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Marbury v. Madison
establishes judicial review
McCulloch v. Maryland
Federal laws > state laws
supported "elastic clause"
Maryland wanted to tax bank of u.s.
Plessy v. Ferguson
1896 case to challenge Jim Crow laws. based on 13th and 14th amendments
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
Nullifies the separate but equal principle
New York Times v. Sullivan
The First Amendment, as applied through the Fourteenth, protected a newpaper from being sued for libel in state court for making false defamatory statements about hte official conduct of a public official,b/c statemnts were not made with knowing or reckless disregard for the truth.
Lawrence v. Texas
State law may not ban sexual relations between same-sex partners
United States v. Morrison
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 is unconstitutional as exceeding congressional power under commerce clause and section 5 of 14th amendment to constitution.
Printz v. United States
Fed's could not make local gov'ts do background checks
Alden v. Maine
States had immunity from suits brought by individuals in the state courts.
Gideon v. Wainwright
Amendment right to counsel if he is not supplied with one. (6th Amendment)