I'm continuing my list of most-important-decisions from the US Supreme Court, year by year. Today I'll cover the 80s. Again, each choice is extremely subjective.
If you don't care about SCOTUS, you might at least enjoy the photo of Molly Ringwald. Proceeding....
1980, Pruneyard Shopping v. Robins -- free speech, property rights, state sovereignty, shopping malls
1981, Minnesota v. Clover Leaf Creamery -- bottle bills survive constitutional challenge
1982, Arizona v. Maricopa Cnty Medl Society -- antitrust price fixing, physicians
1983, INS v. Chadha -- separation of powers, legislative veto
1984, Chevron v. NRDC -- deference to administrative discretion
1985, Harper & Row v. Nation Enterprises -- "fair use" of copyrighted material
1986, Batson v. Kentucky -- jury composition, racial bias
1987, Edwards v. Aguillard -- creationism and establishment of religion
1988, Morrison v. Olson -- separation of powers & special prosecutors
1989, Wards Cove. v. Atonio -- racial employment discr., statistical evidence