Supreme Court- Protecting Rights

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
1st Amendment - Right to Free Speech. 5-4 ruling in which The Court ruled when it comes to the rights of political speech, business corporations and labour unions have the same rights as individuals
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Caetano v. Massachusetts (2016)
2nd Amendment - Right to Bear Arms. 8-0 ruling in which The Court declared a decision by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts that concluded the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms does not apply to stun guns, to be unconstitutional.
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Jackson v. Hobbs/Miller v. Alabama (2012)
8th Amendment - Right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. 5-4 unconstitutional ruling.In these cases, the Court ruled that a mandatory life sentence without chance of parole when given to a juvenile murderer infringed the right
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Baze v. Rees (2008)
8th Amendment - right to freedom from cruel and unusual. 7-2 ruling in which It was ruled that the lethal injection did not constitute as a ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment.
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Meredith v. Jefferson County Kentucky Board of Education (2007)
14th Amendment - Rights of Racial Minorities. 5-4 ruling in which it was ruled It was ruled unconstitutional to assign students to public schools solely for the purpose of achieving racial balance.
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2nd Amendment - Right to Bear Arms. 8-0 ruling in which The Court declared a decision by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts that concluded the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms does not apply to stun guns, to be unconstitutional.

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Caetano v. Massachusetts (2016)

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8th Amendment - Right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. 5-4 unconstitutional ruling.In these cases, the Court ruled that a mandatory life sentence without chance of parole when given to a juvenile murderer infringed the right

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8th Amendment - right to freedom from cruel and unusual. 7-2 ruling in which It was ruled that the lethal injection did not constitute as a ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment.

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14th Amendment - Rights of Racial Minorities. 5-4 ruling in which it was ruled It was ruled unconstitutional to assign students to public schools solely for the purpose of achieving racial balance.

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