Leslie's "Warren Court" Timeline

  • Roth v. United States, 1957

    Roth v. United States, 1957
    A landmark case before the United States Supreme Court which redefined the Constitutional test for determining what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment.
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    Famous "Warren Court" Legal Decisions

  • Mapp v. Ohio, 1961

    Mapp v. Ohio, 1961
    A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that evidence obtained by illegal search and seizure could not be introduced in state or federal trials.
  • Baker v. Carr, 1962

    Baker v. Carr, 1962
    A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that federal courts could decide cases questioning whether state voting districts were properly delineated.
  • Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963

    Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963
    The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford their own attorneys.
  • Reynolds v. Sims, 1964

    Reynolds v. Sims, 1964
    the Supreme Court ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the legislative districts across states be equal in population. The case began in 1962, when the Supreme Court ruled that it had authority to review cases brought by individuals harmed by legislative apportionment.
  • Escobedo v. Illinois, 1964

    Escobedo v. Illinois, 1964
    The United States Supreme Court case holding that criminal suspects have a right to counsel during police interrogations under the Sixth Amendment.
  • Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965

    Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965
    The Supreme Court ruled that a state's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control.
  • Engel v. Vitale, 1965

    Engel v. Vitale, 1965
    A landmark United States Supreme Court case that determined that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and require its recitation in public schools.
  • Miranda v. Arizona, 1966

    Miranda v. Arizona, 1966
    The Court held that both inculpatory and exculpatory statements made in response to interrogation by a defendant in police custody will be admissible at trial only. It was a landmark 5 to 4 decision of the United States Supreme Court.