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Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court



Marbury v. Madison (1803)---Who should decide?



Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)--Should Congress regulate commerce?



Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)--Is a slave still a slave if he is taken to a free state by his owner?



Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)--Which amendment rules--the tenth or the fourteenth?



Korematsu v. United States (1944)--Can an American citizen be detained without due process of law?



Brown v. Board of Education (1954)--Does treating people equally mean treating them the same?



Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)--Does a court have to provide a lawyer if a defendant cannot afford one?



Miranda v. Arizona (1966)--How do Miranda rights affect the interrogation of a suspect?



Roe v. Wade (1973)--Who decides whether or not a woman has the right to have an abortion?



U.S. v. Nixon (1974)--Can a president keep secrets from the people?





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