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10 Important Court Cases That Every American Should Know About

World  (tags: Court, Constitution, Law, Cases, American, Students )

- 3080 days ago -
In order to better understand the court and the nation that birthed it, the article has collected ten important court cases that every American should know about. They include interpretation of the Constitution, basic rights.


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Anne F (17)
Monday October 11, 2010, 9:46 pm
add Korematsu, in which the court held the federal governrnment had the legal power to imprison resident aliens and citizens (interning Japanese Americans as well as Alaskan Natives). Later Congress provided funds for those imprisoned

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday October 12, 2010, 9:35 pm
The law can be JUST & UNJUST

Norm C (74)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:35 am
I would add:

Worcester vs. State of Georgia is the Supreme Court case brought by the Cherokee Nation against Georgia's removal law. The Cherokee won, but were forced out anyway when Pres. Andy Jackson refused to enforce the ruling.

Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific is the case that does not but is always cited as ruling that corporations are persons under the law and are entitled to Bill of Rights protections. The Court never actually decided that issue, but the clerk indicated in his head notes on the case that the Justices assumed that they are persons.

Nuke P (4)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:38 pm
Interesting, thanks for sharing!

Dianna Mcallister offlinetp (19)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:59 am
noted....very the history....dianna

Edith B (146)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:26 pm
Thanks, we all need to be reminded of these things.
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