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Political Science: U.S. & Illinois Law

Information and resources pertaining to the topic of political science and political philosophy.

LANDMARK DECISIONS of the Supreme Court

some selected decisions 

  • 1803: Marbury v. Madison
  • 1857: Dred Scott v. Sandford
  • 1896: Plessy v. Ferguson
  • 1919: Schenck v. U.S.
  • 1954: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  • 1957: Roth v. U.S.; Alberts v. California
  • 1961: Mapp v. Ohio
  • 1962: Engel v. Vitale
  • 1963: Gideon v. Wainwright
  • 1966: Miranda v. Arizona
  • 1973: Roe v. Wade; Roe v. Bolton
  • 1974: U.S. v. Nixon
  • 1976: Gregg v. Georgia; Proffitt v. Florida; Jurek v. Texas
  • 1986: Bowers v. Hardwick; 2003: Lawrence v. Texas; 2006: Romer v. Evans
  • 2000: Gore v. Bush
  • 2002: Atkins v. Virginia; 2005: Roper v. Simmons
  • 2006: Hamdon v. Rumsfeld; 2008: Boumediene v. Bush
  • 2008: District of Columbia v. Heller
  • 2010: Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission
  • 2012: National Federation of of Independent Business v. Sebelius
  • 2013: Shelby County v. Holder
  • 2013: United States v. Windsor
  • 2015: Obergefell v. Hodges

U.S. Law & Historic Documents