The Supreme Court
Rulings on American Government and Society, Second Edition
by Jack Fruchtman Jr.
978-1-930398-18-4   2014  $30.00  ($24.00 to bookstores)

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1   The Constitution, American Democracy, and the Supreme Court
The Development of the Constitution
The Place of the Judiciary
The Constitution, Constitutional Law, and the Supreme Court
Box 1.1 Appealing a Case to the Supreme Court
Opinions of the Court
Box 1.2 Locating Judicial Opinions
The Court and the Issues of the Day
Judicial Review, Judicial Restraint, Judicial Activism: Cases
  1.1 Marbury v. Madison (1803)
  1.2 Korematsu v. United States (1944) *
  1.3 Baker v. Carr (1962)
  1.4 Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
  1.5 Shelby County v. Holder (2013) *
  Rulings in Context: the Constitution, American Democracy, and the Supreme Court
2   Organizing Government and Sharing Powers
The Science of Federalism
Separation of Powers
Federalism and the Commerce Clause: Foundation Cases
  2.1 McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
  2.2 Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) *
Federalism and the Commerce Clause: New Deal and Civil Rights Cases
  2.3 National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. (1937) *
  2.4 United States v. Darby Lumber Co. (1941) *
  2.5 Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (1964) and Katzenbach v. McClung (1964) *
Federalism and the Commerce Clause: Contemporary Cases
  2.6 United States v. Lopez (1995) *
  2.7 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012) *
  Rulings in Context: Federalism
The Separation of Powers: Cases
  2.8 Ex Parte Milligan (1866) *
  2.9 Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) *
  Rulings in Context: The Separation of Powers
3   Expression and the Religion Clauses
The Religion Clauses
The Rights of Free Speech, Free Press, Free Assembly
Box 3.1 A Note on Incorporation
Free Expression: Cases
  3.1 Schenck v. United States (1919) *
  3.2 Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) *
  3.3 Texas v. Johnson (1989)
  3.4 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) *
Free Press: Cases
  3.5 New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) *
  3.6 New York Times Co. v. United States (1971) *
  Rulings in Context: Free Speech, Expression, and the Press
The Free Exercise of Religion: Case
  3.7 Employ. Division, Dept. of Human Resources, Oregon. v. Smith (1990)
  Rulings in Context: The Free Exercise of Religion
The Establishment Clause: Cases
  3.8 Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township (1947) *
  3.9 McCreary v. ACLU (2005)
  Rulings in Context: The Establishment Clause
4   Equal Protection of the Laws
The Meaning and Intention of the Fourteenth Amendment
Integration, Affirmative Action, and the Court
Box 4.1 Three Judicial Tests for Deciding Equal Protection and Fundamental Rights Cases
Segregation and Desegregation: Cases
  4.1 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  4.2 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)
  4.3 Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007) *
  Rulings in Context: Segregation and Desegregation
Affirmative Action and Race: Cases
  4.4 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) *
  4.5 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995)
  4.6 Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)
  Rulings in Context: Affirmative Action and Race
Sez Discrimination: Cases
  4.7 United States v. Virginia (1996)
  Rulings in Context: Non-Racial Classifications
5   Due Process of Law and Rights of the Accused
Procedural Due Process
Substantive Due Process
Due Process: Cases
  5.1 Lochner v. New York (1905) *
  5.2 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) *
  5.3 Miranda v. Arizona (1968) *
  5.4 Kyllo v. United States (2001)
Capital Punishment: Cases
  5.5 Atkins v. Virginia (2002) *
  5.6 Roper v. Simmons (2005)
The Right to Bear Arms: Cases
  5.7 McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010) *
  Box 5.1 The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001
  Rulings in Context: Due Process Clause and Rights of the Accused
6   Privacy
"Discovering" Privacy in the Constitution
Abortion: Cases
  6.1 Roe v. Wade (1973) *
  6.2 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)
  6.3 Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) *
  Rulings in Context: Abortion Rights
Right to Die: Case
  6.4 Gonzales v. Oregon (2006) *
  Rulings in Context: Right to Die
Gay and Lesbian Rights: Cases
  6.5 Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
  6.6 United States v. Windsor (2013) *
  Rulings in Context: Gay and Lesbian Rights
Appendix     The United States Constitution
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