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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Miranda vs. Arizona -- In 1966, the court ruled that police had to follow certain procedures to ensure the protection of a criminal suspect's Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, leading to the creation of Miranda Rights.