12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 09:32:46 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 22 2015 12:00:00 AM PST

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 - Loving
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Loving vs. Virginia -- In June 1967, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that laws forbidding interracial marriages violated the Constitution's equal-protection clause.

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