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Supreme Court Case NameYearFast FactsAuthor of Majority OpinionPresiding Chief JusticeTopic(s)Blog Post
Zivotofsky v. Kerry2015Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsArticle I, Section 8What’s on Tap: Supreme Court to Take Up Israeli Passport Controversy
Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado2015Elena KaganJohn RobertsJudicial ReviewKansas v. Nebraska and Colorado: A Lesson in Original Jurisdiction
Yates v. United States2015Ruth Bader GinsburgJohn RobertsFirst AmendmentYates v. United States: A Classic Case of Prosecutorial Overreach"
Horne v. Department of Agriculture2015John RobertsFifth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
Raisins Are Property Too
Glossip v. Gross 2015Samuel AlitoJohn Roberts Eighth AmendmentGlossip v. Gross: Supreme Court Grants Rare Death Penalty Case
King v. Burwell 2015John RobertsFourteenth AmendmentSupreme Court to Release Same-Day Audio for Same-Sex Marriage Case
Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama2015Stephen BreyerJohn RobertsFourteenth Amendment
Fifteenth Amendment
When Does Redistricting Violate the Voting Rights Act?
Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl 2015Clarence ThomasJohn RobertsDirect Marketing Association v. Brohl: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Online Retailers
Hurst v. Florida2015John Roberts Sixth Amendment Eighth AmendmentGrand Jury Power in Death Penalty Cases
Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Florida’s Death Penalty Scheme
King v. Burwell2015John RobertsThe Fourth AmendmentSupreme Court to Release Same-Day Audio for Same-Sex Marriage Case
Rodriguez v. United States2015Ruth Bader GinsburgJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentTraffic Stop Drug Search Fails Fourth Amendment “Sniff” Test
Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar2015John RobertsJohn RobertsGovernment Action, First Amendment
Florida’s Campaign Finance Laws for Judicial Candidates Does Not Violate First Amendment, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar: Campaign Finance for Judges
Bond v. United States2014Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts Tenth AmendmentBond v. United States: Is Supreme Court Poised to Limit the Government’s Treaty Power?,
Big Supreme Court Decisions Anticipated in Coming Weeks,
Bond v. United States: Another Case of Constitutional Avoidance
Holt v. Hobbs2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFirst AmendmentSupreme Court to Consider Inmates’ Rights to Grow Facial Hair Under RLUIPA

Holt v Hobbs: Jail’s Beard Policy Violates Rights of Muslim Prisoner
Town of Greece v. Galloway2014Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts First AmendmentBig Supreme Court Decisions Anticipated in Coming Weeks, Prayer Before Government Meetings Upheld As Nation’s Tradition, Where Tradition and the Law Collide: Supreme Court to Consider Public Prayer
Fernandez v. California2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsThe Fourth AmendmentFernandez v. California: Ruling Makes It Easier for Police to Search Your Home
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby 2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFirst AmendmentHow Will Court Precedent Impact the Latest ACA Lawsuit?
Daimler AG v. Bauman2014Sonia SotomayorJohn RobertsFourteenth AmendmentDaimler AG v. Bauman: Where Is a Corporation’s True Home?
National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning2014Stephen BreyerJohn RobertsRecess Appointments ClauseNational Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: Supreme Court Limits Recess Appointment Power
Lane v. Franks2014Sonia SotomayerJohn RobertsFirst AmendmentLane v. Franks: When Are Public Employees Entitled to First Amendment Protection?
Riley v. California2014John RobertsJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentRiley v California: Police Must Obtain Warrant to Search Cell Phones
Abramski v. United States2014Elena KaganJohn RobertsAbramski v. United States: Supreme Court Rules Against Straw Purchaser in Gun Case
Harris v. Quinn2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFirst AmendmentHarris v. Quinn: Public Employees Union and the First Amendment
Plumhoff v. Rickard2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFourth Amendment Fourteenth Amendment Plumhoff v. Rickard: When Is Police Use of Deadly Force Justified?
Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission2014Ruth Bader GinsburgJohn RobertsArticle I, Section Four
Reed v. Town of Gilbert2014John RobertsFirst AmendmentWhat’s On Tap: Arizona Church Claims Sign Ordinance Violates First Amendment
Municipal Sign Ordinance Violates the First Amendment in Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Heien v. North Carolina2014John RobertsJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentHeien v. North Carolina: Reasonable Mistake of Law Does Not Violate Fourth Amendment, What’s On Tap? The Supreme Court to Address Fourth Amendment Implications of Police Officer Mistake
McCutcheon v. FEC2014John RobertsJohn Roberts First AmendmentBig Supreme Court Decisions Anticipated in Coming Weeks
Elonis v. United States2014John Roberts John RobertsFirst AmendmentOnline Threats & The First Amendment in Elonis v. United States
City and County of San Francisco, California v. Sheehan2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentSan Francisco v. Sheehan: Law Enforcement and the Mentally Disabled
Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne2014Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFourteenth Amendment
McCullen v. Coakley2013John RobertsJohn RobertsFirst AmendmentSupreme Court’s Latest Abortion Case Lacked Fireworks, McCullen v. Coakley: Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone
Maryland v. King2013Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentMaryland v. King: Open Up for Royal Inspection
Fisher v. University of Texas2013Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsEqual ProtectionFisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action Lives to See Another Day
United States v. Windsor2013Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsFifth Amendment

Forteenth Amendment
United States v. Windsor: U.S. Supreme Court Overturns DOMA,
Supreme Court Not Done With Same Sex Marriage, Is Same-Sex Marriage on the Fast Track Back to the Supreme Court?,
How Will Same-Sex Marriage Bans Shape John Robert’s Court,
Justice Anthony Kennedy Key to Divided Court on Same-Sex Marriage
Florida v. Harris2013Elena KaganJohn RobertsFourth Amendment First Supreme Court Sniff Test Goes to the Dogs: Florida v. Harris
Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International2013John RobertsJohn RobertsFirst Amendment Government Can’t Use Funding to Control Speech: U.S. Agency for Int’l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum2013John RobertsJohn RobertsCorporate Liability For Overseas Human Rights Abuses to Get a Second Look By SJC
Hollingsworth v. Perry2013John RobertsJohn RobertsEqual Protection Hollingsworth v. Perry: Technicality Leads to Same-Sex Marriage in California, Is Same-Sex Marriage on the Fast Track Back to the Supreme Court?, Supreme Court Not Done With Same-Sex Marriage,
Will History Be Made? Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Supreme Court to Consider Treaty Power in Bond v. United States,
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Watch Begins As End of Term Nears
Shelby v. Holder2013John RobertsJohn RobertsVoting Rights, 15th AmendmentShelby v. Holder: Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provision of Voting Rights Act , What’s on Tap: Supreme Court to Consider Alabama Redistricting Case
McQuiggin v. Perkins2013Ruth Bader GinsburgJohn RobertsArticle I, Section IXMcQuiggin v. Perkins: Innocence Prevails Over Deadlines
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA2013Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsArticle III Government Wiretapping Escapes Court Review: Clapper v. Amnesty Intl. USA , Is the NSA Spying Scandal Headed to the Supreme Court? Case Likely Comes Down to Standing
Salinas v. Texas2013Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFifth AmendmentSalinas v. Texas: Do Americans Still Have the Right to Remain Silent?
