Marbury V. Madison
Arguably most important case in Supreme Court history
Written in 1803 by Chief Justice John Marshall
First U.S. Supreme Court case to apply the principle of "judicial review" the power of
federal courts to void acts of Congress in confl
Griswold V. Connecticut (1965)
The Supreme Court ruled that a states ban on the use of contraceptives violated the
right to martial privacy.
The Connecticut law criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control.
The 1879 State law provided that "any
Breyer V Scalia
Breyer urges judges to interpret the constitution in light of the purpose of the text and how well
the consequences of specific rulings will fit those purposes.It differs from Scalia in which
he emphasizes the adherence to the original mea