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Department
Political Science
Course
CAS PO 111
Professor
Graham Wilson
Semester
Fall

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PO 111: KEY CASES 1 While every Professor might have a different list, most of these caes would be on  everyone’s list. Many of these cases involve strict scrutiny. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 1954 Segregation is an unconstitutional denial of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed  by the 14  Amendment. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1977.   Did the use of affirmative action deprive Bakke, a 35 year old white male of equal  protection of the laws? Key decision. Affirmative Action OK but not fixed quotas. Most recent case: Fisher v. University of Texas. 2013 No doctrinal outcome but SCOTUS sent case back to lower courts saying they had not  applied  Strict Scrutiny of affirmative action strictly enough. Gideon v. Wainwright 1963. th SCOTUS tells states they must supply a lawyer to defendants who can’t afford one. (6   Amendment.) Miranda v. Arizona 1965 Police interrogation without suspect being adised on constitutional rights violates 5   Amendment. Mapp v. Ohio 1960 SCOTUS tells state courts that all evidence obtained illegally or in violation of  Constitution must be excluded from courts cases. Griswold v. Connecticut  1965 Taken together the 1 , 3 , 4  and 9  Amendments create a right to privacy violated by  Connecticut in its law criminalizing giving contraceptive advice to married couples (!!!) Roe v. Wade 1973. The right to privacy that SCOTUS had found in the Constitution gua
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