2 The Warren Court Expanded in dramatic ways: Civil liberties Civil rightsJudicial powerFederal power
3 Members of Warren Court Supreme Court members: appointed by president, approved by Congress, serve for lifeLiberal majority of membersEarl Warren: Chief Justice (front center)
4 Brown vs. Board of Education, 1954 Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, “separate but equal”
5 . Mapp v. Ohio, 1961Ms. Mapp was affirmed convicted having pornography "on her person" even though Ohio police obtained the material without a warrant. The Supreme Court ruled that there must be a warrant to search
6 Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963Court decided that state and local courts must provide counsel for defendants in felony cases at the state's expense in any serious felony prosecution. Before, counsel was only appointed if the death penalty was involved.
7 Escobedo v. Illinois, 1964Court ruled that there was a right to counsel at the police station. This was needed to deter forced confessions given without the benefit of counsel.
8 Miranda v. Arizona, 1966Court declared that police officers must inform persons they arrest of their rights: the right to remain silent and the right to counsel during interrogation.
9 Engel v. Vitale, 1962Local and state laws requiring prayer in public schools were banned on the grounds that such laws violated the First Amendment.
10 Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965 ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives. By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy".
11 School District of Abington Township v. Schempp, 1963 Held that it should not be necessary to require prayer be said in school. School district was said to be violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
12 Baker v. Carr, 1962Declared that the principle of "one person, one vote" must prevail at both state and national levels. Decision required that districts be redrawn as that each representative represented the same number of people.
13 Wesberry v. Sanders, 1964Supreme Court required states to draw their congressional districts so that each represented the same number of people. "As nearly as practical, one man's vote is to be worth as much as another's".
14 Reynolds v. Sims, 1964Supreme Court created the one person, one vote grounded in the Equal Protection Clause.
15 Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S., 1964 Supreme Court said that there would be penalties for those who deprived others of equal enjoyment of places of accommodation on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.
16 Abington School District v. Schempp, 1963 Court declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional
17 Roe vs. Wade, 1973Post Warren Court but Landmark Decision on the issue of abortion impacting the Women’s Liberation MovementCourt ruled that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortionmust be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health