Civil Liberties and Rights-Readings

On November 9, 2018, in Uncategorized, by lwaddell

Here are the readings for Civil Liberties and Rights.  Please email your responses to

Anti-Federalist 84

  1. Brutus argues that states have something that the federal government does not, what is it?
  2. What is seen as the major failure of the federal Constitution?

Justice Holmes

  1. Explain the clear and present danger test.
  2. What did Holmes do in Abrams v United States that differed in Schenck v United States?

Plessy v Ferguson

  1. Explain the separate but equal doctrine.
    2. Discuss the impact of this decision on society in the early 1900’s.

Bakke v California

  1. Do you agree with Brennan’s suggestion that a racial classification designed to remedy past discrimination should not be treated as fully suspect?  Explain your answer.
  2. Is there a place for affirmative action in education?

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