12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 12:32:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

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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United States vs. Nixon -- President Richard Nixon claimed he was immune to subpoenas when the Watergate scandal broke, but the Supreme Court disagreed. The secretly taped Watergate conversations were released and, soon after, Nixon resigned.