Civil Rights Law

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Civil rights law deals with the protections and liberties enjoyed by the American people. These rights are designed to ensure that people are treated equally and without respect to their ethnicity, gender, or other such attributes.

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ON 2ND EXAM APRIL 5, 2014March 1: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas, 1954; Little Rock Nine (19571962); Sweatt v. Painter, McLaurin v. Oklahoma Board of RegentsPI: Sect. V, Chapt. 28-30March 8: CORE, Freedom Riders & Non-violent civil rights movementsPI: Sect.28, Chapt.28March 22: Overview of Civil Rights Acts, including1964 Civil Rights Act: The Heart ofAtlanta Hotel v USMarch 29: Other examples of majority bias: Jehovah Witnesses and redress movements(Japanese American internment)PI: Sect. V, Chapt. 26, 27Certiorari - a writ (order) of a higher court to a lower court to send all the documents ina case to it so the higher court can review the lower court's decision. Certiorari is mostcommonly used by the U.S. Supreme Court, which is selective about which cases it willhear on appeal. To appeal to the Supreme Court one applies to the Supreme Court for awrit of certiorari, which it grants at its discretion and only when at least three membersbelieve that the case involves a sufficiently significant federal question in the publicinterest. By denying such a writ the Supreme Court says it will let the lower courtdecision stand, particularly if it conforms to accepted precedents (previously decidedcases).Brown v. Board of EducationFacts of the caseThis case was the consolidation of four cases arising in separate states relating to thesegregation of public schools on the basis of race. In each of the cases, African Americanminors had be

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