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What are some landmark Supreme Court decisions?

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Bethel School District #43 v. Fraser as well as Board of Education of Independent School District #92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls are some landmark Supreme Court decisions. Brown v. Board of Education is another landmark Supreme Court decision.

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In Bethel School District #43 v. Fraser, the Supreme Court ruled that the first amendment does not protect the students’ rights to make obscene comments in school. In Board of Education of Independent School District #92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls, the Supreme Court ruled that schools can legally require students to take drug tests.

In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court decided that separate schools were unequal and thus reversed the Plessy decision. In Cooper v. Aaron, the Supreme Court ruled that states could not invalidate the decisions of federal courts.

In Engel v. Vitale, the Supreme Court ruled that public schools could not initiate prayers without violating the first amendment. In Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court ruled that defendants facing financial hardship had to get representation without charge.

In Goss v. Lopez, some students in Ohio public schools were suspended for inappropriate behavior without due process protection. The Supreme Court ruled that the students were entitled to some due process rights. In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court held that universities had a legitimate interest in promoting a multicultural environment. In Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, the Supreme Court ruled that school administrators had the right to edit the content of the institutions’ publications.

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