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Alphabetical Listing of Decisions
(Landmark decisions)

Abingdon School District v. Schempp  [374 U.S. 203 (1963)]
Warren Court; Topics:  School Prayer, 1st Amendment, Religion
Adair v. United States  [208 U.S. 161 (1908)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Property Rights, Labor, Freedom of Contract
Adkins v. Children's Hospital  [261 U.S. 525 (1923)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Freedom of Contract, Property Rights, 5th Amendment
Allegheny County v. ACLU  [492 U.S. 573 (1989)]
Rehnquist Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Allgeyer v. Louisiana  [165 U.S. 578 (1897)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Freedom of Contract, Economic Freedom, Due Process
Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority  [297 U.S. 288 (1936)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Judicial Review, Commerce
Baker v. Carr  [369 U.S. 186 (1962)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Representation, Voting Rights, Judicial Review
Barron v. City of Baltimore  [32 U.S. 243 (1833)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  States Rights, 5th Amendment, National Unity
Barrows v. Jackson  [346 U.S. 249 (1953)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Bass v. Tingy  [4 U.S. 37 (1800)]
Ellsworth Court; Topics:  Emergency Powers
Batson v. Kentucky  [476 U.S. 79 (1986)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Due Process
Bernel v. Fainter  [104 S.Ct. 2312 (1984) (1984)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Betts v. Brady  [316 U.S. 455 (1942)]
Stone Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused, 6th Amendment, Due Process
Board of Education v. Pico  [457 U.S. 853 (1982)]
Burger Court; Topics:  1st Amendment
Bowers v. Hardwick  [478 U.S. 186 (1986)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Gay Rights, Privacy, Morality
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale  [530 U.S. 640 (2000)]
Rehnquist Court; Topics:  Gay Rights, Free Association, 1st Amendment
Brandenburg v. Ohio  [395 U.S. 444 (1969)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Branzburg v. Hayes  [408 U.S. 665 (1972)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Press Freedom, 1st Amendment, Rights of Accused
Brown v. Board of Education  [349 U.S. 294 (1955)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment, Education
Brown v. Mississippi  [297 U.S. 278 (1936)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Due Process, Rights of Accused, 14th Amendment
Buck v. Bell  [274 U.S. 200 (1927)]
Taft Court; Topics:  
Buckley v. Valeo  [424 U.S. 1 (1976)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Campaign Finance, Free Speech
Calder v. Bull  [3 U.S. 386 (1798)]
Ellsworth Court; Topics:  Governance
Cantwell v. Connecticut  [310 U.S. 296 (1940)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Carter v. Carter Coal Co.  [298 U.S. 238 (1936)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Commerce, States' Rights
Champion v. Ames  [188 U.S. 321 (1903)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Commerce, States' Rights
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire  [315 U.S. 568 (1942)]
Stone Court; Topics:  Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge  [36 U.S. 420 (1837)]
Taney Court; Topics:  States' Rights
Cheatham v. United States.  [1875 (1875)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Taxation
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Co. v. Minnesota  [134 U.S. 418 (1890)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Property Rights, Due Process, 14th Amendment
Civil Rights Cases  [109 U.S. 3 (1883)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Cohen v. California  [403 U.S. 15 (1971)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Free Speech, Obscenity, 1st Amendment
Commonwealth v. Hunt  [45 Mass 111 (1842)]
Taney Court; Topics:  Labor, Commerce
Connelly v. General Construction Co.  [269 U.S. 385 (1926)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Due Process
Cooley v. Board of Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia  [53 U.S. 299 (1852)]
Taney Court; Topics:  States' Rights
Craig v. Boren  [429 U.S. 190 (1976)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Dartmouth College v. Woodward  [17 U.S. 518 (1819)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  Freedom of Contract, Property Rights
Dennis v. United States  [341 U.S. 494 (1951)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Free Association, 1st Amendment
Dr. Bonham's Case (British Courts)  [1610 (1610)]
Court; Topics:  
Duplex Printing Co. v. Deering  [254 U.S. 443 (1921)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Commerce
Engel v. Vitale  [370 U.S. 421 (1962)]
