Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 3 years ago

What are some of the most interesting Supreme Court cases?

I have to make a 30 point presentation about a Supreme Court case that occurs post WWII. Any suggestions?

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  • 3 years ago
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    Here are some with the most impact.

    Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 (9-0 decision)

    Separating black and white students in public schools is unconstitutional.

    Miranda v. Arizona, 1966 (5-4 decision)

    Prisoners must be advised of their rights before being questioned by police.

    Loving v. Virginia, 1967 (9-0 decision)

    Invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

    Roe v. Wade, 1973 (7-2 decision)

    Women have a constitutional right to an abortion during the first two trimesters.

    Lawrence v. Texas, 2003 (6-3 decision)

    Struck down state laws that prohibited sodomy between consenting adults.

    District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008 (5-4 decision)

    Citizens have a right to possess firearms at home for self-defense.

    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010 (5-4 decision)

    Corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts in elections.

    Shelby County v. Holder, 2013 (5-4 decision)

    States and localities do not need federal approval to change voting laws.

    United States v. Windsor, 2013 (5-4 decision)

    Federal government must provide benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

    Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015 (5-4 decision)

    Same-sex marriage is legalized across all 50 states.

    The one i disagree with most strongly is

    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010 (5-4 decision)

    ((Bush v. Gore, 2000 (5-4 decision) sucked too, but really going forward has little impact))

    All are landmark cases.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer

    INS v. Chadha

    Brown v Board of Ed.

    Roe v. Wade


    Citizens United

    any of the PPACA cases

    Bush v. Gore


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  • 3 years ago

    Roe v. Wade

    Brown v. Board of Education

    McDonald v. Chicago

    Citizens United v. FEC

    Miranda v. Arizona

    Lawrence v. Texas

    Gideon v. Wainwright

    New York Times Co. v. Sullivan

    Griswold v. Connecticut

    Loving v. Virginia

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