TOP FIVE CRAZIEST SUPREME COURT CASES OF ALL TIME!

With the Supreme Court wrapping up their latest conference and issuing some big decisions, today we are counting down the Top Five Craziest Supreme Court Cases Of All Time!

#5) United States v. Forty Barrels & Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola

From Wikipedia:  “A federal suit under which the government unsuccessfully attempted to force The Coca-Cola Company to remove caffeine from its product.”

Verdict: Coca Cola won the case and was allowed to keep caffeine in their products

#4) United States v. Ninety-Five Barrels Alleged Apple Cider Vinegar

From Wikipedia: “Was an in rem case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that apple cider vinegar is mislabeled when that vinegar is made from dried apples.”

Verdict: The Supreme Court found that the apple cider was misbranded under the statute.

#3) Coates v. City of Cincinnati

From Wikipedia: “A United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that a local city ordinance that made it a criminal offense for three or more persons to assemble on a sidewalk and annoy passersby was unconstitutional.”

Verdict: By a 5–4 vote, the Supreme Court struck down the Cincinnati ordinance, finding that it "is unconstitutionally vague because it subjects the exercise of the right of assembly to an unascertainable standard, and unconstitutionally broad because it authorizes the punishment of constitutionally protected conduct.

#2) Buck V. Bell

From Wikipedia “A decision of the United States Supreme Court, written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in which the Court ruled that a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization of the unfit, including the intellectually disabled, "for the protection and health of the state" did not violate the Due Process clause of theFourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The decision was largely seen as an endorsement of negative eugenics—the attempt to improve the human race by eliminating "defectives" from the gene pool. The Supreme Court has never expressly overturned Buck v. Bell.”

#1) Nix v. Hedden

From Wikipedia:   “A decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that, under U.S. customs regulations, the tomato should be classified as a vegetable rather than a fruit.”