March_27th - PLS 320: AMERICAN JUDICIAL PROCESS Testing...

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    PLS 320: AMERICAN JUDICIAL PROCESS Testing Rosenberg Brown v. Board of Education  and Civil  Rights in the United States
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    In This Presentation o Brown v. Bd. Of Education  (1954) o Using Civil Rights to Test Rosenberg’s  Assertions o Impressions and Reality of Judicial Impact o Selecting Your Groups
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    Constraints and Conditions o “The bounded nature of constitutional rights prevents  courts from hearing or effectively acting on many  significant social reform claims, and lessens the chance of  popular mobilization” (pg. 13).  Constraint I o Civil rights attorneys slowly built precedents for  change, winning cases involving university and law  school students, voting rights cases, etc. o This included law review commentary, dissents from  respected judges, and some key victories.
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    Constraint II o “The judiciary lacks the necessary independence  from the other branches of the government to  produce significant social reform” (pg. 15).  Constraint II o Considerable executive branch support for  desegregation in the years leading up to  Brown .
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  Constraint III o “Courts lack the tools to readily develop appropriate  policies and implement decisions ordering significant  social reform” (pg. 21).  Constraint III o Rosenberg argues that other branches withdrew  support for desegregation after  Brown . o Rosenberg claims the Court backed off until  Congress passed the Civil Rights act. o
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