The Warren Court Timeline-Sydney Diulus

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    Warren Court

  • Roth vs. United States

    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.
  • Mapp vs. Ohio

    Dolree Mapp was convicted of possessing obscene materials after an admittedly illegal police search of her home for a fugitive. She appealed her conviction on the basis of freedom of expression.
  • Baker v. Carr

    The federal district court refused to enter the “political thicket” of redistricting, and the case was appealed. The Court directed a trial to be held in a Tennessee federal court. The case led to the 1964 Westberry decision, which created the “one man, one vote” equal representation concept.
  • Gideon v. Wainwright

    Charged in a Florida State Court with a noncapital felony, petitioner appeared without funds and without counsel and asked the Court to appoint counsel for him, but this was denied on the ground that the state law permitted appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases only.
  • Reynolds Vs. Sims

    Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964) was a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population. Voters from Alabama challenged apportianment of the Alabama Legislature.
  • Escobedo v. Illinois

    A person known to Chicago-area police confessed to a murder but had not been provided with a lawyer while under interrogation. The Court's decision in the case extended the “exclusionary rule” to illegal confessions in state court proceedings.
  • Griswold v. Connecticut

    Griswold v. Connecticut, was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives. By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy.
  • Engel v. Vitale

    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

    The Court heard a number of similar cases at the same time that it heard Miranda, but since this case was listed first we have come to know the Court's collective judgment by this name. The Miranda decision distilled the several “fundamental fairness” standards into one succinct statement of the due process rights of the accused.