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Historic Decisions

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01000DecisionInAbington_v_Schempp-1963Abington v Schempp (1963)School; Bible Study; Constitutionality; Separation between Church & State
02000DecisionInAli_v_USA-1968Ali v USA (1968)Muhammad Ali; Military; Conscientious Objector; Discrimination (Race, Religion)
02100DecisionInAli_v_USA-1971Ali v USA (1971)Muhammad Ali; Military; Conscientious Objector; US Supreme Court
03000DecisionInBivens-1969Bivens v Six Unknown (1969)Fourth Amendment; Narcotics Agents; Failure to State a Claim
03100BivensBivensFourth Amendment; Separation of Powers; Supreme Court created a New Cause of Action
03200DecisionInBivens-1972Bivens v Six Unknown (1972)Fourth Amendment; Qualified Immunity established for federal officers
04000DecisionInBrowder_v_Gayle-1956Browder v Gayle (1956; USALMD)Public Buses; Constitutionality; Overruled Separate but Equal
04100DecisionInGayle_v_Browder-1956Gayle v Browder (1956; USSC)Supreme Court Affirmation of Browder v Gayle
05000DecisionInBrown_v_Board-1954Brown v Board (1954)Public Schools; Constititionality; Overturned Separate but Equal
06000DecisionBurdineBurdineEmployment Discrimination; Landmark Case; "Burdine Formula"
07000DecisionInCisneros_v_Christi-1972Cisneros v Christi (1972)Public Schools; Constitutionality; Desegregation; Extended Brown v Board
08000DecisionInCumming_v_Richmond-1899Cumming v Richmond (1899)Public Schools; No HS for black children; Equal Protection;
09000DecisionInDebs_v_USA-1919Debs v USA (1919)Seditious Speech; Anti-War; Dissuade Recruits
10000DecisionInDredScottDred ScottSlavery; Freedmen; Sovereignty; Comity; Issue of "Grave Importance"
11000DecisionInEngel_v_Vitale-1962Engel v Vitale (1962)Public School; Religion; Prayer; Constitutionality; Separation between Church & State
12000DecisionInFisher_v_UT-2013Fisher v UT (2013)Public College; Admissions; Constitutionality; Racial Discrimination;
12100DecisionInFisher_v_UT-2016Fisher v UT (2016)Public College; Admissions; Constitutionality; Racial Discrimination;
13000DecisionInGuinn_v_USA-1915Guinn v USA (1915)Voting; Oklahoma; Constitutionality; 15th Amendment; Reconstruction; Grandfather Clause
14000DecisionInHosanna_v_EEOC-2012Hosanna v EEOC (2012)Church; Minister; Employment Discrimination; Exception
15000DecisionInMarbury_v_Madison-1803Marbury v Madison (1803)Political Appointee; Writ of Mandamus
16000DecisionInGreen_v_McDonnell-1969McDonnell-Douglas (1969)Employment Discrimination; District Court; Race, Retaliation;
16100DecisionInGreen_v_McDonnell-1970McDonnell-Douglas (1970)Employment Discrimination; District Court; Race, Retaliation; "Stall-In", "Lock-In"
16200DecisionInGreen_v_McDonnell-1972McDonnell-Douglas (1972)Employment Discrimination; Appellate Court; Reversed; Charge Omitted
16300DecisionInMcDonnell_v_Green-1973McDonnell-Douglas (1973)Employment Discrimination; Supreme Court; Charge Omitted
16400DecisionInGreen_v_McDonnell-1975McDonnell-Douglas (1975)Employment Discrimination; District Court; Race, Retaliation;
16500DecisionInGreen_v_McDonnell-1976McDonnell-Douglas (1976)Employment Discrimination; Appellate Court; Affirmed
17000DecisionInMiranda_v_Arizona-1966Miranda v Arizona (1966)"Miranda Rights"; Self-Incrimination (Fifth Amendment);
18000DecisionInMorgan_v_Virginia-1946Morgan v Virginia (1946)Greyhound Buses; Constitutionality (Art. I §8 US Constitution); Commerce Clause
19000DecisionInPlessy_v_Ferguson-1896Plessy v Ferguson (1896)Traincars; Constitutionality; Separate but Equal established;
20000DecisionInRoe_v_Wade-1973Roe v Wade (1973)Abortion; Constitutionality; Privacy Rights
21000DecisionInWorcester_v_Georgia-1832Worcester v Georgia (1832)Indian Land; Constitutionality
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