Lecture 7

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Lecture 7  10.18.2010 Proving A Classification: Intent and Impact  Equal protection Framework Level of  scrutiny Classification  or trigger example Governmental  Intermediate  scrutiny Quasi- suspect gender We do not hire  women/ no  women are  hired Strict scrutiny suspect “fundamental  rights” We do not hire  blacks/ no  blacks are  hired
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The importance of political, social, and economic dimensions of equality.  Voting and political equality Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960) Result: It appears (but not discussed) that a racially disparate impact tends to  prove (probative) a constitutional violation (1960) Employment Washington v. Davis (1976) Feeney (1979), Heights (1977) Economics, the Poor, and Education San Antonio School Dist. v. Rodriquez (1973) Funding for schools through property taxes -> disparate impact across school  districts  The Crucial Post-Washington v. Davis Issue: is a particular classification the real 
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