Onto standards from SSUSH23, a covers judge Earl Warren, and a whole bunch of court cases he judged. To start off this standard we will go ahead and get to know Judge Warren. What we really need to know about him is that he served on the United states supreme court from 1943 to 1953. He was a mostly liberal judge and led his court by this, making advancements on the civil rights movement.

Now, Onto the numerous court cases we need to know,

  • Brown v. Board of Education: Decided that segregation in schools was unconstitutional, which goes against the previous ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, which stated that it was ok to have separate but equal accommodations. Which was decided went against amendment 14th, equal protection.
  • Gideon v. Wainwright: This was the court case that determined whether or not criminals would be receiving a lawyer even if they cannot afford it. It was determined, based on the 6th amendment, that if they could not afford representation the judge would be obligated to provide a lawyer.
  • Reynolds v. Sims: This case decided that state legislation was unconstitutional because it inhibited voting rights. this was backed up by the equal protection clause in the 14th amendment.
  • Griswold v. Connecticut: In this court case it was determined that according to the 9th amendment the state of Connecticut would not prevent women from using contraception.
  • Miranda v. Arizona: Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to use things that someone says against them when they don’t know that they have the option to not speak. In relation to the 5th amendment, the Miranda rights were born. Which is what is read to you when you are arrested.

reflection:

I learned a lot about the advancements that Warren made. He changed a lot of laws in relation to civil rights and improved conditions for a lot of people. Very impressive, good job judge Warren.

sources:

http://www.history.com/topics/earl-warren

http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-gideon-v-wainwright

http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-miranda-v-arizona

 

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