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Historic Supreme Court Decisions

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Brown v. Board of Education (2)
Dredd Scott (2)
Gibbons v. Ogden (2)
Gideon v. Wainwright (2)
Marbury v. Madison (2)
McCulloch v. Maryland (2)
Miranda v. Arizona (2)
NY Times Co. v. Sullivan (2)
Plessy v. Ferguson (2)
Roe v. Wade (2)

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Roe v. Wade
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0842237.ht
Source: Factmonster.com

This site contains a summary of Roe v. Wade as well as a brief history of court rulings regarding abortion. The case concerned two women who sought abortions in states that restricted access to them.
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Roe v. Wade
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/
Source: Cornell Law School/The Legal Information Institute

This site contains the complete text of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, whch established abortion as a fundamental right guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Plessy v. Ferguson
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0839368.ht
Source: Factmonster.com

The site contains a summary of the events leading up to Plessy v. Ferguson and the establishment of the "separate but equal" doctrine. In this decision the Court upheld a Louisiana statute requiring racially segregated but equal railroad cars. The site also contains a link to an explanation of Jim Crow laws.
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Plessy v. Ferguson
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/
Source: Cornell Law School/The Legal Information Institute

This site contains the complete text of the Supreme Court's 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, in which the Court upheld the legality of racial segregation and ruled that states could deny usage of public facilities to African-Americans.
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New York Times Company v Sullivan
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0835522.ht
Source: Factmonster.com

The site summarizes the events leading up to New York Times Company v. Sullivan and how the affected the press's First Amendment rights. This libel lawsuit concerned newspaper coverage of the conduct of Southern police officers during civil rights protests.
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