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Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court

Directions: Match the court case in Column A with the correct decision in Column B. Use your flashcards, textbook or

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  1. ______ Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

  2. ______ Gerald Gault case (In re Gault)

  3. ______ Reynolds v. Sims

  4. ______ U.S. v. Richard M. Nixon

  5. ______ McCulloch v. Maryland

  6. ______ Texas v. Johnson

  7. ______ Plessy v. Ferguson

  8. ______ Schenk v. U.S.

  9. ______ Near v. Minnesota

  10. ______ Adarand v. Pena

  11. ______ Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. Bakke

  12. ______ Gregg v. Georgia

  13. ______ Gibbons v. Ogden

  14. ______ Lemon v. Kurtzman

  15. ______ Mapp v. Ohio

  16. ______ Harper v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections

  17. ______ Griswold v. Roe

  18. ______ Tinker v. Des Moines School District

  19. ______ Giltow v. New York

  20. ______ Miranda v. Arizona

  21. ______ Hammer v. Dagenhart

  22. ______ Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Jogdish Rai Chadha

  23. ______ Serrano v. Priest

  24. ______ San Antonio Ind. School District v. Rodriguez

  25. ______ Richmond v. Croson

  26. ______ Roe v. Wade

  27. ______ Reed v. Reed

  28. ______ Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bd. of Ed.

  29. ______ Dred Scott v. Sanford

  30. ______ Gideon v. Wainright

  31. ______ Cumming v. Richmond Board of Education

  32. ______ Marbury v. Madison

  33. ______ Engel v. Vitale

  34. COLUMN B

  1. police must inform the accused of his constitu­tional rights

  2. education not a fundamental right

  3. eliminated poll tax as voting requirement

  4. court upheld right of students to engage in free and symbolic speech by wearing black armbands

  1. freedom of speech

  2. gave mothers equal control over their children

  3. allowed busing for desegregation

  4. state supreme court held reliance on local prop­erty tax to finance schools illegal

  5. established right to counsel

  6. congressional power to regulate commerce is un­limited

  7. separate facilities are inherently unequal

  8. struck down legislative veto

  9. outlawed use of prayer in schools

  10. President cannot use executive privilege to with­hold evidence

  11. established principle of judicial review

  12. "separate but equal"

  13. first case to test child labor laws/child lost

  14. established one man-one vote principle

  15. gave women right to have abortions

  16. established "clear and present danger" rule

  17. extended Miranda rights to juveniles

  18. allows the death penalty

  19. Congress had no power to limit slavery in territo­ries

  20. upheld doctrine of implied powers

  21. freedom of press

  22. said some affirmative action quotas are unconsti­tutional

AA. 14th ammendment, apply Bill of Rights to states.

BB. flag burning or symbolic speech is a constitutionally proctected form of expression
CC. aid to religious schools if not for religious purpose

DD. Right to Privacy is an implied right or unstated liberty

EE. 4th amendment, ureasonable search and seizure

GG. public school segregation

HH. Obscenity is not a constitutionally proctected form of expression
II. 1st amendment protects Newspapers from prior restraint
JJ. fed. programs that classify people by race are unconstitutiona


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