Constitutional Law
Your Rights

Your Rights: 9 of the most influential cases in American criminal law

It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive, it is merely a sampling of the decisions the Courts have made regarding the rights of citizens in the United States.

"You have the right to remain silent…" Miranda v. Arizona

Exclusionary rule: Mapp v. Ohio

"Stop and Frisk": Terrry v. Ohio

Right to an attorney at trial: Gideon v. Wainright

Right to an attorney before trial: Escobedo v. Illinois

14th Amendment is NOT total incorporation: Palko v. Connecticut

Expansion of definition of "Search and Seizure": Katz v. United States

Probable cause: Illinois v. Gates

Search Warrants: Maryland v. Garrison

To view the decision as written by the Court, just click the case title.