Landmark Supreme Court Cases

The following are a set of landmark Supreme Court cases: Baker v. Carr, which established the drawing of equal district lines; Brown v. Board of Education, which determined that segregated schools were not equal; Gideon v. Wainright, which created the right to free legal counsel; Korematsu v. U.S., which gave the government the ability to place Japanese Americans in internment camps during WW2; Mapp v. Ohio, which created judicial review; McCulloch v. Maryland, which mandated that national law takes precedent over state law; Miranda v. Arizona, which stated that the 5th amendment requires legal rights to be read to those arrested; Plessy v. Ferguson (overturned), which favored segregation if facilities were separate but equal; Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, which removed the quota system from the admissions process of all colleges; Roe v. Wade, which removed state laws prohibiting abortion; Scott v. Sandford (overturned), which stated that African Americans could never become citizens of the U.S.


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