Warren Court; Topics:  School Prayer, 1st Amendment, Religion
Estate of Thornton v. Caldor, Inc.  [105 S.Ct. 2914 (1985) (1985)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Estes v. Texas  [381 U.S. 532 (1965)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused, Due Process
Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Twp.  [330 U.S. 1 (1947)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment, Education
Fletcher v. Peck  [10 U.S. 87 (1810)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  Judicial Review
Furman v. Georgia  [408 U.S. 238 (1972)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment, Death Penalty
Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority  [469 U.S. 528 (1985)]
Burger Court; Topics:  States' Rights
Gibbons v. Ogden  [22 U.S. 1 (1824)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  Commerce
Gideon v. Wainwright  [372 U.S. 335 (1963)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused, 6th Amendment
Goesaert v. Cleary  [335 U.S. 464 (1948)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Gray v. Sanders  [372 U.S. 368 (1963)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Voting Rights, Representation
Gregg v. Georgia  [428 U.S. 153 (1976)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment
Griggs v. Duke Power  [401 U.S. 424 (1971)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Griswold v. Connecticut  [381 U.S. 479 (1965)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Privacy, Morality, 14th Amendment
Grovey v. Townsend  [295 U.S. 45 (1935)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Voting Rights, Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
H.L. v. Matheson  [450 U.S. 398 (1981)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Abortion, 14th Amendment
Hammer v. Dagenhart  [247 U.S. 251 (1918)]
White Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 14th Amendment
Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections  [383 U.S. 663 (1966)]
Warren Court; Topics:  24th Amendment
Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff  [467 U.S. 229 (1984)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 5th Amendment
Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States  [379 U.S. 241 (1964)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, Commerce
Hepburn v. Griswold  [75 U.S. 603 (1870)]
Chase Court; Topics:  Freedom of Contract, Property Rights
Hodel v. Virginia Surface Mining Association  [1981 (1981)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Commerce, The Environment
Holden v. Hardy  [169 U.S. 366 (1898)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 14th Amendment
Hoyt v. Florida  [368 U.S. 57 (1961)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Hurtado v. California  [110 U.S. 516 (1884)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Incorporation, 14th Amendment
Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell  [485 U.S. 46 (1988)]
Rehnquist Court; Topics:  Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Hylton v. United States  [3 U.S. 171 (1796)]
Ellsworth Court; Topics:  Taxation
Illinois ex rel McCollum v. Board of Education  [333 U.S. 203 (1948)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment, Education
Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha  [462 U.S. 919 (1983)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Governance
In re. Kemmler  [136 U.S. 436 (1890)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  8th Amendment
Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.  [392 U.S. 409 (1968)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 13th Amendment
Katzenbach v. Morgan  [384 U.S. 641 (1966)]
Warren Court; Topics:  States' Rights, 14th Amendment
Kelo v. City of New London  [04-108 (2005)]
Rehnquist Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 5th Amendment
Knapp v. Schweizer  [1958 (1958)]
Warren Court; Topics:  States' Rights, 10th Amendment
Knox v. Lee, Parker v. Davis  [79 U.S. 457 (1871)]
Chase Court; Topics:  Property Rights
Korematsu v. United States  [323 U.S. 214 (1944)]
Stone Court; Topics:  Civil Rights
Lemon v. Kurzman  [403 U.S. 602 (1971)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Lochner v. New York  [198 U.S. 45 (1905)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 14th Amendment
Loewe v. Lawler  [208 U.S. 274 (1908)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Commerce
Louisiana ex rel. Francis v. Resweber  [329 U.S. 459 (1947)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment
Lynch v. Donnelly  [465 U.S. 668 (1984)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Mapp v. Ohio  [367 U.S. 643 (1961)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused, Search & Seizure, 4th Amendment
Marbury v. Madison  [5 U.S. 137 (1803)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  Judicial Review
