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35 Cards in this Set

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Marbury v. Madison
Established judicial review
Fletcher v. Peck
Upholds sanctity of contracts -- land cases
McCulloch v. Maryland
States cannot tax the federal government; confirmed constitutionality of the Bank of the United States
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
Upholds sancitity of contracts -- college charter
Gibbons v. Ogden
Congressional power over interstate commerce
Johnson v. McIntosh
Indian tribes have rights to tribal lands; only federal government can take land from tribes
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
Indians are a domestic dependent nation -- established a trust relationship with the tribes directly under federal authority
Worcester v. Georgia
Tribal autonomy
Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge
Supremacy of society's interest of private interest
Commonwealth v. Hunt
Labor unions and strikes unlawful
Scott v. Sandford
Congress can't prohibit slavery in a territory; slaves = property
Ex parte Willigan
Civilian cannot be tried in military courts while civil courts are available
Civil Rights Cases of 1883
Legalized segregation with regard to private property
Wabash, St. Louis, and Pacific Railway Co. v. Illionois
Declared state-passed Granger laws that regulated interestate commerce unconstitutional
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Co. v. Minnesota
Found that Granger law regulations were violations of the 5th Amendment right to property
Pollock v. The Farmers' Loan and Trust Co.
Declared the income tax unconstitutional
U.S. v. E. C. Knight Co.
Undermined the authority of the federal government to act against monopolies
Plessy v. Ferguson
Legalized segregation on the basis of "separate but equal"
"Insular Cases" / Downes v. Bidwell
Confirmed right of federal government to place tariffs on goods coming into the country from territories; constitution doesn't follow flag
Northern Securities Co. v. U.S.
Re-established authority of federal government to fight monopolies
Lochner v. New York
New York act limiting working hours of bakers unconstitutional because of 14th Amendment
Muller v. Oregon
Recognized a 10-hour work day for women laundry workers
Hammer v. Dagenhart
Declared Keating-Owen Act (child labor act) unconstitutional -- invasion of state authority
Schenck v. U.S.
Upheld Espionage Act of 1917 -- right to freedom of speech is not absolute and could be limited if it presented a "clear and present danger"
Adkins v. Childrens Hospital
Minimum wage for women law unconstitutional -- denies women freedom of contract
Schechter v. U.S.
National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional - 1) delegated legislative power to the executive, 2) no constitutional authority, 3) regulated intrastate business
Korematsu v. U.S.
Upheld constitutionality of detention camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII
Ex parte Endo
Forbade the internment of Japanese-Americans born in the U.S.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
Separate but equal = unconstitutional
Gideon v. Wainright
Extends to the defendant the right of counsel regardless of ability to pay
Escobedo v. Illionois
Defendant must be allowed access to a lawyer before questioning by police
Miranda v. Arizona
Those subjected to in-custody interrogation are advised of contitutional right to attorny and right to remain silent
Roe v. Wade
Court legalized abortion -- based on 4th Amendment
U.S. v. Richard Nixon
Rejected Nixon's claim to privilege against any judicial process
Bakke v. Regents of the University of California
Upheld affirmative action