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Ruled that the doctrine of executive privilege is legitimate, however the President cannot invoke it in criminal cases to withhold evidence
Ruled that The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for self defense is fully applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment
Sex-based 'separate but equal' military training facilities violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.
Race based set-asides in educational opportunities violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. The decision leaves the door open to some race usage in admission decisi
American citizens of Japanese descent can be interned and deprived of basic constitutional rights; first application of the strict scrutiny test.
ended the recount of ballots in Florida in the 2000 presidential election as violative of the Equal Protection Clause, effectively resolving the election in favor of George W. Bush
Government-directed prayer in public schools, even if it is denominationally neutral and non-mandatory, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment
Teaching creationism in public schools is unconstitutional.
Anyone charged with a serious criminal offense has the right to an attorney and the state must provide one if they are unable to afford legal counsel.
A state may declare the private practice in one's bedroom of certain sex acts to be a crime
The Controlled Substances Act does not prevent physicians prescribing drugs for the assisted suicide of the terminally ill under state (Oregon) law.
Schools may implement random drug testing upon students participating in school-sponsored athletics.
public figure shown in a parody must show actual malice to claim he is libelled.
Washington's prohibition on assisting suicide is constitutional.
Segregated facilities for blacks and whites are constitutional under the doctrine of separate but equal, which held for close to 60 years.
Law prohibiting burning of the American flag is unconstitutional as violating the First Amendment.
The power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce (Article I, section 8) extends to a restaurant not patronized by interstate travellers, but which serves food that has moved i
segregated schools in the several states are unconstitutional in violation of the 14th Amendment
Established the Supreme Court's power to strike down acts of United States Congress that were in conflict with the Constitution
Evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the United States Constitution is inadmissible in a criminal trial in a state court.
Evidence obtained by wiretapping a public phonebooth without a warrant is not admissible in court, just as if a private phone line had been eavesdropped.
limits on corporate and union political expenditures during an election cycle violate the First Amendment; establishes corporate personhood.
Married people are entitled to use contraception and making it a crime to sell to them same is unconstitutional
aws that prohibit marriage between races (anti-miscegenation statutes) are unconstitutional.
Public officials, to prove they were libelled, must show not only that a statement is false, but also that it has been published with malicious intent.
Texas law that prohibits homosexuals from engaging in consensual sodomy in private is prohibited by Fourteenth Amendment due process clause as lacking a rational basis and a right
Held that the Congress can prohibit a specific abortion procedure (Intact dilation and extraction—also known as partial-birth abortion) on grounds that it 'implicates additional
Struck down abortion laws restricting abortion prior to viability as unconstitutional, prohibiting most restrictions in the first trimester and permitting only health-related restr
States could not involuntarily commit citizens to a psychiatric institution if they were not a danger to themselves or others and were capable of living by themselves, or with the
Police must advise criminal suspects of their rights under the Constitution to remain silent, to consult with a lawyer and to have one appointed if he is an indigent.
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