LANDMARK CASES
C-SPAN's 12-part television series produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, exploring the issues, people, and places involved in some of the most significant Supreme Court cases in our nation's history.
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LANDMARK CASES
May 14, 2018
Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Landmark Cases explores the case of a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected in favor of less qualified minority applicants. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action while rejecting the university’s quotas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 7, 2018
Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia
Landmark Cases explores the story of Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his death sentence. The Supreme Court ruled against him in Gregg v. Georgia, but established guidelines for states using the death penalty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 30, 2018
Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States
Landmark Cases explores how The New York Times and Washington Post successfully challenged the Nixon Administration for the right to publish what came to be known as the "Pentagon Papers," a classified history of U.S. military activity in Vietnam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 23, 2018
Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines
Landmark Cases tells the story of five Des Moines, Iowa, students who wore black arm bands to school to protest the war in Vietnam, violating local school policies. The Supreme Court ruled students do not lose their 1st Amendment rights at school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 16, 2018
Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio
Landmark Cases presents Brandenburg v. Ohio, in which the Supreme Court overturned the hate speech conviction of Clarence Brandenburg, an Ohio Ku Klux Klan leader, on the grounds that the state law violated the 1st Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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