POL S 202 Court Cases - (1803 when the Constitution-the...

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Court Cases United States v. Lopez – court rules Congress exceeded its authority under the commerce clause in passing the Gun Free School Zone Act of 1990 United States v. Morrison - court rules Congress exceeded its authority under the commerce clause in passing the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 Barron v. Baltimore (1833), Sup. Ct. ruled that B of R did not apply to the states Gitlow v. New York (1925), Sup. Ct. ruled that B of R does apply to states via the 14th Amendment Roe v. Wade (1973) court rules that privacy rights include abortion rights McCullough v. Maryland (1819) court rules that congress has implied power Marbury v Madison
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Unformatted text preview: (1803) when the Constitution--the nation's highest law--conflicts with an act of the legislature, that act is invalid. • Dred Scott Case (1857) slaves were NOT citizens, cited Article III of the constitution. • Lemon v. Kurtzman 1971 – direct state aid could not subsidize religious instruction • Engel v. Vitale 1962 – official prayer not allowed • Wallace v. Jaffree 1985 – moment of silence not allowed • Epperson v. Arkansas 1968 – evolution violated establ. • Edwards v. Aguillard 1987 – teaching both also unconst. • Oregon v. Smith 1990, peyote use in religion, Sup. Ct. allows Oregon to deny peyote use...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course POL S 202 taught by Professor Albertson during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.

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