What famous case was decided by the Warren Supreme Court?

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It would be very hard to decide which of the Warren Court's cases was the most famous.  The Supreme Court, under Earl Warren, handed down many decisions that had a huge impact on the US.  Here are a few of these cases:

  • Miranda v. Arizona.  This one said that police had to read suspects their rights before questioning them.
  • Gideon v. Wainwright.  This one said that poor defendants had to have a lawyer appointed for them if they could not afford to pay for one themselves.
  • Griswold v. Connecticut.  This one said that people have a right to privacy and that, because of this, states could not ban the use of contraceptives.

However, if you have to pick one case that is the most famous, I would say that it was the Brown v. Board of Education case from 1954.  This case made racial segregation in schools illegal and helped the Civil Rights Movement get started.

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