Federal Unit

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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The Supreme Court uses the power of judicial review to evaluate laws passed by Congress and the actions of the Executive Branch to see if those laws or actions conform with the Court's interpretation of the Constitution. If they do not, the Court has the power to strike down that law. This is a critical check on the power of Congress. In this activity, the student will research 25 landmark cases in which the Supreme Court has exercised the power of judicial review.
USED WITH: THE CONSTITUTION DAY 3: JUDICIAL REVIEW

Download the Landmark Cases  Response Sheet (Word)