Constitutional Law

Constitution Interpretation & Judicial Review:

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

Interstate Commerce:

Wickard v. Filburn (1942)

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012) (Health Care)

Presidential Election:

Bush v. Gore (2000)

Slavery, Civil Rights, & Discrimination:

United States v. The Libellants and Claimants of the Schooner Amistad (1841)

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Ableman v. Booth (1859)

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Smith v. Allwright (1944)

Korematsu v. United States (1944) (Japanese internment)

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

Walker v. City of Birmingham (1967)

Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)

Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)

Ricci v. DeStefano (2009) (New Haven Firefighters)

First Amendment:

West Virginia v. Barnette (1943) (Pledge of Allegiance in school)

New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) (free press)

New York Times v United States (1971) (free press)

Buckley v. Valeo (1976) (campaign financing)

Texas v. Johnson (1989) (flag burning as protest)

McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003) (campaign financing)

Randall v. Sorrell (2006) (campaign financing)

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) (campaign financing)

Second Amendment:

United States v. Curtiss-Wright (1936)

United States v. Miller (1939)

District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)

McDonald v. Chicago (2010)

Fourth Amendment:

Hudson v. Michigan (2006)

Fifth Amendment:

Miranda v. Arizona (1966) (self incrimination)

Kelo v. New London (2005) (eminent domain)

Sixth Amendment:

Taylor v. Louisiana (1975) (impartial jury)

Fourteenth Amendment

Allgeyer v. Louisiana (1897) (due process)

Nebbia v. New York (1934) (due process)

Colegrove v. Green (1946) (equal protection)

Baker v. Carr (1962) (equal protection)

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) (right to privacy)

Roe v. Wade (1973) (right to privacy)

Federalism Issue:

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

United States v. Lopez (1995)

Printz v. United States (1997)


Legal Research Links:


Supreme Court


Internet Legal Resource Guide

Landmark Cases

Law Finders

Legal Information Institute / Cornell Law

Rominger Legal

The Virtual Chase

OYEZ US Supreme Court Multimedia

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