We The People Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution
"If then the courts are to regard the constitution; and the constitution is superior to any ordinary act of the legislature; the constitution, and not such ordinary act, must govern the case to which they both apply." Chief Justice John Marshall

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard and ruled on many issues in 2006 & 2007. They are reviewing many cases in 2008.
Examples: Hamdan v Rumsfeld, Brigham City v Stuart, Georgia v Randolph, League Of United Latin American Citizens v Perry , Military Recruitment Access Law Appeal, Puerto Rico Electors Appeal, Paul House Appeal, Gonzales v Oregon, Jones v. Flowers, Morse v Frederick, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1

Select a case the Court ruled on in 2006, 2007 or 2008.

Briefly describe the case.


What was the verdict?


What was the vote in the decision?



Name the part of the Constitution that was involved in the case.


Do you agree or disagree with the Court's ruling? Support your opinion.




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