Cases to Know

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  1. Miller v California (1973)
    Sale and distribution of pron protected under 1st Amendment?

    Miller mailed unsolicated porn, 5-4 against Miller
  2. Lawrence v Texas (2003)
    Texas law against sodomy violate 14th Amendment?

    • Texas not allow gay sex, violates Due Process Clause
    • Overturned Bowers v Hardwick, in favor of Lawrence
  3. Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992)
    was requiring women to get consent for an abortion violating their right to have an abortion?

    5-4 for planned parenthood
  4. United States v Lopez (1995)
    Is the Gun-Free School Zones Act exceed Congress's power to legislate under the Commerce Clause?

    5-4, yes it does exceed Congress's rights
  5. Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier (1987)
    5-3 schools are allowed to deny sponsoship if the speech is "inconsistent with the shared values of a civilized society"
  6. Regent of the University of California v Bakke (1977)
    5-4 ratial quota is against Civil Rights Act of 1964, but race as a criteria for admission is ok
  7. Roe v Wade (1973)
    Abortion is protected under the right of privacy in the U.S. Constitution, allowed abortion in first trimester
  8. Buckley v Valeo (1976)
    Restricting individual contributions to candidates was constitutional but limiting personal expences from candidates was unconstitutional
  9. Engel v Vitale (1962)
    It is unconstitutional to recite government writtin prayers in public schools
  10. Gideon v Wainwright (1963)
    State courts are required to provide counsel in criminal cases fordefendants unable to afford their own attorneys
  11. Marbury v Madison (1803)
    Did Marbury have a right to the position Madison was denying him? And was the Supreme Court the proper court to decide the case?

    This case established judicial review and decided the courts had the power to order officials to carry out their duties but Madison did not have to deliver the appointments
  12. McCulloch v Maryland (1819)
    A state could not tax a federal institution.
  13. Gibbons v Ogden
  14. Barron v Baltimore
  15. Griswold v (1965)
    The Constitution does protect the right of marital privacy against state restrictions on a couple's ability to be counseled in the use of contraceptives
  16. Miranda v Arizona (1966)
  17. Gitlow v New York (1925)
    No State shall deny First Amendment rights, but they can forbid speech and publication if they have the tendency to result in action dangerous to public safety
  18. Near v Minnesota (1931)
    The Minnesota "gag law" was unconctitutional and violated the free press provision of the first amendment
  19. Texas v Johnson (1989)
    Decided that desecrating the flags did not violate ones right of free speech.
  20. Webster v Reproductive Health Services (1989)
  21. Heart of Atlanta Motel v United States (1964)
    The Court ruled that the motel was not allowed to "choose" their guests and therefore not allowed to deny black people
  22. New York Times v Sollivan (1964)
  23. Tinker v Des Moines School District (1969)
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