Missouri v. McNeely2013Sonia SotomayorJohn RobertsFourth Amendment Missouri v. McNeely: Supreme Court Rules Warrant Required for DUI Blood Testing
Kansas v. Cheever2013Sonia SotomayorJohn Roberts Fifth AmendmentKansas v. Cheever: Supreme Court Issues Key Fifth Amendment Decision
Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action2013Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts 14th AmendmentBig Supreme Court Decisions Anticipated in Coming Weeks, Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Affirmative Action in Public Universities , Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of State Ban on Affirmative Action, Affirmative Action Decision Could Rest on Decades Old Busing Case: Washington v. Seattle School District No. 1
Stanton v. Sims2013John RobertsFourth AmendmentSupreme Court Gives Police Latitude to Pursue Misdemeanor Suspect on Private Property
PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana2012Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsArticle IV, Section IIIPPL Montana, LLC v. Montana: Supreme Court Decision Leaves Montana Up a Creek
Arizona v. United States
2012Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts Enumerated Powers of Congress Arizona v. United States: What’s Next for the State’s Controversial Immigration Law?
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC2012Antonin ScaliaJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentThe Ministerial Exception: Does It Extend Beyond Hosanna-Tabor?
United States v. Jones2012Antonin ScaliaJohn RobertsFourth Amendment U.S. v. Jones: Police GPS Tracking Requires a Warrant
Martel v. Clair2012Elena KaganJohn RobertsHabeas Corpus, Suspension Clause Martel v. Clair: Court Refuses Fill Statutory Gap With New Standard
Zivotofsky v. Clinton2012John RobertsJohn RobertsJusticiability, Political Question Doctrine Zivotofsky v. Clinton: Who Can Dictate Middle East Foreign Policy?
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services2012John RobertsJohn RobertsCommerce Clause, Necessary and Proper Clause , Taxing and Spending Clause History Will Remember Chief Justice John “Marshall” Roberts,
Supreme Court Review of the Affordable Care Act Began in 1803
Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Local 10002012Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsFirst Amendment Knox v. SEIU: Sleeper Case Will Have Significant Impact on Political Spending
Southern Union Company v. United States2012Sonia SotomayorJohn Roberts Fifth Amendment Sixth Amendment Southern Union Company v. United States: Criminal Fines Implicate the Sixth Amendment Right to Jury Trial
Armour v. Indianapolis2012Stephen BreyerJohn RobertsEqual Protection Armour v. Indianapolis: Do Unequal Taxes Violate the Constitution?
Turner v. Rogers2011Stephen BreyerJohn Roberts Procedural Due Process
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission2010Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsFirst Amendment, Free SpeechCitizens United Decision That Created “Super Pacs” May Be Reconsidered, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar: Campaign Finance for Judges,
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Campaign Finance Reform and the First Amendment
Padilla v. Kentucky2010John Paul StevensJohn RobertsSixth Amendment Does Padilla v. Kentucky Apply Retroactively? Supreme Court to Decide Next Term
McDonald v. Chicago2010Samuel AlitoJohn RobertsSecond Amendment, Substantive Due Process, Incorporation of the Bill of RightsWill U.S. Supreme Court Enter Controversy Over Right to Bear Arms?
Caperton v. Massey Coal2009Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts Procedural Due ProcessWilliams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar: Campaign Finance for Judges
Kennedy v. Louisiana2008Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts Eighth Amendment
District of Columbia v. Heller2008Antonin ScaliaJohn RobertsSecond Amendment Where Does the Supreme Court Stand on Gun Control? District of Columbia v. Heller
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board2008John Paul StevensJohn RobertsEqual Protection, Substantive Due Process Are Voter ID Laws Headed Back to the Supreme Court?
Boumediene v. Bush 2008Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsArticle 1, Section 9Boumediene v. Bush: Constitutional Rights of Guantanamo Detainees
Gonzales v. Carhart2007Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts Substantive Due Process
Massachusetts v. EPA2007John Paul StevensJohn Roberts Justiciability
Morse v. Frederick2007John RobertsJohn RobertsFirst Amendment
Scott v. Harris2007Anton ScaliaJohn RobertsFourth AmendmentPlumhoff v. Rickard: When Is Police Use of Deadly Force Justified?
United Haulers Association v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority2007John RobertsJohn RobertsThe Commerce Clause
Central Virginia Community College v. Katz2006John Paul StevensJohn Roberts Eleventh Amendment
Gonzales v. Oregon2006Anthony KennedyJohn Roberts
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld2006John StephensJohn RobertsArticle II, Section 2
Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal2006John RobertsJohn RobertsFirst Amendment
Purcell v. Gonzalez2006John RobertsFourteenth AmendmentDid Purcell v. Gonzalez Force the Supreme Court to Green Light the Texas Voter ID Law?
Granholm v. Heald2005Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistTwenty-First Amendment
Roper v. Simmons2005 Anthony KennedyWilliam Rehnquist Eighth Amendment
Gonzales v. Raich2005John P. StevensWilliam RehnquistPowers of CongressThe Supreme Court’s Stance on Legalizing Marijuana: Gonzales v. Raich
Kelo v. City of New London2005John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Fifth Amendment
McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union2005David SouterWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Crawford v. Washington2004Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Sixth Amendment
Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow2004John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Justiciability
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld2004Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Procedural Due Process
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union2004Clarence ThomasWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Vieth v. Jubelirer2004Antonin ScaliaWilliam RehnquistArticle 1, Section 2
Lawrence v. Texas2003Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFourteenth Amendment Lawrence v. Texas: Are Same-Sex Marriage Bans Constitutional?
