5 Overturned Supreme Court Cases That Changed History

Justices have reversed course numerous times throughout the years.

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Wolf v. Colorado (1949) & Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

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  • 1957 mugshot of Dollree Mapp.

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Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) & Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

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  • Vivian Thomas attempting to register for classes at the University of Alabama during desegregation.

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Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) & Lawrence v. Texas (2003)

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  • A gay liberation demonstration in 1970.

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Olmstead v. United States (1928) & Katz v. United States (1967)

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  • Broken barrels of alcohol during a police raid in 1925.

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Roth v. United States (1957) & Miller v. California (1973)