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Court finds posting of the Ten Commandments in schools unconstitutional.
Held that a public school district's practice of starting the day with prayer violates the establishment clause.
Established congress has sole authority to regulate interstate commerce.
Essentially outlawed the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment
Unconstitutional for state to require teaching of 'creation science' in all instances in which evolution is taught. Statute had a clear religious motivation.
Struck down the federal protection act; held that flag burning is expressive speech.
Legalized a woman's right to an abortion under certain circumstances.
Reaffirmed the acceptance of the use of the death penalty
Declared that a person accused of a major crime had the right to legal counsel during a trial.
Overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson and began integreation in schools
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Ruled that at the time of arrest suspects cannot be questioned until informed of their rights.
Ruled against censorship of information,defining 'prior restraint' of written material as unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision, stated that the Supreme Court of Florida had violated the U.S. Constitution when it ordered the recount only in certain districts, and
Rule that in a conflict between national and state power, the national government is supreme
Court finds that the federal antibigamy statute does not violate the First Amendment's guarantee of the free exercise of religion
The states can constitutionally enact legislation requiring persons of different races to use separate but equal segregated facilities. Later Over ruled
Reinforced peaceable assembly and association protection of the first amendment.
Established the supreme court's power of judicial review
Held that a state law that discriminated against women was unconstitutional.
Expanded the scope of political speech by protecting all political speech unless it is linked to immediate lawless behavior.

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