12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 11:32:46 AM CDT   Updated On: Jan 22 2015 02:00:00 AM CST

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 - Heller
11 / 12
Reuters

District of Columbia vs. Heller -- In a split decision, the court in 2008 concluded that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia. It was possibly the most important government statement regarding guns in the U.S. since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to our Terms of Use.