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Segregated schools violate the Equal Protection Clause.Brown v. Board of Education
Segregated facilities are permissible under the doctrine of 'seperate but equal.'Plessy v. Ferguson
Police must inform those in custody of their basic constitutional rights.Miranda v. Arizona
The Supreme Court has the right to decide who wins the presidential election.Bush v. Gore
American citizens of Japanese descent can be placed into internment and deprived of some constitutional rights, even under the Equal Protection Clause.Korematsu v. United States
A person charged with a criminal offense is entitled to an attorney.Gideon v. Wainwright
Married couples are allowed the use of contraceptives in private; a right to privacy exists in the Constitution.Griswold v. Connecticut
Evidence obtained by unconstitutional searches and seizures are inadmissible in court.Mapp v. Ohio
Laws banning consensual sodomy in private are unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause and under rational-basis scrutiny.Lawrence v. Texas
Flag burning is symbolic speech protected by the First Amendment.Texas v. Johnson
Laws banning interracial marriage are unconstitutional under both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause.Loving v. Virginia
Wearing armbands in school is symbolic speech protected by the First Amendment.Tinker v. Des Moines
Some abortion restrictions are permissible under an 'undue burden' standard.Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Speech that poses a 'clear and present danger' can be subject to regulation by Congress.Schenck v. United States
Government-directed prayer in public schools, even if voluntary and non-denominational, violates the Establishment Clause. Engel v. Vitale
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Racial quotas in college admissions are not permissible, although a state interest in diversity can be compelling.Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
The death penalty in its current form is cruel and unusual punishment.Furman v. Georgia
Laws that are constitutional under the Establishment Clause must have a secular purpose, must not advance or inhibit religion, and must not result in 'excessive entanglement.'Lemon v. Kurtzman
Congress does not have the power to regulate guns in school zones under the Interstate Commerce Clause.United States v. Lopez
Law that criminalized consensual anal and oral sex is constitutional.Bowers v. Hardwick
A narrowly-tailored affirmative action program for student admissions is permissible under the Equal Protection Clause.Grutter v. Bollinger
The guarantee of freedom of speech is incorporated against the states.Gitlow v. New York
The reapportionment of congressional districts is not a political question, but is under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.Baker v. Carr
The federal government can regulate racial discrimination in places of public accommodation under the Interstate Commerce Clause.Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States
Speech that has a tendency to incite 'imminent lawless action' can be subject to regulation by the State.Brandenburg v. Ohio
Speech that falls in the category of 'fighting words' can be regulated by the State.Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire
A banner reading 'Bong Hits for Jesus' is not protected speech under the First Amendment.Morse v. Frederick
Employers cannot be sued for race or gender pay discrimination after 180 days.Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Segregated schools in the District of Columbia violate the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.Bolling v. Sharpe
The Free Exercise Clause applies to the states under the Due Process Clause.Cantwell v. Connecticut
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