Supreme Court Case Study

Court Case Review Throughout the years the United States government has been faced with several discussions. Some of these have become very important throughout history and have left a significate impact on society. These cases range from birth control privacy rights to equality. Among these cases are Griswold V. Connecticut, Baze V. Rees, and Brown V. Board of Education. Griswold V. Connecticut is a supreme court case that took place in 1965. According to PBS, the case came about because Estelle Griswold, the executive director of Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut and Dr. C. Lee Buxton, doctor and professor at Yale Medical School were arrested and found guilty of prescribing contraception illegally. Griswold and Buxton claimed the …show more content…
Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections. This supreme court case has raised several concerns regarding capital punishment. This case began on January 7, 2008 and was decided on April 16, 2008. This case came about because petitioners filed a suit asserting that the lethal injection protocol was unethical and violated the eight amendment’ ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The state trail held several extensive court proceedings and entered detail facts pertaining to the issue, however, came to the conclusion that there was minimal risk in the lethal injection and that it did not break and constitutional rights. The hearing later went to supreme court where several questions were brought up and analyzed by the judge. One of the questions raised was whether or not it was humane if properly performed. Another was the level of pain the prisoner would feel. With these questions at hand the state of Kentucky was asked to provide proper studies documenting the protocols and effects. These studies led to the courts discussion that lethal injection was constitutional and humane. This case holds significant value to not only the state of Kentucky but also the other forty-nine states. Lethal injections when properly performed are quick, cost effective, and not as torturous as the electric chair or hanging a person. This process benefits the states in a few ways. These benefits are as follows: less taxes being …show more content…
Board of Education. This case began in December 1953, according to Gateways to Democracy. The case brought forth the question Can states provide segregated schools for black and white school aged children? To some this answer was strictly yes the states should be allowed to while others were drastically affected by it. For instance, Linda Brown a third grade who brought suit against the Topeka Kansas school board for rejecting for her into a local predominately white school within her district. Brown’s case went to the supreme court along with several other states claiming desegregation was unconstitutional. These states included South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington DC. Brown used the Plessy V Ferguson trial of 1896 as basis to prove equal protection under the fourteenth amendment. This case established separate-but-equal facilities for blacks and whites. The case declared that blacks could attend white schools but must have separated bathrooms, water fountains, dining tables, and classrooms. The Brown V. Board of Education proved inequality by Linda’s dismissal to a “white” school asserting that segregation in and of itself denied equal opportunity and protection. The court agreed after several months that schools could no longer dismiss blacks and white from sharing a facility in equal parts, making all segregation within the school illegal. This case holds a place in society because it allowed

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