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The Supreme Court upheld the right of a women to terminate a pregnacy in the first trimester.
Roe v. Wade, 1973
Established the power of Judicial Review, giving the Supreme Court more power.
Marbury v. Madison, 1803
Issuue over the Second Bank of the United States, established the authority of state and federal governments
McCullough v. Maryland, 1819
Ruled that segregation was legal as long as "separate but equal" facilities existed.
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, established integration of all public schools
Brown v. Board of Education
The Supreme Court ruled that evidence obtained illegally was not admissable to court
Mapp v. Ohio, 1961
The Supreme Court ruled that steps must be taken to secure "the safegaurds against self - incrimination" for the accused.
Miranda v. Arizona, 1966
Established the rights of religious groups.
Wisconsin v. Yoder, 1972
Supreme Court case that resulted in the President's privacy being less important than evidence in a criminal investigation
U.S. v. Nixon, 1974
Constitutionality of the death penalty
Gregg v. Georgia, 1976
Established the "right to die"
Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health, 1990
The U.S. Supreme Court building is very similar to what famous neoclassical structure
Parthenon (Greece)
What court must exist according to the Constitution?
Only the Supreme Court
How many Justices are appointed to the Supreme Court?
Nine
How long does a Supreme Court Justice serve? Why?
Life. This allows them to make tough rulings without the fear of losing their job.
Define: Judicial Review
Power of a court to review a law or an official act of a government