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

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