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

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