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Unformatted text preview: Law as Crucible and Arena Key Concepts Infusable accusation canard Rights consciousness Constitutional learning curve Key Learning Point Lin Sing vs. Washburn 1862 California State Supreme Court Key Breakthrough Reconstruction 13 th , 14 th , 15 th Amendments infusable accusation 1869, 1884, then restated in the 1960s o Political; Chinese cared nothing about laws o Chinese werent considered in political, public activities o In 1960s, Chinese were to be blamed for the Chinese Exclusion Laws because they didnt participate in political life (when Chinese couldnt even become US citizens) backward and political inept provincial o In 1980s, group of historians questioned the relationship between Chinese in the 19 th century and the legal culture infusable accusation is a canard- false statement Chinese in the 19 th century showed keen sensitivity in the active and pro-active outlook; they advocated for their rights in state and federal courts o Developed a rights consciousness...
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