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9 Cards in this Set

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Law that requires employers and public facilities to make "reasonable accommodations" for people with disabilities and prohibits discrimination of these individuals in employment
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Law that made racial discrimination against any group in hotels, motels, and restaurants illegal and forbade many forms of job discrimination
Equal Rights Amendment
Amendment introduced and passed by Congress in 1972 that stated " equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the US or by any state on account of sex" it failed.
Title IX
Article of the Civil Rights Act that forbade gender discrimination in federally subsidized educational programs.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Law designed to end formal and informal barriers to Afro-American suffrage.
Adarand Construction v. Pena 1995
Supreme Court decision holding that federal programs that classify people by race, even for an ostensibly benign purpose such as expanding opportunities for minorities, should be presumed to be unconstitutional.
Brown v. Board of Education 1954
School segregation in was inherently unconstitutional because it violated the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection. Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson
Craig v. Boren 1976
Supreme Court case in which the court established a medium scrutiny for gender discrimination.
Dred Scott v. Sandford 1957
Dred Scott sued for his freedom and the court established that slaves were not citizens therefore they had no rights