Civil Rights Law - Case Briefs and Notes

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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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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)Petitioner: Oliver BrownRespondent: Board of Education of Topeka KansasDecision: 9-0A. Facts:1. Black children were denied admission to public schools attended by whitechildren under laws requiring or permitting segregation according to the races.2. The white and black schools approached equality in terms of buildings, curricula,qualifications, and teacher salaries.3. Plaintiffs sued, seeking admission to public schools in their communities on anon-segregated basis.B. Procedural History:1. U.S. Federal District Court, ruled unanimouslyC. Issues:1. Whether the segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of racedeprived the minority children of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed bythe 14th Amendment.D. Holding:1. Yes.E. Reasoning:1. Despite the equalization of the schools by "objective" factors, intangible issuesfoster and maintain inequality. Racial segregation in public education has adetrimental effect on minority children because it is interpreted as a sign ofinferiority. The long-held doctrine that separate facilities were permissibleprovided they were equal was rejected. Separate but equal is inherently unequal inthe context of public education. The unanimous opinion sounded the death-knellfor all forms of state-maintained racial separation.F. Dissent: NoneSweatt v. Painter, 339 U.S. 629 (1950)Petitioner: Heman Marion SweattRespondent: Theophilis Shi

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