Colonial Laws

 What was the NAACP’s strategy to get rid of Jim Crow laws?  BE SPECIFIC about the cases the NAACP brought.

 
Some colonial laws were discriminatory.  Who did these laws target?  What was their ultimate purpose?

Discuss in detail three methods used by states to prevent people of color from voting.  Describe how the Supreme Court and Congress reacted to those methods.  Be specific!!

In Mobile v. Bolden, the Supreme Court was asked to determine whether an at large voting scheme violated the 14th or 15th amendments.  What did the Court decide?  What happened following that decision?

Describe the admissions scheme that the University of Texas used to admit Texas residents.  What was Ms. Fisher’s complaint with the admissions scheme?  Did the Supreme Court agree with her?

What did footnote 11 of Brown v. Board of Education discuss?  What problems are presented by the Court’s treatment of the information in footnote 11?

Mary takes an employment test to try to get a job at a sporting goods store.  Mary fails the test and discovers that only 40% of women pass the test compared to 80% of men.  She brings suit against the sporting goods store, arguing that the test had a disparate impact on her.  How would the EEOC view the test?  Did the test violate the 80% rule?  Would Mary win her suit?  What would the employer argue?

 

the Supreme Court determined that it was permissible to strike a voter from the voting rolls, if:
The opinion in Brown v. Board of Education 

In Mapp v. Ohio,

How are the standards for a criminal conviction, obtaining a warrant, and stop and frisk different?  What are the standards for each of those?

Describe at least three exceptions to the warrant requirement in detail

In Griggs v. Duke Power, the Supreme Court determined:

the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech does not include which of the following:

 

in Carolene Products, in a footnote, the Supreme Court suggested that strict scrutiny (the highest level of scrutiny) should be used in which of the following cases:

In Bakke, Justice Powell cited the Harvard Plan approvingly.  The Harvard Plan:

In the United States v. Carroll, the Supreme Court determined that car stops:

Please describe in detail tactics that the Civil Rights Movement used to garner equality.  Talk about what made these tactics successful.  Please be specific.  Then, please discuss what tactics the Black Lives Matter movement has used and what has been successful for that movement.  Be specific

1.After  Shelby v. Holder was decided, a state (which we will call Alabama)  which had formerly been on the preclearance list decided to implement new voting rules.  First, the state decided to require voters to bring two pieces of government-issued identification to vote.  Second, Alabama has decided to eliminate some polling places in African American neighborhoods.  Finally, the state has decided to eliminate some early voting days and allowed only one early voting location in densely packed African American neighborhoods   
 
(a)  How would a suit against Alabama be different now than it would have been before Shelby v. Holder was decided?
 
(b)  If you were a judge, what would be your view of the case?
 
(c)  Finally, if you were a member of Congress, how would you amend the Voting Rights Act after Shelby, to assure that the requirements of the 14th and 15th Amendments continue to be met.

Name one of the three states that allowed women to vote during the early days of the republic? For more information on colonial Laws read this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Laws_Validity_Act_1865

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