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After reading the landmark decisions of Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896) and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), discuss the following in a paper of 7-9 pages: • What factors influenced each of these decisions? o Read the dissenting opinions as well. o Explore to what extent political ideology influences constitutional law. o To support your points, identify specific examples in the language of both the decisions and the dissents. • Examine the political climate when both cases were decided. o Look at what philosophical underpinnings may have influenced the thinking of the court of the respective eras of these cases. How did the courts in each era read the U.S. Constitution differently?

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CRJS400-IP3NameClassDateProfessorPlessy v. Ferguson and Miranda v. Arizona Two landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court were Plessy v. Ferguson and Miranda v. Arizona. Both of these historic cases impacted the rights of the citizen. One was responsible for limiting the rights of certain citizens in society while the other was responsible for expanding the rights of all citizens. Different social factors influenced these rulings as well as the different political climates of the time. In two different eras of the Supreme Court the interpretation of the Constitution differed resulting in two very different rulingsPlessy v. Ferguson The case of Plessy v. Ferguson began with the arrest of an African American in 1892 named Homer Plessy after Homer tested Louisiana's 1890 Separate Car Rule that required the African American and White Americans to stay in separate but equal accommodations on the train. Homer Plessy was a member of the Citizens' Committee and was involved in planning the challenge the constitutionality of this act. Because Plessy was half African American and half white he was chosen for the mission because he appeared whiter. After Plessy was arrested and charged the case was appealed to the higher courts before reaching the Supreme Court. When Plessy appealed his case to the district court the court ruled the law was constitutional because the state of Louisiana had the right to govern their own laws concerning the railro

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