NY Times: Major Supreme Court Cases 2015

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NY Times: Major Supreme Court Cases 2015

Directions: Students should choose one of the cases listed below.

For your case write the following information:

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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)

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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)

3.

What was the decision/ruling of the Supreme Court? Who side did they support? What was the effect on society?

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Describe the Judicial Philosophy of your court decision, either judicial activism or restraint. Explain

From the NY Times Website, 2015 Cases

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Which judges made up the majority opinion of the decisions?

Religious Freedom in Prison

Health Care Subsidies

Same-Sex Marriage

Previous important Supreme Court Decision

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Lethal Injection

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

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