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Important Court Cases

Subject : law
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1. Any defendant who asked for a lawyer had to have one granted to him - or any confession after that point is inadmissible






2. Legitimate use of eminent domain - town wanting to buy private land and turn it over to private developers






3. African Americans denied right to vote in primaries = violate fifteenth amendment






4. Confessions given immediately before rights are given means the confession is still admissible






5. Race cannot be sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative district boundaries (1982 VRA wants them to do that - though)






6. First time court overturned state law on constitutional grounds.






7. Banned presidential use of a line=item veto as a violation of legislative powers.






8. Fighting words - certain offensive types of speech prohibited






9. Overturned Olmstead - warrants were required to listen in on phone conversation






10. Established exclusionary rule






11. Invalidated 1989 Flag Protection Act






12. Race-based affirmative action was permissible so long as it was in the service of creating greater diversity






13. Made the CRA 1964 apply to virtually all businesses






14. Separate but equal for races






15. Strikes by labor unions are constitutional






16. Protesters have substantially fewer assembly rights in malls and other private establishments






17. Prohibited state-sponsored recitation of prayer in public schools






18. Mandated 21-year-old drinking age (if you don't feds will take away all federal highway funds






19. Threw out undergraduate system of selection - generally upheld Bakke






20. Executive efforts to prevent publication forbidden (Ellsburg & Vietnam)






21. Not libel when they thought it was true at the time of printing






22. Students don't 'shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door -' Iowa students suspended for wearing armbands to protest Vietnam war






23. States not allowed to prevent or punish inflammatory speech unless it will lead to imminent lawless action






24. NY could not grant steamship company monopoly - increased federal power over interstate commerce






25. Florida recount in 2000 election was a violation of fourteenth amendment's equal protection clause






26. Selectively incorporates freedom of the press - prevents prior restraint -state injunctions to prevent publication unconstitutional






27. Peaceable assembly for lawful discussion cannot be made a crime - selectively incorporated right to lawful assembly to all state governments






28. Overruled Powell - state govs do not have to provide lawyers to indigent defendants in capital cases






29. No such thing as executive privilege in criminal cases - but definitely at other times






30. Established national abortion guidelines by extending inferred right of privacy from Griswold






31. BSA could expel any homosexual member they wanted because of first amendment right of expressive association






32. NC makes mandatory punishment for certain crimes - deemed unconstitutional






33. Segregate with al 'due and deliberate speed'






34. Established judicial review






35. Intentional infliction of emotional distress was permissible First Amendment speech as long as it was about a public official - and no one would actually think it was fact






36. You can burn the flag






37. FCRA mandated that places of public accommodation are prohibited from discrimination against blacks






38. Extended exclusionary rule to the states






39. States can regulate abortion but not with regulations that impose an 'undue burden' on women






40. Gave states more power to regulate abortion






41. 'Bad Tendency Doctrine -' speech restricted if it has tendency to lead to illegal actions; selectively incorporated freedom of speech to states






42. Parents may remove children from public school for religious reasons






43. Prohibited states from banning teaching of evolution in public schools






44. Cross burning = 'fighting words' = unconstitutional






45. Cities could legitimately require parade permits in the interest of pubic order (Jehovah's Witnesses march w/out permit)






46. Forbids execution of defendants who are mentally retarded






47. School district can suspend students for lewd or indecent speech






48. Citizens of Japanese descent could be interned and deprived of basic constitutional rights due to executive order






49. States cannot set term limits on members of congress






50. Secular rather than religious purpose? neither promote nor discourage religion? avoid 'excessive entanglement?'