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Landmark Court Cases

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This is the future site of Court Cases we may use in class.  Many of these cases can be further researched at  www.landmarkcases.org. These cases are linked to the site through the date (1803).  Cases referenced in the CA State Frameworks are indicated with an asterisk (*). 

 Marbury v. Madison (1803) *

 McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) *

 Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) *

 Brown v. Board of Education (1954) *

 Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

 Miranda v. Arizona (1966) *

 Loving v. Virginia (1967)

 Roe v. Wade (1973)

 United States v. Nixon (1974) *

 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) *

 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995) *

 United States v. Virginia (VMI) (1996) *

 Romer v. Evans (1996)


Cornell Law Institute has an excellent site which provides a search engine allowing students to search for the written opinions (and dissents) of Supreme Court cases.


California State Framework and Guidelines - Grade 12