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Unformatted text preview: Ashley La Plante AP US Poli Altieri 1. BSA v Dale The Supreme Court of the United Statess overturning the New Jersey Supreme Courts application of the New Jersey public accommodations law, forcing the BSA to readmit Assistant Scoutmaster James Dale. When he was a student at Rutgers University, Dale took part in a seminar on gay youth. He was expelled from Scouting after BSA officials saw coverage of the seminar in a local newspaper and Dale was quoted as stating he was gay. The Supreme Court held that the lower court's decision unconstitutionally violated the rights of BSA, specifically the freedom of association, which allows a private organization to exclude whomever it wishes. The case was argued on April 26, 2000 and was decided on June 28, 2000. 2. Plessy v. Ferguson - United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation even in public accommodations (particularly railroads), under the doctrine of "separate but equal". 3. Dred Scott v Sandford 1857, United States Supreme Court ruled that African Americans, slaves or not, could never be citizens of the United States, and that Congress had no authority to prohibit slavery in federal territories. It was also ruled that slaves could not sue in court, and that slaves were private property, and,...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course POLT 407 taught by Professor Siggelakis during the Spring '10 term at New Hampshire.
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