MCCULLOCH V. MARYLAND (1819) - Established supremacy of the U.S. Constitution and federal laws over state law, UNITED STATES V. LOPEZ (1995) - Congress can't use the Commerce Clause to make possession of a gun in school a federal crime., ENGEL V. VITALE (1962) - School sponsorship of religious activities violates the establishment clause., WISCONSIN V. YODER (1972) - Compelling Amish students to attend school past the eighth grade violates the free exercise clause., TINKER V. DES MOINES - Public school students have the right to wear black armbands in school to protest the Vietnam War, NEW YORK TIMES CO. V. UNITED STATES (1971) - This case bolstered the freedom of the press, establishing a “heavy presumption against prior restraint" even in cases involving national security., SCHENCK V. UNITED STATES (1919) - Speech creating a “clear and present danger” is not protected by the First Amendment., GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT (1963) - Guaranteed the right to an attorney for the poor or indigent in a state felony case, ROE V. WADE (1973) - Extended the right of privacy to a woman’s decision to have an abortion., MCDONALD V. CHICAGO (2010) - The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for self-defense is applicable to the states., BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION (1954) - Race-based school segregation violates the equal protection clause., CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (2010) - Political spending by corporations, associations, and labor unions is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment., BAKER V. CARR (1962) - "one man, one vote," and established that the Supreme Court could rule on redistricting cases, SHAW V. RENO (1993) - Race cannot be the only factor when drawing districts, MARBURY V. MADISON (1803) - Established judicial review,

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