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Decision SummaryCourt CaseYear
The state cannot interfere with a legal contract, even one predating the existence of the government.1819
Trying citizens in military courts is unconstitutional while civilian courts are operational.1866
Regulation of bakers' working hours not a justifiable restriction of the right to contract freely.1905
Internment of Japanese-Americans is constitutional.1944
Exclusionary rule: evidence obtained through illegal search or seizure is inadmissible in court.1961
Commerce Clause permits Congress to ban racial discrimination in public accomodations.1964
Ban on contraception violates marital privacy.1965
Decision SummaryCourt CaseYear
Ban on interracial marriage is unconstitutional.1967
Students have First Amendment rights, including the right to wear anti-war armbands absent disruption of school functions.1969
The teaching of creationism is unconstitutional, as it advances a particular religion.1987
Flag burning is protected First Amendment speech.1989
Ban on private, consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional.2003
Congress can prohibit the use of marijuana for medical purposes even in states that permit it.2005
Before an employer can intentionally discriminate in order to remedy unintentional disparate impact, it must have reason to believe it will be subject to liability otherwise.2009

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