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Unformatted text preview: Supreme Court Cases: Decisions That Defined America Dartmouth College v. Woodward In 1815 the legislature of New Hampshire attempted to alter Dartmouth's charter in order to reinstate the College's deposed president, effectively converting the school from a private to a public institution. The trustees of Dartmouth objected and sought to have the actions of the legislature declared unconstitutional. Dartmouth College v. Woodward Daniel Webster argued for Dartmouth Webster's speech was so eloquent and moving that it brought tears to Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Dartmouth won the case Dartmouth College v. Woodward Strengthened the "Contract Clause" of the U.S. Constitution Limiting the power of the States to interfere with private charters Roe v. Wade Decision made in 1973. According to the Roe v. Wade decision, most laws against abortion in the United States violated a constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment Roe v. Wade Norma L. McCorvey (Jan Roe), a rape victim, filed a lawsuit against Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade, challenging the state's ban on abortion Many appeals caused the case to reach the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Chief Justice Warren Burger resided over the case In a 7 to 2 decision, the court ruled in favor of Roe, claiming that abortion was a fundamental right granted in the U.S. Constitution Roe v. Wade Still to this day, Roe v. Wade remains one of the most controversial court decisions ever. Norma L. McCorvey (Jan Roe) switched her position, and is now strongly prolife. She endorsed Ron Paul for President. A recent Gallup Poll taken last year shows 47% support the court's decision, 47% oppose the court's decision, 3% are indifferent, and 3% do not know what the terms "prochoice" or "prolife" mean... ...
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