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Griswald v Connecticut: Landmark Cases

Description: In the landmark Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) the Court held that the right of privacy within marriage predated the Constitution. The ruling asserted that the First, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Amendments also protect the individual?s right to privacy. Examine this case to learn the legal reasoning involved and discuss other issues related to personal privacy and the law. Standards 12.5.1 and 12.10

Author: Bill of rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1414

How History Affects Supreme Court Decisions and Supreme Court Decisions Affect History: A Look at the Fourteenth Amendment

Description: Why were the promises made by the post-Civil War amendments so important? Students will analyze and compare important Supreme Court decisions involving the Fourteenth Amendment and civil rights. Students will also study how the Court applied the Fourteenth Amendment to questions involving the liberty of contract and protections for working people. Through a series of interactive and reflective activities, students will trace the evolution of the Fourteenth Amendment from the late 1800s through the New Deal. Standards 11.6.5, 11.10.3, and 12.5.1

Author: Judy Zimmer, Street Law

Lesson ID: 1516

Investigation of the Warren Court

Description: Examine the period of Supreme Court history when Earl Warren served as Chief Justice and explore the impact of that court. Study the cases that it considered and the outcomes of those cases on American society. See how the judicial system can be used to politicize controversial events. Standards 12.5.2 and 12.5.4

Author: History of the Supreme Court

Lesson ID: 1547

Korematsu v. United States (1944)

Description: This landmark Supreme Court Case challenges the right of the United States government to hold American citizens in detension camps, even for purposes of national security, without due process. Using primary sources, students classify arguments for the case, examine the issue of loyalty in time of war and analyze political cartoons fromthe period. Standard 11.7.5, 12.5.1 and 12.5.4

Author: Street Law and the Supreme Court Historical Society

Lesson ID: 1432

Landmark Cases and the Fourteeth Amendment

Description: During Reconstruction, providing fair trials for African Americans became an important issue in applying the Fourteenth Amendment. Two landmark Supreme Court cases involving racial discrimination in jury selection, Strauder v. West Virginia (1879) and Smith v. State of Texas (1941) tested this application and declared that racial discrimination in jury selection, whether by law or by systematic exclusion, violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Students review the cases and decisions and apply these ideas to other related legal issues. Standards 8.11.5, 11.10.2, and 12.5.3

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1398

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Description: Use moot court, political cartoon analysis, continuum exercises, and Web site evaluation activities to learn about watershed Supreme Court Cases. Included are background summaries, diagrams of the cases' movement through the courts, excerpts of opinions, and links to the full text of decisions for: Marburry v. Madisn, McCullah v. Maryland, Gibbons v. Ogden, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Mapp v. Ohio, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, Tinker v. Des Moines, U.S. v. Nixon, Regents of CA v. Bakke, New Jersey v. T.L.O., Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, and Texas v. Johnson. Standards 11.10.2, 12.5.3 and 12.5.4 civics

Author: Street Law, Supreme Court Historical Soccciety

Lesson ID: 633

Lee v. Weisman (1992)

Description: First Amendment in History spotlights Deborah Weisman and the Supreme Court case Lee v. Weisman (1992). In this case, Deborah objected to her public school district's practice of inviting clergy to deliver invocations and benedictions at graduation ceremonies. The Supreme Court agreed that the Rabbi-led non-sectarian prayer violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Standards 11.3.5, 12.5.4, and 12.10

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1421

Loving v Virginia (1967)

Description: The landmark Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia (1967), which declared anti-miscegenation laws (laws banning interracial marriages) to be unconstititional, was a signifcant part of the Civil Rights Movement. The Court unanimously held that prohibiting and punishing marriage based on racial qualifications violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1313

McCullough v. Maryland (1819)

Description: In one of the first and most important Supreme Court cases on federal power: McCullough v. Maryland (1819), the Supreme Court held that Congress has implied powers derived from those listed in Article I, Section 8. They ruled that the “Necessary and Proper” Clause gave Congress the power to establish a national bank. Standards 8.4.3 and 12.5.3

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 217

Phone Records and Privacy : Bill of Rights in the News

Description: USA Today recently reported on a National Security Administration (NSA) program in which the federal government collects and stores phone records from all major phone companies. With the exception of one company, every major telephone provider has complied with the NSA's program. Does this request violate the Fourth Amendment's protections from unreasonable searches and seizures? Standard 12.5.1

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1428

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