American Insurance Association v. Garamendi2003David SouterWilliam Rehnquist Article VI
Grutter v. Bollinger2003Sandra Day O'ConnerWilliam RehnquistEqual Protection Affirmative ActionAre College Admissions Policies Set to Change Again? Grutter v. Bolinger to Be Challenged Next Term
Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs2003William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Eleventh Amendment
Virginia v. Black2003Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
McConnell v. Federal Elections Commission2003John StephensWilliam RehnquistFirst AmendmentCitizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Campaign Finance Reform and the First Amendment
Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency2002John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Fifth Amendment
Atkins v. Virginia2002John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Eighth AmendmentWhat’s on Deck: Supreme Court May Change Execution Rules for Mentally Disabled Defendants
Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia2002Stephen BreyerWilliam Rehnquist Eleventh Amendment
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 2002Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc. of N. Y., Inc. v. Village of Stratton2002John StephensWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris2002William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association2001David SouterWilliam Rehnquist Government Action, Fourteenth Amendment , First Amendment
Bartnicki v. Vopper2001John P. Stevens William RehnquistFirst AmendmentDecision Shields Media Disclosures of Secret Recordings: Bartnicki vs. Vopper
Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett2001William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Eleventh Amendment
Hill v. Colorado2000 Paul StevensWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
What’s on Deck? Court to Consider Buffers at Abortion Clinics , Supreme Court’s Latest Abortion Case Lacked Fireworks
Troxel v. Granville2000Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Substantive Due Process
Reno v. Condon2000William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Tenth Amendment
United States v. Morrison2000William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistGovernment Action
Erie v. PAP's AM2000Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
US v. Playboy Entertainment Group2000William RehnquistAnthony KennedyFirst Amendment
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale2000William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin v. Southworth2000Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Santa Fe Independent School Dist. v. Doe2000John StephensWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Mitchell v. Helms2000Clarence ThomasWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Bush v. Gore2000William RehnquistEqual Protection
Saenz v. Roe1999John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Substantive Due Process , Privileges or Immunities
Alden v. Maine1999Anthony KennedyWilliam Rehnquist Eleventh Amendment
Feltner v. Columbia Pictures Television, Inc.1998Clarence ThomasWilliam Rehnquist Seventh Amendment
Arkansas Educational Television Commission v. Ralph P. Forbes1998Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Clinton v. New York1998John P. StevensWilliam RehnquistArticle I
City of Boerne v. Flores1997Anthony KennedyWilliam Rehnquist Enforcement of the Constitution
Printz v. United States1997Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Tenth Amendment
Washington v. Glucksberg1997William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Substantive Due Process
Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union1997John StephensWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Agostini v. Felton1997Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Vacco v. Quill1997William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistEqual ProtectionVacco v. Quill: The Right to Die and the U.S. Constitution
Romer v. Evans1996Anthony KennedyWilliam Rehnquist Equal ProtectionSame-Sex Marriage: Will Justice Kennedy Again Provide the Swing Vote?,
Will Same-Sex Marriage Decision Impact Wider Equal Rights Concerns?
Will the Supreme Court Finally Address Same-Sex Marriage?
Justice Anthony Kennedy Key to Divided Court on Same-Sex Marriage
Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.1996David Souter William Rehnquist Seventh Amendment
44 Liquormart, Inc. v. Rhode Island1996John Paul StevensWilliam RehnquistTwenty-First Amendment
United States v. Virginia1996Ruth Bader GinsburgWilliam Rehnquist Equal Protection
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida1996William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Eleventh Amendment
Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network Of Western New York1996William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Denver Area Ed. Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. v. FCC1996Stephen BreyerWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston1995David SouterWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Capital Square Review and Advisory Board v. Pinette1995Anton ScaliaWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia1995Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton1995John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist
Board of Ed. of Kiryas Joel Village School Dist. v. Grumet1994David SouterWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
C & A Carbone, Inc. v. Clarkstown1994Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistThe Commerce Clause
Nixon v. United States1993John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Impeachment of Federal Judges
Lamb's chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School Dist.1993Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Church of the Lukumi Bablu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah1993Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife1992Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Justiciability
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council1992Byron WhiteWilliam Rehnquist Fifth Amendment
Doggett v. United States1992David SouterWilliam Rehnquist Sixth Amendment
Planned Parenthood of Southern Pennsylvania v. Casey1992Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Substantive Due ProcessWhat’s on Deck: Another Abortion Case Inching Closer to Supreme Court Review
New York v. United States1992Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Tenth Amendment
International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc. v. Lee1992William RehnquistFirst Amendment
R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul1992Antonin ScaliaWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Burson v. Freeman1992Harry BlackmunWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Lee v. Weisman1992Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Harmelin v. Michigan1991Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Eighth Amendment
County of Riverside v. McLaughlin1991Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Fourth Amendment
Barnes v. Glen Theatre1991William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Quill v. North Dakota1991John P. StevensWilliam RehnquistDirect Marketing Association v. Brohl: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Online Retailers
Employment Division v. Smith1990Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Enforcement of the Constitution, First Amendment
Maryland v. Craig1990Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Sixth Amendment
Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health1990William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Substantive Due Process
US v. Kokinda1990Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
United States v. Eichman1990William BrennanWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Osbourne v. Ohio1990Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce1990Thurgood MarshallWilliam RehnquistFirst AmendmentCitizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Campaign Finance Reform and the First Amendment
Keller v. State Bar of California1990William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Jimmy Swaggart Ministries v. Board of Equalization of California 1990Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Michael H. v. Gerald D.1989Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Substantive Due Process
Stanford v. Kentucky1989Antonin ScaliaWilliam Rehnquist Eighth Amendment
City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co.1989Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist Equal Protection
DeShaney v. Winnebago County1989William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Government Action
Ward v. Rock Against Racism 1989Anthony KennedyWilliam RehnquistFirst AmendmentMcCullen v. Coakley: Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone
Sable Communications v. FCC1989Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Texas v. Johnson 1989William BrennanWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union1989Harry BlackmunWilliam RenhquistFirst Amendment
Frazee v. Illinois Employment Security Department1989Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Graham v. Connor1989William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFourth AmendmentPlumhoff v. Rickard: When Is Police Use of Deadly Force Justified?
Thompson v. Oklahoma1988John Paul StevensWilliam Rehnquist Eighth Amendment
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier1988Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
City of Lakewood v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co.1988William BrennanWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Morrison v. Olson1988William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistArticle II, Section 2
Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetary1988Sandra Day O'ConnorWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
McClesky v. Kemp1987Lewis F. Powell, Jr.William Rehnquist Equal Protection
San Francisco Arts and Athletics v. United States Olympic Committee)1987Lewis F. Powell, Jr.William RehnquistGovernment Action, First Amendment
Puerto Rico v. Branstad1987Thurgood MarshallWilliam Rehnquist Extradition Clause
United States v. Salerno1987William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist Eighth Amendment
Pope v. Illinois1987Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Court of Presiding Bishop v. Amos1987Byron WhiteWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Edwards v. Aguillard1987William BrennanWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
South Dakota v. Dole1987William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistArticle I, Section 8, Twenty-First Amendment
Bowers v. Hardwick1986Byron WhiteWarren Burger Substantive Due Process, Equal ProtectionLawrence v. Texas: Are Same-Sex Marriage Bans Constitutional?
, Same-Sex Marriage: Will Justice Kennedy Again Provide the Swing Vote?
Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists1986Harry BlackmunWarren Burger Substantive Due Process
Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior Court1986Warren BurgerWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Batson v. Kentucky 1986Lewis F. Powell, JrWarren E. BurgerEqual ProtectionBatson v. Kentucky: When Can Jurors Be Excluded?,
Will Supreme Court Consider New Rules for Peremptory Challenges?
Bethel School District No. 43 v. Fraser1986Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc1986William Rehnquist Warren BurgerFirst Amendment
City of Newport v. Iacobucci (1986)1986William RehnquistFirst Amendment
Goldman v. Weinberger1986William RehnquistWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Bowers v. Hardwick1986Harry Blackmun Warren Burger Fourth AmendmentJustice Anthony Kennedy Key to Divided Court on Same-Sex Marriage
New Jersey v. T.L.O.1985Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFourth Amendment Protecting Students in a Dangerous World: New Jersey v. T.L.O.
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc.1985Byron WhiteWarren Burger Equal Protection
Wallace v. Jaffree1985John StephensWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Estate of Thornton v. Caldor, Inc.1985Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Allen v. Wright1984Sandra Day O' ConnorWarren Burger Justiciability
Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff1984Sandra Day O'ConnorWarren Burger Fifth Amendment
Bose Corp. v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc.1984John StephensWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Roberts v. United States Jaycees1984William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Lynch v. Donnelly1984Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
United Building & Construction Trades Council v. Mayor and Council of Camden1984William RehnquistWarren Burger Privileges and Immunities Clause
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.1984Set forth legal test for determining whether to grant deference to a government agency's interpretation of a statute which it administers.John StevensWarren BurgerJudicial Review
Solem v. Helm1983Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Eighth Amendment
Waller v. Georgia1983Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Sixth Amendment
City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health1983Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Substantive Due Process
Marsh v. Chambers1983Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst AmendmentMarsh v. Chambers: The Establishment of Religion
Mueller v. Allen1983William RehnquistWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Bob Jones v. United States1983Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Karcher v. Daggett1983William BrennanWarren BurgerEqual Protection
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. State Energy Resources Conservation & Development Commission1983Byron WhiteWarren Burger
INS v. Chadha1983Warren BurgerWarren Burger
Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan1982Sandra Day O'ConnorWarren Burger Equal Protection
Rendell-Baker v. Kohn1982Warren BurgerWarren Burger Government Action
Plyler v. Doe1982William J. Brennan, Jr.Warren Burger Substantive Due Process
New York v. Ferber1982Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Brown v. Hartlage1982William BrennanWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Larson v. Valente1982Stephen BrennerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Memphis v. Greene1981John Paul StevensWarren Burger Thirteenth Amendment
Minnesota v. Clover Leaf Creamery1981William J. Brennan, Jr.Warren Burger Equal Protection, The Commerce Clause
Heffron v. International Society for Krishna Consciousness1981Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Thomas v. Review Board of the Indiana Employment Security Division1981Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Widmar v. Vincent1981Lewis PowellWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Kassel v. Consolidated Freightways Corp.1981Warren BurgerThe Commerce Clause
Dames & Moore v. Regan1981William RehnquistWarren Burger
Ohio v. Roberts1980Harry BlackmunWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Pruneyard Shopping Center v. Robins1980William RehnquistWilliam RehnquistFirst Amendment
Central Hudson Gas v. Public Service Commission1980Lewis PowellWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co., 1980Warren BurgerFirst Amendment
Richmond Newspapers v. Virginia1980Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFreedom of the Press
Stone v. Graham1980Warren BurgerFirst Amendment
Committee For Public Education And Religious Liberty v. Regan1980Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
New York Transit Authority v. Beazer1979John Paul StevensWarren Burger Equal Protection
Scott v. Illinois1979William RehnquistWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Smith v. Maryland1979Harry BlackmunWarren E. BurgerFourth AmendmentSupreme Court’s Decision in Smith v. Maryland Resurfaces in NSA Spying Debate, Will Supreme Court Confront the Tough Issues in Upcoming Privacy Cases?
Hutchinson v. Proxmire1979Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Gannet Co., Inc. v. DePasquale1979Potter StewartWarren BurgerFreedom of the Press
Smith v. Arkansas State Hwy. Employees Local1979Warren BurgerFirst Amendment
Delaware v. Prouse1979Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFourth AmendmentWhat’s On Tap? The Supreme Court to Address Fourth Amendment Implications of Police Officer Mistake
Ballew v. Georgia1978Harry BlackmunWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation1978John Paul StevensWarren BurgerFirst AmendmentThe Supreme Court and “Filthy Words”: FCC v. Pacifica Foundation
Hutto v. Finney1978John Paul StevensWarren Burger Eighth Amendment
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke1978Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Equal ProtectionFisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action Lives to See Another Day
Are College Admissions Policies Set to Change Again? Grutter v. Bolinger to Be Challenged Next Term

Zablocki v. Redhail1978Thurgood MarshallWarren Burger Substantive Due Process
Penn Central v. City of New York1978William J. Brennan, Jr.Warren Burger Fifth Amendment
Zurcher v. Sanford Daily1978Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFreedom of the Press
Stanley v. Illinois1977Byron WhiteWarren Burger Substantive Due Process
Coker v. Georgia1977Byron WhiteWarren Burger Eighth Amendment
Moore v. East Cleveland1977Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Substantive Due Process
Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Corp.1977Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Equal Protection
Ingraham v. Wright1977Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Eighth Amendment
Mt. Healthy City Sch. Dist. v. Doyle1977William RehnquistWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Abood v. Detroit Board of Education1977Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Washington v. Davis1976Byron WhiteWarren Burger Equal ProtectionWashington v. Davis: Discriminatory Purpose & Effect
Mathews v. Eldridge1976Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Procedural Due Process
Gregg v. Georgia1976Potter StewartWarren Burger Eighth Amendment
Craig v. Boren1976William J. Brennan, Jr.Warren Burger Equal Protection
Fitzpatrick v. Bitzer1976William RehnquistWarren Burger Eleventh Amendment
Greer v. Spock1976Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Hudgens v. National Labor Relations Board1976Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Inc1976Harry BlackmunWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Young v. American Mini Theatres1976John StephensWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Buckley v. Valeo1976Warren BurgerFirst AmendmentFirst AmendmentBuckley v. Valeo: Campaign Finance Laws and the First Amendment
Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart1976Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Time, Inc. v Firestone1976William RehnquistWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Wolman v. Walter1976Harry BlackmunWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Roemer v. Maryland Public Works Board1976Harry BlackmunWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Serbian Orthodox Diocese v. Milivojevich1976William BrennanWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Taylor v. Louisiana1975Byron WhiteWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Bigelow v. Virginia 1975Harry BlackmunWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Meek v. Pittenger1975Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Pernell v. Southall Realty1974Thurgood MarshallWarren Burger Seventh Amendment
U.S. v. Nixon1974Warren BurgerWarren Burger Powers of the Supreme Court Powers of the Executive
U.S. v. Nixon: The Supreme Court Rises Above the Political Fray
United States v. Richardson1974Warren BurgerWarren Burger Justiciability
Richardson v. Ramirez1974William RehnquistWarren Burger Fourteenth Amendment
Spence v. Washington1974Warren BurgerFirst Amendment
Jenkins v. Georgia1974William RehnquistWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Gertz v. Welch1974Lewis PowellWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Miami Herald v. Tornillo1974Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Sugarman v. Dougall1973Harry BlackmunWarren Burger Equal Protection
Doe v. Bolton1973Harry BlackmunWarren Burger Substantive Due Process
Roe v. Wade1973Harry BlackmunWarren Burger Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment Roe v. Wade: Still Generating Controversy Almost Forty Years Later
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez1973Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Substantive Due Process
CBS v. Democratic National Committee1973Potter StewartWarren Burger Government Action First Amendment
Norwood v. Harrison1973Warren BurgerWarren Burger
Department of Agriculture v. Moreno1973William J. Brennan, Jr.Warren Burger Due Process
Miller v. California 1973Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton1973Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Sloan v. Lemon1973Lewis PowellWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Committee for Public Education v. Nyquist1973Lewis PowellWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Levitt v. Committee for Public Education1973Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Branzburg v. Hayes1972Byron WhiteWarren BurgerFirst AmendmentBranzburg v. Hayes: The Evolution of the Reporters’ Privilege
Barker v. Wingo1972Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Warren Burger Sixth Amendment
Furman v. Georgia1972NoneWarren Burger Eighth AmendmentFurman v. Georgia: The Constitutionality of the Death Penalty
Perry v. Sindermann1972Potter StewartWarren Burger Procedural Due Process
Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth (1972)1972Potter StewartWarren Burger Procedural Due Process
Eisenstadt v. Baird1972William J. Brennan, Jr.Warren Burger Fourteenth Amendment Is Contraception the Next Hot-Button Issue Headed to the Supreme Court? A Look Back at Eisenstadt v. Baird
Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis1972William RehnquistWarren Burger Government Action Equal Protection
Police Dept. of Chicago v. Mosley1972Thurgood MarshallWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Lloyd Corp., Ltd. v. Tanner1972Lewis PowellWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
California v. LaRu1972William RehnquistWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
21st Amendment
Gooding v. Wilson1972William BrennanWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
California Motor Transp. Co. v. Trucking Unlimited1972William DouglassWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Wisconsin v. Yoder1972Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment Wisconsin v. Yoder: Compulsory Education Violates First Amendment
United States v. Marion1971 Byron WhiteWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Palmer v. Thompson1971Hugo BlackWarren Burger Thirteenth Amendment
Cohen v. California1971John HarlanWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
New York Times Co. v. United States1971Warren BurgerFirst Amendment
Time, Inc. v. Pape1971Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Reed v. Reed1971Warren BurgerWarren BurgerEqual Protection
Baird v. State Bar of Arizona1971Hugo BlackWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
In re Stolar1971Hugo BlackWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Law Students Research Council v. Wadmond1971Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Coates v. City of Cincinnati1971Potter StewartWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Lemon v. Kurtzman1971Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Tilton v. Richardson1971Warren BurgerWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Gillette v. United States1971Thurgood MarshallWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Griggs v. Duke Power Co.1971Employers are able to use intelligence tests only if the tests demonstrate a reasonable measure of job performance.Warren BurgerWarren Burger
Williams v. Florida1970Byron WhiteWarren Burger Sixth Amendment
Oregon v. Mitchell1970Hugo BlackWarren Burger Twenty-Sixth Amendment
Association of Data Processing Service Organizations, Inc. v. Camp1970William O. DouglassWarren Burger Justiciability
Welsh v. United States1970Hugo BlackWarren BurgerFirst Amendment
Goldberg v. Kelly1970All states are required to provide public aid recipients with a pre-termination evidentiary hearing before discontinuing their benefits.William BrennanWarren Burger14th Amendment
In re Winship1970Due Process requires every criminal offense to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. William BrennanWarren Burger14th Amendment
Kramer v. Union Free School District1969Earl WarrenEarl Warren Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection
Shapiro v. Thompson1969William J. Brennan, Jr.Earl Warren Substantive Due Process
Tinker v. Des Moines Sch. Dist.1969Abe FortasEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Brandenburg v. Ohio1969Earl WarrenFirst Amendment
Watts v. US1969Earl WarrenFirst Amendment
Stanley v. Georgia1969Thurgood MarshallEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham1969Potter StewartEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC1969Byron WhiteEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Terry v. Ohio1968Earl WarrenEarl WarrenFourth AmendmentTerry v. Ohio: The Birth of Stop and Frisk
Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.1968Potter Stewart Earl Warren Thirteenth Amendment
Pickering v. Board of Education1968Thurgood MarshallEarl WarrenFirst AmendmentLane v. Franks: When Are Public Employees Entitled to First Amendment Protection?
Amalgamated Food Employees Union Local 590 v. Logan Valley Plaza, Inc.1968Thurgood MarshallEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
US v. O'Brien1968Earl WarrenEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
St. Amant v. Thompson1968Byron WhiteEarl WarrenFirst Amendment

Epperson v. Arkansas
1968Abe FortasEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Loving v. Virginia1967Earl WarrenEarl Warren Fourteenth Amendment Loving v. Virginia: The Supreme Court’s Last Blockbuster Marriage Decision, Baker v. Nelson: The Often Forgotten Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Case
Loving v. Virginia: The Court’s Last Key Marriage Decision
Afroyim v. Rusk1967Hugo BlackEarl Warren Birthright Citizenship
Katz v. United States1967Potter StewartEarl Warren Fourth AmendmentU.S. v. Jones: Police GPS Tracking Requires a Warrant
Walker v. City of Birmingham1967Potter StewartEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Curtis Publishing Co. v. Buts1967John HarlanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
In Re Gault1967Juveniles are to be provided with most of the procedural protections afforded to adults in criminal prosecutions.Abe FortasEarl Warren14th Amendment
South Carolina v. Katzenbach1966Earl WarrenEarl WarrenFifteenth Amendment Will Supreme Court Be Able to Sidestep Deciding Fate of Voting Rights Act?, Will the Voting Rights Act Come Before the Supreme Court Again?
Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections1966William O. DouglasEarl Warren Twenty-Fourth Amendment, Substantive Due Process, Equal ProtectionAre Voter ID Laws Headed Back to the Supreme Court?

