Earl Warren Court Cases

Task #1: How is the Supreme Court Different from other Courts? 

Answer here:

Task #2: Who is Earl Warren? 

Read & Annotate the 2 biographies of Earl Warren.

When you click the links below, it will make your own copy of the document, so you will be able to highlight and add comments to it.

Select three important or intriguing facts from each of the articles to write here.

Article #1:

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Article #2  

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Task #3: What did Earl Warren make decisions on?

  1. Read your group’s assigned court case summaries (linked below).
  2. You must also access Oyez.org, BillofRightsInstitute.org,  SupremeCourt.gov, or ABC-Clio and provide the link to the exact article(s) you referenced.
  3. Fill out the charts below while reading.

Name of Case

Case Summary

Provide a link to the external article that you referenced for each case

  • Brown v. Board of Education - 1954 - Civil Rights
  • Mapp v. Ohio - 1961 - Search & Seizure

GROUP 1 - Click here for your case summary

Case 1:

Case 2:

  • Betts v. Brady - 1942 - Right to Counsel
  • Gideon v. Wainright - 1963 - Right to Counsel
  • Escobedo v. Illinois - 1964 - Right to Counsel

Since you have 3 cases,

GROUP 2 - Click here for your case summary

Case 1:

Case 2:

Case 3:

  • Miranda v. Arizona - 1966 - Rights of the Accused
  • Engle v. Vitale - 1962 - Separation of Church and State

GROUP 3 - Click here for your case summary

Case 1:

Case 2:

  • Abington v. Schempp - 1963 - Separation of Church and State
  • Tinker v. Des Moines - 1969 - Symbolic Speech

GROUP 4 - Click here for your case summary

Case 1:

Case 2:

  • Olmstead v. United States - 1928 - Search & Seizure (Wiretaps)
  • Katz v. United States - 1961 - Search & Seizure (Wiretaps)

GROUP 5 - Click here for your case summary

Case 1:

Case 2:

My Group’s Case #1: _____________________

Who was involved?

What was it about? (2-3 sentences)

Where did it occur?

When did it occur?

Why is it important? (2-3 sentences)

How does this case affect us today?  How would our lives be different without it? (2-3 sentences)

Bonus: Find a modern example from the news where this case comes into play.

My Group’s Case #2: _____________________

Who was involved?

What was it about? (2-3 sentences)

Where did it occur?

When did it occur?

Why is it important? (2-3 sentences)

How does this case affect us today?  How would our lives be different without it? (2-3 sentences)

Bonus: Find a modern example from the news where this case comes into play.

GROUP #2 ONLY

My Group’s Case #3: _____________________

Who was involved?

What was it about? (2-3 sentences)

Where did it occur?

When did it occur?

Why is it important? (2-3 sentences)

How does this case affect us today?  How would our lives be different without it? (2-3 sentences)

Bonus: Find a modern example from the news where this case comes into play.

Task #4: Court Case Presentations

As a group, make a presentation with the information about your case from the table above.  All members of the group must have a speaking role.  The presentation should be 2-3 minutes in total for all court cases your group was assigned.

You can use any tool to do this (Google Slides, Prezi, Google Drawings, etc - be creative!)

Make sure to emphasize how the case affects us today.

One group member will turn in the presentation on Google Classroom.  The remaining members will add a private comment on the assignment with the link to their presentation.

During the presentations, you will take notes on a hard copy of this document.

Task #5: Quiz