U.S. Judicial Branch

Gregg v Georgia (1976)

Case In Furman v Georgia (1972), the Supreme Court found that sweeping jury discretion in death penalty cases was unconstitutional. Many predicted that this decision

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McGirt v. Oklahoma (2020)

Case The United States government has a history of brutalizing Native Americans and breaking treaties with Indigenous tribes. In 2018, the Supreme Court heard arguments

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Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

Case The New York state government granted a twenty-year steamboat operations monopoly to Robert Livingston and Robert Fulton, limiting other business operations from happening on

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United States v Nixon (1974)

Case The Watergate scandal began after President Richard Nixon started an investigative team in his administration known as the “Plumbers.” The Plumbers’ first purpose was

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Buck v Bell (1927)

Case Throughout the Progressive Era, enthusiasm for eugenics was growing. Eugenicists believed that by eliminating hereditary defects, the general population would strengthen. Prior to Harry

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