Flashcards in USSC cases Deck (19)
What was Texas vs Johnson?
A decision on whether flag burning is legal under 1st amendment. 5-4 yes it was.
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.
What was LA vs Mendez?
Can police shoot if they think a suspect has a gun? 8-0 yes they can (LA)
What was Engel vs Vitale?
Is it unconstitutional for states to pose an official school prayer? 6-1 no it's constitutional
What was Boumedian vs Bush?
Do Gitmo bay prisoners have a right to challenge on basis of unlawful detention? yes they do.
What was Miranda vs Arizona?
self incrimination cannot be used as evidence if suspect not read their rights
What was brown vs Plata?
Prison population limits are necessary.
What was Moore vs Texas?
Executing mentally ill people shouldn't be allowed. (5-3)
What was Glossip vs Gross?
Lethal injection is allowed to be used.
What was NFIB vs Sebelius?
Congress can enforce Obamacare on states (5-4)
What was Fisher vs Uni of Texas?
Race-based admissions policies should be allowed.
What was Grutter vs bollinger?
Race-Based admissions policies should be allowed, as long as there are no quotas?
What was Brown vs Board of education?
Segregation in schools should not be allowed. (9-0)
What was citizens united vs FEC?
Limits on campaign finance are unconstitutional (5-4 overturns BCRA)
What was Burwell vs Hobby Lobby?
Private firms can refuse to do something on the basis of religious beliefs. (5-4)
What was Shelby county vs holder?
The voting rights act of 1965 is unconstitutional. (5-4)
What was Cooper vs Harris?
2 of North Carolina's districts had racially gerrymandered. (8-0)
What was US vs Nixon?
Nixon should deliver tapes to investigators and the court. (unanimous)