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1

What was Texas vs Johnson?

A decision on whether flag burning is legal under 1st amendment. 5-4 yes it was.

2

What was Sneider vs Phelps?

A decision on whether public free speech could be argued to cause emotional distress. 8-1 no it couldn't.

3

What was LA vs Mendez?

Can police shoot if they think a suspect has a gun? 8-0 yes they can (LA)

4

What was Engel vs Vitale?

Is it unconstitutional for states to pose an official school prayer? 6-1 no it's constitutional

5

What was Boumedian vs Bush?

Do Gitmo bay prisoners have a right to challenge on basis of unlawful detention? yes they do.

6

What was Miranda vs Arizona?

self incrimination cannot be used as evidence if suspect not read their rights

7

What was brown vs Plata?

Prison population limits are necessary.

8

What was Moore vs Texas?

Executing mentally ill people shouldn't be allowed. (5-3)

9

What was Glossip vs Gross?

Lethal injection is allowed to be used.

10

What was NFIB vs Sebelius?

Congress can enforce Obamacare on states (5-4)

11

What was Fisher vs Uni of Texas?

Race-based admissions policies should be allowed.

12

What was Grutter vs bollinger?

Race-Based admissions policies should be allowed, as long as there are no quotas?

13

What was Brown vs Board of education?

Segregation in schools should not be allowed. (9-0)

14

What was citizens united vs FEC?

Limits on campaign finance are unconstitutional (5-4 overturns BCRA)

15

What was Burwell vs Hobby Lobby?

Private firms can refuse to do something on the basis of religious beliefs. (5-4)

16

What was Shelby county vs holder?

The voting rights act of 1965 is unconstitutional. (5-4)

17

What was Cooper vs Harris?

2 of North Carolina's districts had racially gerrymandered. (8-0)

18

What was US vs Nixon?

Nixon should deliver tapes to investigators and the court. (unanimous)

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What was Trump vs IRAP

Trump's executive order blocked (appeal denied 9-0)