One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases of the 20th Century, hosted by OK CSS (Norman, OK)

  Study a selection of essential Supreme Court cases from the 20th Century at this…

One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases of the 20th Century, hosted Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (OK City area, OK)

Study a selection of essential 20th Century Supreme Court cases through original documents, deeply exploring…

One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Denver area, CO)

Study a selection of essential Supreme Court cases through original documents, deeply exploring the historical,…

The Justices’ View on Brown v. Board of Education

Source: Harold H. Burton to Earl Warren, and Felix Frankfurter to Warren, May 17, 1954,…

Federalist Papers

Boumediene v. Bush

Source: United States Reports. Volume 553, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

Source: United States Reports. Volume 343, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Fireside Chat on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary

Source: Samuel I. Rosenman, ed., Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1937 Volume:…

United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Co.

Source: United States Reports. Volume 299, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Humphrey’s Executor v. US

Source: United States Reports. Volume 295, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Myers v. US

Source: United States Reports. Volume 272, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

The Judiciary

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

Radio Address on Judicial Reorganization

Source: Vital Speeches of the Day 3:11 (March 15, 1937), p. 386. Never in my…

United States v. Butler

Source: Online from “FDR and the Supreme Court,” The New Deal Network (Columbia University: Institute…

Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

Source: Online from “FDR and the Supreme Court,” The New Deal Network (Columbia University: Institute…

Korematsu v. US

Source: 323 U.S. 214 (1944). Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School. https://goo.gl/eMj7eS Mr. Justice Black1…

The Slaughterhouse Cases

Source: The Slaughterhouse Cases, 83 U.S. 36 (1872). Available online from Legal Information Institute, Cornell…

Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States, 379 U.S. 241 (1964). Available online from…

Buck v. Bell

Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927). Available online at Justia. https://goo.gl/mn3RFr Mr. JUSTICE HOLMES…

Documents and Debates in American History and Government: Vol. 2, 1865-2009

This collection of documents presents American history from 1865 to 2009 as a series of…

The Constitutional Convention

This collection of documents on the creation of the Constitution attempts to accomplish five objectives.…

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,…

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…

Quock Walker v. Nathaniel Jennison

…As to the doctrine of slavery and the right of Christians to hold Africans in…

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…

State of the Union Address (1937)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress of the United States: For the first…

State of the Union Address Part II (1912)

The report of the commission recommends provisions for the imposition of a graduated tax on…

State of the Union Address Part I (1911)

[On the Anti-Trust Statute] To the Senate and House of Representatives: This message is the…

State of the Union Address Part I (1908)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: FINANCES. The financial standing of the Nation at…

State of the Union Address Part I (1906)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: As a nation we still continue to enjoy…

State of the Union Address Part I (1894)

To the Congress of the United States: The assemblage within the nation’s legislative halls of…
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