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Ruling NameYearRuling
Marbury v MadisonFormed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution
Plessy v FergusonThis decision provided the legal foundation to justify actions by state and local governments to socially separate blacks and whites. Later overturned by Brown v Board of Education
Brown v Board of EducationDeclared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional, overturning Plessy v Ferguson
Engel v VitaleDetermined that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and require its recitation in public schools
Miranda v ArizonaRight to remain silent and gave the warning that is required to be given by police to criminal suspects in police custody
Roe v WadeControversial ruling that the right to privacy under the due process clause in the 14th Amendmentextends to a woman's decision to have an abortion
California v. GreenwoodUnder the 4th Amendment; even absent a warrant, the search and seizure of garbage left for collection outside the curtilage of a home
Employment Division v. SmithReligious freedom with regards to drug use
United States v. EichmanFreedom of speech includes the right to flag burning
Lopez v. GonzalesHeld that an 'aggravated felony' includes only conduct punishable as a felony under the federal Controlled Substances Act, regardless of whether state law classifies such conduct as a felony or a misdemeanor

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