Adderly v. Florida1966Hugo BlackEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Mills v. State of Alabama1966Hugo BlackEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Rosenblatt v Bauer1966William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Elfbrandt v. Russell1966William DouglasEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
United States v. Guest1966Potter StewartWilliam BrennanFourteenth AmendmentUnited States v. Guest: Conspiracies and the Fourteenth Amendment
Miranda v. Arizona1966Individuals must be informed of their Fifth Amendment constitutional rights prior to any interrogation following an arrest.Earl WarrenEarl Warren Fifth Amendment
Harman v. Forssenius1965Earl WarrenEarl WarrenTwenty-Fourth Amendment
Pointer v. Texas1965Hugo BlackEarl Warren Sixth Amendment
Estes v. Texas1965Tom C. ClarkEarl Warren Sixth Amendment
Griswold v. Connecticut1965William DouglasEarl WarrenSubstantive Due Process, Right to Privacy, Ninth Amendment
Griswold v. Connecticut Back in the Spotlight As Birth Control Debate Resurfaces
Freedman v. Maryland1965William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
United Mine Workers v. Pennington1965Byron WhiteEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Cox v. Louisiana1965Arthur GoldbergEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
United States v. Seeger1965Tom ClarkEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Zemel v. Rusk1965Earl WarrenEarl WarrenThe Fifth AmendmentZemel v. Rusk: Supreme Court Upholds Travel Restrictions
United States v. Johnson1965John M. Harlan IIEarl WarrenArticle 1, Section 6United States v. Johnson: The Constitutions Speech or Debate Clause
Reynolds v. Sims1964Earl WarrenEarl Warren Equal Protection
Hostetter v. Idlewild Bon Voyage Liquor Corp.1964Potter StewartEarl WarrenTwenty-First Amendment , Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection
Malloy v. Hogan1964William J. Brennan, Jr.Earl Warren Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
New York Times v. Sullivan1964William Brennan Earl Warren First AmendmentNew York Times v. Sullivan: Decision Still Shaping the First Amendment 50 Years Later
Jacobellis v. Ohio 1964William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Wesberry v. Sanders1964Hugo BlackEarl WarrenEqual Protection
Gideon v. Wainwright1963Hugo BlackEarl Warren Sixth Amendment Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
Gideon v. Wainwright: The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
Fergusun v. Skrupa1963Hugo BlackEarl Warren Substantive Due Process
NAACP v. Button1963William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Edwards v. South Carolina1963Potter StewartEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Abington School District v. Schempp1963Tom ClarkEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Sherbet v. Verner1963William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Robinson v. California1962Potter StewartEarl Warren Eighth Amendment , Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
Baker v. Carr1962William BrennanEarl WarrenJusticiability, Political Question Doctrine, Substantive Due Process Baker v. Carr: The Most Important Voting Rights Decision of the Twentieth Century
Engel v. Vitale1962Hugo BlackEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority1961Thomas C. ClarkEarl Warren Government Action
Mapp v. Ohio1961Thomas C. ClarkEarl Warren Fourth Amendment
Scales v. United States1961John HarlanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Noto v. United States1961John HarlanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Eastern Railroad Presidents Conference v. Noerr Motor Freight, Inc1961Hugo BlackEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
McGowan v. Maryland1961Earl WarrenEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Gomillion v. Lightfoot1960Felix FrankfurterEarl WarrenFifteenth Amendment
Wiener v. United States1958Felix FrankfurterEarl WarrenArticle II, Section 2
NAACP v. Patterson1958John HarlanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Kent v. Dulles1958William DouglasEarl WarrenThe Fifth AmendmentZemel v. Rusk: Supreme Court Upholds Travel Restrictions
Cooper v. Aaron1958Earl Warren
Roth v. United States1957William BrennanEarl WarrenFirst Amendment
Reid v. Covert1957Hugo BlackEarl WarranArticle II, Section 2
Williamson v. Lee Optical1955William O. DouglasEarl Warren Fourteenth Amendment
Brown v. Board of Education1954Earl WarrenEarl WarrenEqual ProtectionBrown v. Board of Education Marks 58th Anniversary, But Has Segregation Gone Away?
Berman v. Parker1954William O. DouglasEarl Warren Fifth Amendment
Poulous v. New Hampshire1953Stanley F. ReedFred M. VinsonFirst Amendment
Youngstown Sheet & tube Co. v. Sawyer1952Hugo BlackFred VinsonArticle II, Section 1Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer: The President’s Executive Power
Zorach v. Clauson1952William DouglasFred VinsonFirst Amendment
Stack v. Boyle1951Fred M. VinsonFred M. Vinson Eighth Amendment
Dennis v. United States1951Fred M. VinsonFred M. VinsonFirst Amendment
Dean Milk Co. v. Madison1951Tom C. ClarkFred M. Vinson
Wolf v. Colorado1949Felix FrankfurterFred M. Vinson Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
H.P. Hood & Sons v. DuMond1949Robert H. JacksonWiley B. RutledgeThe Commerce Clause
Shelley v. Kraemer1948Fred M. VinsonFred M. Vinson Government Action
Toomer v. Witsell1948Frederick VinsonFred M. Vinson
Privileges and Immunities Clause
McCollum v. Board of Education1948Hugo BlackFred VinsonFirst Amendment
Woods v. Cloyd W. Miller1948William DouglasFred M. Vinson
Everson v. Board of Education1947Hugo BlackFred M. Vinson Incorporation of the Bill of Rights Establishment Clause
Adamson v. California1947Stanley F. ReedFred M. Vinson Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
Everson v. Board of Education1947Hugo BlackFred VinsonFirst Amendment
Colegrove v. Green1946Felix FrankfurterHarlan F. Stone Equal Protection
Marsh v. Alabama1946Hugo BlackHarlan F. Stone Government Action First Amendment
United States v. Frankfort Distilleries, Inc.1945Hugo BlackHarlan Fiske StoneTwenty-First Amendment
Thomas v. Collins1945Wiley RutledgeHarlan F. StoneFirst Amendment
International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington1945A defendant must have minimum contacts with the forum state in order for the state to exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant. Harlan F. StoneHarlan F. Stone14th Amendment
Korematsu v. United States1944Hugo BlackHarlan F. Stone Equal ProtectionKorematsu v. United States: National Security Outweighs Individual Rights
Smith v. Allwright1944Stanley F. ReedHarlan F. Stone Government ActionSeventeenth Amendment
United States v. Ballard1944William DouglasHarlan StoneFirst Amendment
Follett v. Town of McCormick1944William DouglasHarlan StoneFirst Amendment
Prince v. Massachusetts1944Wiley RutledgeHarlan StoneFirst Amendment
Galloway v. United States1943Wiley B. RutledgeHarlan F. Stone Seventh Amendment
Murdock v. Pennsylvania1943William DouglasHarlan StoneFirst Amendment
Skinner v. Oklahoma1942William O. DouglasHarlan F. Stone Substantive Due Process
Valentine v. Chrestensen1942Owen RobertsHarlan StoneFirst Amendment
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire1942Frank MurphyHarlan StoneFirst Amendment
Wickard v. Filburn1942Robert H. JacksonHarlan F. StoneThe Commerce Clause
Ex Parte Quirin1942Harlan F. StoneHarlan F. Stone
United States v. Darby Lumber Co. 1941Harlan F. StoneCharles Evans Hughes Tenth Amendment
Cox v. New Hampshire1941Charles HughesCharles HughesFirst Amendment
Cantwell v. Connecticut1940Owen RobertsCharles HughesFirst AmendmentCantwell v. Connecticut: The Free Exercise of Religion
United States v. Miller1939James C. McReynoldsCharles Evans Hughes Second AmendmentUnited States v. Miller: Which Side of the Gun Debate Does It Support?
