US Supreme Court Landmark Cases

This series examines eight influential court cases heard by the US Supreme Court. These decisions changed the way American society thought and behaved. Each book includes an in-depth look at the events and people that led up to the court case and explores the opposing sides of each case. Readers are then guided through the historical and societal contexts of each case and the long-term effects each case had on the nation.

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    A Woman's Right to an Abortion

    A Woman's Right to an Abortion

    Roe v. Wade

    D.J. Herda
    Abortion has long been a hot-button issue. In 1973, in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court finally decided that women should be allowed to have an abortion, with some limits. This book gives the background on the case and the path the case took to make it to the Supreme Court and presents both the majority and dissenting opinions related to the case...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766084247
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    Desegregating Schools

    Desegregating Schools

    Brown v. Board of Education

    John Albert Torres and Harvey Fireside
    When the father of Linda Brown, an African American, sued to let his child go to a “white school” closer to home, history was made. When the court decided that “separate was inherently unequal,” the world changed for many students across America...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766084223
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    Establishing the Rights of the Accused

    Establishing the Rights of the Accused

    Miranda v. Arizona

    Don Rauf and Gail Blasser Riley
    The Miranda v. Arizona decision was instrumental in making sure that people accused of a crime are aware of all their rights and have equal access to counsel, even if they can not afford it. The Miranda rights, which are read to apprehended suspects, are one of the things people point to when they talk about American rights and freedoms...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766084285
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    Fighting Censorship

    Fighting Censorship

    New York Times v. United States

    D.J. Herda
    Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American liberty, but it was not always taken for granted as it is now. During the Vietnam War, the government made some choices the American public did not necessarily agree with...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766084322
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    Marriage Equality

    Marriage Equality

    Obergefell v. Hodges

    Jason Porterfield
    This groundbreaking case, with much pressure from suing parties across the country and a great amount of controversy, granted the “dignity of marriage” to same-sex couples. Readers will find out all about the background of the case, how it made it to the Supreme Court, and why the court decided for same-sex marriage...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766084360
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    Separate but Equal

    Separate but Equal

    Plessy v. Ferguson

    Don Rauf and Harvey Fireside
    Following the Civil War, feelings were mixed about the freedoms that Lincoln had granted to African American citizens through his Emancipation Proclamation. A group in Louisiana decided to challenge a state law that required companies to have railway cars separated by race...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766084346
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