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Government Cases


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Marbury v. Madison
established the power of judicial review
Gibbons v. Ogden
the Steamboat case allowed an interpretation of the Constitutions statements on regulating commerce
The Dred Scott v. Sandford
Black slaves were not and could not be citizens. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution changed this by extending citizenship to former slaves
Plessy v. Ferguson
the Separate but Equal doctrine was established
Dorr v. US
trial by jury is not a constitutional necessity
Weeks v. US
evidence seized in violation of the Constitution cannot be admitted during a trial
Cantwell v. Connecticut
states cannot pick and choose among religions
Dennis v. US
the right to free speech can be lifted if it presents a danger to overthrow any governments in the US
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
separate education facilities are inherently unequal
Engel v. Vitale
No Government can establish an official prayer to be used in school
Gideon v. Wainwright
every poor defendant in tate criminal trial has a right to a lawyer
New York Times v. Sullivan
protected the right of the press and public to criticize public officials
Miranda v. Arizona
police must read rights before questioning suspects
Katz v. US
protects people from wiretaps and other listening devices
Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, VA
took important steps to a non-racial system of public education
Oregon v. Mitchell
Led to 26th Amendment giving 18 year old the right to vote
PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
mentally challenged individuals have a rightto benefit from education and training
Furman v. Georgia
questioned the use of the death penalty in certain cases
Payton v. New York
police need warrants to enter homes
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
decision gave power to schools to censor certain activities

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