Can the government seize your house in order to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what you can do to your own body? Why are you allowed to copy songs on a CD, but not music files from the Internet? The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Courtâ€”and its rulings have shaped American life and justice. Here are 34 of the most significant issues it has grappled withâ€”from equal rights to privacy rights, from the limits of speech to the boundaries between church and state. Many of these cases read like thrillersâ€¦right down to their cliff-hanging endings. Among the most intriguing: the Dred Scott decision, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, and Bush v. Gore.