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1995
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United States v. Lopez

Congress has often used the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to justify regulating the activities of states and their citizens.

1963
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Gideon v. Wainwright

If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you. Paramount to that case was Gideon v. Wainwright, establishing the right to counsel.

2010
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Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

Distortion refers to powerful voices having more sway in public discourse than average citizens. However, one man’s “distortion” is another man's reality.

1973
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Roe v. Wade

In this landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment implicitly grants a right to an abortion.

2010
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McDonald v. Chicago

In one of the most significant Second Amendment cases in decades, the Supreme Court took up McDonald v. Chicago to determine if the Amendment applied to states.

1993
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Shaw v. Reno

In its landmark 1993 decision in Shaw v. Reno, the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of racial gerrymandering.

1962
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Baker v. Carr

Baker v. Carr is one of the most significant Supreme Court cases on redistricting, leading to a new era of legal challenges to legislative maps.

1969
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Tinker v. Des Moines

Students wore black armbands to demonstrate their support for the peaceful resolution in Vietnam. Can speech be curbed for the health of a school community?

1803
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Marbury v. Madison

It wasn’t until the landmark case, Marbury v. Madison, that the Supreme Court gained the authority to judge the constitutionality of laws.

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