Two important cases involving the 18th Amendment were Hawke v. Smith and Olmstead v. United States. The 18th Amendment was the constitutional prohibition on the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol and spirits in the United States. Although the amendment took effect in 1920, it was repealed in 1933.Continue Reading
The case of Hawke v. Smith was the landmark case that challenged the method in which the 18th Amendment was passed by the Ohio legislature. According to the Supreme Court, voters in Ohio could not overturn the legislature in their ratification of the 18th amendment, despite the fact that the majority of voters were against the amendment and prohibition.
The Olmstead case was important as the Supreme Court addressed and clarified the law as it related to the use of telephone conversations as evidence in a case that involved prohibition.Learn more about The Constitution
Court cases related to the 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution focus on contested presidential elections. One of the more famous 12th Amendment court cases occurred following the 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, when Gore challenged the validity of certain electoral college votes.Full Answer >
Tull v. United States is one major cases involving the Seventh Amendment. The Seventh Amendment guarantees individuals the right to a jury trial.Full Answer >
The 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that neither the nation nor any individual state can deny or change the voting rights of an American citizen, regardless of his race, color or past experiences as a slave. It was designed to give African-American men the right to vote.Full Answer >
As of December 2014, only 27 constitutional amendments exist, though many different versions of a 28th Amendment have been suggested. At different times, overwhelming majorities in several states have passed their own versions of the 28th Amendment, but none have been ratified.Full Answer >