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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 Court’s 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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- Spring '10
- Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States Supreme Court