Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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  • Briggs Vs. Elliott Case Study

    Elliott. In the beginning, they wanted only to get school buses for the African American schools. The more it went on they started to want to get rid of racial issues in general. They claimed that the racial tensions in schools violated the 14th amendment. They had argued that all schools should be equal no matter what race you are. When the court case was filed people were petitioning for it to go through. The court ruled against…

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  • The Case Of The Brown Vs. Board Of Education

    tried to appeal to the school board, but it didn't help. On February 28th of 1951 the battle begun when Reverend Brown filed his suit in the United States District Court as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Dudley,…

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  • The Shortcomings Of The Supreme Court

    Brown’s support provides the court legitimacy for their ruling and provided an era for equality. This era of equality allowed the court and social movements to work in synergy. Firstly, the decision undermines the federal system that the 1787 constitution creates and forces the federal courts to micromanage local school boards without the proper implementation powers. However, this shortcoming legitimizes Brown as the Executive Branch implemented the ruling. Brown undermines…

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  • Plessy V Ferguson And Brown V Board Of Education Case Study

    accommodations for white and non-white passsengers of the train cars. This lead to the Plessy v. Ferguson case because when Plessy was prosecuted he claimed that his 13th and 14h amendment rights were being violated. In the Brown v. Board of Education case Linda Brown and her family went to court claiming that her 14th amendment right…

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  • Oberti V Board Of Education Case Study

    In 1993 there was a court case was brought into the light in reference to whether or not schools should be allowed to send students outside of the district to fulfill their educational needs. The case was called Oberti v. Board of Education and the plaintiff was Rafael Oberti who was an eight year old boy with down syndrome who was being told he needed to go to a school forty-five minutes away instead of the local school. The defendant was the Clementon, NJ Board of Education, who were the…

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  • The Jim Crow Laws

    In his article, Pilgrim later states, “Unfortunately for blacks, the Supreme Court helped undermine the Constitutional protections of blacks with the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) case, which legitimized Jim Crow laws and the Jim Crow way of life.” Even though these laws were clearly in breach of the 14th amendment, Congress passed the “Separate but Equal” doctrine, allowing states to divide public facilities and to make sure whites were not “contaminated”…

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  • Marbury V. Madison Case Analysis

    of the 14th Amendment, judicial power was again substantially augmented with the implementation of three key clauses: the Privileges and Immunities, Due Process,and the Equal Protection clauses. Since the passage of the 14th Amendment, the Court has used these in its decisions to greatly affect the country, from Brown v Board of Education (1954), to Roe v Wade (1973), to this very summer, with Obergefell v Hodges (2015). These landmark cases demonstrate sweeping…

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  • Voting Rights Act Of 1965 Analysis

    According to the required reading of the New York Times, “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was encated to address entrenched racial discrimination in voting.” Voting was never considered equal when it came to women or people of color. In our history, many states never allowed those two groups to vote. However, they wanted to include them in the general population count. This is a form of discrimination and considered unconstitutional and against civil rights. Looking back at the Timeline: A…

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  • Redistricting Pros And Cons

    When this biased districting was found, the court decided to redo the redistricting and shift part of one district to the other so that there would be equal representation of each party (Supreme Court Justices). Although redistricting based on party affiliation is important, it is not always the main cause. “While partisan gerrymanders have been accepted by the courts, racial ones have not. The Voting Rights Act requires map makers to consider race to a point” (Supreme Court Justices). Race…

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  • The Lochner Era

    Darwinism. The case of West Coast Hotel v. Parrish (1937), which overruled Adkins, demonstrated the end of the Court 's acceptance of the doctrines of liberty of contract and laissez faire-social Darwinism. The decision involved upholding a Washington State minimum wage law, which consequently overruled two previous Court decisions. This change in the makeup of the Court would bring about a new era of…

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