Moore v. City of East Cleveland

Grandma gets jail time and fined for living with her son and grandchildren. Supreme Court rules for Grandma, reverses lower court in one of the decisions that established “a constitutional right to family integrity.”

Miranda v. Arizona

Under the Fifth Amendment, any statements that a defendant in custody makes during an interrogation are admissible as evidence at a criminal trial only if law enforcement told the defendant of the right to remain silent and the right to speak with an attorney before the interrogation started, and the rights were either exercised or waived in a knowing, voluntary, and intelligent manner.

Brady v. Maryland

Suppression by the prosecution of evidence favorable to an accused who has requested it violates due process where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment, irrespective of the good faith or bad faith of the prosecution.

Gideon v. Wainwright

Landmark unanimous ruling that states are required under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to provide an attorney to defendants in criminal cases who are unable to afford their own.

Lynch v. Household Finance Corp.

State law that allows creditor summary pre-judicial garnishment of debtor’s savings account violates the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Edwards v. California

A statute of California making it a misdemeanor for anyone knowingly to bring or assist in bringing into the State a nonresident “indigent person” held invalid as an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce.

Department of Agriculture v. Moreno

The government cannot exclude households from receiving food stamps based on whether they include a person who is unrelated to any other member of the household.

Mathews v. Eldridge

Individuals have a statutorily granted property right in Social Security benefits, and the termination of such benefits implicates due process but does not require a pre-termination hearing.

In Re Gault

The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies to juvenile defendants as well as adult defendants.