12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

POSTED: 12:32 PM Mar 27 2012   UPDATED: 3:00 AM Jan 22 2015

Forty-two years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made one of its most divisive rulings ever in the Roe vs. Wade case. Take a look back at some of the other landmark cases that shaped our nation.

Supreme Court - Bush Gore
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Bush vs. Gore -- This controversial Supreme Court decision effectively resolved the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush. Just three days earlier, the court halted the recount occurring in Florida.

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