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Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is a Cornell Law School archive of 325 Supreme Court decisions. They are indexed by topic and include a brief summary of the case and the arguments given in the decision. Standards 11.10.2, 12.5.1, 12.5.3, and 12.5.4

Comments: This archive would be very useful for developing a mock trial activity.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 902

Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court - Engel vs. Vitale

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/111/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Engel vs. Vitale is a First Amendment freedom of religion case. Because of the prohibition of the First Amendment against the enactment of any law "respecting an establishment of religion," which is made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, state officials may not compose an official state prayer and require that it be recited in the public schools of the State at the beginning of each school day -- even if the prayer is denominationally neutral and pupils who wish to do so may remain silent or be excused from the room while the prayer is being recited. Standards 11.3.5 and 12.5.4

Comments: This site contains the decision of the Court as well as dissenting opinions.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1547

Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court - Everson vs. Board of Education

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/114/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a suit by a taxpayer, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the state legislature was without power under the state constitution to authorize reimbursement to parents of bus fares paid for transporting their children to schools other than public schools. See how the Supreme Court ruled in Everson vs. Board of Education of the township of Ewing. Standards 11.3.5 and 12.5.4

Comments: This site contains the decision of the Court as well as dissenting opinions.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1548

Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court - Lee v Weisman

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/90-1014.ZS.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Lee v Weisman relates to the school prayer at graduation issue. The written opinions of the concurring and dissenting judges are included. Standards 11.3.5 and 12.5.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1549

Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court - Roe vs. Wade

http://www.historicaldocuments.com/RoevWade.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site contains the decision of the Court as well as dissenting opinions in Roe vs. Wade, the case which legalized abortion. Standards 11.10.7 and 12.5.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1551

Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court- Wallace vs. Jaffree

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/428/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site contains the decision of the Court as well as dissenting opinions in Wallace vs. Jaffree, a case about a moment of silence in school. Standards 11.3.5 and 12.5.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1552

Laws Indexed for Easy Retrieval

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site organizes useful links to resources on every type of law, which are also linked to court cases and law review articles by notable legal minds. (Findlaw - Legal Subject Index) Standard 12.5 all

Comments: High level reading but excellent links to the "real world".

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1938

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=21

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the landmark Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall handed down one of his most important decisions regarding Federal power. In 1816 Congress established the Second National Bank to help control the amount of unregulated currency issued by state banks. Many states questioned the constitutionality of the national bank, and Maryland set a precedent by requiring taxes on all banks not chartered by the state. The court decided that the Federal Government had the right and power to set up a Federal bank and that states did not have the power to tax the Federal Government. Marshall ruled in favor of the Federal Government and concluded, "the power to tax involves the power to destroy." Standards 8.3.4, 11.1.3, and 12.5.3

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 2132

Plessy v. Ferguson

http://www.kids-right.org/plessey.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Read the actual decision in this landmark Supreme Court case that in 1896 declared the legality of separate but equal in public transport. This case was used by states to validate enforcement of segregation. Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This case is referred to in the standards.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2474

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=52

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In 1896, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. The ruling in this Supreme Court case upheld a Louisiana state law that allowed for "equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races." Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2473

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