Marbury V Madison
This case establishes the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review
McCullough V Maryland
In establishing a national bank, Congress was legally exercising its enumerated powers not sepcifically mentioned in the Constitution.
Gibbons V Ogden
Regulating interstate commerce is a power reserved to the federal government
Plessy V Ferguson 1896
Seperate but equal facilities based upon race is constitutional
Brown V Board 1954
Segregation in SCHOOLS is a violation of the 14th amendment
Engle V Vitale
Mandatory prayer in schools is a violation of the establishment clause
Gideon V Wainright 1963
If a defendant cannot afford an attorney the state must provide one
U.S. V Nixon
"Executive privilege" is not unlimited
Texas V Johnson 1984
Flag burning is protected speech
Bush V Gore 2001
Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election
U.S. Lopez 1995
Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce.
Phelps v Snyder
protection of first amendment, picketed gay soldiers funeral.
Youngstown v. Sawyer
supreme court decision that limited the power of the president to seize privete property.
New York Times v. U.S.
Supreme Court case protecting the freedom of the press by allowing the New York Times to publish the "Pentagon Papers" despite the Justice Department's order to restrict it
Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission
decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited under the First Amendment.