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Lecture: GOV310—20 October 2006 Jacqueline Hunsicker and the questions are… What are some Supreme Court cases that are not so well-known or famous such as Brown v. Board of Education or Roe v. Wade, that have shaped our society and changed the way our government works? What are the most important Supreme Court cases? the most interesting or controversial? The evolution of the Supreme Court I. 1788-1865 -federal v. national conflict -Marbury v. Madison (1803) -McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) -Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) -effect of Civil War II. 1865- 1937 -business v. (national) government -government role in economics—(original) laissez faire economic doctrine -near-absence of regulation -Great Depression 1929 (question of how to recover economically) III. 1937- present? -individual rights (personal, civil) v. government (federal and state) -New Deal engrains government’s role in economy—new regulatory focus
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Unformatted text preview: -growing welfare state Some major themes:-race relations: segregation, voting, education reforms, affirmative action Cases: Smith v. Allwright (1944) , Sweat v. Painter (1950), Brown v. Board of Education (1954-5), Cooper v. Aaron (1958), Green v. New Kent County (1968), Bakke v. Regents of the University of California (1978), University of Michigan (2003)-free speech: as “expression”, Vietnam protests, obscenity law, political speech-rights of the accused (extended to state level) Cases: Mapp v. Ohio (1949), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), Malloy v. Hogan (1964), Miranda v. Arizona (1966)-political equality—1 person, 1 vote Cases: Baker v. Carr (1962), Reynolds v. Simms (1964)-gender: women’s rights, abortion Cases: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), Roe v. Wade (1973), Southeastern PA v. Casey (1992)...
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