Supreme Court Cases (Kummer)

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DescriptionName of CaseYear
Established the court’s power to review laws and declare them constitutional or unconstitutional1803
Established implied powers via the elastic clause of the Constitution1819
Established implied powers via the commerce clause of the constitution1824
Declared that Just Compensation is only required of the Federal Government, not the State1833
Declared that slaves and descendants of slaves were not protected by the Constitution1857
Disallowed plural marriage, even in the name of religion1876
 1886
Declared that segregation in institutions was 'separate but equal'1896
Declared that refusing the draft was unconstitutional due to a 'clear and present danger.'1919
Protected a socialist under free speech and was the first case to incorporate a Constitutional amendment to the states.1925
Declared that Religious Liberty must give way to Political Authority by saying Jenovas Witnesses could be compelled to recite the Pledge of Allegiance1940
Ruled that 'fighting words' cannot be considered as conveying any message and are not protected by free speech.1942
Reversed the 1940 Case by citing that the right not to speak falls under Freedom of Speech1943
Ruled that by the establishment clause, government cannot aid, support, or encourage any religion.1947
Overturned the 1896 case by forcing integration of public schools1954
Ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to create and require the recitation of a school prayer in a public school1962
Declared student-led prayer in public schools was still coercive and therefore unconstitutional1963
Ruled that state courts must provide legal counsel in for defendants in criminal trials who cannot afford a lawyer1963
Required the informing of defendant of the right to counsel and the right to remain silent 1966
Ruled that silent protest in schools via black armbands is protected by free speech1969
Defended broadcasting of television stations from excessive regulation under first amendment1969
Established 'Lemon Test' for laws concerning religion (secular purpose, no advancement/inhibition of religion, no excessive government entanglement)1971
Excepted Amish children from continuing education through high school.1972
DescriptionName of CaseYear
Stopped the death penalty in the US1972
Established that abortion is protected on a basis of pregnancy trimester1973
Ruled that obscenity is an exception to free speech if it has no 'political, literary, scientific, or artistic merit'1973
Ruled that not even the president is above the law in a case against the president of the time1974
Overturned the 1972 case and re-allowed capital punishment1976
Placed a limit on campaign contributions1976
Set the 'two reindeer' rule in regards to Christmas decorations with secular connotations1984
Declared State endorsement of silent prayer in schools unconstitutional1985
Ruled that free exercise does not extend as far to military personnel as it does to civilians (Later overturned by Congressional Act)1986
Ruled that public figures may not sue for damages via emotional distress1988
Protected flag burning under free speech1989
Provided equal access to religious clubs in schools1990
Denied Native Americans to smoke Peyote as a ritual of their religion.1990
Struck down hate crime legislation on the basis that 'time, place and manner' restrictions do not include content in this case involving a burning cross.1992
Ruled that enhanced sentencing for hate-biased crime presented compelling interest in deterring unlawful activity.1993
Allowed a church to continue chicken sacrifice because society's problem was with the church, not the sacrifice1993
Declared that drug-testing for student athletes is constitutional, even though random student drug testing is not.1995
Limited the power of the commerce clause by declaring the Gun-Free School Zones act unconstitutional1995
Struck down the anti-indecency provisions of the Constitutional Decency Act on the grounds that it violated freedom of speech1997
Decided that the ability to strike portions of legislation from Congress (Line-Item Veto) was unconstitutional1998
Prohibited a recount of votes in Florida under equal protection clause2000
Declared that future gov teachers who hit cars on icy bridges on their way to church only have to pay a couple of bucks for a fine19??

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