United States v. Carolene Products Co.1938Harlan F. StoneCharles Evans Hughes Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection
Johnson v. Zerbst1938Hugo BlackCharles Evans Hughes Sixth Amendment
Mahoney v. Joseph Triner Corp.1938Louis BrandeisCharles Evans HughesTwenty-First Amendment
Steward Machine Co. v. Davis1937Benjamin N. CardozoCharles Evans Hughes Tenth Amendment
West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish1937Charles Evans HughesCharles Evans Hughes Substantive Due Process
Breedlove v. Suttles1937 Pierce ButlerCharles Evans HughesTwenty-Fourth Amendment
De Jonge v. Oregon1937Charles HughesCharles HughesFirst AmendmentDe Jonge v. Oregon: The Right to Peaceable Assemble
NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.1937Charles HughesCharles HughesThe Commerce Clause
Palko v. Connecticut1937The double jeopardy prohibition provision included in the Fifth Amendment is not applied to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment.Benjamin CardozoCharles HughesFifth Amendment, 14th Amendment
United States v. Butler1936John RobertsCharles Hughes Tenth Amendment
Dimick v. Schiedt1935George SutherlandCharles Evans Hughes Seventh Amendment
Humphrey's Executor v. United States1935George SutherlandCharles HughesArticle II, Section 2
Baldwin v. G.A.F. Seelig, Inc.1935Benjamin CardozoCharles HughesThe Commerce Clause
Home Building & Loan Association v. Blaisdell1934Charles Evan HughesCharles Evans HughesJudicial Review
Nebbia v. New York1934Owen J. RobertsCharles Evans Hughes Substantive Due Process
Powell v. Alabama1932George SutherlandCharles Evans Hughes Sixth Amendment
Near v. Minnesota1931Charles HughesCharles HughesFirst Amendment
Patton v. United States1930George SutherlandCharles Evans Hughes Sixth Amendment
Gonzalez v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila1929Louis BrandeisWilliam TaftFirst Amendment
Olmstead v. United States1928William H. TaftWilliam H. Taft Fourth AmendmentOlmstead v. United States and the NSA Privacy Debate
Buck v. Bell1927Oliver W. Holmes, Jr.William H. Taft Substantive Due Process
Whitney v. California1927Edward SanfordWilliam TaftFirst Amendment
Biddle v. Perovich1927Oliver HolmesWilliam H. TaftArticle II, Section 2
Myers v. United States1926William H. TaftWilliam H. TaftArticle II, Section 2
Gitlow v. New York1925Edward T. SanfordWilliam H. Taft Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
Pierce v. Society of Sisters1925James C. McReynoldsWilliam H. Taft Substantive Due Process
Gitlow v. New York1925Edward SanfordWilliam TaftFirst Amendment
Ex Parte Grossman1925William H. TaftWilliam H. TaftArticle II, Section 2
Meyer v. Nebraska1923James C. McReynoldsWilliam H. Taft Substantive Due Process
Leser v. Garnett1922Louis BrandeisWilliam H. Taft Nineteenth Amendment
Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon1922Oliver W. Holmes, Jr.William H. Taft Fifth Amendment
Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co.1922William H. TaftWilliam H. Taft Substantive Due ProcessCommerce Clause
Dillon v. Gloss1921Willis Van DevanterEdward D. White Eighteenth Amendment
Hawke v. Smith1920William R. Day Edward D. White Eighteenth Amendment
Missouri v. Holland1920Oliver W. Holmes, JrEdward D. WhiteTenth AmendmentMissouri v. Holland: Are All Laws Implementing Treaties Valid?Bond v. United States: Is Supreme Court Poised to Limit the Government’s Treaty Power?SOX Conviction for Violating Sarbanes-Oxley Act Overturned
Abrams v. United States: The Dissent that Shaped Free Speech
Abrams v. United States1919Edward WhiteJohn ClarkeFirst Amendment
Arver v. United States 1918Byron WhiteEdward D. White Thirteenth Amendment
Hammer v. Dagenhart1918William R. DayEdward D. White Substantive Due ProcessCommerce Clause
Butler v. Perry1916James McReynoldsEdward D. White Thirteenth Amendment
Hadachek v. Sebastian1915Joseph McKennaEdward D. White Fifth Amendment
Weeks v. United States1914William R. DayEdward D. White Fourth Amendment
Weems v. United States1910Joseph McKennaEdward White Eighth Amendment
Adair v. United States1908John M. HarlanMelville Fuller Substantive Due Process
Lochner v. New York1905Rufus W. PeckhamMelville Fuller Substantive Due Process
Jacobson v. Massachusetts1905John HarlanMelvin FullerTenth AmendmentJacobson v. Massachusetts: The State's Authority to Issue Quarantines
United States v. Wong Kim Ark1898Horace GrayMelville Fuller Birthright Citizenship
Thompson v. Utah1898John Marshall Harlan IIMelville Fuller Sixth Amendment
Allgeyer v. Louisana1897Rufus W. PeckhamMelville Fuller Substantive Due Process
Plessy v. Ferguson1896Henry B. BrownMelville Fuller Thirteenth Amendment
Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan & Trust Company1895Melville FullerMelville Fuller Sixteenth Amendment
Mugler v. Kansas1887John M. HarlanMorrison Waite Substantive Due Process
Yick Wo v. Hopkins1886T. Stanley MatthewsMorrison Waite Equal Protection
Pace v. Alabama1883Stephen J. FieldMorrison Waite Equal Protection
Strauder v. West Virginia1880William StrongMorrison Waite Equal Protection
Reynolds v. United States1878Morrison WaiteMorrison WaiteFirst Amendment
Minor v. Happersett1875Morrison WaiteMorrison Waite Nineteenth Amendment
Virginia v. West Virginia1871Samuel MillerSalmon P. Chase New States and Other Property
Watson v. Jones1871Samuel MillerSalmon ChaseFirst Amendment
Ex Parte McCardle1868Salmon P. ChaseSalmon P. ChaseArticle III
Ex Parte Milligan1866David DavisSalmon ChaseArticle II, Section 2
Ex Parte Garland1866Stephen FieldSalmon ChaseArticle II, Section 2
Prize Cases1862Robert GrierRoger TaneyArticle II, Section 2
Kentucky v. Dennison1860Roger B. TaneyRoger B. Taney Extradition Clause
Dred Scott v. Sandford1857Rodger B. TaneyRodger B. TaneyJudicial Review, 14th AmendmentThe Dred Scott Decision: Slavery and the U.S. Supreme Court
Cooley v. Board of Wardens1852When necessary, states may regulate interstate commerce, as long as such regulations do not conflict with federal law.Benjamin R. CurtisRoger B. TaneyThe Commerce Clause
Luther v. Bordon1849Rodger B. TaneyRodger B. Taney Guarantee Clause
Commonwealth v. Hunt1842Held that a labor combination to raise wages is not inherently illegal.Lemuel ShawLemuel Shaw
Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge1837Rights not specifically conferred by a charter cannot be inferred from the language of the document.Roger B. TaneyRoger B. TaneyArticle I
Barron v. Baltimore1833John MarshallJohn Marshall Incorporation of the Bill of Rights The Fifth Amendment
Worcester v. Georgia1832Only the United States, not the individual states, have the power to regulate or deal with Indian nations.John MarshallJohn MarshallArticle I
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia1831The court ruled that it lacked proper jurisdiction to review the claims of an Indian nation within the United States.John MarshallJohn MarshallArticle III
Gibbons v. Ogden1824John MarshallJohn MarshallArticle I, Section 8, The Commerce Clause

Johnson & Graham's Lessee v. M'Intosh
1823Held that private citizens may not purchase land from Native Americans.John MarshallJohn Marshall

McCulloch v. Maryland

1819John MarshallJohn MarshallNecessary and Proper Clause Will the Arizona Immigration Case Reshape the Balance of Power Dating Back to McCulloch?
McCulloch v. Maryland: The Necessary and Proper Clause
Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward1819The legislature may not interfere with contracts between private parties, as the Contract Clause applies to private as well as public corporations. John MarshallJohn MarshallArticle I, Section 10 Dartmouth College v. Woodward: The Contracts Clause
Martin v. Hunter's Lessee1816John MarshallJoseph StoryJudicial ReviewMartin v. Hunter’s Lessee: The Supreme Court’s Authority Over State Courts
Fletcher v. Peck1810John MarshallJohn Marshall Article I, Section 10; Judicial Review
Marbury v. Madison1803John MarshallJohn MarshallJudicial ReviewKansas v. Nebraska and Colorado: A Lesson in Original Jurisdiction
New York v. Connecticut1799Oliver EllsworthOliver EllsworthArticle IIINew York v. Connecticut: Court’s First Exercise of Original Jurisdiction
Hollingsworth v. Virginia1798Held that the President has no formal role in amending the Constitution, and that the Eleventh Amendment governs both past and future cases.Oliver Ellsworth Article VHollingsworth v. Virginia: The President’s Role in Constitutional Amendments
Calder v. Bull1798The ex post facto clause does not apply to civil cases, but does apply to criminal.Samuel ChaseOliver EllsworthArticle I, Section 10Calder v. Bull: The Ex Post Facto Clause
Ware v. Hylton1796Samuel ChaseOliver EllsworthArticle VI
Talbot v. Jansen1795Case in which the Supreme Court established that Americans may hold dual citizenship.John Rutledge
Chisholm v. Georgia1793William CushingJohn Jay Eleventh AmendmentChisholm v. Georgia: State Sovereign Immunity Prior to the 11th Amendment
Hayburn's Case1792Federal courts, acting in their official capacity, may not be assigned non-judicial duties. John JayArticle III
City of Los Angeles v. Patel2015Sonia SotomayorJohn RobertsCity of Lons Angeles v. Patel: Court Mandates Pre-Clearance Review
Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency2015John RobertsMichigan v. Environmental Protection Agency: Court Strikes Down EPA Emissions Rule
United States v. Carolene Products Company1938Harlan F. StoneCharles Evans HughesU.S. v. Carolene Products Company: The Importance of Footnotes
EEOC v. Abercrombie2015Antonin ScaliaJohn RobertsEEOC v. Abercrombie: Religious Rights in the Workplace
Miranda vs Arizona1966Earl WarrenEarl WarrenMiranda vs Arizona: The Bedrock of Criminal Law
Johnson v. M’Intosh1823John MarshallJohn MarshallJohnson v. M’Intosh: The Power to Grant Land
Corfield v. Coryell1823Samuel ChaseJustice Bushrod WashingtonPrivileges and Immunities Clause
Procedural Due Process
Corfield v. Coryell: The Privileges and Immunities Clause
Barron ex rel. Tiernan v. Mayor of Baltimore1833Justice John Marshall Chief Justice John MarshallBill of RightsBarron ex rel. Tiernan v. Mayor of Baltimore: The Limits of the Bill of Rights
Murray v. Schooner Charming Betsy1804 Chief Justice John MarshallCharming Betsy and the Law of Nations
Talbot v. Seeman1801 Chief Justice John MarshallTalbot v. Seeman: The Power to Declare War
Ayotte v Planned Parenthood of Northern New England2006Sandra Day O'ConnorJohn RobertsAyotte v Planned Parenthood: The Remedy For Unconstitutional Laws
In Omnicare v. Laborers Dist. Council2015John RobertsSecurities Act of 1933: In Omnicare v. Laborers Dist. Council
Stryker Corporation v. Zimmer Inc. and Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc.2015John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court Review For October, 2015
OBB Personenverkehr AG v. Sachs2015John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court Review For October, 2015
Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore2015John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court Review For October, 2015
Whole Woman's Health v. Cole2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Considers Four Cases
Green v. Brennan2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Considers Four Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Considers Four Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Considers Four Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Considers Four Cases
1961Tom ClarkEarl WarrenMapp v. Ohio
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Hears Oral Arguments in Six Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Hears Oral Arguments in Six Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Hears Oral Arguments in Six Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Hears Oral Arguments in Six Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Hears Oral Arguments in Six Cases
2015John RobertsWeek in Review: Court Hears Oral Arguments in Six Cases
2010Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsU.S. V. O’Brien: Symbolic Speech and the First Amendment
2008Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsKennedy v. Louisiana: Eighth Amendment Restrictions on the Death Penalty
2015John RobertsPerez v. Mortgage Bankers Association: APA Compliance
2011John RobertsBrown v. Entertainment Merchants Association: Video Games & The First Amendment
2015Sonia SotomayorJohn RobertsT-Mobile South LLC v. City of Roswell

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