12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 09:32:46 AM PDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2012 11:00:00 PM PDT

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.

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Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission -- In January 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the right of corporations to spend money influencing political campaigns, ruling that these entities ought to have the same First Amendment rights as individuals to engage in "political speech."

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