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Historic Supreme Court Decisions

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Abington School District v. Schempp (1)
Brown v. Board of Education (2)
County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union (1)
Dredd Scott (2)
Engel v. Vitale (1)
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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Engel v. Vitale
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?c
Source: FindLaw

The complete 1962 U.S Supreme Court opinion in Engel v. Vitale, which held that the government may not compose an official prayer and require that it be read in public schools at the beginning of each school day.
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Abington School Dist. v. Schempp
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?c
Source: FindLaw

The complete 1963 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Abington School District v. Schempp, which held that public schools can not require that passages of the Bible be read at the beginning of the school day.
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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 the court after the decision.
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Roe v. Wade
http://www2.law.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/foliocgi.exe/h
Source: Cornell Law School/The Legal Information Institute

This site contains the complete text of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.
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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 effect it had on separate but equal. The site also contains a link to an explanation about Jim Crow laws.
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