Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 12:28:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 09:22:13 AM EST

Take a look back at the landmark cases that shaped our nation.

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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.