American Politics 101-page6

American Politics 101-page6 - Jim Crow-Separate but Equal...

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February 9, 2011 Incorporation and Revolution in Criminal Procedure - The Exclusionary Rule - Miranda Warnings - The right to counsel (even when you can’t pay); during interrogation as well as at trial. - Protection against “double jeopardy” Palco - Govt lost its case when they tried to convict a man for the same event that took place. - After 1960s, you get one chance to charge a person for a particular crime. The Right to Privacy - Covers o A right to birth control and other contraceptives. o A (regulated) right to choose to have an abortion. o A right of consenting adults to engage in sexual activity of choice, including homosexual sex, in the privacy of one’s own home. o Does not yet cover: An individual right to die (states can establish bans on causing or aiding suicide) Where does the right of privacy come from? Is it in the constitution? - Technically doesn’t exist in the constitution.
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Unformatted text preview: Jim Crow -Separate but Equal is permissible n education, housing, accommodations, etc. -Widespread discrimination in employment, education, housing. -Widespread Denial of the Right to Vote o Literacy tests o Poll taxes o The White Primary of the South o Voter intimidation and fraud. o “Racial apartheid” School Desegregation: -The strategy: start by challenging “separate but equal in law-schools, medical schools, etc. -Establish precedents, then attack segregation in elementary and secondary education. -Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Central High School, Little Rock, AR -Governor Orville Faubus vows to block integration of Central High School. -His opposition encourages mob violence against African-American students. -After much equivocation, President Dwight d. Eisenhower sends in federal troops to enforce brown....
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