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DOC Study Guide - Week 5 Plessy v Ferguson(1869 Demurrer o...

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Week 5 Plessy v. Ferguson (1869) Demurrer o A demurrer is a pleading by the defendant that contests the legal sufficiency of the complaint without admitting or denying the allegations Writ of Prohibition o A writ of prohibition is a prerogative writ sought in a Court of Appeal, usually requesting a ruling from the Appellate Court that a lower court be prohibited from undertaking further action on a cause pending before it. Separate but Equal o System of segregation that justifies giving different groups of people separate facilities or services with the declaration that the quality of each group's public facilities remain equal. 13 th Amendment o Amendment to the United States Constitution that officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery Precedent Cases o Dred Scott v. Sandford (1856) A case that ruled that people of African descent, whether or not they were slaves, could never be citizens of the United States, and that Congress had no authority to prohibit slavery in federal territories Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Segregation o Racial segregation is characterized by separation of different races in daily
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