what were some important supreme court cases from 1915-1945?

it has to be a political or social case.

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  • Mark
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    Guinn v. United States, 1915. (Struck down grandfather voting registration laws.)

    Buchanan v. Warley, 1917. {Struck down a city ordinance designed to racially segregate city blocks.)

    Hammer v. Dagenhart, 1918. (Struck down federal child labor law.)

    Schenk v. United States, 1919. (Upheld the Espionage Act of 1917.)

    Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 1923. (Struck down minimum wage law.)

    Meyer v. Nebraska, 1923. (Struck down law requiring that only English be taught in grades K-8.)

    Pierce v. Society of Sister, 1925. (Struck down law prohibiting private schools.)

    Gitlow v. New York, 1925. (Upheld criminal "anarchy" law prohibiting publication of literature that advocates overthrowing government by force.)

    Buck v. Bell, 1927. (Upheld law requiring severely retarded persons be sterilized.)

    Near v. Minnesota, 1931. (Struck down state law prohibiting "malicious, scandalous and defamatory" newspapers.)

    Schecter Poultry Corp. v. United States, 1935. (Struck down a set of federal regulations of business practices.)

    West Coast Hotel, Co. v. Parish, 1937. (Upheld minimum wage law; overturned Adkins.)

    Helvering v. Davis, 1937. (Upheld Social Security Act.)

    Cantwell v. Connecticut, 1940. (Struck down law against proselytizing on city streets.)

    Skinner v. Oklahoma, 1942. (Struck down law requiring sterilization of habitual felons.)

    West Virginia v. Barnette, 1943. (Struck down law requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.)

    Korematsu v. United States, 1944. (Upheld internment of residents of Japanese ancestry.)

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