FINAL POL 152 - 4 If affirmative action is a remedy what is...

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F INAL EXAM Political Science 152 1. Strict scrutiny is invoked by the Supreme Court whenever a policy, law, regulation, or governmental decision is premised or based upon discrimination against a "discrete or insular" minority. Critically assess the criteria for determining such minorities and assess the Supreme Court's treatment of the discrimination based upon sex and other types of classifications. 2. Are there any examples of cases covered during the quarter that demonstrate the efficacy of the attitudinal/value model of Supreme Court decision making? Do any cases support the Environmental, Small Group, or Fact models of Supreme Court decision making? 3. Why is Harlan's "colorblind" approach correct or incorrect? Which time period on the Court most supports your view?
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Unformatted text preview: 4. If affirmative action is a remedy, what is the source of the harm for this remedy? Does it make any difference according the justices? Identify each school of thought and the proponents. Critically evaluate the post 2000 decisions in light of Bakke. 5. The Supreme Court supports equality of opportunity. What precisely does this mean in the American context? Are the various areas of constitutional law supportive of a single or multiple views on the nature of equality? Why? 6. Does the Court’s application of the equal protection tiered framework appear consistent or inconsistent with its own internal logic? Is your answer dependent upon certain areas? Why is the Court consistent/inconsistent? Court dealing w...
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