AP GOVERNMENT / CASE LAW ASSIGNMENT / MR. LIPMAN We are studying chapters 5 and 6 of the textbook which deals with the issue of Civil Liberties (Bill of Rights) and Civil Rights (14th Amendments). As we have learned, Civil Liberties concern the protections given to Americans from Government action while Civil Rights concern those powers given to Americans to use Government action to protect their rights. Using your textbook, as well the computer research site findlaw.com, each student will research one or two of the following Supreme Court cases and then provide a brief power point presentation to the class setting forth (1) a very brief review of the facts of the case, (2) the court’s decision, and (3) the constitutional principal which the case is known for. Your presentation should not exceed 5 slides and MUST focus on the issues presented and the principal of the case. 1. Gitlow v. New York (1925) free speech_______________________________________ 2. Near v. Minnesota (1931) free speech _________________________________________ 3. Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988) obscenity v. pornography_______________________ 4. Engel v. Vitale (1962) school prayer__________________________________________ 5. Barron v. Baltimore (1833) BoR to Fed only____________________________________ 6. Schenck v. United States (1919) clear & present_________________________________ 7. Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) speech/violence____________________________________ 8. Mapp v. Ohio (1961) 4th amendment___________________________________________ 9. Weeks v. United States(1914) 4th amendment___________________________________ 10. Furman v. Georgia (1972) death penalty______________________________________ 11. Griswold v. Connecticut(1965) privacy_______________________________________ 12. Plessy v. Ferguson(1896) separate but equal____________________________________ 13. Brown v. Board of Educ.(1954) public schools________________________________ 14. Muller v. Oregon(1908) protect women________________________________________ 15. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg(1971) busing_______________________________ 16. Reed v. Reed(1971) sexual discrimination__________________________________ 17. Lawrence v. Texas(2003) same sex_______________________________________ 18. University of Calif. v. Bakke(1978) affirmative action_________________________ 19. Bollinger cases (2) (2003) affirmative action___________________________________ 20. NY Times v. Sullivan (1971) free speech______________________________________ 21. Lemon v. Kurztman court review__________________________________________ 22. Roe v. Wade (1973) abortion_______________________________________________ 23. Tinker v. Des Moines student rights__________________________________________ 24. TLO V. NJ student rights___________________________________________________ 25. Reno v. ACLU internet___________________________________________________ 26. Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988) school newspapers______________________________ 27. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014) religon _____________________________________ Remember that almost all of these cases will involve some aspect of the Selective Incorporation doctrine and thus it is important that you be very familiar with this Constitutional principle.