Baker v Carr
The Supreme court was able to make decisions on things that the state use to decide on.
Westberry v Sanders
States draw congressional lines based on rural interests, cities are underrepresented, forces a reapportionment of Congress towards cities by making each district have roughly the same population
Griswold v Connecticut
married couple wanted to get contraceptives; struck down a Connecticut law prohibiting the sale of contraceptives; established the right of privacy through the 4th and 9th amendment
Tinker v Des Moines
students wore black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War; student's rights are not "shed at the schoolhouse gates," symbolic speech allowed
Mapp v Ohio
established the exclusionary rule; evidence illegally obtained cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism
Loving v Virginia
1967 court case that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional
Gideon v Wainwright
ordered states to provide lawyers for those unable to afford them; Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments; Warren Court's judicial activism
Engel v Vital
ruled that reading a nondenominational prayer at the start of the school day violated the Establishment Clause.
Miranda v Arizona
Supreme Court held that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police.