Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Lecture#310.4.2010...

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Lecture #3  10.4.2010 The development of Equal Protection Analysis: Race The Origins of the Equal Protection Clause Clearly concerned with political equality (e.g., 15 th  Amendment)  The Origins of the 14 th  Amendment  The Republican Court’s Retreat The Republican Party’s Retreat: The Compromise of 1877 Plessy v. Ferguson  (1896)- separate but equal Civil Rights Cases (1883)- State Action Needed NB: The Civil Rights Cases never overturned  Justice Harlem: the function performs by those who provide public  accommodations is really no different than other private companies that the court  has allowed other free regulation over such as public highways. They get stamp  of approval and protection while private entities use those public highways.  Begins to touch on how concept of state action has been expanded to include  some things we normally wouldn’t think of as governmental actions. Example of radical republican social equality thinking 
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