Court ineffective in bringing about desegregation. Change wasnt brought about
by the court, but rather by other branches.
How much change after judicial decision v. how much change happens after an
executive/congressional action. Action not taken immedia
Ruiz v. Estelle : prison conditions
Dahls conception of the role of the judiciary in the political system. Lemieux and
Lovell continue this discussion. The authors make several points
1. We cant see the SC as a counter-majoritarian institution
What was the question the court addressed in Roe v. Wade:
Should the right to privacy be extended to womens ability to have an abortion?
Griswold already established the right to privacy as a right.
Consequence of recognizing right to privacy in having
Industrial Study Guide
How did the end of WWII result in the expansion of pesticide
Post WWII it was used for Vanquishing the enemy
This lead to a massive transformation of pest control
What is the pesticide treadmill and how does it function?
What policy goals led the court to decide Gault the way it did?
In re gault
o minors are guaranteed the same due process rights that criminal suspects
o Why was there no guarantee before?
Rehabilitation (correction) v. punishment (of adults)
How rulings affect the actions of law enforcement agencies
Mapp v. Ohio (basic facts)
Why was this such an extraordinary case > delivered an adjustment to the
exclusionary rule: what police are able to search and seize and by what means.
According to Baum, scholars have disagreed about the primary motivations behind
judicial behavior. What are the two factors that might impact judicial decision-making?
Legal accuracy (how to accurately apply law to the case, apply with facts), and
Direct Effects -> two pathways: enforcement of rulings,
We examined evidence of numbers of Blacks in schools, number of black voters
since the decision in 1954.
Extra judicial path of influence media attention, individual advocacy or group
The Area-Wide Council Case
Background: What is the Model Cities Program?
Late 1960s. LBJ. To improve the quality of urban life. Address the problem of
poverty, and inequality in some areas of the U.S dominated mainly by minorities.
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez
Suspect class. Discriminatory class: Mexican American.
Brown the boundaries of discriminatory basis are clearly defined.
Wealth as a suspect class. (plaintiff claims that)
Do not have access to equa