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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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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/
Source: Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute

This site contains the complete text of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, which changed the law regarding racial segregation in public schools by declaring that the "separate but equal" approach could not provide African-American children the same education available to white children.
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0809176.ht
Source: Factmonster.com

The site contains a summary of the events leading up to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision. It also contains brief biographies on Chief Justice Warren and Thurgood Marshall. The site also summarizes the effect of the Court's decision on segregation.
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Dredd Scott Case
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0816089.ht
Source: Factmonster.com

The site contains a summary of the events leading up to the Dredd Scott Case and its effect on the law regarding slavery. The case concerned the status of a slave, Dred Scott, who argued he should be freed because he had resided in a terrority where slavery was illegal. The Supreme Court ruled against Scott.
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Dredd Scott Case
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 Scott v. Sandford. The Court found that the prohibition of slavery in the Missouri Compromise violated the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment because it deprived slave owners of their property without due process of law.
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Gibbons v. Ogden
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 Gibbons v. Ogden, which granted Congress the right to control interstate commerce under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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