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Marbury v. Madison
Landmark 1803 decision when the supreme court assumed the power to interpret the Constitution or Statutes (1803)
6 Judicial Review
Texas v. Johnson
Flag burning- Protester burns flag at convention, arrested for violating Texas law. Supreme ct rules 1989 that the Texas law was to restrictive on the 1st amendment rights to free speech (1989)
7 Judicial Review
United States v. Eichman
After Tx v Johnson, congress tried to change the courts ruling and passed The Flag Protection Act of 1989, prohibiting the burning of the American flag. SC declared the act unconstitutional (1990)
7 Judicial Review
New State Ice Co. v. Lieberman
State law acts as a "laboratory" for law. -Justice Brandis (1932)
9 Federal and State Law
Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha
Illustrates the functioning of the doctrine of separation of powers. Immigration statue was passed into the law, and powers given to an administrative agency, but with the power to overturn decisions give only to congress without needing the presidents consent. SC ruled unconstitutional.
20 Division of Authority
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer
During the Korean war, demonstrates the SC's check on the executive branch. Steel mills fighinting with union. President Truman issues executive order needing steel. Owners sue. SC rules not part of the presidents powers (1983)
21 Settlement of Authority
Gibbons v. Ogden
SC detirmined that commerce clause allowd Congress to legislate with repect to all "commerce which concerns more states than one" (1824)
-Steamboats between NY and NJ
22 Commerce Clause
NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp
restated the Gibbons position by holidn ghtat Congress could regulate labor relations at any manfacturing plant where a work stoppage "would have a most serious effect upon interstate commerece" (1947)
24 Fruther Defining Interstate Commerce
Wickard v. Filburn
Court upheld congressional controlof a farmer's production of whear for home use because the cumative effect of home consumption of wheat by many farmers would alter teh interstate commodity market (1942)
24 Further Defing Interstate Commerce
McCulloch v. Maryland
Maryland attempts to tax federal banks, but was denied this power based on the Necessary and Proper Clause and the Supremacy clause (1819)
25 Power of the Commerce Clause
Plessy v. Ferguson
SC create 'Seperate but Equal' (1896)
26 Power of the commerce clause
Smith vs. Albright
Declared Texas's white primary unconstitutional (1944)
26 Power of the commercew clause