Famous “Warren Court” Legal Decisions-Amber White

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  • Roth v. United States, 1957

    Roth v. United States, 1957
    This case ruled that obscene materials were “utterly without redeeming social importance.”
  • Mapp v. Ohio. 1961

    Mapp v. Ohio. 1961
    This case established the exclusionary rule, which states that evidence seized illegally cannot be used in a trial.
  • Baker v. Carr, 1962

    Baker v. Carr, 1962
    This case decided that each person's vote should carry the same weight, regardless of where in the state the person lived
  • Engel v. Vitale, 1962

    Engel v. Vitale, 1962
    The Court ruled that religious prayer in public schools was unconstitutional according to the First Amendment principle of separation of church and state.
  • Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963

    Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963
    This case stated that suspects in criminal cases who could not afford a lawyer had the right to free legal aid.
  • Reynolds v. Sims, 1964

    Reynolds v. Sims, 1964
    The Supreme Court held that state legislative districts not based on the “one man, one vote” formula violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Escobedo v. Illinois, 1964

    Escobedo v. Illinois, 1964
    The justices ruled that accused individuals had to be given access to an attorney while being questioned.
  • Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965

    Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965
    The Court struck down a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of birth control.
  • Miranda v. Arizona, 1966

    Miranda v. Arizona, 1966
    This case stated that a suspect must be warned of his or her rights before being questioned.