Griswold v. Connecticut

Opinion DOUGLAS, J., Opinion of the Court MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the…

Dickerson v. United States

In the wake of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436, in which the Court…

Betts v. Brady

The petitioner was indicted for robbery in the Circuit Court of Carroll County, Maryland. Due…

New Jersey v. T. L. O.

A teacher at a New Jersey high school, upon discovering respondent, then a 14-year-old freshman,…

University of California Regents v. Bakke

The Medical School of the University of California at Davis (hereinafter Davis) had two admissions…

Tinker v. Des Moines School District

Petitioners, three public school pupils in Des Moines, Iowa, were suspended from school for wearing…

Miranda v. Arizona

[ Footnote * ] Together with No. 760, Vignera v. New York, on certiorari to…

Gideon v. Wainwright

Charged in a Florida State Court with a noncapital felony, petitioner appeared without funds and…

Roe v. Wade

A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas…

Worcester v. Georgia

MARSHALL, C.J., Opinion of the Court Mr Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the…

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka I and II

[This is an abridged version of the document.]   Brown v. Board of Education of…

Fireside Chat on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat,” March 9, 1937. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

Excerpt from Yates v. United States

… II. Instructions to the Jury. Petitioners contend that the instructions to the jury were…

Dissenting Opinion in Gitlow v. New York

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES, dissenting. MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS and I are of opinion that this judgment…

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas II

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court. These cases were decided on…

The Constitution has Same Meaning it had When Written

It’s a pizzazzy topic: Constitutional Interpretation. It is however an important one. I was vividly…

Brandenburg v. Ohio

Appellant, a Ku Klux Klan leader, was convicted under the Ohio Criminal Syndicalism statute for…

Ex Parte Milligan

Source: Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, December Term,…

Plessy v. Ferguson (Full Text)

This was a petition for writs of prohibition and certiorari originally filed in the supreme…

United States v. Cruikshank

Source: United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1876). Available online from Legal Information Institute,…

Engel v. Vitale

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court. The respondent Board of Education of…

Zorach v. Clauson

Under 3210 of the New York Education Law and the regulations thereunder, New York City…

Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing Et Al.

A New Jersey statute authorizes its local school districts to make rules and contracts for…

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

Segregation of white and Negro children in the public schools of a State solely on…

Bowers v. Hardwick

BOWERS, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF GEORGIA v. HARDWICK ET AL. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT…

Plessy v. Ferguson

[This is an abridged version of the document.] The statute of Louisiana, acts of 1890,…

Dred Scott v. Sandford

Mr. Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court. … The question is simply…

Adarand v. Pena Concurrence

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No. 93-1841 ADARAND CONSTRUCTORS, INC., PETITIONER v. FEDERICO PENA,…

Buckley v. Valeo

II. REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS Unlike the limitations on contributions and expenditures imposed by 18…

United States v. Nixon

Mr. Chief Justice Burger delivered the opinion of the Court. This litigation presents for review…

Fullilove v. Klutznick

Federal law required that a percentage of local public works using federal funds must be…

Marbury v. Madison

At the December Term, 1801, William Marbury, Dennis Ramsay, Robert Townsend Hooe, and William Harper,…

McCulloch v. Maryland

Congress has power to incorporate a bank. The Act of the 10th of April, 1816,…