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Johnson v. Texas (1989)Burning the flag is protected expression under the First Amendments.
Miller v. Alabama (2012)Mandatory sentences of life without parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.
Gonzales v. Carhart (2007)A law making 'partial birth' abortion illegal without an exception for maternal health do not pose a substantial burden to abortion access.
Marbury v. Madison (1803)Establishes judicial review.
Lawrence v. Texas (2003)Fourteenth Amendment's right to privacy protects the right to engage in same-sex sodomy.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)Regulations on the amount of money that can be contributed to political campaigns violate free speech.
Korematsu v. United States (1944)The military's need to protect against espionage outweighed the rights of Japanese Americans living on the west coast.
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)School segregation is unconstitutional.
Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)Bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)The states cannot tax instruments of the federal government.
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)Segregation is constitutional as long as both facilities are equal.
Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)Taking race into account in college admissions is constitutional.
Roper v. Simmons (2005)The death penalty is unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.
CaseJusticeHolding
Griswold v. ConnecticutThere is a right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Boumediene v. Bush (2008)Guantanamo Bay detainees are entitled to due process and judicial review of their habeas corpus petitions.
Gideon v. WainwrightThe Sixth Amendment requires states to provide council to indigent defendants.
Romer v. Evans (1996)An amendment to the Colorado constitution making discrimination protection for LGB people illegal is unconstitutional.
Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)People of African descent could not be citizens.
United States v. Nixon (1974)The President's confidentiality power is not immune from judicial review.
Shelby County v. Holder (2013)Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.
Roe v. Wade (1973)The right to an abortion falls within the right to privacy protected under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Bowers v. Hardwick (1986)Bans on sodomy are constitutional.
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)Racial quotas are unconstitutional.
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)Interrogating suspects without notifying them of their rights violates the Fifth Amendments.
Reed v. Reed (1971)The Equal Protection Clause protects against sex discrimination.

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