Supreme Court Cases Song

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Let’s understand every court case,
Miranda rights are read in cop chase.
Gideonís lawyered without grace
Let’s understand every court case.

Marbury thought that it was heinous.
When Madison lost the writ of mandamus.
But then Supreme Court’s power grew,
When they instituted judicial review.

Schenck was a radical leaflet exchanger,
Who the Court said was in clear and present danger.
So Amendment one was out of reach,
And it proved to limit free speech.

Let’s understand every court case,
Dred Scott said the Missouri Comp was replaced.
TLO kept drugs in her carrying-case.
Let’s understand every court case.

Tinker wore armband to protest war,
But the principal kicked him out the door.
Poor kid’s future was a mess.
But the Court said free speech applied to dress.

Religion in school didn’t seem fair.
Why should students be taught to read a prayer?
A few appeals and then a rally.
Religion left school in Engel v. Vitale.

Let’s understand every court case.
Korematsu said the Japanese were displaced.
Mapp said you need search warrant for this place.
Let’s understand every court case.

Things with segregation were getting messy,
When in a railroad car sat Homer Plessy,
The Court agreed in separate but equal.
But for civil rights there’d be a sequel.

It happened in 1954.
When Thurgood Marshall argued on the court floor.
In a 9-0 decision it read.
That Brown won against the Board of Ed.

Let’s understand every court case.
Roe affirmed women’s rights below the waist.
Appeals means the old decision’s erased.
Let’s understand every court case.

Let’s understand, I demand, all over the land, every court case.


 

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