NY Times: Major Supreme Court Cases 2015
Directions: Students should choose one of the cases listed below.
For your case write the following information:
Name of the decision and what are the two sides of the case, whose rights were violated? (Sometimes an individual vs. a company; or a group vs. a state law)
Basic overview / background of the case- what is the major issue to be decided? (Students should click on the link with the case name to get
additional information on the case)
What was the decision/ruling of the Supreme Court? Who side did they support? What was the effect on society?
Describe the Judicial Philosophy of your court decision, either judicial activism or restraint. Explain
From the NY Times Website, 2015 Cases
Which judges made up the majority opinion of the decisions?
Religious Freedom in Prison
Health Care Subsidies
Previous important Supreme Court Decision
Social Media and Free Speech
Religious Signs and Free Speech
The Confederate Flag and Free Speech
Miranda vs. Arizona
Plessy vs. Ferguson
Brown vs. Board of Education
Roe vs. Wade