Available 6/26 to midnight 6/29 After reading Chapter 13, and “The Courts” Learning Module, choose ONE court case from the "Supreme Court decisions with "Profound Impact" and do the following: 1) Discuss the importance of the case 2) Decide whether or not you agree or disagree with the decision 3) Give an explanation of your decision 4) In addition to responding to all questions or comments regarding your post; respond to at least TWO of your peers. 1. One court case with profound impact is Plessy vs. Ferguson. On June 7, 1892, 30-year-old Homer Plessy who was one-eighth African American was jailed for sitting in the "White" car of the East Louisiana Railroad. In 1892, Louisiana passed the Separate Car Act which legally separated railway cars for whites and African Americans. Plessy deliberately sat on the white car and considered himself as black. He went against and tested the Separate Car Act. He was arrested and then the court case went all the way to the Supreme Court. Plessy’s lawyer fought saying that the Separate Car Act went against
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Lenny during the Summer '08 term at Georgia Perimeter.