Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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== '''United States Supreme Court''' ==
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==About the US Supreme Court==
  
 
[[Image:Us supreme court seal.png|thumb|U.S. Supreme Court Seal]]
 
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'''<big>Common Landmark Supreme Court Topics with Specific Cases and Citation Numbers</big>'''
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==Common Landmark Supreme Court Topics with Specific Cases and Citation Numbers==
  
 
Here are some specific landmark Supreme Court topics and cases along with the case citation number for the Supreme Court’s written opinion.  This is a great starting point to help research the case and surrounding issues.   
 
Here are some specific landmark Supreme Court topics and cases along with the case citation number for the Supreme Court’s written opinion.  This is a great starting point to help research the case and surrounding issues.   
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*'''Affirmative action -''' ''Grutter v. Bollinger'', 539 U.S. 306  
 
*'''Affirmative action -''' ''Grutter v. Bollinger'', 539 U.S. 306  
  
==LexisNexis Academic==
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==Landmark Cases in LexisNexis Academic==
LexisNexis Academic now has a specialized form in the Legal section dedicated to Landmark Supreme Court Cases. In LexisNexis Academic, click "US Legal", then "Landmark Cases" to go to the Landmark Cases Search form. There, you will see a long list of cases which include links to documents in LN Academic. The cases cover the following topics:
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LexisNexis Academic now has a specialized area dedicated to Landmark Supreme Court Cases. In LexisNexis Academic, click on the Search By Content Type menu, and then Federal & State Cases. There, you will see a collapsible area that houses various Landmark Supreme Court Cases by Topic, such as:  
 
*Abortion & Birth Control
 
*Abortion & Birth Control
 
*Capital Punishment
 
*Capital Punishment
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*Terrorism
 
*Terrorism
 
*Unreasonable Search and Seizure
 
*Unreasonable Search and Seizure
 
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==YouTube Tutorial==
'''<big>Instructions for Copying and Pasting Citations into LexisNexis Academic</big>'''
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Click the “US Legal” tab and go to “Federal & State Cases.” 
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Copy and paste the Supreme Court citation number (for example, the citation number for ''Roe v. Wade'' is 410 U.S. 113) into the box. Select "Citation Number" from the drop-down box, and click on the Search button. 
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The Supreme Court’s written opinion will then appear. 
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==Related Article==
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Find related articles in the LexisNexis Congressional and UPA wikis:
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*[http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/congressional/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/congressional/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases]
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*[http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/upa/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/upa/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases]
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Latest revision as of 17:29, 22 December 2013

Contents

[edit] About the US Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Seal

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the U.S. for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or laws of the U.S. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court ensures the American people equal justice under law, and also functions as interpreter of the Constitution. The role of the Supreme Court derives from its authority to invalidate legislation or executive actions which, in the Court’s judgment, conflict with the Constitution. This power of “judicial review” gives the court the responsibility in assuring individual rights, as well as in maintaining a “Living Constitution” whose provisions are continually applied to new situations.

The Supreme Court must exercise discretion in deciding which cases to hear, since more than 10,000 civil and criminal cases are filed in the Supreme Court each year from various State and Federal courts. Ultimately, plenary review, with oral arguments by attorneys, is granted in about 100 cases per term. Formal written opinions are delivered in 80 to 90 cases. The Supreme Court also has “original jurisdiction” in a very small number of cases arising out of disputes between States or between States and the Federal Government. When the Supreme Court rules on a constitutional issue, that judgment is virtually final; its decisions are only rarely altered by constitutional amendment or by a new ruling of the Court.

A landmark decision is the outcome of a legal case that establishes a precedent that either substantially changes the interpretation of the law or that establishes new case law on a particular issue. Certain cases within this category are widely known in legal studies and may be reviewed by the general public, students, and academics.


[edit] Common Landmark Supreme Court Topics with Specific Cases and Citation Numbers

Here are some specific landmark Supreme Court topics and cases along with the case citation number for the Supreme Court’s written opinion. This is a great starting point to help research the case and surrounding issues.

  • Abortion - Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113
  • Right to die - Cruzan v. Dir., Mo. Dep’t of Health, 497 U.S. 261
  • Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure - Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643
  • Right to an attorney - Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436
  • Capital punishment - Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238
  • Freedom of speech and of the press - Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397
  • Freedom of religion - Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520
  • Affirmative action - Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306

[edit] Landmark Cases in LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic now has a specialized area dedicated to Landmark Supreme Court Cases. In LexisNexis Academic, click on the Search By Content Type menu, and then Federal & State Cases. There, you will see a collapsible area that houses various Landmark Supreme Court Cases by Topic, such as:

  • Abortion & Birth Control
  • Capital Punishment
  • Civil Commitment
  • Civil Rights, Affirmative Action
  • Civil Rights, Homosexuality
  • Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination
  • Civil Rights, School Desegregation
  • Civil Rights, Sex Discrimination
  • Elections
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech and of The Press
  • International Law
  • Mental Competency
  • Right to Attourney
  • Right to Bear Arms
  • Right to Die
  • Separation of Power
  • Terrorism
  • Unreasonable Search and Seizure

[edit] YouTube Tutorial