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Equal protection : rights and liberties under the law

Author: Francis Graham Lee
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003.
Series: America's freedoms.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Equal Protection is an in-depth study of the right to equality and its diverse interpretations since the framing of the Constitution. With an emphasis on race and gender equality, the work sheds light on the many controversies over the issue, explores how equality has been viewed and interpreted throughout history, and illustrates how the legacy of slavery and segregation has shaped - and is still shaping -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Jurisprudence
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Graham Lee
ISBN: 1576078507 9781576078501 1576078515 9781576078518
OCLC Number: 52737335
Description: xxxii, 383 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The long road from slavery to integration ; Compromising with the devil ; The court and slavery ; The Civil War and the Reconstruction-era amendments ; The end of Reconstruction ; The Court reenters the fray ; The NAACP and its legal strategy ; The Supreme Court reexamines "separate but equal" ; School segregation before the Court ; The Cooper v. Aaron and Green v. County School Board decisions --
Origins and development: The "tar babies" of equal protection: busing and affirmative action ; The Burger Court ; The busing controversy ; Affirmative action --
The twentieth century: Equal protection and non-race-based legislation ; The demise of "the old court" and the rise of "the modern court" ; The new equal protection ; The court and legislative apportionment ; Substantive equal protection ; The Burger Court and fundamental rights ; The Burger Court and sex discrimination ; The Rehnquist Court and the new equal protection --
Twenty-first century issues --
Key people, cases, and events --
Documents: The Declaration of Independence (1776) ; Selections from the U.S. Constitution (1787) ; The Missouri compromise (1820) ; Dred Scott v. Sandford (1856) ; The Emancipation Proclamation (1863) ; The "Freedom Amendments" (1865, 1868, 1870) ; The civil rights cases (1883) ; Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) ; Brown v. Board of Education (1954) ; Brown v. Board of Education II (1955) ; Cooper v. Aaron (1958) ; Reynolds v. Sims (1964) ; Green v. County School Board (1968) ; Swann v. Board of Education (1971) ; Frontiero v. Richardson (1973) ; Keyes v. School District no. 1, Denver (1973) ; San Antonio v. Rodriguez (1973) ; Milliken v. Bradley (1974) ; Craig v. Boren (1976) ; Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) ; Rostker v. Goldberg (1981) ; Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) ; Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (1989) ; Freeman v. Pitts (1992) ; Shaw v. Reno (1993) ; Adarand Constructors Inc., Petitioner v. Federico Peña, Secretary of Transportation, et al. (1995) ; Romer v. Evans (1996) ; United States v. Virginia (1996) ; Gratz and Hamacher v. Bollinger (2003) ; Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) ; Lawrence and Garner v. Texas (2003).
Series Title: America's freedoms.
Responsibility: Francis Graham Lee.
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"Equal Protection is an in-depth study of the right to equality and its diverse interpretations since the framing of the Constitution. With an emphasis on race and gender equality, the work sheds light on the many controversies over the issue, explores how equality has been viewed and interpreted throughout history, and illustrates how the legacy of slavery and segregation has shaped - and is still shaping - America."--Jacket.

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