supreme court cases and justices
By Nile Hundley
Roe v Wade 1973
Issue- a woman lied about why she was having an abortion
The rights involved- 14th amendment and the 9th amendment
Impact- this was a liberal decision that allowed her to have an abortion based on the fact that under the constitution that it is a right to be able to have an abortion and the right of privacy
Historical significance- it made American able to have an abortion legal until viability, able to live outside the womb.
United States v Windsor 2013
The rights involved- Defense of Marriage act, 15th amendment
Impact- it made so that same sex marriages had to be recognized and treated the same way as a heterosexual relationship.
Historical significance- it raised the huge debate whether abortion should be legal to this very day.
Mitchell v. Helms 2000
Issue- a private school was tried for using public funding to buy education equipment for religous purposes.
The rights involved- The Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981
Impact- it made it so that private schools can use public funding for instructional equipment even for religious purposes
Historical significance- it allowed private schools around the country to use public funds to pay for instructional purposes
Hollingsworth v Perry 2013
Issue- a trial on whether same sex marriage is legal in california
The rights involved- 14 amendment, due process and equal protection
Impact- gave people the right to have same sex marriage in California
Historical significance- California sex marriage resumed