Ideas for term paper topics

Freedom of Religion

Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)

Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988)

Desegregation/Racial Discrimination

Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada (1938)

Smith v. Allwright (1944)

Morgan v. Virginia (1946)

Oyama v. California (1948)

Sweatt v. Painter (1950)

Sei Fujii v. California (1952)

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

Hernandez v. Texas (1954)

Cooper v. Aaron (1958)

Bailey v. Patterson (1962)

Heart of Atlanta Motel Inc. v. United States (1964)

Loving v. Virginia (1967)

Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (1968)

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971)

Gender/Sexual Equality

Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)

Craig v. Boren (1976)

Romer v. Evans (1996)

Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc. (1998)

Sexual Harassment

Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986)

Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992)

Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc. (1998)

Voting Rights

Smith v. Allwright (1944)

Reynolds v. Sims (1964)

Education Rights

Lau v. Nichols (1964)

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)

San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973)

Plyler v. Doe (1982)

Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992)

United States v. Virginia (1996)

Employment Discrimination

Pittsburgh Press Co. v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations (1937)

Griggs v. Duke Power Co. (1971)

University of California Regents v. Bakke (1978)

International Union, UAW v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (1991)

Criminal Justice Protections

Powell v. Alabama (1932)

Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

Katz v. United States (1967)

Terry v. Ohio (1968)

Furman v. Georgia (1972)

In re Gault (1976)

Batson v. Kentucky (1986)

Women’s Rights

Adkins v. Children’s Hospital (1923)

Pittsburgh Press Co. v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations (1937)

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp. (1971)

Reed v. Reed (1971)

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur (1974)

International Union, UAW v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (1991)

Native American/Tribal Rights

Menominee Tribe v. United States (1968)

United States v. Antelope (1977)

Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978)

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield (1989)

Coyote v. US Fish and Wildlife Service (1992)

Freedom of Press, Speech, and Assembly

Near v. Minnesota (1931)

De Jonge v. Oregon (1937)

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)

Kent v. Dulles (1958)

New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964)

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)

Texas v. Johnson (1989)