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Category: Historical Cases

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District of Columbia v. Heller (Decided June 26, 2008)

Conservative Justices prevail in interpreting the Second Amendment. The ruling determined D.C.’s gun control laws were unconstitutional.

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Marbury v. Madison (February 24, 1803)

Marbury v. Madison gave the Supreme Court power to overrule Congress, which has lasted over two centuries. But ironically, the Court was powerless in resolving the problem at hand.

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Miranda v Arizona
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Miranda v. Arizona (Decided June 13, 1966)

Individuals in police custody must be told their 5th Amendment rights before interrogation, or the evidence is not valid in court.

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BrownvBoardofEducation
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Tribute: Brown v. Board of Education (Decided May 17, 1954)

The important civil rights case declaring segregation illegal.

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CitizensUnited
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Remember when? Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (Decided January 21, 2010)

Remember when the Supreme Court declared that corporations get First Amendment protections? Recall the controversial Citizens United case of 2010.

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The Reconstruction Amendments in the context of important Supreme Court decisions

The end of the Civil War gave way to the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. See how they influenced civil rights by looking at important Supreme Court decisions.

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Roe v. Wade (Decision January 22, 1973)

The Supreme Court ruled on the historical Roe v Wade case in 1973. The ruling deemed access to safe, legal abortion was a fundamental right under the US Constitution. But, when can the state ban abortions because of a concern for prenatal life? Check out our latest post and explainer infographic for details.

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Remember when? Bush v. Gore, 17 years ago today

Case Explainer Infographic: In Bush v. Gore (2000) the Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s plan for recounting votes for the 2000 Presidential election was unconstitutional. 

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