Judicial Review & Marbury v. Madison

On February 24, 1803, the Supreme Court established the rule of judicial review of Congressional legislation in Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 37 (1803).  Chief Justice John Marshall penned the opinion, holding that the federal courts had the power to review acts passed...
Prayer in Schools

Prayer in Schools

The First Amendment, through the Fourteenth Amendment, prohibits states from enacting laws “respecting the establishment of religion.”  The state of New York required that each day students in public schools say the pledge of allegiance and say a prayer....

50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

June 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal opinion in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).  In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court answered the question of whether statements made by a suspect during custodial...

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)

On June 13, 1966, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court answered the question of whether statements made by a suspect during custodial interrogations are admissible against him in a criminal trial.  The opinion also answered...

First Monday in October

The United States Supreme Court begins its 2012 term today, with oral arguments scheduled in Koibel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., No. 10-1491, and Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, No. 11-626.  You can find the docket, the oral argument calendar and transcripts of oral...

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