Mendez v. Westminster - 1947 case which ruled the segregation of children of a single race was not permitted if not required by a specific state law in California, Plessy v. Ferguson - an 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Supreme Court ruled that separation of the races in public accomodations was legal; established the ''separate but equal'' doctrine, Delgado v. Bastrop - 1948 court case which ruled that separation of Mexican children from the same race in Texas without a specific state law was a violation, Edgewood v. Kirby - 1984 Supreme Court case that ordered the state of Texas to create a more equitable school finance system, Sweatt v. Painter - 1950 Supreme Court case that ruled the law school at the University of Texas failed to set up a ''separate but equal'' facility, White v. Regester - 1973 Supreme Court case ruling that legislators cannot set up multi-member districts, Roe v. Wade - 1973 Supreme Court case which ruled that a woman has the right to privacy and the right to end her pregnancy in the first 3 months if she chooses to do so, Hernandez v. Texas - 1954 Supreme Court case that ruled that Mexican Americans formed a separate class that was entitled to protection under the 14th Amendment, Brown v. Board of Education - 1954 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that ''separate but equal'' education for black and white students was unconstitutional, Scopes ''Monkey'' Trial - A sensational 1925 court case in which a biology teacher was tried for challenging a Tennessee law that outlawed the teaching of evolution, Wisconsin v. Yoder - 1972 Supreme Court case that ruled the Amish children could not be required to complete the mandatory education after 8th grade, Tinker v. Des Moines - 1969 Supreme Court case which ruled that symbolic speech in public schools was protected by the US Constitution (students wore black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War),

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