Can anyone give me a couple of ideas -- I can only think of the very common ones, such as Brown vs Board.

5 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Marbury v Madison (judicial review)

    Dred Scott v. Sandford (Bad decision, brought on the civil war and the 14th amendment)

    Plessy v. Ferguson (Separate but equal is OK)

    Gideon v. Wainwright (right to an attorney for serious offenses)

    New York Times v. Sullivan (Libel of public officials)

    Miranda v. Arizona (Rights of the accused)

    United States v. Wong Kim Ark (who is a citizen)

    Korematsu v. United States (Japanese internment in WWII)

    Loving v. Virginia (Different races can marry)

    Griswold v. Connecticut (Married people can use contraception)

    United States v. Nixon (President isn't above the law)

    U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (State laws for term limits unconstitutional)

    Clinton v. Jones (sitting president can be sued in civil court for acts unrelated to presidency)

    New York Times v. United States (Pentagon Papers)

    Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (Parody and Satire must show actual malice to be libel)

    Engel v. Vitale (School Prayer)

    Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc (Taping programs to view later is fair use)

    Bush v. Gore (Election rules)

    Kelo v. City of New London (Eminent Domain)

  • 1 decade ago

    Roe v Wade

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Roe v Wade.

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