Supreme Court in the American political system

Write a 7-8 page double-spaced essay (not counting a title page and bibliography) that discusses the changing nature and role of the Supreme Court in the American political system.
In doing so, choose three Supreme Court cases: one that shows how the Supreme Court has increased its power relative to the other two branches of government; one that shows how the Supreme Court has functioned to increase the power of the federal government relative to the states; and one that shows how the Supreme Court has transformed the ways in which citizens enjoy the practice of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Devote at least two pages to each of these cases.
Include references to the course texts and to at least five peer-reviewed sources (academic journal articles and books published by university presses) not already assigned in the course readings, which also should be cited. An essay of this length should contain at least twenty in-text citations.