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Landmark Cases of the US Supreme Court

Complete the descriptions of these landmark American legal cases.
The first 20 cases are taken from https://landmarkcases.org
The last 2 cases are added for relevance to previous cases
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Year
Case
Holding
1803
Marbury v. Madison
The Supreme Court can invalidate laws
1819
McCulloch v. Maryland
Congress can create a national bank
1824
Gibbons v. Ogden
The federal government has power over interstate commerce
1857
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Slaves are not citizens
1896
Plessy v. Ferguson
School segregation is constitutional
1919
Schenck v. United States
Free speech is not absolute in times of war
1944
Korematsu v. United States
Internment was constitutional
1954
Brown v. Board of Education
School segregation is unconstitutional
1961
Mapp v. Ohio
Illegally obtained evidence is inadmissible
1962
Engel v. Vitale
School prayer is unconstitutional
1963
Gideon v. Wainwright
The right to counsel is absolute
1966
Miranda v. Arizona
Suspects must be informed of their rights
1969
Tinker v. Des Moines
School protest without substantial disruption is protected
1973
Roe v. Wade
Prohibition of abortion is unconstitutional
1974
United States v. Nixon
Executive privilege is not absolute
1978
Regents of the U. of California v. Bakke
Race-based affirmative action cannot include quotas
1985
New Jersey v. T.L.O.
School searches are constitutional
1988
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
Free speech does not protect school newspapers
1989
Texas v. Johnson
Free speech protects desecration the Flag of the United States
2015
Obergefell v. Hodges
Prohibition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
2022
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Prohibition of abortion is constitutional
2023
Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard
Race-based affirmative action is unconstitutional
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