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Ch 19: Supreme Court Cases 1977

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Review the Supreme Court Cases of 1977 with this comprehensive study guide chapter. Our short lessons and self-assessments are designed to improve your understanding of these cases for exams, class projects, essays, homework assignments or any academic need.

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Supreme Court cases of 1977 for a standard U.S. government course. Cases covered include:

  • Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp.
  • Whalen v. Roe
  • Brewer v. Williams
  • Ingraham v. Wright
  • Wooley v. Maynard
  • Bounds v. Smith
  • Moore v. City of East Cleveland
  • United States v. Chadwick
  • Shaffer v. Heitner
  • Bates v. State Bar of Arizona
  • Coker v. Georgia
  • Pennsylvania v. Mimms

12 Lessons in Chapter 19: Supreme Court Cases 1977
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Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp. Case Brief

1. Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp. Case Brief

The Constitution protects citizens against all forms of discrimination. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court ruled on a law banning multi-family housing which was alleged to discriminate against minorities.

Whalen v. Roe (1977): Case Brief, Summary & Impact

2. Whalen v. Roe (1977): Case Brief, Summary & Impact

Patient doctor privilege protects a patient's medical records from disclosure. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court ruled on a New York law that required some medical records to be stored with the government.

Brewer v. Williams (1977): Case Brief, Decision & Dissent

3. Brewer v. Williams (1977): Case Brief, Decision & Dissent

When a defendant asks for an attorney, all questions must stop unless the defendant waives that right. In this lesson we will explore when a person had made a waiver of their rights.

Ingraham v. Wright (1977): Case Brief, Summary & Ruling

4. Ingraham v. Wright (1977): Case Brief, Summary & Ruling

The Eight Amendment protects individuals from cruel and unusual punishment. In this lesson, we will explore the types of punishment to which this protection applies.

Ingraham v. Wright: Background, Significance & Dissenting Opinion

5. Ingraham v. Wright: Background, Significance & Dissenting Opinion

Corporal punishment has been used in schools from the founding of the country. In this lesson we will learn about how the Supreme Court dealt with a constitutional challenge to corporal punishment in ''Ingraham v. Wright''.

Wooley v. Maynard (1977): Case Brief, Summary & Dissenting Opinion

6. Wooley v. Maynard (1977): Case Brief, Summary & Dissenting Opinion

The right to free speech includes the right to not speak. In this lesson, we will explore how the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in ''Wooley v. Maynard'' helped establish that specific right.

Bounds v. Smith (1977): Case Brief, Decision & Facts

7. Bounds v. Smith (1977): Case Brief, Decision & Facts

In this lesson, we will learn about the 1977 Supreme Court case Bounds v. Smith, including the background to the case, the facts of the case, and the US Supreme Court's decision and reasoning.

Moore v. City of East Cleveland (1977) Case Brief

8. Moore v. City of East Cleveland (1977) Case Brief

In this lesson, you'll learn about the 1977 Supreme Court case ''Moore v. City of East Cleveland'', which involved zoning laws and the rights of families to live together.

United States v. Chadwick: Case Brief & Summary

9. United States v. Chadwick: Case Brief & Summary

This lesson will discuss the US Supreme Court case of United States v. Chadwick, including the question presented to the Court, the facts of the case, the arguments presented to the Court and the decision the court made.

Shaffer v. Heitner (1977): Case Brief & Dissent

10. Shaffer v. Heitner (1977): Case Brief & Dissent

Before a court can hear a case, it must have jurisdiction. In this case, we will look at how a court in one state can assert jurisdiction over a citizen of another state.

Coker v. Georgia (1977): Case Brief, Dissenting Opinion & Significance

11. Coker v. Georgia (1977): Case Brief, Dissenting Opinion & Significance

The Constitution prohibits punishment for a crime if the punishment is too severe in relation to the crime. In this lesson, we will look at how this affects a law allowing the death penalty for rape.

Pennsylvania v. Mimms (1977): Case Brief & Summary

12. Pennsylvania v. Mimms (1977): Case Brief & Summary

In 'Pennsylvania v. Mimms', the U.S. Supreme Court weighed an individual's Fourth Amendment right to unreasonable search and seizure against a police officer's safety during legal traffic stops.

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