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Notes 2-17-09 and 2-19-09

Notes 2-17-09 and 2-19-09 - 1 Someone sued bc his vote was...

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Civil Rights 1. Rights that the Government must be proactive in upholding. 2. With Respect to discrimination a. Private i. Civil Rights of 1964 1. Congress relied on its power under the Commerce Clause (give power to regulate interstate commerce) b. State i. The 14 th Amendment gave the State govs/fed govs limits 3. Don’t forget about a. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) i. Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson b. Plessy v. Ferguson (1898) i. Said separation was ok if it was “Separate but Equal” 4. Voting Rights a. 15 th Amendment i. Cannot discriminate based on race ii. Later- cannot have a poll tax and that you have to be 18 to vote b. Baker v. Carr i. A combo of equal protection and the right to vote ii.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Someone sued bc his vote was worth less than someone in another district c. Redistricting i. Re-draw the lines ever 10 years after the census ii. The Leg. Re-draw the lines … most of the time iii. Some states re-draw lines with commissions d. Voting Rights Act of 1965 i. Dpt. Of Justice – preclearance 1. Only applied to some southern states like Texas ii. You can’t discriminate against minorities, everyone e. Racial Gerrymandering i. It violates the 14 th Amendment f. Single Member District System i. One congressmen per district ii. Plurality Rule iii. During general election...
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