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Ch 6: Supreme Court Cases of the 1930s

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Supreme Court Cases of the 1930s - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, you'll review the notable Supreme Court cases of the 1930s. Our lessons cover Stromberg v. California, the ruling in Blockburger v. United States and the significance of Nebbia v. New York. It's easy to tackle even the most complicated topics with help from these professionally designed learning materials. All of our lessons clearly outline these subjects and are accompanied by short, multiple-choice quizzes to help you gauge your comprehension level. If you have any questions as you work through the chapter, feel free to reach out to one of our instructors for assistance. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Outline the case of Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan
  • Discuss Gregory v. Helvering and the Substance Over Form Tax Doctrine
  • Explain the significance of A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States
  • Detail the Humphrey's Executor v. United States case brief
  • Identify the dissent in United States v. Butler
  • Summarize Brown v. Mississippi
  • Describe the significance of United States v Curtiss-Wright Export Corp.
  • Provide information about the dissent found in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish
  • Outline National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp.
  • Identify the precedent in Palko v. Connecticut
  • Discuss the decision reached in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins
  • Explain the Johnson v. Zerbst case brief
  • Provide a summary for Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada
  • Connect Coleman v. Miller with the 27th Amendment

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Supreme Court Cases of the 1930s
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Stromberg v. California: Case Brief, Summary & Decision

1. Stromberg v. California: Case Brief, Summary & Decision

Though not named, freedom of expression is found in the First Amendment free speech clause. In this lesson we will learn how the Supreme Court's decision in ''Stromberg v. California'' helped shape that right.

Blockburger v. United States: Summary & Ruling

2. Blockburger v. United States: Summary & Ruling

The Fifth Amendment gives defendants the right to not be tried for the same offence more than once. In this lesson, we will look at the impact Blockberger v. United States has on that right.

Nebbia v. New York: Case Brief, Summary & Significance

3. Nebbia v. New York: Case Brief, Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we will explore how the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in ''Nebbia v. New York'', dealt with the constitutionality of a state law regulating local commerce.

Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan: Case Brief

4. Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan: Case Brief

The president has the power to issue an executive order, but the Constitution limits that power's scope. In this lesson we will examine how the case of Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan (1935) impacts that power.

A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

5. A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

The battle over the limits of federal and state authority has waged since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. This lesson explores how the A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States (1935) decision impacted that struggle.

United States v. Butler: Summary, Dissent & Significance

6. United States v. Butler: Summary, Dissent & Significance

The battle for power between the federal government and the states has waged since the founding of the country. In this lesson we will look at United States v. Butler and learn its role in that struggle.

Brown v. Mississippi (1936): Case Brief & Summary

7. Brown v. Mississippi (1936): Case Brief & Summary

The landmark case of Brown v. Mississippi (1936) will be discussed in this lesson and a summary of the case provided. Upon completion, the reader should have a strong understanding of this case and its impact on America.

West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937): Case Brief & Dissent

8. West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937): Case Brief & Dissent

The right of a company to enter into a contract without interference is often at odds with government programs that are aimed at protecting its citizens. This lesson will look at the case of West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish to see how its holding impacted that right.

National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

9. National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

In this lesson, we will learn about the Supreme Court case ''National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.'', including the background to the case, the Court's finding, and its impact.

Palko v. Connecticut (1937): Summary & Precedent

10. Palko v. Connecticut (1937): Summary & Precedent

Today, the protection against being tried twice for the same offence is well-established fundamental right for all citizens. In this lesson we will explore the impact of Palko v. Connecticut on that fundamental right.

Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins: Case Brief & Decision

11. Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins: Case Brief & Decision

In Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (1938), the U.S. Supreme Court changed the way federal courts decided cases based on state law. In this lesson we will look at the facts and legal summary of the case, and learn how it impacted the ability of the federal courts to rule in state law cases.

Johnson v. Zerbst: Case Brief & Summary

12. Johnson v. Zerbst: Case Brief & Summary

Today if an accused can't afford an attorney, the state has to provide one. But it wasn't always that way. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court in Johnson v. Zerbst ruled regarding the right to an attorney in federal courts in 1938.

Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada: Summary & Decision

13. Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada: Summary & Decision

The 14th Amendment requires that all persons be treated equally under the law. In this case, we will learn how the Supreme Court applied that right to a Black student denied entry into law school.

Coleman v. Miller & the 27th Amendment

14. Coleman v. Miller & the 27th Amendment

Each state makes its own rules on how it passes its laws free from federal interference. In this lesson, you will learn how the Supreme Court dealt with a challenge to a state's process for ratifying an Amendment to the Constitution.

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