The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Niles Schore
Fall, 2014

Course materials:

Course Syllabus

Full text of the U. S. Constitution

Members of the U. S. Supreme Court

Declaration of Independence

Supreme Court Case Evaluation

Citations, Reports, On-Line Legal

Week 1 – September 11, 2014

  1. Please read:

Justices’ Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So

Justice Ginsburg Skeptical of Two-Year Law School Idea

Rehnquist on Brown v. Bd. of Ed.

2. Notes for Week 1

Week 2 – September 18, 2014

  1. Supplemental Bibliography
    a. A. Leon Higginbotham, In The Matter Of Color, (Oxford University Press, 1978)

2. Notes for Week 2 (in .pdf)

3. Chronology of Dred Scott (in .pdf)

Week 3 — September 25, 2014

1. Please read:

2. Supplemental Bibliography

i. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Shades Of Freedom, (Oxford University Press, 1996)
ii. Clare Cushman, ed., Supreme Court Decisions and Women’s Rights, (CQ Press, 2011)

3. Notes for Week 3 (in .pdf)

Week 4 — October 2, 2014

1. Please read Brown v. Bd. Of Ed. (handout in .pdf)

2. Notes for Week 4 (in .pdf)

Week 5 — October 9, 2014

1. This is the link to the Brown v. Bd. Of Ed. archives

2. Notes for Week 5 (in .pdf)

Week 6 — October 16, 2014

1. Fisher v. Univ. of Texas (in .pdf)

2. Shelby v. Holder handout (in .pdf)

3. Parents Involved handout (in .pdf)

4. Jeffrey Toobin,  Holder v. Roberts, February 17 & 24, 2014New Yorker Magazine (in .pdf)

5.  Grutter v. Bollinger handout (in .pdf)

6. Notes for Week 6 (in .pdf)

Week 7 — October 23, 2014

1. U.S. vs. Windsor handout (in .pdf)

2. U.S. v. Virginia – VMI handout (in .pdf)

3. Notes for week 7 (in .pdf)

Week 8 — October 30, 2014

1. Please read this NYTimes op-ed article.  We will discuss it in class.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/opinion/sunday/who-are-we-the-people.html?emc=eta1

2. Judge Posner Dissent (in .pdf)

3. Judge Posner same-sex marriage opinion (in .pdf)

4. Veasey v Perry (in .pdf)

5. http://notoriousrbg.tumblr.com/

6. Schuette v. BAMN (in .pdf)

7. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (in .pdf)

8. Notes for week 8 (in .pdf)

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