Cases - Acts/ Cases: Brown v Board of Ed: A ruling to...

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Acts/ Cases: Brown v Board of Ed: A ruling to desegregate the public school system when both congress and the pres. failed to deliver in bringing along the social change, so the courts stepped in ruling over the controversial case. Dynamic court view because the courts served as a catalyst in bringing forth revolutionary ideas in the form of civil rights. Touched on doctrinal constraints with the terms “all deliberate speed” which was the clause used by the states to fail in desegregating the schools. Fugitive Slave Act: Act that forced citizens in the North to return runaway slaves back to their master whether or not the judges or courts agreed with the act they had to enforce it. Constrained and eternal court views and demonstrates the rule of law. Follows the doctrinal belief that law matters as a constraint. Statutory interpretation that judge is bound by the law and that the judge must rule with law and precedents and not by feeling. Motion to dismiss: Action made by the defendant in a pretrial meeting with the judge to
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course POSC 190 taught by Professor Rosen during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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Cases - Acts/ Cases: Brown v Board of Ed: A ruling to...

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