Most Important No-Name Supreme Court Cases
The Atlantic went around and asked the experts what is the most important Supreme Court case no one's ever heard of. The diversity of answers is pretty intriguing. Andrew Cohen says it's Strickland v. Washington, which set out the procedural rules for ineffective assistance of counsel. Alan Dershowitz says it's Schenck v. United States, the decision where Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote about shouting "Fire!" in a theater. Diane Wood, judge at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, says it's Frothingham v. Mellon, which took away taxpayers' standing on government-supported issues. Read it here.