List of Decisions Declaring Legislation Unconstitutional

List of Decisions Declaring Legislation Unconstitutional in the United States

Court Decisions by the Supreme Court

The following list shows almost all the Supreme Court decisions which held legislation unconstitutional in whole or in part:

  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Reichart v. Felps
  • Scott v. Sandford
  • Hepburn v. Griswold
  • Bolling v. Sharpe
  • The Justices v. Murray
  • Gordon v. United States
  • The Alicia
  • Ex parte Garland
  • United States v. Dewitt,
  • United States v. Reese
  • United States v. Klein
  • Bolger v. Youngs Drug Products Corp.
  • Boyd v. United States
  • Hodges v. United State
  • Trade-Mark Cases
  • United States v. Fox
  • James v. Bowman
  • United States v. Harris
  • Callan v. Wilson
  • Civil Rights Cases
  • Kirby v. United States
  • Myers v. United States
  • Monongahela Navigation Co. v. United States
  • Wong Wing v. United States
  • Jones v. Meehan
  • Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co
  • Matter of Heff
  • Adair v. United States
  • Fairbank v. United States
  • United States v. Hvoslef
  • Thames & Mersey Marine Ins. Co. v. United States,
  • Rassmussen v. United States
  • United States v. Evans
  • The Employers’ Liability Cases
  • Coyle v. Smith
  • Keller v. United States
  • Muskrat v. United States
  • Choate v. Trapp
  • Turner v. United State
  • United States v. Moreland
  • Keller v. Potomac Elec. Co.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart
  • Eisner v. Macomber
  • Knickerbocker Ice Co. v. Stewart
  • Adkins v. Children’s Hospital
  • Evans v. Gore
  • Nichols v. Coolidge
  • Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co. (Child Labor Tax Case)
  • United States v. L. Cohen Grocery Co.
  • Hill v. Wallace
  • National Life Ins. Co. v. United States
  • Washington v. Dawson & Co
  • Untermyer v. Anderson
  • Heiner v. Donnan
  • United States v. Constantine
  • Lynch v. United States
  • United States v. Butler
  • Perry v. United States
  • Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States
  • Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan
  • Booth v. United States
  • Hopkins Savings Ass’n v. Cleary
  • Ashton v. Cameron County Dist
  • Greater New Orleans Broadcasting Ass’n v. United States
  • Railroad Retirement Bd. v. Alton R.R.
  • Louisville Bank v. Radford
  • Rickert Rice Mills v. Fontenot
  • Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co
  • Carter v. Carter Coal Co
  • Boos v. Barry
  • United States v. Cardiff
  • Tot v. United States
  • Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld
  • Trop v. Dulles
  • Frankfurter, Burton, Clark, Harlan
  • Kennedy v. Mendoza-Martinez
  • Chief of Capitol Police v. Jeanette Rankin Brigade
  • United States v. Jackson
  • United States v. Grace
  • Toth v. Quarles
  • Reid v. Covert
  • McElroy v. United States ex rel. Guagliardo
  • Kinsella v. United States
  • Grisham v. Hagan
  • Blount v. Rizzi
  • Califano v. Silbowitz
  • Califano v. Goldfarb
  • United States v. Robel
  • Aptheker v. Secretary of State
  • Albertson v. Subversive Activities Control Board
  • Railroad Retirement Bd. v. Kalina
  • Afroyim v. Rusk
  • Schneider v. Rusk
  • INS v. Chadha
  • Marchetti v. United States
  • Leary v. United States,
  • Haynes v. United States
  • United States v. United States Coin & Currency
  • White, Stewart, Blackmun, Burger, C.J.
  • Leary v. United States
  • O’Callahan v. Parker
  • Schacht v. United States
  • United States v. Romano
  • Regan v. Time, Inc
  • Frontiero v. Richardson
  • United States v. Brown
  • Lamont v. Postmaster General
  • Shapiro v. Thompson
  • Warren, C.J., Black, Harlan
  • National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
  • Jiminez v. Weinberger,
  • Shelby County v. Holder
  • National League of Cities v. Usery
  • FCC v. League of Women Voters
  • Richardson v. Davis
  • Califano v. Westcott
  • Dickerson v. United States
  • Bartnicki v. Vopper
  • Oregon v. Mitchell
  • Marshall v. Barlow’s, Inc
  • Department of Agriculture v. Moreno
  • Department of Agriculture v. Murry
  • FEC v. National Conservative Political Action Comm
  • Buckley v. Valeo
  • Citizens United v. FEC
  • Alden v. Maine
  • Kimel v. Florida Bd. of Regents
  • FEC v. Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc
  • United States v. Will
  • Feltner v. Columbia Pictures Television
  • Northern Pipeline Constr. Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co
  • Process Gas Consumers Group v. Consumer Energy Council
  • United States Senate v. FTC
  • Railroad Labor Executives Ass’n v. Gibbons
  • Hodel v. Irving
  • United States v. Hatter
  • Stern v. Marshall
  • Babbitt v. Youpee
  • New York v. United States
  • Bowsher v. Synar
  • United States v. Bajakajian
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Auth. v. Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise
  • United States v. United States Shoe Corp.
  • Sable Communications v. FCC
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida
  • United States v. Eichman
  • United States v. National Treasury Employees Union
  • Board of Trustees of Univ. of Ala. v. Garrett
  • Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
  • United States v. United Foods, Inc
  • United States v. Lopez
  • Plaut v. Spendthrift Farm, Inc
  • Denver Area Educ. Tel. Consortium v FCC.
  • Eastern Enterprises v. Apfel
  • College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Educ. Expense Bd
  • Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Edu. Expense Bd. v. College Savings Bank
  • Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • City of Boerne v. Flores
  • Printz v. United States
  • United States v. Morrison
  • Reno v. ACLU
  • United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group
  • Clinton v. City of New York
  • Legal Services Corp. v. Valazquez
  • United States v. Windsor,
  • Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist, Scalia
  • United States v. Stevens
  • McConnell v. FEC
  • Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life
  • Davis v. Federal Election Commission
  • Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Bd
  • Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l
  • United States v. Booker
  • Pepper v. United States
  • Boumediene v. Bush
  • United States v. Alvarez
  • Legislation held Unconstitutional

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