DOC2 - 1. Recap, a. DredScott; African Americans are not...

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1. Recap, a. DredScott; African Americans are not part of the political society. 1. Lincoln Douglas debate i. Debate for senator of Illnois, debated about slavery, and dredscott decision. b. Douglas= state rights, equality is bad and might be threatening to the people of the U.S. c. Lincoln= rights, framers contents slave laws not equal to oyster laws, decentralization, everything should be local. 2. Reconstruction a. Gains, reaction to Jim Crow laws 3. Plessy Vs Ferguson a. Background b. Isuee c. Plessy’s argument d. Courts argument e. Harlane’s dissent 4. “Slaughterhouse Case” 1873, the 14 th amendment does not limit the police power of the states. Cohen v. California States can prohibit “fighting words” (But usually only means face to face insults) o Can be restricted Drawing lines: cohen’s jacket is not like TV broadcasts of dirty words into people’s homes o Justice Harlan said Cohen is way out of lines buddy Make us better citizens
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Goal of Free speech: individual dignity; more capable citizenry; our choice to criticize
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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DOC2 - 1. Recap, a. DredScott; African Americans are not...

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