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Title: Major Supreme Court Decisions


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Major Supreme Court Decisions
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Plessy v. Ferguson -1896
The conservative Supreme court upheld the racist
policy of segregation by legalizing separate but
equal facilities for blacks and whites.
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BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION
In 1954, Thurgood Marshall, the NAACPs chief
counsel finally managed to overturn the separate
but equal doctrine. Sympathetic Supreme Court
chief justice Earl Warren convinced his fellow
justices to declare unanimously that segregated
public schools were inherently unequal.
                      
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                                                                          James Madison                                                                         John Marshall                                                                         William Marbury
The Supreme Court established the power to review
acts of Congress and declare laws
unconstitutional if they violated the Constitution
JUDICIAL REVIEW
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MIRANDA V. ARIZONA
  • The Supreme Court ruled that suspects of a crime
    must be informed of their rights.
  • Miranda Warnings
  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • Anything you say can and will be used against you
    in a court of law.
  • You have the right to have an attorney present
    before any questioning.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be
    appointed to represent you before any
    questioning. Do you understand these rights?

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Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court ruled that a womans decision
to have an abortion should be left to her and her
physician.
                                                                   
      
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Dred Scott v. Sanford
The Supreme Court upheld property rights over
human rights by saying that Dred Scott, a slave
could not become a free man just because he had
travel to free soil with his master
                                                                           
Dred Scott
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McCulloch v. Maryland
The Supreme Court reaffirmed the supremacy of
federal laws over state laws
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