What is a landmark Supreme Court case dealing with the Amendments?

I have to write a 3 page essay on any Supreme Court case dealing with Bill of Rights, or a Supreme Court case that led to the incorporation of a new Amendment, so because of this I need a case that will me give lots and lots of material, anyone, any ideas.
Not specific date just a big case.

Thanks.

There are a lot. Be best if you were to choose a specific amendment and look for cases that applied or clarified it.

Some well known ones would be :

1st Amendment:
Epperson v. Arkansas, which held that laws requiring schools to teach only creation, not evolution, violated the establishment clause.
Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches School District, which held that a school refusing to allow a chapel to rent an auditorium that was generally available for public rental violated the "free exercise of religion" clause.
Students at Kent High School v. Kent School District, which held that a school district could withhold school district funds from an on-campus Bible Club that required "Faith and Trust in Jesus Christ" as a condition of membership.

2nd Amendment:
Miller v. US, which held that there was no constitutional right to own a sawn-off shotgun, as it was not a "militia weapon".
DC v. Heller, which ruled that there is an individual right to own a firearm guaranteed in the Constitution that DC, as a Federal juriosdiction, may not violate.
McDonald v. City of Chicago, which has not yet been ruled on, asking if the right in ‘Heller’ is incorporated against the States.

4th Amendment:
Lawrence v. Texas, which held that the State had no interest in regulating the private sexual activities of consenting adults.
Terry v. Ohio, which hed that police could conduct a "weapons check" of someone thet stop, without a warrant.

5th Amendment:
Miranda v. Arizona, which held that not only could a defendant not be required to testify against himself, but that he must be advised that he had that right.

There are a few examples.

Richard

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2 thoughts on “What is a landmark Supreme Court case dealing with the Amendments?

    Chris K

    (February 12, 2010 - 8:05 am)

    Look up supreme court cases on the 2nd amendment: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    I don’t know if the lifting of the DC gun ban went to the supreme court, but it might have.

    I think it was that case where the supreme court said that the 2nd amend. did, in fact, guarantee the "people’s" right to keep and bear arms.
    References :
    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=dc+gun+ban+supreme+court&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    rickinnocal

    (February 12, 2010 - 8:25 am)

    There are a lot. Be best if you were to choose a specific amendment and look for cases that applied or clarified it.

    Some well known ones would be :

    1st Amendment:
    Epperson v. Arkansas, which held that laws requiring schools to teach only creation, not evolution, violated the establishment clause.
    Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches School District, which held that a school refusing to allow a chapel to rent an auditorium that was generally available for public rental violated the "free exercise of religion" clause.
    Students at Kent High School v. Kent School District, which held that a school district could withhold school district funds from an on-campus Bible Club that required "Faith and Trust in Jesus Christ" as a condition of membership.

    2nd Amendment:
    Miller v. US, which held that there was no constitutional right to own a sawn-off shotgun, as it was not a "militia weapon".
    DC v. Heller, which ruled that there is an individual right to own a firearm guaranteed in the Constitution that DC, as a Federal juriosdiction, may not violate.
    McDonald v. City of Chicago, which has not yet been ruled on, asking if the right in ‘Heller’ is incorporated against the States.

    4th Amendment:
    Lawrence v. Texas, which held that the State had no interest in regulating the private sexual activities of consenting adults.
    Terry v. Ohio, which hed that police could conduct a "weapons check" of someone thet stop, without a warrant.

    5th Amendment:
    Miranda v. Arizona, which held that not only could a defendant not be required to testify against himself, but that he must be advised that he had that right.

    There are a few examples.

    Richard
    References :

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