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Landmark US Supreme Court rulings throughout history

Published: Friday, Jan. 16 2015 3:00 p.m. MST

AP

In what has the potential to become one of the most monumental Supreme Court decisions in U.S. history, the highest court in the land has decided to hear four cases—each of which upheld bans on same-sex marriage— from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. The court will hear arguments sometime in April, and will hand down its decision in June.

With such a large decision pending we’ve compiled a list of some landmark Supreme Court rulings. They are divided into four categories: rulings overturning federal law, rulings overturning state law, rulings upholding federal law and rulings upholding state law.

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Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

The list should have included Bush v.Gore. History will show this to be one of the very worst and politically motivated decisions in history. Even Sandra Day O'Conner is now questioning her position on this case that gave us a President not elected by the people but rather selected by the Supreme Court.

wrz
Pheonix, AZ

@Mike in Cedar City:
"The list should have included Bush v.Gore."

The list should also (and eventually will) include the upcoming court decision on homosexual marriage... which will signal the beginning of the death of marriage.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

If defense of traditional marriage is the goal we ought to be grateful that gays have come out of the closet. It used to be common that gay people would marry the opposite sex out of societal pressure. Now that they have come out and are able to marry their own this will no longer happen. People who enter into a straight marriage will no longer be stuck with somebody who can't appreciate them.

Churches and conservatives who say this hurts traditional marriage don't know what they're talking about. There practice of shaming homosexuals and causing them to marry heterosexuals was itself damaging to traditional marriage.

denalilady
ANCHORAGE, AK

Our Heavenly Father, knows it all, has never and will never make mistakes. Only men make mistares. Our Heavenly Father loves us all regardless of our behavior. Incredible but true.

mcclark
Salt Lake City, UT

@ denalilady Incredible is right.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

I passed with 100 percent

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

This test is waaaaay tooooooooooo easy. Anyone who cannot get 100% on it should not be allowed to vote in the next election. Talk about softball questions......

By the way, this test isn't about recent wars, elections, marriage or any other political stance. Quit with the smoke screens and side bars already, ok, and just take the test.

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