Marsh v. Chambers  [463 U.S. 783 (1983)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
McCardle, Ex Parte  [74 U.S. 506 (1869)]
Chase Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused
McCulloch v. Maryland  [17 U.S. 316 (1819)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  Commerce, Judicial Review
Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson  [477 U.S. 57 (1986)]
Burger Court; Topics:  
Meyer v. Nebraska  [262 U.S. 390 (1923)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Education, 14th Amendment
Miller v. California  [413 U.S. 15 (1973)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Obscenity, Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Milligan, Ex Parte  [71 U.S. 2 (1866)]
Chase Court; Topics:  Emergency Powers, Rights of Accused, civil
Minor v. Happersett  [88 U.S. 162 (1875)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Voting Rights
Miranda v. Arizona  [384 U.S. 436 (1966)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused, 5th Amendment
Missouri v. Holland  [252 U.S. 416 (1920)]
White Court; Topics:  Commerce
Mueller v. Allen  [463 U.S. 388 (1983)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Muller v. Oregon  [208 U.S. 412 (1908)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 14th Amendment, Commerce
Munn v. Illinois  [94 U.S. 113 (1877)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Economic Freedom, Property Rights, 14th Amendment
Murray's Lessee v. Hoboken Land and Improvement Co.  [59 U.S. 272 (1856)]
Taney Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 5th Amendment
NAACP v. Patterson  [357 U.S. 449 (1958)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Free Association, 1st Amendment
National League of Cities v. Usery  [426 U.S. 833 (1976)]
Burger Court; Topics:  States' Rights, Commerce
Near v. Minnesota  [283 U.S. 697 (1931)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Prior Restraint, Free Press, 1st Amendment
New Jersey v. TLO  [105 S.Ct. 733 (1985)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Search & Seizure, 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan  [376 U.S. 254 (1964)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Prior Restraint, Free Press, 1st Amendment
New York Times Co. v. United States  [403 U.S. 713 (1971)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Prior Restraint, Free Press, 1st Amendment
NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.  [301 U.S. 1 (1937)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Commerce
Olmstead v. United States  [277 U.S. 438 (1928)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Search & Seizure, 4th Amendment
Osborn v. Bank of the United States  [22 U.S. 738 (1824)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  The Judiciary, States' Rights
Palko v. Connecticut  [302 U.S. 319 (1937)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Incorporation, 14th Amendment, 5th Amendment
Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon  [260 U.S. 393 (1922)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Property Rights, 5th Amendment
Pierce v. Society of Sisters  [268 U.S. 510 (1925)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Education, Religion, 1st Amendment
Planned Parenhood of Central Missouri v. Danforth  [428 U.S. 52 (1976)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Abortion, Privacy, 14th Amendment
Plessy v. Ferguson  [163 U.S. 537 (1896)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Pollock v. Farmers' Loan and Trust Co.  [158 U.S. 601 (1895)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Taxation
Pollock v. Williams  [322 U.S. 4 (1944)]
Stone Court; Topics:  13th Amendment
Powell v. Alabama  [287 U.S. 45 (1932)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Presser v. Illinois  [116 U.S. 252 (1886)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Gun Rights, 2nd Amendment, 14th Amendment
Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove  [1981 (1981)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Gun Rights, 2nd Amendment
Reynolds v. Sims  [377 U.S. 533 (1964)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Representation, Voting Rights, 14th Amendment
Reynolds v. United States  [98 U.S. 145 (1879)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Roe v. Wade  [410 U.S. 113 (1973)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Abortion, Privacy, Morality
Roth v. United States  [354 U.S. 476 (1957)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Obscenity, Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Rummel v. Estelle  [445 U.S. 263 (1980)]
Burger Court; Topics:  8th Amendment
Santa Clara Co. v. Southern Pacific Railroad Co.  [118 U.S. 394 (1886)]
Waite Court; Topics:  14th Amendment, Property Rights
Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States  [295 U.S. 495 (1935)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Emergency Powers, Commerce
Schenck v. United States  [249 U.S. 47 (1919)]
White Court; Topics:  Free Speech, 1st Amendment, Emergency Powers
Scott v. Sandford  [60 U.S. 393 (1857)]
Taney Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, Judicial Review
Selective Draft Law Cases  [245 U.S. 366 (1918)]
White Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
Shelly v. Kraemer  [334 U.S. 1 (1948)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
Skinner v. Oklahoma  [316 U.S. 535 (1942)]
Stone Court; Topics:  14th Amendment
Slaughterhouse Cases  [83 U.S. 36 (1873)]
Chase Court; Topics:  14th Amendment, States' Rights, Property Rights
Smith v. Allwright  [321 U.S. 649 (1944)]
Stone Court; Topics:  Voting Rights, Civil Rights, 15th Amendment
Solem v. Helm  [463 U.S. 277 (1983)]
Burger Court; Topics:  8th Amendment
South Carolina v. Katzenbach  [383 U.S. 301 (1966)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Voting Rights, 15th Amendment, 14th Amendment
Southern Railway Co. v. United States  [222 U.S. 20 (1911)]
White Court; Topics:  14th Amendment, Property Rights
Springer v. United States  [102 U.S. 586 (1881)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Taxation
Standard Oil v. United States  [221 U.S. 1 (1911)]
White Court; Topics:  Commerce
Street v. New York  [394 U.S. 576 (1969)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Texas v. Johnson  [ (1989)]
Rehnquist Court; Topics:  1st Amendment
Tinker v. Des Moines  [393 U.S. 503 (1969)]
Warren Court; Topics:  1st Amendment, Free Speech, 14th Amendment
Truax v. Corrigan  [257 U.S. 312 (1921)]
Taft Court; Topics:  Labor, Property Rights
TWA v. Hardison  [432 U.S. 63 (1977)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion
United States v. American Tobacco Co.  [221 U.S. 126 (1911)]
White Court; Topics:  Commerce
United States v. Brown  [381 U.S. 437 (1966)]
Warren Court; Topics:  
United States v. Butler  [297 U.S. 1 (1936)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Taxation
United States v. Carolene Products  [304 U.S. 145 (1938)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Judicial Review
United States v. Cruikshank  [92 U.S. 542 (1876)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Voting Rights, Civil Rights, 14th Amendment
United States v. E.C. Knight Co.  [156 U.S. 1 (1895)]
Fuller Court; Topics:  Commerce
United States v. Lee  [455 U.S. 252 (1982)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, Taxation
United States v. Miller  [307 U.S. 174 (1939)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  Gun Rights, 2nd Amendment
United States v. Nixon  [418 U.S. 683 (1974)]
Burger Court; Topics:  
United States v. Peters  [9 U.S. 115 (1809)]
Marshall Court; Topics:  The Judiciary, States' Rights
United States v. Seeger  [380 U.S. 164 (1965)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment
United States v. Sprague  [ (1936)]
Hughes Court; Topics:  States' Rights
United Steel Workers of America v. Weber  [443 U.S. 193 (1979)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Affirmative Action, Civil Rights
University of California v. Bakke  [438 U.S. 265 (1978)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Equality
Wallace v. Jaffree  [472 U.S. 38 (1985)]
Burger Court; Topics:  School Prayer, 1st Amendment, Religion
Walz v. Tax Commission  [397 U.S. 664 (1970)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, Taxation
Washington State v. Glucksberg  [521 U.S. 702 (1997)]
Rehnquist Court; Topics:  Right to Die
Watkins v. United States  [354 U.S. 178 (1957)]
Warren Court; Topics:  
Weeks v. United States  [232 U.S. 383 (1914)]
White Court; Topics:  Rights of Accused, 4th Amendment
Wesberry v. Sanders  [376 U.S. 1 (1964)]
Warren Court; Topics:  Representation
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette  [319 U.S. 624 (1943)]
Stone Court; Topics:  Religion, 1st Amendment, National Unity
Wickard v. Filburn  [317 U.S. 111 (1942)]
Stone Court; Topics:  Economic Freedom, Commerce
Widmar v. Vincent  [454 U.S. 263 (1981)]
Burger Court; Topics:  School Prayer, 1st Amendment, Religion
Wilkerson v. Utah  [99 U.S. 134 (1879)]
Waite Court; Topics:  Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment
Wisconsin v. Yoder  [406 U.S. 205 (1972)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Religion, Education
Wolf v. Colorado  [338 U.S. 25 (1949)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Search & Seizure, 4th Amendment, Incorporation
Woodson v. North Carolina  [428 U.S. 280 (1976)]
Burger Court; Topics:  Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer  [343 U.S. 579 (1952)]
Vinson Court; Topics:  Emergency Powers, Property Rights
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