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Landmark Cases

Landmark Cases

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C-SPAN's 12-part television series produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, exploring the issues, people, and places involved in some of the most significant Supreme Court cases in our nation's history.

Latest Episodes

Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Landmark Cases explores the case of a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected in favor of less qualified minority applicants. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action while rejecting the university’s quotas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 min2018 MAY 15
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

Landmark Cases explores the story of Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his death sentence. The Supreme Court ruled against him in Gregg v. Georgia, but established guidelines for states using the death penalty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min2018 MAY 8
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

Landmark Cases explores how The New York Times and Washington Post successfully challenged the Nixon Administration for the right to publish what came to be known as the "Pentagon Papers," a classified history of U.S. military activity in Vietnam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min2018 MAY 1
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Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

Landmark Cases tells the story of five Des Moines, Iowa, students who wore black arm bands to school to protest the war in Vietnam, violating local school policies. The Supreme Court ruled students do not lose their 1st Amendment rights at school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 min2018 APR 24
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

Landmark Cases presents Brandenburg v. Ohio, in which the Supreme Court overturned the hate speech conviction of Clarence Brandenburg, an Ohio Ku Klux Klan leader, on the grounds that the state law violated the 1st Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min2018 APR 17
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

Supreme Court Landmark Case Katz v. United States

Landmark Cases explores the case of Charles Katz, a bookie recorded by the FBI transmitting illegal bets from a telephone booth. The Supreme Court’s decision in Katz v. United States expanded Americans' right to privacy under the 4th Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 min2018 APR 10
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Katz v. United States

Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

Landmark Cases highlights Griswold v. Connecticut, in which Planned Parenthood challenged an 1879 state law banning the use of birth control. The Supreme Court ruled the law to be unconstitutional and established a still-evolving right to privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 min2018 APR 3
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. Wainwright

Landmark Cases tells the story of Clarence Earl Gideon, a petty thief who spent his time in jail studying the law. His case, Gideon v. Wainwright, established a right to counsel for all accused criminals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 min2018 MAR 27
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. Wainwright

Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

Landmark Cases explores Plessy v. Ferguson, which came about after Homer Plessy, an African American man, was arrested in New Orleans for taking a train seat reserved for whites. The Court’s decision established the "separate but equal" doctrine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35 min2018 MAR 20
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

Landmark Cases explores Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundromat owner challenged a discriminatory city ordnance. The Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment’s promise of equal protection extends to immigrants and citizens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 min2018 MAR 13
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

Latest Episodes

Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Landmark Cases explores the case of a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected in favor of less qualified minority applicants. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action while rejecting the university’s quotas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 min2018 MAY 15
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

Landmark Cases explores the story of Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his death sentence. The Supreme Court ruled against him in Gregg v. Georgia, but established guidelines for states using the death penalty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min2018 MAY 8
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

Landmark Cases explores how The New York Times and Washington Post successfully challenged the Nixon Administration for the right to publish what came to be known as the "Pentagon Papers," a classified history of U.S. military activity in Vietnam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min2018 MAY 1
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

Landmark Cases tells the story of five Des Moines, Iowa, students who wore black arm bands to school to protest the war in Vietnam, violating local school policies. The Supreme Court ruled students do not lose their 1st Amendment rights at school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 min2018 APR 24
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

Landmark Cases presents Brandenburg v. Ohio, in which the Supreme Court overturned the hate speech conviction of Clarence Brandenburg, an Ohio Ku Klux Klan leader, on the grounds that the state law violated the 1st Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min2018 APR 17
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

Supreme Court Landmark Case Katz v. United States

Landmark Cases explores the case of Charles Katz, a bookie recorded by the FBI transmitting illegal bets from a telephone booth. The Supreme Court’s decision in Katz v. United States expanded Americans' right to privacy under the 4th Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 min2018 APR 10
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Katz v. United States

Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

Landmark Cases highlights Griswold v. Connecticut, in which Planned Parenthood challenged an 1879 state law banning the use of birth control. The Supreme Court ruled the law to be unconstitutional and established a still-evolving right to privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 min2018 APR 3
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. Wainwright

Landmark Cases tells the story of Clarence Earl Gideon, a petty thief who spent his time in jail studying the law. His case, Gideon v. Wainwright, established a right to counsel for all accused criminals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 min2018 MAR 27
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. Wainwright

Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

Landmark Cases explores Plessy v. Ferguson, which came about after Homer Plessy, an African American man, was arrested in New Orleans for taking a train seat reserved for whites. The Court’s decision established the "separate but equal" doctrine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35 min2018 MAR 20
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

Landmark Cases explores Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundromat owner challenged a discriminatory city ordnance. The Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment’s promise of equal protection extends to immigrants and citizens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 min2018 MAR 13
Comments
Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins
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