12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 12:32:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Jan 22 2015 03:00:00 AM EST

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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Korematsu vs. United States -- Justices sided against a Japanese-American man who refused to relocate to an internment camp during World War II, ruling the government did not violate his constitutional rights by doing so.